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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 best video game 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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Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
tigerte4 added Released: 2007 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)

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Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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The Legend of Zelda: Twi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Castlevania: Symphony of... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Final Fantasy VI is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Released: 1990 (Nintendo)
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Shadow of the Colossus ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Kingdom Hearts II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Released: 1989 (Capcom)
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Final Fantasy VIII is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
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Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Game Soundtracks of All Time
Released: 1994 (Intelligent Systems)