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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Chrono Trigger Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

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Super Mario World Nintendo, Mattel

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Super Mario 64 Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

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464 217
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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Final Fantasy X Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks

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311 259
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Sonic the Hedgehog Electronic Arts, Sega, Tectoy

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Final Fantasy VII Square Enix, Eidos Interactive, Square

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333 174
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

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331 188
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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383 197
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The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 15 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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176 127
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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187 182
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Super Mario Bros. Nintendo

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Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo

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Metal Gear Solid Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

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272 159
Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added Kingdom Hearts II Square Enix, Disney Interactive Studios

Soft Skills That Are Important for Success

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Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Studios, MacSoft Games

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123 55
Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Shadow of the Colossus Sony Computer Entertainment

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186 133
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Super Metroid Nintendo

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Mega Man 2 Capcom

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248 140
Castlevania: Symphony of the N... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
JasonJanikowski added Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games

The Best Bands That Sing About Video Games

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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EarthBound is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
i.ha2602 added EarthBound Nintendo

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo

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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Chrono Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Chrono Cross Square Electronic Arts, Square

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182 133
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Reilcan Jones added Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts

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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

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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Final Fantasy IX is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
gilgethan added Final Fantasy IX Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
doom WMS Industries Inc., Valve Corporation, Ocean Software

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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

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time

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Michael Samons added The Last of Us Sony Computer Entertainment

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowi... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Ubisoft, Valve Corporation, Bethesda Softworks

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F-Zero Nintendo

The Best Movie Soundtracks of 2017

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103 80
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo

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68 43
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Konami

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64 44
Xenoblade Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo

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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Batman: Arkham City Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games

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134 101
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Kayoscape added Mass Effect Electronic Arts, Microsoft Studios

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Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo, Microsoft Studios

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83 75
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
lostshadow added Super Smash Bros. Nintendo