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

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People who added this item 557 Average listal rating (582 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 534 Average listal rating (394 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 948 Average listal rating (1027 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 (423 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 265 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 7.8 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 20 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Outer Wilds - PC Games


I love how music is an underlying part that ties these distant planets together during your epic adventures in this tiny solar system.
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0


Brilliant battle music to highlight the blood spilling during the Tides of War. This is the best war music out there!!
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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 447 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 8.2 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 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Sea of Thieves - PC Games


I am consistently impressed by the original shanties they have in this game, and the fact that you can play along with a variety of instruments alongside your friends makes it feel so much more special.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
SNOW - PC Games


The original Adrian Bood songs that this once-great game featured are some of the best chillwave songs out there, and they set the perfect tone and atmosphere for being on a giant mountain in the winter.
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People who added this item 596 Average listal rating (411 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0


Yes, so great is this soundtrack that not only is it worthy of entry, but I'm putting it above the other Elder Scrolls entry on my list. It is hard to pick a favorite track! Noteworthy entries are Through the Valleys, Harvest Dawn, King and Country... that's four of the first six tracks! I would be remiss to not mention "Dusk at the Market," which might be the top contender for favorite track. Worthy of a listen even if you have never played this game!
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 8 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 90 Average listal rating (55 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 274 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 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 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 998 Average listal rating (921 ratings) 7.8 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 470 Average listal rating (276 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 785 Average listal rating (803 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 595 Average listal rating (504 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 855 Average listal rating (1143 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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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 193 Average listal rating (110 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 416 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 304 Average listal rating (195 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 29 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Disco Elysium - PC Games
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People who added this item 121 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 814 Average listal rating (1042 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 328 Average listal rating (189 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 201 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Bastion - PC Games
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People who added this item 479 Average listal rating (486 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 298 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 45 Average listal rating (19 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 338 Average listal rating (205 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 466 Average listal rating (343 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 (373 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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People who added this item 303 Average listal rating (184 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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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 November 2023

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

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