Total Nerd The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time  

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List Rules soundtracks only, no single songs! Can include compilation soundtracks.

Asking a group of gamers what the best video game soundtrack of all time is is like asking baseball fans who the best pitcher of all time is - there are sure to be very strong opinions and definitely a few heated arguments. For this list we've compiled some of the greatest video game music of all time, and we're leaving it up to you to decide which is best. In recent years games like Braid and Bastion have been praised for their beautiful songs, while older favorites seem to be Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy 7

Video game music can be good for different reasons. Some songs are epic, some sweet, some scary, intense, catchy, sad, etc... Whatever the reason, vote for the video games that you truly believe have the greatest soundtracks of all time.

If one of your favorite games with great music is missing, feel free to add it to the list so it has a chance for other people to vote on it too. You can add a game from any console, whether it's an older platform like SNES or it's a newer game for PC. Just make sure it has an amazing soundtrack before throwing it with these other greats!
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466 258
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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

3
353 271
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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

4
330 187
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385 237
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240 203
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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

7
394 177
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Kingdom Hearts Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios, Square Electronic Arts

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525 254
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

9
313 180
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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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486 197
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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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260 221
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

12
283 142
Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Final Fantasy VI Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts

13
218 151
Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy VIII Square Enix, Kazushige Nojima, Hironobu Sakaguchi

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225 161
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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

15
162 147
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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134 93
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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331 175
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220 178
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277 159
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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236 140
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Kingdom Hearts II Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

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280 184
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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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171 128
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Mega Man 2 Capcom

23
154 111
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

24
96 115
EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

25
179 143
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

26
215 123
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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129 120
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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76 43
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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200 124
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103 107
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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132 116
Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

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156 117
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

33
110 101
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

34
159 96
Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy IX Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

35
126 98
Pokémon Gold and Silver crysta... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
minemaniac83 added Pokémon Gold and Silver crystal Nintendo, The Pokémon Company

36
100 98
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

37
87 64
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

38
139 119
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games, Capcom

39
104 69
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

40
96 108
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

41
45 28
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Konami

42
98 50
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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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71 93
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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110 116
Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

45
110 88
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

46
65 63
Doom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

47
68 91
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

48
111 91
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Star Fox 64 Nintendo

49
56 54
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Batman: Arkham City Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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118 102
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward S... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time