Best Video Game Boss Themes

Boss battles in video games are a test of all the skills you've acquired in the game. And the theme that plays during the battle can add to the atmosphere and make it all the more epic. Here is the top 10 best boss battle themes in video games.

The Top Ten

1 Dark Bowser - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

It deserve to be number one, this was the first time Nintendo tried to do a tragic music for the final boss and the result is absolutely perfect!

This is by far the best thing I have ever heard. I like Adventure's End too.

Its called in the final and it is the most epic song ever!

This song is literally history

2 Solaris Phase 2 - Sonic 06

Sonic 06 had a great soundtrack. Not as good as some games, but this theme is epic, enough said. And why does everyone hate this game? Its like adventure, just modern! The only thing I didn't like is always running into walls... And thank god elise won't be coming back... Unless when generations comes out! D:

Even with all the issues this game has, this fight was epic as hell! But really, it's the music that makes it good. An orchestral remix of the main theme was a genius idea for the final boss theme. His World is already epic as hell, but this made things so much better. Love this soundtrack!

The best theme for the best final battle of all saga. Fight with Solaris in the past, present and future with Super Sonic, Super Shadow and Super Silver at the same time is definitively the most epic and dramatic fight.

This game was horrible, but its music was probably the best of any Sonic game.

3 Zero Two - Kirby 64

ZERO TWO IS THE MOST EPICEST AWESOMEST BUTT KICKING BOSS IN THE UNIVERSES OF THE LIVING! HE IS JUST PLAINLY PLAIN EPIC! DON'T WORRY ZERO TWO MY FUTURE HUSBAND I GOT YER BACK DUDE NOW STEP OFF IF YOU EVEN ARE GOING TO MOCK ZERO TWO IF YOU DO YOU WILL NEVER LIVE TO SEE THIS DAY AGAIN! THIS IS WAR OVER ZERO TWO SO YOU CAN TURN BACK AND AGREE TO MY OPINION ( WHICH IS A FACT) AND FORGET THAT THIS EVER HAPPENED! DEAL? DEAL! KNUCKLES WHA BAM

Gets you so pump. Should be in the top 3 not 6. And for some reason it makes me think about my life. Hmm mysterious.. Any way I prefer this version to the Super smash bros brawl version. This song deserves to be at least 2.

Zero's theme is beautiful, but dark. Also, C.R.O.W.N.E.D. from Kirby's Return to Dream Land should be on this list.

This theme is the best. You can hear this theme for hours. This theme should be number 1.

4 Dancing Mad - Final Fantasy VI

The sheer emotional experience that this song provides as a capstone to an all time best game full of emotion and struggle cannot be understated. You can sympathize with both sides of this timeless battle as you either triumph over the tyrant or fall to the insignificant. Best Game Song ever.

18 minutes of pure amazement, including great use of the organ, and that Kefka laughter

Better than one winged angel just saying

Way better than one winged angel..and one winged angel is great

5 Final Bowser - Super Mario Galaxy 2

This song is so... Amazing! It sums up your whole adventure and ends it by fighting a giant dragon turtle flying through space and knocking meteors into his face! If that's not awesome, then who are you

This is the most amazing final boss theme in any mario game, screw that, any NINTENDO game ever.

I can't believe that an awesome theme would be completly wasted on a boss as easy as Bowser.

yes please

6 Hopes and Dreams - Undertale

The Song and coordination really gives the player the aspect of hope, and to not give up.

Best Undertale boss theme AND best boss theme ever!

Asriel theme is good

Best Boss Music EVER!

7 The Sun Rises - Okami

Listen to it. Just LISTEN to it. NOW. Words simply CAN NOT describe this.

And watch the boss battle too, because that's interesting. :P

This song is fantastic. You’re fighting the Emperor of Darkness and then you hear this song, and you know you can do it. It’s just awesome.

The amount of emotion and sheer beauty behind this piece is amazing. Instead of being 'epic' with bombastic horns or choirs/chanting, it has more of a empowering theme.

Many of you may have never heard it but I implore you to give it a listen:
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Wouldn't it be amazing if Japan could somehow slot this theme into the 2020 Olympics!

