Video Games With the Best Soundtracks

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Everybody bend your knees to gaming anthem

Hyrule Fields, Kokiri Forest, Gerudo Valley, Song of Storms are all classics from this masterpiece of a game!

Please. OoT is known for its amazing soundtrack.

What kind of whack ass list is this where LOZ isn't at least top 5, especially for soundtracks, something LOZ is famous for.

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2 Undertale

Honestly one of my favourite sound tracks, you literally can't dislike the music, it's the same with Animal Crossing, just such nice tunes. - Danganronpa

I can't remember the music from Ocarina of Time.

I can from Undertale

By fare the best. Ocarina has great music, but nothing gets close to Undertale on this one...maybe only Mario Galaxy can question this. But anyway, Toby Fox did an amazing job with this game's soundtrack, every song is gonna be stuck in your head for a very long time. Also, many tracks are remixes of previous tracks but still somehow manage to feel completely different and have their own identity.

I'm not an Undertale fanboy, but I have to say, the soundtrack is gorgeous.

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3 Doom

I listen to this almost everyday like normal music. This music is a outstanding tribute to the original at all glory!

Heavy Metal at it's best. It makes the player to play more Agressive and fast paced with. - Aguythatpeopleignores

BFG Division, at dooms gate, rip and tear,
Much better than Undertale - Not_A_Weeaboo

4 Shadow of the Colossus

Epic, grand, magical and beautiful. One of the best soundtracks in gaming.

5 Super Mario Galaxy

I felt sort of 50/50 with this soundtrack. Sure, some songs like Starbit Festival and Honeybee Kingdom were good, but then you have Lava Road and it kind of steers your opinion. - Danganronpa

Galaxy and galaxy 2 are great games. With a great soundtrack too. - Ilikegames

Very beautiful soundtrack. This is one of the best video games I've ever played.

Best. Game. Soundtrack. Ever. Fin. - Vic21102

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6 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
7 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
8 Skyrim

It was a tie between this and Life Is Strange for me - HollyRolo

I can not think of game that brings back more memories just by the music then this one! Skyrim is by far the best RPG in my opinion and have not seen another that could offer so much for its time. Each time I hear a song I know exactly where I am. This game is amazing and so is its soundtrack it deserves the number 1 spot. HAIL SITHIS PRAISE TALOS! - VvEquinoXvV

Why skyrim (or at least Morrowind, which should be in top 10) is not number 1, AT LEAST top 3, is beyond me. (Oblivion is definitely the weakest of the three)
one of the most important soundtracks for the proper experience of a game. Irreplaceble and iconic.

and its not mere jingles, singular melodies or 16-bit children tunes like nintendo games. yes, I ve said it, zelda, mario etc are just super catchy and touch on our childhood memories, that's it music-wise, ffs grow up. they got stuck in your head, yes, but as far as art goes? cannot compare...

the only other irreplaceble, and of paramount importance for the enjoyment of gameplay soundtrack, is DOOM 2016, maybe on some aspects/moments Mass Effect Trilogy.

as for perhaps similar sounding soundtracks (classical pieces), Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age, Witcher etc, I love these games but they all have far far far far more generic symphonic pieces, that are indeed easily replaceble.

9 Silent Hill 2

The music for this game creates an atmosphere you don't get anywhere else. It ranges from disturbing and eerie tracks, to breathtaking and haunting tracks. It's truly something to listen too

An absolute masterpiece of a soundtrack. To the people saying Undertale's soundtrack is the best in any game ever, I challenge them to produce the same opinion after listening to the beautiful ambient tracks this game has to offer. Theme of Laura is my favorite song of all time, and there isn't a bad song in the game. Akira Yamaoka has yet to outdo himself with this game, and I doubt he ever will. The only other soundtrack to any game that could possibly compete in terms of beauty and ambience could perhaps be the Last of Us. But even then, it has yet to win out.

10 Final Fantasy VI

The Newcomers

? Mortal Kombat: Deception
? Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Putting this here solely because of Dangan Island. - Danganronpa

The Contenders

11 Streets of Rage 2

For a Mega Drive game the depth its soundtrack has is incredible and timeless. - Entranced98

Easily the best - Strobo

12 Super Mario Bros.

Can't say "no" to Super Mario Bros.! - Pokemonfan10

13 Brutal Legend

My favorite video game soundtrack, deserves to be higher on the list. - MetalMan

Deserves 1st place.
m/ - Anonymous1234

One of my favorite games. Best soundtrack ever - Jonerman

14 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
15 The Last of Us

That song at the end gave me butterflies

16 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
17 Super Mario 64
18 Kingdom Hearts II

Awesome pick!

These game are famous for their music, so what do we do? put it at number 18 underneath Grand Theft Auto of course!

19 Beyond: Two Souls
20 Red Dead Redemption

4 sure

21 Jet Set Radio Future
22 Fallout 3
23 Halo: Combat Evolved

Criminally underrated

Only at 27? What the hell!

24 Mega Man 2

Definitely number 1

Should be number 1

25 Bastion
26 Burnout: Paradise
27 Mass Effect
28 Mega Man Maverick Hunter X
29 Okami
30 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
31 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
32 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

It's absolutely criminal that this game is down this far! First of all, best game ever made. Second off, best soundtrack ever made. Like what? 195? I guess there is such a thing as "ear blindness".

33 Mega Man X
34 Chrono Cross
35 Dark Souls 3

Best soundtrack in the series. - MetalMan

How is this not here when this game has Magnificent soundtracks like:
-Slave Knight Gael
-Abyss Watchers
-Pontiff Sulyvahn
-Lorian Elder Prince and Lothric Younger Prince
- Oceiros The Consumed King
-Dragonslayer Armor
And at last the Epilogue Music which is the most Bittersweet thing music From software has ever composed - Aguythatpeopleignores

36 Kingdom Hearts
37 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Soundtrack by miles

38 Earthworm Jim

I gotta give it to this game: it has the most badass video game soundtrack of all time. - xandermartin98

39 Sonic Adventure
40 Metal Gear Solid
41 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

A superb soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. Fits the game perfectly and enhances the awesome campaign. Love it!

This soundtrack is overrated.

42 Crysis 2
43 Journey

AMAZING! Simply epic in every sense of the word this games soundtrack grabs you pulls you in and never EVER lets go! The soundtrack is emotionally engrossing just the main title theme alone was so beautiful that I cried a little. It's so good that it's the first video game to ever be nominated for a GRAMMY giving video games the respect that they deserve.

44 Xenoblade Chronicles
45 Megaman Xtreme
46 Watch Dogs 2
47 Bayonetta 2 that an M-rated Wii U game?! - Garythesnail

48 GoldenEye 007

All of the songs were remixes of the Bond theme, but each felt like an original song. The capabilities of the N64 were pushed by this soundtrack, and without Factor 5! - Dominicmgm

49 Megaman X2
50 Touhou Koumakyou: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
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1. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
2. Mega Man 2
3. Super Mario Galaxy
1. Skyrim
2. Shadow of the Colossus
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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