Best Videogame Soundtracks

The Top Ten

The 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.

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?

Jesus christ, does this have to be number 1 in everything! I mean, it's a fantastic game, but I have never seen a gaming list without this game being number 1. Truly geometry dash or skyward sword should be number 1 in my opinion.

I like geometry dash music. But they got it from new grounds, so it isn't there music

I love this game so much. I mean, I love Majora's Mask better, mainly because it's been with me forever, but not only the music is amazing in OoT, but the gameplay is stunning too.

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

Undertale

If you didn't think Undertale was filled to the top with passion from Toby Fox and his whole team of great developers, well think wrong this game has probably one of the best or maybe the best soundtrack in all video game history! Each song depicts a mood perfectly, Hopes and Dreams makes the player feel determined, Megalovania makes the player feel like the biggest challenge is right in front of them...including a meme, and Asgore's Theme makes the player know their journey is near the end you can tell Toby took tons of time to make this soundtrack and it shows I love listening to it! And if you want to know my favorite which I bet you don't it is SAVE The World which is a better but shorter version of Hopes and Dreams...basically the final part kinda of the Asriel Dreemur boss fight, and plus it sets a great mood and its amazing and sends chills down my spine of how good it is, great job Toby!

Even if you hate this game - it's the soundtrack that would be its redeeming quality.

The soundtrack is very well composed, with every theme fitting to their respective situation. It is consistent, in that the individual soundtracks have leitmotifs which connect the soundtracks even if the instruments are completely different. It's also very atmospheric, as it can capture the essence of the cozy winter town of Snowdin as well as the technologically advanced superstructure known as the CORE, to give you some examples.

One of the best video game soundtracks of all time! ALL of the songs are well-composed. Some of the songs sound similar, such as Your Best Nightmare being a horrifying version of Your Best Friend, and Bonetrousle in Song That Might Play When You Fight Sans. The most known song is Megalovania. The soundtrack is so amazing! It deserves a much higher rank.

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.

Shadow 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.

... 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

One of the best

Super 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.

Super Mario Galaxy has the best music in all video games I've played. It has all kinds of songs from peaceful, to energetic, and they just make you feel good when listening to them.

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

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

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Product Image

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.

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

This is life changing music, its been more than 5 years now I ve been listening to it while playing dota, football, studying, before sleep and even the alarm tone.. skyrim is life

Absolutelyy.. One word to describe it just awesome...
Get goosebumps while playing and listening to this soundtrack...
Just epic
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Halo 2

The orchestra and rock combine to give off the perfect atmosphere at the perfect time
This should be WAY higher on the list!

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

This is the best soundtrack not the third best.

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

Silent 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

One of the creepiest things to ever meet my ears

Silent Hill 2 in #31?

Really?

Halo: 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.

Red Dead Redemption

A great game with a great soundtrack

Halo 3

From the main theme to the Warthog Run to the final scenes with the memorial. This soundtrack can't be beat.

Most epic song made for a video game is on this sound track, it deserves top marks just for that

How is this not number 1! IT ISSO GOOD.

The Contenders

Metal Gear Solid 3 : Snake Eater

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

I'm still living in a dream, SNAKE EATER

This is by far THE BEST. THIS DESERVES NUMBER 1

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One of my all time favorites. Every track is gold. Some of my favorites are:
Dependent Weakling
Weight of the World
Bipolar Nightmare
The Tower
A Beautiful Song.

Prepare to cry

Okami
Super Mario Bros. 3
Kingdom Hearts II

I like humming to this soundtrack. Sadly, the same thing cannot be said for Ocarina of Time.

I hate the kingdom hearts series, but the soundtracks are amazing.

The most beautiful and perfect soundtrack in videogames. Kingdom hearts.

Castlevania: 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.

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.

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

This is the ultimate videogame OST, but if you don't like the gothic theme I guess you won't feel the same.

Donkey 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.

Aquatic Ambience.

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Assassin's Creed II

Beautiful background score. Leaves you enchanted.

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

Epic battle music, beautiful environmental music, memorable story music. What’s not to love?

Ezio's family ;-)

Doom

No other game soundtrack can beat the bfg division

Doom is the best the rock songs are amazing

This is below undertale. Get it higher.

So damn good x3

Mortal Kombat

WHY IS THIS NOT 1?! THIS THEME MAKES ME WANNA PARTY EVERY TIME I HEAR IT!

Mass Effect 2

This is the greatest soundtrack album in a game ever

Metal Gear Solid

I love this soundtrack! All My Feelings when I was I Child come back with this song

Chrono Trigger

This soundtrack made the game immortal. Top 10 easy.

Needs to be way higher than 41. At least top 10.

The soundtrack is lit

Should be way higher

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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