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: 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... more
Popular Songs: Dragonborn, Awake, from Past to PresentThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game... 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... more
Popular Songs: Mountains, Shrine, Sheikah TowerThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game developed and published by... more
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... more
Popular Songs: Somnus, Wanderlust, Stand Your GroundFinal Fantasy XV is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix;... 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... more
Popular Songs:Significance, City Ruins, Peaceful SleepNier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing video game developed by PlatinumGames and... 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... more
Popular Songs: Subwoofer Lullaby, Mice on Venus, Living MiceMinecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus... more
Popular Songs: Dirtmouth, Crossroads, False KnightHollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team... 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... 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... 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... 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,... more
Popular Songs: Title, Opening, Encounter With CappySuper Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for... more
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate2018
Popular Songs: Zelda, Pacman, Dr. Mario FeverSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora... more
Ni no Kuni2011
Popular Songs: One Fine Morning, Motorville, The AccidentNi no Kuni is a role-playing video game, developed by Level-5 for the Nintendo DS and later... more
Popular Songs: The Songbird, Elizabeth, LuteceBioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and... more