Best Videogame Soundtracks

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1The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time has the best soundtrack and there is no valid arguement against that. If you haven't listened to Ocarina of Time's music, then I would SERIOUSLY suggest hearing some of the tracks before you vote. As far as music goes, there is no game that comes closer to perfection. - dylanowen

The only valid argument against it is that some games have better soundtracks (In some people's opinions, including mine). Anyway, what is the valid reason for it being the best soundtrack? - SwiftLover13

Not only does this game have great soundtrack, but the story and gameplay is AMAZING!

My favorite song from this game is the Song of Storms and I also like Saria's song and Gerudo Valley.

The Main Theme is not present in this game, but that's pretty much the only thing missing. - QueijoSkywalker

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2The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best video game soundtrack. Not so much for the action piece, but for the splendor & beauty. This is a beautiful & majestic game soundtrack. I think the track "Wind Guide You" exemplifies this game in one song: beautifully epic.

Absolutelyy.. One word to describe it just awesome...
Get goosebumps while playing and listening to this soundtrack...
Just epic
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Skyrim has the best soundtrack in the history of gaming. Jeremy Soule really did a great job! Streets of whiterun is my favourite track in the game because it's so relaxing. This should be number 1

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3Shadow of the Colossus

I am still listening to these musics, transforming something ordinary in epic with "The Opened Way", cry with "Those Who Remain", and themes such as "Gatekeeper of the Castle Ruins", "Demise of the Ritual" "A Despair Filled-Farewell", "Counterattack.. They are all fabulous and music in gaming are better than graphics it gives an atmosphere to the game, they often do the jobs that gameplay and stories can't. Like telling a story, a feeling with only the depth of a track. And in the case of SOTC it suits perfectly.

This underrated classic deserves #1. Only stupid shooters get put above it. This games deserves much more recognition. Themes like the opened way, revived power, demise of the ritual, and liberated guardian should have been enough to put it above typical modern shooters and crap like that. - Garfieldtop10s

... Call of Duty is no where to be seen up here.. impressive.. I believe this victory is deserved as Shadow of the colossus is far more innovative and emotive

4Halo 2

This game had THE BEST soundtrack! Rock and roll, orchestral, deep intense drops, and battle ready music! - Zombieman99

By a LOOONG shot the best video game and video game soundtrack of all time this should be next to perfection in the dictionary

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5Red Dead Redemption
6Silent Hill 2

Listening to this soundtrack for the first time was a bit life changing to be honest. Atmospheric, lonely, captivating, and dark at times. You don't get the same type of atmosphere anywhere else. This soundtrack sets the mood outstandingly.

Promise (reprise) is one of the greatest trackes in video game history and the rest of the score isn't far off. Haunting lonely desterbing and comforting when when it needs to be every track Akira Yamaoka crafted works perfectly to set the mood

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7Super Mario Galaxy

This music is amazing, I don't know how it's only #10, it's orchestra is fantastic, with each piece having it's own feel to it. This should at least be in the top five, just my opinion though.

This should be number 1. I love the Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack! Whenever I hear it I get goose bumps because of the memories! - beatles5

Even if the game attracts the young audience, the soundtrack is top notch and an all around whimsical and enchanting score.

This is orchestral beauty right here.

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8Undertale

As well as being one of my favorite games of all time, this masterpiece includes one hell of a soundtrack. 101 songs in total, whether for a fight, dialogue, or for aesthetics. Memory and the self-titled track Undertale are a couple of my favorites, needs to be much higher on this list.

Undertale has memorable, exciting or calm songs that always fit the scene. Whether purely for comedic purposes, or for an action theme in a fight, it fits and sounds great!

Undertale has memorable, exciting or calm songs that always fit the scene. Whether purely for comedic purposes, or for an action theme in a fight, it fits and sounds great!

One of the best soundtracks of all time. Captures so many emotions in every song.

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9Halo: Combat Evolved

I have loved the Halo soundtracks for a long time, but I personally believe this game has the best of them all. The theme song, Devils Monsters, a walk in the woods, Gun pointed at the head of the universe, they were all fantastic. It is worth a look!

Listen to the theme song, devils monsters, a walk in the woods, enough dead heroes, the truth and reconciliation suite, and gun pointed at the head of the universe for starters.

10Metal Gear Solid 3 : Snake Eater

Why isn't this number 1?. The entrance theme is very emotional and it's you like any other

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11Doom

Doom is the best the rock songs are amazing

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12Okami
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14Assassin's Creed II

Beautiful background score. Leaves you enchanted.

Not my favourite, but it should at least be in the top 10.

15Mass Effect 2

This is the greatest soundtrack album in a game ever

16Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Each song in this game helps create a mood that matches with the situation you are in, whether it be an eerie one or one filled with action. Michiru Yamane does a good job blending spooky-sounding music with electric guitar and heavy drums in many of the songs such as "Tragic Prince" and "Prologue". One song that is able to really achieve a high level of creepiness is "Abandoned Pit" which uses somber piano and sound effects. - Greedo

Considering how limited the instrumentation was, the musicality is still able to touch modern ears, and inspire multiple generations. Bloody Tears = greatest of all time. - Wopwop

Considering how limited the instrumentation was, the musicality was still able to touch modern ears, and inspire multiple generations. - Wopwop

17Donkey Kong Country

If you have to ask why I put these games as number 1, you probably shouldn't be here in the first place. - Wopwop

18Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex should be higher! - Raizulee

19Super Mario Bros. 3
20Mortal Kombat
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