There have been some amazing games over the last few years, with equally amazing soundtracks to boot. In fact, the best video game soundtracks help capture the precise feeling you felt when you first heard a specific song, encasing that memory and extending it into infinity.
While classic 8- and 16-bit soundtracks helped set the stage for today’s composers, good video game soundtracks are able to exist in a realm of their own. Even if someone hasn’t played the game, they can still get into the songs.
Young composers have risen to prominence and started their careers by creating video game music, and veterans have refined their craft by delving into gaming soundtracks. We truly are in the golden age of video game soundtracks.
With so many games coming out over the last decade, it's difficult to determine what the top current soundtracks are. That being said, this list ranks all the best new video game soundtracks over the last few years. Vote up your favorites, vote down the ones you don’t like, and add your own picks if they aren’t already included below.
Popular Songs: The Trail, Geralt of Rivia, Eredin, King of the HuntThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a 2015 action role-playing game developed and published by CD Projekt, based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the sequel to the 2011 ...more
Popular Songs: Cruel, Cruel World, Poor Little Liza Jane, Come Live By My SideRed Dead Redemption 2 (stylized as Red Dead Redemption II) is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4 ...more
Popular Songs: Dragonborn, Awake, from Past to PresentThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more
Popular Songs:Another Story, The Lost Child, Sky IslandSuper Mario Galaxy 2 is a platforming video game developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the Wii. It was first announced at E3 2009 and is the sequel to Super Mario Galaxy. It was ...more
Popular Songs: Science Is Fun, Concentration Enhancing Menu Initialiser, 9999999Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to Portal and was released on April 19, 2011, for Microsoft Windows, OS X, ...more
Popular Songs: Somnus, Wanderlust, Stand Your GroundFinal Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix; the game is the fifteenth main installment in the company's Final Fantasy series. It released in 2016 for ...more
Popular Songs: Mountains, Shrine, Sheikah TowerThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo, released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles on March 3, 2017. Breath of the Wild is ...more
Popular Songs: Born Unto Trouble, The Shootist, Dead End AlleyThis game is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on May 18, ...more
Popular Songs: Epitaph of Seikilos, Morghe Sahar, Raga AsaSid Meier's Civilization V is a 4X video game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis Games, released on Microsoft Windows in September 2010, OS X on November 23, 2010, and Linux/SteamOS on ...more
Popular Songs:Significance, City Ruins, Peaceful SleepNier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. Set in the midst of a proxy war between machines created by otherworldly invaders and ...more
Popular Songs: Don't Deal With the Devil, Die House, Elder KettleCuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017, for macOS in October 2018, ...more
Popular Songs: Welcome to Los Santos, Smokin' and Ridin', Old Love / New LoveGrand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. ...more
Popular Songs: Dirtmouth, Crossroads, False KnightHollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux in ...more
Popular Songs: Mario Kart Stadium, Water Park, Sweet Sweet CanyonMario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 2013, ...more
Popular Songs: The Doctor Is In, Howdy Pardner, Wasteland JusticeFallout: New Vegas is an action role-playing video game in the Fallout video game series. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. It released for ...more
Popular Songs: Alan Wake, A Writer's Dream, Welcome to Bright FallsAlan Wake is a survival horror video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The game was released for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows and a remaster was ...more
Popular Songs: Bridges, Bleached Things, The Face of Our New HopeDeath Stranding is an action game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It is the first game by game director Hideo Kojima and his company ...more
Popular Songs: Overture, Tip of the Spear, The PackageHalo: Reach is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 console. Reach was released in North America, Australia, and Europe ...more
Popular Songs: Pyrates Beware, On the Horizon, The High SeasAssassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a 2013 historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth major installment ...more
Popular Songs: Title, Opening, Encounter With CappySuper Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a spirit ...more
Popular Songs: The Hour, The Last of Us, Forgotten MemoriesThe Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released for the PlayStation 3 on June 14, 2013; an ...more
Popular Songs: Minor 9th, Noire Clarinet, J.J.L.A. Noire is a neo-noir detective video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. It was initially released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms on 17 May 2011; a ...more
Popular Songs: The Songbird, Elizabeth, LuteceBioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. It was released worldwide for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 ...more
Popular Songs: Nuclear, Kids IN America, Take on MeMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and directed, co-produced and co-written by Hideo Kojima, currently in ...more
Popular Songs: The Edge of Dawn, The Crest of Flames, Fire Emblem: Three Houses Main ThemeFire Emblem: Three Houses is a tactical role-playing video game for the Nintendo Switch. The game is the sixteenth main title in the Fire Emblem series and the first on a home console since 2007's ...more