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Best video game soundtracks lists 2

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Sequel to this thread:
http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/vi ... f=3&t=3883

Here are a few more lists that came out recently. I have as usual arranged the lists to feature the actual names of the albums instead of the names of the games themselves so some album titles feature the game's title in its Japanese version (i.e. any occurrence of "Zelda no Densetsu" is "The Legend of Zelda", "Mother 2" is "Earthbound", "Seiken Densetsu" is the Mana series, etc.) so if you don't see one of your favourites, don't immediately jump to the ceiling! Maybe it's there under another title :P

I followed the same colour code as last time, here it is as a reminder:

Red: ineligible stuff.
Orange: problematic stuff. Generally soundtracks which are only available bundled with other soundtracks, or which are only available as bootlegs.
Blue: potentially useful miscellaneous info.


So without further ado, the lists:


Gamespot - Best video game soundtracks: where to stream them (2021)
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/best- ... 0-6475226/

Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Tōru Minegishi & Kōji Kondō | The Legend of Zelda/Zelda no Densetsu ~Kaze no Takt~ Original Sound Tracks | 2003
Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu | Chrono Trigger Original Sound Version | 1995
Naoto Kubo, Shiho Fujii & Kōji Kondō | Super Mario Odyssey Original Sound Track | 2018
Yū Miyake | Katamari Damacy Soundtrack - Katamari Fortissimo Damacy | 2004
Nobuo Uematsu | Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version | 1994
Austin Wintory | Journey: Original Soundtrack | 2012
Kristofer Maddigan | Cuphead Original Soundtrack | 2017
Mick Gordon | Doom Original Game Soundtrack | 2016
Bear McCreary | God of War | 2018
Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori | Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack | 2009
Various Artists | The Music of Red Dead Redemption II | 2019
Lena Raine | Celeste Original Soundtrack | 2018
Kevin Penkin | Florence | 2018
Darren Korb | Bastion Original Soundtrack | 2011
Daniel Olsén & Jonathan Eng | Sayonara Wild Hearts | 2019
Disasterpeace | Fez Original Soundtrack | 2012
Michiru Ōshima, Kōichi Yamazaki & Mitsukuni Murayama | ICO ~Kiri no Naka no Senritsu~ | 2002
Various Artists | Hotline Miami Soundtrack | 2013
Toby Fox | Undertale Soundtrack | 2015
David Wise | Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - The Original Donkey Kong Country 2 Soundtrack | 1995
Danny Baranowsky | Crypt of the NecroDancer | 2015
Olivier Derivière | Remember Me Original Soundtrack | 2013
Ryan Ike | West of Loathing Original Soundtrack | 2017
Ben Prunty | Into the Breach Soundtrack | 2018
Shōji Meguro | Persona4 Original Soundtrack | 2008
Winifred Phillips | Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Original Game Soundtrack | 2012
Kenji Yamamoto | Metroid Prime | 2002 [only available as part of the album Kenji Yamamoto & Minako Hamano | Metroid Prime & Fusion Original Soundtracks | 2003 alongside the music of Metroid Fusion]
Jake Kaufman | Double Dragon Neon Official Soundtrack | 2012
Tetsuya Shibata & Mitsuhiko Takano | Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes | 2000 [unreleased]
Danny Baranowsky | Super Meat Boy | 2010
MONACA | Nier: Automata Original Soundtrack | 2017
Kōta Suzuki, Yoshiya Terayama & Hiromitsu Maeba | Devil May Cry 5 Original Soundtrack | 2019
Ryan Amon | Bloodborne Original Soundtrack | 2015
Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson & Paul McCartney | Destiny Original Soundtrack | 2014
Various Artists | Rez Infinite Original Soundtrack | 2017 [re-release of Various Artists | Rez/Gamer's Guide to… | 2002 with an additional disc]
Ben Babbitt | Kentucky Route Zero- Act I | 2013
Ben Babbitt | Kentucky Route Zero- Act II | 2013
Ben Babbitt | Kentucky Route Zero- Act III | 2014
Ben Babbitt | Kentucky Route Zero- Act IV | 2016
Ben Babbitt | Kentucky Route Zero- Act V | 2020 [five EPs also compiled as Ben Babbitt | Kentucky Route Zero – Original Soundtrack | 2020 with a few missing tracks]
Peter McConnell | Grim Fandango Original Game Soundtrack | 1998
Jessica Curry | Everybody's Gone to the Rapture | 2015



PC Mag – The 20 best video game soundtracks ever (2020)
https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-11-best- ... racks-ever

