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100 Greatest Video Game Soundtracks

Criteria: Musical soundtracks in video games add to the experience by audibly guiding the mood of the players. These soundtracks were selected on their Innovation, Creativity, and Effect on the overall game experience.

Last Updated: 2017-10-01
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 Game Title - (Year, Composer)
  1. Final Fantasy VI - (1994, Nobuo Uematsu)
  2. Chrono Trigger - (1995, Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - (1998, Koji Kondo)
  4. Final Fantasy VII - (1997, Nobuo Uematsu)
  5. Silent Hill 2 - (2001, Akira Yamaoka)
  6. Chrono Cross - (2000, Yasunori Mitsuda)
  7. Shadow of the Colossus - (2005, Kow Otani)
  8. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - (1997, Michiru Yamane)
  9. Mega Man 2 - (1989, Ogeretsu Kun, Manami Ietel & Yuukichan's Papa)
10. Halo: Combat Evolved - (2001, Martin O'Donnell)
11. Final Fantasy VIII - (1999, Nobuo Uemetsu)
12. Katamari Damacy - (2004, Yu Miyake & Charlie Kosei)
13. Metal Gear Solid - (1998, KCE Japan Sound Team, TAPPY, Aoife Ní Fhearraigh & Rika Muranaka)
14. Super Mario Brothers - (1985, Koji Kondo)
15. Streets of Rage 2 - (1992, Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima)
16. Super Mario Brothers 3 - (1988, Koji Kondo)
17. Red Dead Redemption - (2010, Bill Elm & Woody Jackson)
18. Sonic the Hedgehog - (1991, Masato Nakamura)
19. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - (1992, Masato Nakamura)
20. The Last of Us - (2013, Gustavo Santaolalla)
21. Wing Commander - (1990, George "The Fat Man" Sanger)
22. DOOM -(1993, Bobby Prince)
23. Deus Ex - (2000, Alexander Brandon, Dan Gardopee, Michiel van den Bos & Reeves Gabrels)
24. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - (1994, MJ, Howard Drossin, Brad Buxer, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby III & Scirocco)
25. Outlaws - (1997, Clint Bajaikan)
26. Contra - (1988, H. Maezawa &K. Sada)
27. Resident Evil 2 - (1998, Masami Ueda)
28. Final Fantasy IX - (2000, Nobuo Uemetsu)
29. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - (2000, Koji Kondo)
30. Grim Fandango - (1998, Peter McConnell)
31. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - (2001, Harry Gregson-Williams)
32. Journey - (2012, Austin Wintory)
33. Phantasy Star II - (1989, Tokuhiko Uwabo)
34. Kirby's Adventure - (1993, Hirokazu Ando & Jun Ishikawa)
35. Super Metroid - (1994, Kenji Yamamoto & Minako Hamano)
36. Super Mario World - (1991, Koji Kondo)
37. Ecco the Dolphin - (1992, Magyari András, Spencer N. Nilsen & Brian Coburn)
38. The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past - (1991, Koji Kondo)
39. Silent Hill - (1999, Akira Yamaoka)
40. Zombies Ate My Neighbors - (1993, George "The Fat Man" Sanger & Joe McDermott)
41. Wild ARMs - (1996, Michiko Naruke)
42. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - (2015, Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Percival)
43. Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - (1988, Tamayo Kawamoto & Tim Follin)
44. Command & Conquer: Red Alert - (1996, Frank Klepacki)
45. Headhunter: Redemption - (2003, Richard Jacques)
46. Homeworld - (1999, Paul Ruskay & Yes)
47. Tales of Symphonia - (2003, Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura & Takeshi Arai)
48. Final Fantasy Tactics - (1998, Masaharu Iwata & Hitoshi Sakimoto)
49. Duke Nukem 3D - (1996, Bobby Prince & Lee Jackson)
50. MechWarrior 2 - (1995, Gregory Alper & Jeehun Hwang)
51. Legend of Legaia - (1998, Michiru Oshima)
52. Civilization II - (1996, Jeff Briggs)
53. Resident Evil - (1996, Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa & Akari Kaida)
54. Ico - (2001, Michiru Oshima)
55. Grandia II - (2000, Noriyuki Iwadare)
56. Wolfenstein 3D - (1992, Bobby Prince)
57. Xenogears - (1998, Yasunori Mitsuda)
58. Total Annihilation - (1997, Jeremy Soule)
59. God of War - (2005, Gerard Marino, Mike Reagan, Winifred Phillips, Ron Fish & Cris Velasco)
60. Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger - (1994, George Oldziey)
61. Skies of Arcadia - (2000, Yutaka Minobe & Takayuki Maeda)
