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"That music is dope, though!" Best Videogame Music

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People who added this item 555 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Donkey Kong Country - Super famicom and SNES


No one says it better than Team Genius.
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People who added this item 533 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Diablo - PC Games


This song inspired me to play guitar. I can now play it from memory on my 12-string acoustic. So beautifully melancholic.
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People who added this item 946 Average listal rating (1022 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0


Amazing how many unique and timeless themes Koji Kondo was able to come up with--and not just for this game. The man is a genius.
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People who added this item 379 Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Minecraft - PC Games


Hands down the best choice of music you could ever have for such a chill and creative game. Totally sets the tone for inspiration.
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People who added this item 257 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Hotline Miami - PC Games


Psychedelic, fever-like music keeps the mood twisted and tense for this ultra-violent murder simulator with a vintage 80's vibe. Never a dull track--perfect for such a twitch game.
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Outer Wilds - PC Games
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People who added this item 253 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0


Brilliant battle music to highlight the blood spilling during the Tides of War.
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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Jet Grind Radio - Sega Dreamcast


So hip, so slick, so fitting for grinding across a cel-shaded neo-future world of carefree tagging.
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People who added this item 439 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Deus Ex - PC Games


I sought out the mp3 files on my computer to add some of the ambient music and theme song to my personal mixes in my high school days. Still remember them and love them just as much.
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0


Unbelievably good soundtrack for an incredibly fun game. The percussion you hear was made using samples of recorded audio from light bulbs being smashed.
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
Frozen Synapse - PC Games


Was just gifted this game by my great friend GruntLogic, and was immediately taken both by how fun the game is and how absolutely groovy the soundtrack is. I can't get over my primal urge to jive to this filter-heavy psychelectro music.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 0
Starsiege - PC Games


Of course the most underrated game on listal needs to make another appearance in my lists--and for good reason. This music is SO awesome! Very industrial-metal, and all kinds of badass.
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People who added this item 275 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Hitman: Blood Money - PC Games


Featuring not just one of the best recordings of the classical song, Ave Maria--but also some creepy and gritty symphonically-infused techno wonder by the great Jesper Kyd.
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Gang Beasts - PC Games


Such goofy fun in this physics-based beat-em-up online multiplayer bonanza, and it is all set to this juicy, techno-laden yet surprisingly varied original soundtrack.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
BIT.TRIP RUNNER - PC Games


Just about finished with this deceivingly difficult game. The music has kept me coming back again and again, despite my better judgement.
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People who added this item 996 Average listal rating (907 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0


Nearly ubiquitous theme now, but for very good reason. The original boasts some blood-pumping orchestral pieces with impressive Gregorian chants that give it a timeless quality.
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People who added this item 463 Average listal rating (272 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360


As I rode into Mexico during the sunrise after a thunderstorm, I was nearly brought to tears when this song started playing. Absolute perfection, and any game that features an original track by William Elliot Whitmore earns special bragging rights.
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People who added this item 778 Average listal rating (794 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Half-Life - PC Games


Definitely on this list more for its atmospheric tunes, but it is not without its toe-tappers.
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People who added this item 593 Average listal rating (505 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
GoldenEye 007 - Nintendo 64


Rare did a stellar job with the soundtrack of this classic N64 game. Captures the Bond theme with ease, in every song. And they are all catchy!
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People who added this item 853 Average listal rating (1131 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Super Mario World - Super famicom and SNES


Another notch (or three) in the belt of Koji Kondo. A genius, I tell you!!
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
ToeJam & Earl - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive


If you want funk, you've come to the right place. None funkier. Funk y'all!
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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Hitman: Codename 47 - PC Games


One of the best theme songs of any game. Gets me grooving every time.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Anno 1404: Venice - PC Games


Superb visuals and a rich score thanks to Tilman Sillescu and the team at Dynamedion. The fresh, culturally diverse songs they have produced are not only subversive, but also have a timeless quality to them that has left a great impression on me.
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People who added this item 413 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0


Simply epic opening theme, not to mention the beautiful ambient music. Bethesda has maintained a high standard with all of their Elder Scrolls games in that aspect--Oblivion and Skyrim being two excellent examples.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 9.4 IMDB Rating 0
Sacrifice - PC Games


Magnificent strings and ambiance in this typically underrated Shiny game.
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People who added this item 299 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Duke Nukem 3D - PC Games


You all know it, you all love it! GRABBAG! Come get some!
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Disco Elysium - PC Games
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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Sleeping Dogs - PC Games


Not only is this game just flat-out fun to play, but the drives are made that much better thanks to the absolutely stellar radio choices. I've discovered a handful of impressive new bands and acts thanks to this game, including Bonobo, Bei Bei & Shawn Lee, Charles Bradley, the Menahan Street Band, and many more.
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People who added this item 812 Average listal rating (1028 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Super Mario 64 - Nintendo 64


Gah! Koji Kondo did it again!
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Bonanza Bros. - Sega Master System


I almost forgot about this game... would have been a shame if I had never heard these songs again!
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This track is my favorite of all from this game. Pleasure to hear it first when I put the game disc into my CD player.
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People who added this item 475 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive


This song makes its way into my brain more than any other. I feel like I'm not alone...
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People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Unreal Tournament - PC Games


Wonderfully frenetic music to match the fast-paced twitch shooter gameplay in this classic.
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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
LittleBigPlanet - PlayStation 3


Any soundtrack that includes Atlas by Battles deserves a spot on my lists.
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People who added this item 465 Average listal rating (338 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0


Classy theme for an edgy game. Paired with the hilarious commercials, this set the bar for Rockstar Games--and they have been raising it since.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0


One of the first PC games I've ever played, and I still recall that opening theme. Never did finish it--a little too advanced for my underdeveloped brain at the time.
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A great classical soundtrack for an alternate-reality adventure game based around the people and intricacies of the doomed Titanic.
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Carcassonne - Xbox 360 Live Arcade


There's pretty much only one song that plays throughout the game, so it's a good thing that it's well done.
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People who added this item 576 Average listal rating (365 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Grand Theft Auto IV - PlayStation 3


I didn't always listen to the radio in GTA IV, but when I did, I listened to The Journey. Hell yes.
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I love this song so much that I learned it on bass and guitar before the game came out (it was featured on their teaser website).
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People who added this item 326 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
Black & White - PC Games


Took me a while to find this music file on my PC, but I was determined to find it since it was so well done. Despite a few hilarious sing-along moments, the rest of the game doesn't really have anything nearly as good.
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People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (180 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Mafia - PC Games


I grew up with old-timey music, so the songs in here struck just the right chord with me and kept the setting realistic.
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Bastion - PC Games
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A list of games with the best accompanying music. These games either had a theme song that stuck with me, ambient music that never got old, or a dope combination of both. Siiiiick!!

Last updated July 30th, 2017.

Honorable Mentions:
- Mario is Missing!
- Dear Esther
- Medieval: Total War
- General Chaos

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