8 Red - Pokemon Gold & Silver

This Song Is The Best Battle In Gaming Universe And Best Theme In The Universe. I Give For That 99.6 Or 100 For This Theme, That's Based Of That Are Champion!

Nothing will ever surpass the feeling of summiting Mt. Silver and hearing the first notes of this tune. The God of Nostalgia, the Master of Pokemon Themes.

Best 8-bit theme ever.

9 Iris - Pokemon Black 2/Pokemon White 2

Pokemon had be the best of everything!
Best villain, greatest hero and villain, greatest boss battle & more...

This music is very good for sounding!

10 Final Bowser - Super Mario Galaxy

The Contenders

11 Final Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts 2

The epicness of this boss is so awesome! We have 3 phases of the boss and a few fight in the final fight! The OST with disappeared, A fight to the death, The Darkness of the Unknown are just amazing!

I think the second part of the song (armored Xemnas) is better but yeah.

Deserving song for a dark lord.

Great song. should make top ten. love the game and series

12 Demise of the Ritual - Shadow of the Colossus

This theme fits so perfectly to the final fight. After a cinematic that makes a lot of people cry, you are to the point of no return, you are thrown into the battle, the weather gets stormy. The final colossus is standing in front of you, near a cliff, and the music plays as you have tears coming out of you. You have killed every colossus, you have this weight on your shoulders.. Did it worth it? Well, you ca�"t turn back and you have to do your final fight. The music is all of it.

Fitting soundtrack

Incredible, this theme is a masterpeice

13 Rawk Hawk Battle - Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door

Throw up your rawkfist! If you're ready, let's drop this! Wrong song?

Get ready to rawk

14 Giant Bowser - New Super Mario Bros. Wii

The best of the best

This is the best music EVER. Just listen to it! It’s like there’s no hope left but, in the end, you can manage to do it. Hands down the best final boss music ever

it is cool

15 Tor - lji

Just listen to it and you'll know why it's here

16 Jubileus - Bayonetta

May Jubileus, The Creator, grace you.

PRAISE THE GODDESS JUBILEUS

17 Francis - Super Paper Mario
18 Gwyn, Lord of Cinder - Dark Souls

This song is arguably the most simple, but effective song of all time. It perfectly shows how Gwyn was reduced from an almighty God, to a hollow shell of one (that said, he's still tough, so don't go easy). This theme plays a very melancholic piano piece as the Chosen Undead faces off against a powerful husk of a god. The icing on the cake was its use in the Soul of Cinder's second phase, as that theme encapsulated the series' bittersweet close, as the Soul taps into Gwyn's power as a last ditch effort to stop you.

19 Bowser Battle - Super Mario Galaxy
20 Megalovania - Undertale

This should without a doubt be number 1. It's the most epic, amazing theme ever composed. You can immediately tell that there are many bad times ahead when this song plays in the Sans fight.

My favorite theme from Undertale. It's epic, fast-paced, it gets you IN THE ZONE! You can tell right from the start that you're gonna have a bad time.

A great fast-paced song that gets you into the zone! I haven't fought Sans yet, but I can already tell I'M ABOUT TO HAVE A BAD TIME...

The birds are singing flowers are blooming and days like these kids like you... SHOULD BE BURNING IN HELL

21 The Great Mighty Poo - Conker's Bad Fur Day The Great Mighty Poo is a fictional character appearing in the 2001 video game Conker's Bad Fur Day. He is a giant, opera-singing pile of feces that appears as a boss in the sloprano chapter.

Laugh out loud this song is just really funny. The game's developers clearly had a good sense of humor. Sadly, never played the game but thanks to YouTube I was able to hear this hilarious gem.

Who knew they've decided to choose something sophisticated like opera and use for something so unsophisticated as feces.

I didn't think that many people even knew about this game I love it especally the sunflower that flashes

The perfect opportunity of gross out humor

- SuperMetro

22 Ultimate Koopa - Super Mario 64

This is better than Bowser from galaxy 2 I don't know how is so low

SO LONG, GAY BOWSER!

23 Galacta Knight - Kirby Super Star Ultra

Anyone ever considered Scott cawthon's theme from fnaf world? (I really like galacta knights theme tune but not a lot of others do...)

Awesome

24 Lechku & Nechku - Okami
25 A Despair-Filled Farewell - Shadow of the Colossus
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