62. Shenmue - (2000, Yuzo Koshiro)
63. Jazz Jackrabbit 2 - (1998, Alexander Brandon)
64. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - (2013, Jamie Christopherson)
65. Baldur's Gate - (1998, John Winski)
66. The Neverhood - (1996, Terry Scott Taylor)
67. Interstate 76 - (1997, Arion Salazar)
68. Mega Man Legends - (1997, Makoto Tomozawa)
69. DOOM II: Hell on Earth - (1994, Bobby Prince)
70. ToeJam & Earl - (1991, John Baker & Mark Miller)
71. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - (2004, Harry Gregson-Williams & Norihiko Hibino)
72. Lufia & the Fortress of Doom - (1993, Yasunori Shiono, Aki Zaitsu & Naomi Kuroda)
73. Final Fantasy IV - (1991, Nobuo Uematsu)
74. Command & Conquer - (1995, Frank Klepacki)
75. Outcast - (1999, Gil Damoiseaux)
76. Diablo - (1996, Matt Uelman)
77. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - (1998, Steve Rockett)
78. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings - (1999, David Rippy & Stephen Rippy)
79. Rayman 2: The Great Escape - (1999, Eric Chevalier)
80. F-Zero - (1990, Yumiko Kanki & Naoto Ishida)
81. HeXen - (1995, Kevin Schilder)
82. Star Control 2 - (1992, Aaron Grier, Erol Otus, Eric E. Berge, Riku Nuottajärvi & Dan Nicholson)
83. Tomb Raider - (1996, Nathan McCree)
84. Crusader: No Remorse - (1995, Dan Grandpre & Andrew Sega)
85. Rise of the Triad: Dark War - (1994, Bobby Prince)
86. Half-Life - (1998, Kelly Bailey)
87. Arcus Odyssey - (1991, Motoi Sakuraba)
88. Fallout - (1997, Mark Morgan)
89. Heavy Gear - (1997, Jeehun Hwang)
90. Bubble Bobble - (1986, David Whittaker)
91. Castlevania - (1986, Kinuyo Yamashita)
92. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - (2002, Jesper Kyd)
93. Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis - (2001, Ondrej Matejka)
94. Max Payne - (2001, Kärtsy Hatakka & Kimmo Kajasto)
95. Blast Corps - (1997, Graeme Norgate)
96. Thief: The Dark Project - (1998, Eric Brosius)
97. Herzog Zwei - (1989, Naosuke Arai & Tomomi Ohtani)
98. Syphon Filter - (1999, Chuck Doud)
99. Space Harrier - (1985, Jas C. Brooke & Mark Cooksey)
100. Ninja Gaiden - (1988, More Yamasan, B. Hasake & Miyazaki)
Honorable Mentions
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - (2009, Greg Edmonson)
Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy! - (1991, Bobby Prince)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - (2006, Jeremy Soule)
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans - (1994, Gregory Alper, Rick Jackson, Chris Palmer & Glenn Stafford)
Mega Man X - (1993, Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuko Takehara, & Toshihiko Horiyama)
Blaster Master - (1988, Naoki Kodaka & Marumo)
Greatest Video Game Songs
  1. Overworld - (Super Mario Brothers, Koji Kondo)
  2. Green Hill Zone - (Sonic the Hedgehog, Masato Nakamura)
  3. Overworld - (The Legend of Zelda, Koji Kondo)
  4. Underworld - (Super Mario Brothers, Koji Kondo)
  5. At Doom's Gate - (DOOM, Bobby Prince)
  6. Overworld - (Super Mario Brothers 3, Koji Kondo)
  7. Theme - (Duke Nukem 3D, Lee Jackson)
  8. One Winged Angel - (Final Fantasy VII, Nobuo Uematsu)
  9. Hell March - (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Frank Klepacki)
10. Get Them Before They Get You! - (Wolfenstein 3D, Bobby Prince)
Greatest Video Game Music Composers
  1. Koji Kondo - (Super Mario Brothers, ...Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  2. Nobuo Uematsu - (Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger)
  3. George "The Fat Man" Sanger - (Wing Commander, The 7th Guest)
  4. Masato Nakamura - (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
  5. Bobby Prince - (DOOM, Wolfenstein 3D)
  6. Masami Ueda - (Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil)
  7. Frank Klepacki - (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Blade Runner)
  8. Tokuhiko Uwabo - (Phantasy Star II, Alex Kidd in Miracle World)
  9. Yasunori Mitsuda - (Chrono Cross, Legaia 2: Duel Saga)
10. Akira Yamaoka - (Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill)





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