Best Videogame Soundtracks

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The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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 - Ilikegames

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

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

Best game soundtrack of all time!

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2 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. - 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

3 The 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.

I used to be an adventurer like you, but I took an arrow in the knee

Its awesome, goodbye, the end

Life changing soundtracks.

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4 Undertale

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!

The best music I have ever heard from a game - LuigiGamerX

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5 Halo 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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6 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.

Silent Hill 2 in #31?

Really?

One of the creepiest things to ever meet my ears - kardinaleb

Best of the bests... - Emir

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7 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.

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

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.

My true number one isn’t here, but this game’s music is amazing. Best Mario soundtrack in my opinion, with an epic final boss theme to classics like Gusty Garden Galaxy. Ocarina has a good track, but it’s rather unfair to compare as ocarina forces music in the game while Galaxy has beautiful music regardless.

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8 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

9 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.

10 Red Dead Redemption

The Newcomers

? Xenoblade Chronicles 2
? Battlefield 1

Just listen to the classic theme and you'll understand why this deserves number one. Flight School and Knights of the Sky are also awesome - Monarc6

Oh god it was amazing - Not_A_Weeaboo

The Contenders

11 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. - Not_A_Weeaboo

So damn good x3

12 Kingdom Hearts II

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

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

epic.

Epic.

13 Okami
14 Mass Effect 2

This is the greatest soundtrack album in a game ever

15 Assassin's Creed II

Beautiful background score. Leaves you enchanted.

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

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16 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. - 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

17 Super Mario Bros. 3
18 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. - Wopwop

19 Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex should be higher! - Raizulee

20 Mortal Kombat
21 Metal Gear Solid

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

22 Medal of Honor: Frontline

Giachinno created a mixture of the thrinng scores of Manor House Rally and Thuringer Wald Express to the emotional Arnhem Knights and After the Drop.

23 Hotline Miami

Only Hotline Miami 2 could beat this

24 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
25 Mega Man 2

Perfect soundtrack. So catchy! Get stupid ass skyrim out. I don't even remember one song from skyrim it's so forgettable of a soundtrack.

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26 Final Fantasy VII

This is an easy top 5 soundtrack. Skyrim doesn't stand a chance against this one. Hard to find a song in here that's even decent or worse. This is the only soundtrack I could do a top 40 songs of. - Epicpenguin42

The ocarina of time soundtrack is just as precious to me.

Best soundtrack ever.

27 Mario Kart: Super Circuit
28 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Simple the best, sometimes I play game just to lisen to music
For this type of game perfect songs...
For every part of game you have songs that describe it,
SIMPLE THE BEST

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29 Sonic Generations
30 Guitar Hero II

I honestly could not decide between the two. These games were literally designed to have epic soundtracks, METAL soundtracks m/ they are a must in this list. - Wopwop

How could a video game with some of the best rock songs in history not be number 1?!

31 Chrono Trigger

Needs to be way higher than 41. At least top 10. - cjWriter1997

Simply Amazing

Should be way higher

hell yeah

32 Driller

What where is driller, you numpties? Before you overlook this awesome soudtrack try listening to it, as it can still be found on YouTube - espyorkshireman

33 Runescape
34 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

I was gonna make a list about the beat video game sound tracks and put this as #1. It is simply the best soundtrack there is

Guys please vote this game, I have listened many videogames soundtracks and I am sure this was the best,"opening titles" is such a special and epic soundtrack that everyone will love it. Hans Zimmer really is a genius composer.

Hans Zimmer... 'enough said

35 Final Fantasy VI
36 Timesplitters

How is the perfect soundtrack of the Timesplitters Franchise not at least in the top 10's?!
Listen to Mexican Mission,Sibirian Boss,Chinese and the Main theme and if you are still not convinced,you don't know what good game music is.

37 Cave Story

Cave story has one of the best sound tracks ever

38 One Man and His Droid
39 Portal 2
40 Peter Jackson's King Kong

The orchestral soundtrack, which serves as basically a sequel to the soundtrack of the movie, is entrancing. I've already mentioned the graphics of the game, but this just adds to how great of a game it really is. - Wopwop

41 Super Smash Bros. Melee

Have a team create a collection of revised, restored, classic Nintendo soundtracks like Mute City and Hyrule Temple, and have them do it successfully; This was no easy task. I give credit to the Staff for assembling such a masterpiece. - Wopwop

The music is very tragic. Love it's soundtracks so much. Thanks Nintendo.

This is a really good orchestral soundtrack, so much better than Brawl.

42 Ico
43 Kirby

yay

44 Mafia II
45 The Legend Of Zelda: Majora Mask
46 Chrono Cross

I can not believe this is so low on the list. It has the single best soundtrack for any video game ever. Every song tells a story and describes each situation perfectly. It is the biggest redeeming quality for this game, and should not be overlooked. This game is just so underrated it is insane.

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47 The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

I couldn't believe this wasn't #1. Amazing instrumentals. This blows me away, along with the game.

48 Deus Ex

Back when soundtracks were musical and not orchestral. The music fits the game perfectly yet acts a fantastic electronic album in it's own right - take a bow Alexander Brandon!

49 Ys
50 Kingdom Hearts

I usually am not into soft pop sounding music, but I made an exception. A cute Japanese couple forced apart by apocalyptic circumstances, with songs like Simple and Clean and Passion playing in the background. Combining Disney and Final Fantasy demanded music of this caliber, and they delivered. - Wopwop

I usually am not into soft pop sounding music, but come on. A cute Japanese couple forced apart by apocalyptic circumstances, with songs like Simple and Clean, and Passion, playing in the background. Combining Disney and Final Fantasy demanded music of this caliber, and they delivered. - Wopwop

Its not about the one lyric song, its about the in game musical masterpieces.

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