Darren Korb | Bastion Original Soundtrack | 2011
Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu | Chrono Trigger Original Sound Version | 1995
Danny Baranowsky | Crypt of the NecroDancer | 2015
Kristofer Maddigan | Cuphead Original Soundtrack | 2017
Robert Prince | Doom | 1993 [unreleased]
David Wise | Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - The Original Donkey Kong Country 2 Soundtrack | 1995
Hirokazu Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki & Hiroshi Kanazu | Mother 2 Gyiyg no Gyakushuu | 1994
Jeremy Soule | The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Original Game Soundtrack | 2011
Nobuo Uematsu | Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version | 1994
Yōko Shimomura | Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack | 2016
Peter McConnell | Grim Fandango Original Game Soundtrack | 1998
Various Artists | Hotline Miami Soundtrack | 2013
Austin Wintory | Journey: Original Soundtrack | 2012
Yū Miyake | Katamari Damacy Soundtrack - Katamari Fortissimo Damacy | 2004
Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata & Hajime Wakai | Zelda no Densetsu/The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack | 2018
Kow Ōtani | Wander to Kyozō Original Soundtrack: Daichi no Hōkō | 2005
Yūzō Koshiro | Bare Knuckle II | 1993
Mahito Yokota & Kōji Kondō | Super Mario Galaxy Original Sound Track | 2008
Toby Fox | Undertale Soundtrack | 2015
Marcin Przybyłowicz & Mikolai Stroinski | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | 2015



Digital Trends - The best video game soundtracks of all time (2021)
https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/be ... undtracks/

Kōji Kondō | Super Mario Bros. | 1986 [only available as part of the album Kōji Kondō | Super Mario World | 1991 alongside the music of SMB3, SMW and a few tracks from SMB2 and another CD of reorchestrated versions]
Takashi Tateishi ‎| Mega Man 2/Rockman 2 | 1988 [only available as part of the album Various Artists | Capcom Music Generation Famicom Ongaku Zenshū Rockman 1~6 | 2002, which features music from the first six episodes in the series]
Masanori Adachi & Tarō Kudō | Super Castlevania IV Original Video Game Soundtrack | 2017
Yasunori Mitsuda & Nobuo Uematsu | Chrono Trigger Original Sound Version | 1995
Kōji Kondō & Hajime Wakai | Starfox 64 Original Soundtrack | 1997
Kōji Kondō | The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Original Sound Track | 1998
Various Artists | Tony Hawk's Pro Skater | 1999 [unreleased; compilation]
Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori | Halo 2 Original Soundtrack Volume One | 2004
Greg Edmonson | Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Original Soundtrack from the Video Game | 2007
C418 | Minecraft - Volume Alpha | 2011
C418 | Minecraft - Volume Beta | 2013
Austin Wintory | Journey: Original Soundtrack | 2012
Christophe Héral | Rayman Legends Original Game Soundtrack | 2013
Garry Schyman | BioShock Infinite Digital Soundtrack | 2013
Cœur de pirate | Child of Light | 2014
Darren Korb | Transistor Original Soundtrack | 2014
Gareth Coker | Ori and the Blind Forest | 2015
MONACA | Nier: Automata Original Soundtrack | 2017
Shōji Meguro & Toshiki Konishi | Persona5 Original Soundtrack | 2017
Lena Raine | Celeste Original Soundtrack | 2018
Various Artists | Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | 2018 [unreleased]

Honorable mentions:
Kōji Kondō | Super Mario World | 1991
Hirokazu Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki & Hiroshi Kanazu | Mother 2 Gyiyg no Gyakushuu | 1994
Nobuo Uematsu | Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version | 1994
Hiroki Kikuta | Seiken Densetsu 2 Original Sound Version | 1993
David Wise | Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - The Original Donkey Kong Country 2 Soundtrack | 1995
Grant Kirkhope | Banjo-Kazooie Game Soundtrack / Banjo-Kazooie The Soundtrack | 1998
Yasunori Mitsuda | Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack | 1999
Nobuo Uematsu | Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack | 1999
Kōji Kondō | Super Mario Sunshine | 2002 [unreleased]
Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Tōru Minegishi & Kōji Kondō | The Legend of Zelda/Zelda no Densetsu ~Kaze no Takt~ Original Sound Tracks | 2003
Mahito Yokota & Kōji Kondō | Super Mario Galaxy Original Sound Track | 2008
Shōji Meguro | Persona4 Original Soundtrack | 2008
Jesper Kyd | Assassin's Creed II Original Game Soundtrack | 2009
Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori | Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack | 2009
Darren Korb | Bastion Original Soundtrack | 2011
Various Artists | Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack - Blue Blur | 2012
Various Artists | Life Is Strange Soundtrack | 2015 [compilation]
Toby Fox | Undertale Soundtrack | 2015
Alkis Livathinos | Hue Official Soundtrack | 2016
Bear McCreary | God of War | 2018
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