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The countdown will be published in five parts as articles on the site. I will link them here as well:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Hi everyone.

I've been writing about video game composers and video game music in general on the site for quite a while now, and I thought this would be a good time to do another big video game music countdown. With this in mind, let's put together a list of the top 50 greatest video game soundtracks of all time. For this I need your votes because I don't want to just base the entire countdown on my own opinion. The more votes I get the better, as I want this list to represent as large a part of this community as possible. PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW BEFORE LEAVING YOUR VOTE.

How this works:

To enter your vote you need to list your top 10 favourite video game soundtracks in order from most to least favourite. Here's an example on how this works.


  1. Command & Conquer: Red Alert (10pts)
  2. Crash Bandicoot 3 (9pts)
  3. Super Mario Galaxy (8pts)
  4. Final Fantasy VI (7pts)
  5. Secret of Mana (6pts)
  6. Nier: Automata (5pts)
  7. Persona 4 (4pts)
  8. Halo 3 (3pts)
  9. Dark Souls (2pts)
  10. Mega Man 2 (1pt)
You can either leave your votes by commenting on this thread, or by sending your top 10 to me directly if you wish to keep your choices secret. 




  1. Only ONE game per franchise.
  2. You can pick up to ten soundtracks, but you don't have to choose all ten if you can't pick that many. Simply leave the rest of the slots empty.
  3. Votes for expansions or DLC content will be counted for the main game's point total. For example, if you vote for Witcher 3's Blood and Wine DLC I will count it as a vote for the main game.
  4. The games you choose can be from any generation. As long as the game has music, it's eligible for votes. 
  5. In order for your vote to count you need to have at least 50 posts on the forums so people can't use multiple accounts to vote. 

Voting deadline: FEBRUARY 1st

If you have questions regarding the voting or anything else related to it just leave a comment here and I'll answer as soon as I can. Hopefully we'll get a lot of people to participate.
Last edited by Darashiva - on 17 March 2018

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1 Final fantasy vi
2 metal geat solid 3
3 destiny 1 (vanilla)
4 bloodborne
5 super mario world
6 the last of us
7 little big planet
8 castlevania symphony of the night
9 sonic 1
10 chrono trigger

1. Megaman Zero Collection. If this isn't valid, Megaman Zero 4 then.

2. Pokemon Gold/Silver.

3. Shadow of the Colossus.

4. Metal Gear Rising Revengeance.

5. Super Mario Galaxy.

6. Chrono Trigger.

7. Fire Emblem Blazing Sword.

8. The Legend of Zelda. Ocarina of Time.

9. Zero Wing.

10. SMT Persona 4.

Last edited by Darwinianevolution - on 15 January 2018

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Oh, awesome! This I can get behind. There's a lot of soundtracks I really love, narrowing it down to 10 will be tough,- oh only one game per franchise? Okay that might make things a little easier, let's see here.

1. Shadow of the Colossus (10 pts.)
2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (9 pts.)
3. Okami (8 pts.)
4. Ori and the Blind Forest (7 pts.)
5. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (6 pts.)
6. Pokémon X & Y (5 pts.)
7. Super Meat Boy (original version) (4 pts.)
~decent gap here... this is where I'd begin repeating games from the same franchises, but oh well~
8. Metroid Prime (3 pts.)
9. Sonic Mania (2 pts.)
10. Splatoon 2 (1 pt.)

I'm happy with that list. A little bit rough to leave out stuff like Breath of the Wild or Pokémon Gold & Silver because of the rules, but it is what it is - also shoutouts to Star Fox Zero and Super Mario Odyssey, they just missed out.

1. Donkey Kong Country 2
2. The World Ends With You
3. Final Fantasy VI
4. The Last of Us
5. Sonic 2
6. Super Mario Galaxy
7. The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
8. Nier Automata
9. Xenoblade Chronicles X
10. Super Metroid

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1. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (10 pts.)
2. Final Fantasy XIII (9 pts.)
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (8 pts.)
4. Pokemon Platinum (7 pts.)
5. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (6 pts.)
6. Kirby's Return to Dreamland (5 pts.)
7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (4 pts.)
8. Kingdom Hearts 2 (3 pts.)
9. Super Metroid (2 pts.)
10. Earthbound (1 pt.)


Darwinianevolution said:

1. Megaman Zero Collection. If this isn't valid, Megaman Zero 4 then.

I'm going to keep it to individual games, so I'll count that as a vote for Megaman Zero 4.

I hate making favorite lists. The struggle is real. I have trouble picking from what I remember, and before that, remembering what to pick. So here's a hodge-podge of 10 picks that although I feel are worthy, I winced in making, while another 50 I liked just as much or more are lost in the ether.

1. GTA IV - PS3

2. FF XIII-2 - PS3

3. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 - Vita

4. Hotline Miami - PS3

5. Super R-Type - SNES

6. Star Fox - SNES

7. Revenge Of Shinobi - Sega Genesis

8. Hitman: Contracts - Xbox/PS3

9. Jet Set Radio - DC

0. Castlevania - SOTN PS1

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Shall post mine here just to make sure my votes are counted!

1. Shadow of the Colossus

2. Total Annihilation

3. StarCraft: Brood War

4. Diablo II: Lord of Destruction 

5. Mirror's Edge

6. FTL

7. Half-Life 2 (Episode 2 to be more specific)

8. Tomb Raider II 

9. Limbo

10. The Company of Myself 

1. Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) - 10 points
2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) -9 points
3. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (Wii U) - 8 points
4. Kingdom Hearts 1 (PS2) - 7 points
5. Final Fantasy VIII (PSX) - 6 points
6. The Legend of Zelda; Twilight Princess (GC/Wii) - 5 points
7. Super Metroid (SNES) - 4 points
8. Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA) - 3 points
9. The World Ends With You (NDS) - 2 points
10. Undertale (PC) - 1 point