Video Game Series With the Best Music

The Top Ten
1 Sonic the Hedgehog

It's like SEGA's thought pattern is like, "let's spend less time working on the actual games. Instead, focus on the music!" Not at all to say the games are bad - although some are not the best - but the music is always downright AMAZING! All Sonic fans can agree that the music is good no matter what the game is. Also, Sonic is one of the few franchises that actually has lyrical music in almost every game. It's a pretty big feat to pull off, but SEGA succeeds!

I agree with sonic being 1 from iconic green hill to find your flame. All the vocal songs are amazing and iconic and stand the test of time like live and learn I probably listened to it 100 times never gets old to the new ones like undefeatable. Zelda will never beat sonics tracks. Also metal gear should be 2 instead of zelda because of rising revgenance which frontiers ost takes inspiration from.

2 Mario

The music is wacky and fun and has fantastic music, super mario bros had fantastic music then in all the other mario games, mario world,3d land, mario bros 3 just to name a few the music is what makes a mario game this deserves to be number 1 hands down.

Classic. Every Mario game has great music. From Mario Galaxy onward, they used a live orchestra, and it is truly something to behold

Mario's got the tunes you'll randomly begin humming to without even realizing you're doing it.

3 The Legend of Zelda

Catchiest music ever. I think Miyamoto is superhuman, because Legend of Zelda is perfect. Compared to Zelda, Mario is a piece of crap in terms of quality.

I think Zelda should be number on for music because their is something strange and special about the music and I can feel it.

The best of the best in my opinion, has covered an incredible range over the series and even within individual games, there's a song for any mood you're in. The role music plays in the games through the ocarina, the wind waker etc. elevates it to a whole new level.

4 Pokemon

Come on guys! How has this not been added yet! From cheerful Pokemon Centre music to creepy Lavender Town music this series has the best soundtrack of all time!

So many great OSTs. While sword and and shield kinda sucked, the soundtrack was a absolute banger, and gen 5s was flat out amazing

The wide variety of songs in the PokeĢmon franchise goes from upbeat and fun, to creepy and gloomy. It's very exciting and well written! 7/10

5 Super Smash Bros.

I like the main theme in Ultimate. It's very beautiful, but not as good as Zelda.

6 Castlevania

Sure, other franchises have good music; Castlevania is defined by it. Castlevania III included a second sound card in Japan to do the music justice. Haunted Castle is remembered fondly for introducing some of the best themes, despite being one of the worst arcade games in history.

Ocarina of time doesn't even use the Zelda theme.

Definitely some of, if not the best music I've ever heard in a video game. Castlevania games sure are filled with amazing music that makes you want to go through Dracula's castle and whip the big bad man himself back to his grave.

7 Halo

Halo is really great because it challenged what one would think of as sci-fi shooter music. By Halo 2, everything was recorded live, and the soundtrack is truly amazing from there. Halo 3 ODST goes even further and uses elements of jazz in a sci-fi shooter.

How is halo not number 1? It has the most awe inspiring and chill inducing music of all time.

8 Metroid

From the depths of Brinstar to another fight with a dubious doppleganger, Metroid's music continuously encompasses the mystery and action of the franchise.

9 Mega Man

(I consider this series different to the classic series). Whilst very different to the jumpy melodies of the classic series this series goes for a more rock oriented sound which fits well with the darker tone of the series.

Almost every game has god tier a soundtrack. Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man & Bass (GBA), Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, every Mega Man X game, Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Zero 3 (personal best sountrack in any game), Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man Battle Network 3 are the best examples.

This should be number 1. All of these other series have good music but I think they can't even compare to Mega Man. Sonic and Zelda are close, but Mega Man is the best

10 Final Fantasy

Absolutely stunning in every entry. Music that truly encompasses situation, environment and story every second of the games.

Come on this is the god of soundtracks!

The Contenders
11 Kingdom Hearts

The main theme of the series is the most emotional song I've ever heard. And the same goes for the rest of the soundtrack.

12 Batman: Arkham
13 Kirby

Are you kidding me? This series' music is awesome!

14 The Elder Scrolls

Unrivaled in terms of setting an atmosphere, the vibiest soundtracks there are. I think it being less in your face than your average game OST leads to it being somewhat overlooked but it excels at what it does.

I think the main strength of this soundtrack is establishing an atmosphere. It's is great to put on in the background of something.

15 Saint's Row
16 Red Dead
17 Donkey Kong
18 Medal of Honor
19 Grand Theft Auto
20 Undertale

The Undertale soundtrack is the best! Some of the music iconic (like megalovania) that even people who don't know the game know them! And a lot of the songs have a whole heap of emotion such as Hopes and Dreams! Other pieces of music just have really catchy tunes like Ghost Fight. Overall, the Undertale music is great!

Every melody that has been written for this game is just perfect. Every instrument that plays the melodies is just the right instrument. And the smart usage of leitmotifs make up for the emotional masterpiece that Undertale's soundtrack is. It is just perfect.

21 Pikmin
22 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon

Why is this so low? The theme music will pop into my head and I can't get it out because it is so good.

23 Minecraft

Why is this so low?! I keep humming to otherside and dance to Pigstep! The old one was tbh kinda bad but the new ones are slightly better. But still Minecraft music is the GOAT

24 Mafia
25 Metal Gear
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