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: Mountains, Shrine, Sheikah Tower
Popular Songs: Welcome to Los Santos, Smokin' and Ridin', Old Love / New Love
Popular Songs: Cruel, Cruel World, Poor Little Liza Jane, Come Live By My Side
Popular Songs: Dragonborn, Awake, from Past to Present
Popular Songs: The Trail, Geralt of Rivia, Eredin, King of the Hunt
Popular Songs: The Doctor Is In, Howdy Pardner, Wasteland Justice
Popular Songs: Alan Wake, A Writer's Dream, Welcome to Bright Falls
Popular Songs: Epitaph of Seikilos, Morghe Sahar, Raga Asa
Popular Songs:Another Story, The Lost Child, Sky Island
Popular Songs: Science Is Fun, Concentration Enhancing Menu Initialiser, 9999999
Popular Songs: Bridges, Bleached Things, The Face of Our New Hope
Popular Songs: Somnus, Wanderlust, Stand Your Ground
Popular Songs: Overture, Tip of the Spear, The Package
Popular Songs: Born Unto Trouble, The Shootist, Dead End Alley
Popular Songs:Significance, City Ruins, Peaceful Sleep
Popular Songs: Subwoofer Lullaby, Mice on Venus, Living Mice
Popular Songs: Dirtmouth, Crossroads, False Knight
Popular Songs: Minor 9th, Noire Clarinet, J.J.
Popular Songs: Isaac, Are You There?, Padded Room With a View, Hospital Escape
Popular Songs: Get Used to It, A Proper Story, In Case of Trouble
Popular Songs: Lum King, Cage, Chest - Pursuit
Popular Songs: Pyrates Beware, On the Horizon, The High Seas
Popular Songs: Horse Steppin, Hydrogen, Paris
Popular Songs: Don't Deal With the Devil, Die House, Elder Kettle
Popular Songs: Title, Opening, Encounter With Cappy