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The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

Updated March 3, 2020 355 votes 28 voters40 items

List RulesNo games released before 2010.

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.

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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Mountains, Shrine, Sheikah Tower

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    Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Welcome to Los Santos, Smokin' and Ridin', Old Love / New Love

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    Red Dead Redemption II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Cruel, Cruel World, Poor Little Liza Jane, Come Live By My Side

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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Dragonborn, Awake, from Past to Present

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: The Trail, Geralt of Rivia, Eredin, King of the Hunt

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    Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: The Doctor Is In, Howdy Pardner, Wasteland Justice

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    Alan Wake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks
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    Popular Songs: Alan Wake, A Writer's Dream, Welcome to Bright Falls

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    Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Epitaph of Seikilos, Morghe Sahar, Raga Asa

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    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs:Another Story, The Lost Child, Sky Island

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    Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks
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    Popular Songs: Science Is Fun, Concentration Enhancing Menu Initialiser, 9999999

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    Death Stranding is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Bridges, Bleached Things, The Face of Our New Hope

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    Final Fantasy XV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Somnus, Wanderlust, Stand Your Ground

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    Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Overture, Tip of the Spear, The Package

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    Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Born Unto Trouble, The Shootist, Dead End Alley

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    NieR: Automata is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs:Significance, City Ruins, Peaceful Sleep

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    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks
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    Popular Songs: Subwoofer Lullaby, Mice on Venus, Living Mice

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    Hollow Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Dirtmouth, Crossroads, False Knight

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    L.A. Noire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Minor 9th, Noire Clarinet, J.J.

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    Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Isaac, Are You There?, Padded Room With a View, Hospital Escape

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    Bastion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks
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    Popular Songs: Get Used to It, A Proper Story, In Case of Trouble

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    Rayman Origins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Lum King, Cage, Chest - Pursuit

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    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Fla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Pyrates Beware, On the Horizon, The High Seas

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    Hotline Miami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Horse Steppin, Hydrogen, Paris

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    Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks
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    Popular Songs: Don't Deal With the Devil, Die House, Elder Kettle

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    Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Recent Video Game Soundtracks

    Popular Songs: Title, Opening, Encounter With Cappy

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