This is a list of video game soundtracks that have consistently been ranked among the best by video game journalists, critics and publications. It is largely based on "Top 10 / Top 100" type lists that purport to describe a publication's views of the soundtracks in gaming of all time. While any single publication's list often reflects its own taste, when the lists are taken in aggregate, a handful of games with a notable soundtrack have achieved something approaching critical consensus by multiple repeat appearances in such lists, and often ranking highly when they do appear.
Favorite soundtrack ever? New soundtrack coming out? Got a cool site to share, or a video of yourself playing some awesome game music? Great!
We'll never forget the bleeps and bloops of these classic soundtracks. Remember we're ranking entire game soundtracks, not just one or two songs.
Whether or not you believe video games qualify as art, these twelve video game soundtracks should convince you that video game scores most certainly do.
Of all the things that make a great video game, there's no understating the importance of a well-crafted soundtrack.
The complete Ocarina of Time OST
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of my personal favorites. Even when I was a little kid, I thought the music was breathtaking.
Video games and music have always gone hand in hand. Here at FACT we’ve always been interested in the different formats that we can experience music through.
The Very Best Classic Video Game Songs. List Criteria: Please add only 8 or 16-bit video games with catchy and classic themes and songs.
You'll want to crank the volume up to 11 when you play these games. Remember we're looking at original soundtracks as a whole, not one or two themes.
Some years ago I was attending a panel on collaborative writing which was high-jacked by an obnoxious fan. I can’t remember how he got onto the subject, but at one point he said something to the extent of, “Videogame music is downloaded more than any other type of music on the internet, which shows you how bad people’s taste is.”
While graphics and story often draw most of the praise, video game music can be as memorable and beautiful as any other aspect of game design. It’s nearly impossible to pick favorite video game soundtracks—there are simply too many to name—but these are a few of the best out there.
1. Overworld 2. Underwrold 3. Underwater 4. Castle 5. Starman 6. Level Complete 1 7. Level Complete 2 8. Hurry Underground 9. Hurry Underwater 10. End Credits 11. Game Over