The 15 best video game soundtracks to listen to every day

The 15 best video game soundtracks to listen to every day

There is a lot of talk about gameplay and graphic achievements, but the sound component in a game is just as important. The music accompanies us in the course of our adventures and enhances the most exciting moments, and so, we have created a selection of what we consider the best video game soundtracks published in the last decade, giving the right space to some of the most successful compositions that with ears and hearts we have listened to in the past years.

Here are the 15 best video game soundtracks that will thrill even those who are not passionate about videogame art.

Persona 4

Extraordinary beats by Shoji Meguro who, just like every Atlus creative, is a real esthete, in this case not graphic but sound. The sounds of songs really have an edge and after all these years they have also become immediately recognizable. It only takes a few seconds to understand that what comes out of the speakers can only be the Persona soundtrack. Of all the chapters of the saga, the best soundtrack is that of Persona 4 in our opinion.

Hotline Miami

Synthwawe style between future and retrogaming declined in dozens of different ways, by many great authors specialized in the genre. The result is a concentrate of very high quality electronics, for an OST that over time has become more famous than the game it belongs to. The fact that the music is perfectly in line with the on-screen action makes Hotline Miami's OST an unforgettable bombshell and one of the best soundtracks ever.

Death Stranding

Death Stranding's relationship with its soundtrack is very particular, perhaps something never seen before. It is clear that Kojima imagined his latest game just listening to the songs of Low Roar, generating a special and precious symbiosis that is perceived clear and strong, from the first moment spent with the pad in hand. A use of music, that of Death Stranding, which goes beyond the simple selection of a soundtrack.


The first Dooms have become famous thanks to their brutal soundtracks, which have become real cult that the bravest listen to even outside the game. It was not easy therefore to overcome the original excellence but the new Doom of 2016, thanks to the resourcefulness of Mick Gordon, has succeeded in a great way. Not only do heavy metal tracks work great, they are also mixed in real time based on the player's actions. Graphic violence and sonic violence finally go hand in hand thanks to one of the best soundtracks in the gaming world.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2019 was not a good year for Jeremy Soule, but that cannot affect the excellent work done to create the soundtrack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The songs of the epic role-playing game Bethesda immediately enter your heart, to resurface every time your mind returns to the snowy wastes of this unforgettable adventure. After all, a Fus Roh Da is forever.

Civilization V

For the fourth chapter of Civilization, composer Cristopher Tin even won a Grammy, and it is the first and last time that this very important award is given to a piece written for a video game. For Civilization V no prize, but the size of its OST remains virtually unchanged. The most beautiful thing is that each piece present changes as the game progresses, gradually adding more instruments to the sonic canvases always of extraordinary quality. Undeniably one of the best soundtracks ever.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo has recycled a few notes here and there from the old Animal Crossing, but that's okay too. After all, the songs of Animal Crossing: New Leaf are many and characterizing, for a work that is only apparently simple and deserving to be part of our list of the best soundtracks in the world of video games. Writing music for every hour of the day is indeed a particularly compelling exercise in style, and with such results also absolutely convincing.

Red Dead Redemption 2

We can discuss days if not months on the gameplay of the latest Rockstar western epic, but on the quality of graphics and sound there can be no doubts: Red Dead Redemption 2 is a gargantuan work that rivals even the best films of the genre. And to enhance this soundtrack even more than what was done in the game, in order to make the most convinced audiophiles lose their reason altogether, the one of Red Dead Redemption 2 was also printed on vinyl. That's right, he deserves it!

The Last of Us

Is it worth paying a golden weight a two-time Oscar-winning musician to use his undoubted qualities in a video game? If the result is like that achieved by Gustavo Santaolalla with The Last of Us, the answer is a clear and definite yes. The game Naughty Dog is a great title, for many a masterpiece, a status that can only be achieved if you also have one of the best soundtracks ever available.

Mass Effect 2

Jack Wall did an amazing job with Mass Effect, although the originality heard in the first game of the series has slowly waned. The pinnacle was reached in our opinion with Mass Effect 2, where synthesizers beat hard, enhancing the epicness of the plot as its most dreamlike veins. One of the best soundtracks, certainly unforgettable.


If you are looking for one of the best soundtracks that can get your adrenaline pumping with every listen, then you must absolutely refer to Bloodborne. The clashes with the bosses are always accompanied by powerful and vibrant songs, complete with a choir singing in Latin, to give the whole sequence an ancestral note, incomprehensible yet familiar at the same time.

Nier and Nier Automata

The first Nier was not a perfect game in many ways. Even though it has been re-evaluated after years, from day one everyone admitted that the soundtrack was one of the best of the period. Even today, the first Nier (and to it we also add the second) remains a marvel to listen to. Nier's songs manage to convey a unique melancholy, which tells us of a destroyed world but at the same time, magically, manages to give us hope for the future.

The Witcher 3

Epic . Difficult to find a single word that can make us understand what is the main theme of the music of The Witcher 3 better than this. Undeniably one of the best soundtracks in the gaming world, CD Projekt RED's game soundtrack gives us the energy to charge against monstrous creatures from other worlds.

Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium was one of the most surprising videogame works of recent years. A wide-ranging, deep role-playing game that does not hold back in the face of any type of argument and brings into play one of the most intriguing plots of all time. Music is another big selling point of this game. Thanks to one of the best soundtracks in video games, every scene in Disco Elysium awakens something hidden in our souls.

Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler, like many other JRPGs, aims a lot on a large caste of characters, each of which starts from a different play area. During the adventure, the player will have the opportunity to visit multiple settlements, each of which has its own culture and architecture. Square Enix's game is capable of delivering a high quality soundtrack that goes with the graphics and tells us the story of each region without a single written word.

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