14 Best Video Game Theme Songs Of All Time

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Here we go guys, In this article, I am going to present to you the best Video game theme songs of all time.

Music is one of the most important aspects of a video game and it can really make the game. Video games are an interactive form of entertainment, and the music that accompanies these games is a key component of the overall experience. The music in video games can be just as important to the gameplay as the story, graphics, or controls.

The soundtracks of games can create a mood, set the tone of a scene, or introduce a new level. It can also be used as a reward for playing a level, or a reward for doing something well.

There are a lot of songs that are iconic to the game they are from such as the Zelda theme, the Super Mario Bros. theme, and even the Tetris song. So, In this list, I am going to share my favorite video game theme songs.

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14 Best Video Game Theme Songs Of All Time

14 – Nate’s Theme – Uncharted 1 2 & 3 

Uncharted 1 2 & 3 - Nate's Theme

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Original Soundtrack from the Video Game is the soundtrack to the 2007 action-adventure video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, developed by Naughty Dog, it was released on November 20, 2007, by the game’s publisher, Sony Computer Entertainment. Composed by Greg Edmonson and performed by the Skywalker Session Orchestra.

13 – Nerevar Rising – The Elder Scrolls

Morrowind OST - 01 Nerevar Rising - HQ Audio

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Official Soundtrack released in 2002, composed by Jeremy Soule. It marks the first game in the series to feature his music, as well as what would become known as The Elder Scrolls theme in Nerevar Rising.

The soundtrack was assembled with mixed reviews. In 2003, it was nominated for the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition” at the 6th Annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Interactive Achievement Awards but lost to Medal of Honor: Frontline.

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12 – Final Fantasy Main Theme Song

Final Fantasy Main Theme (Orchestral)

The theme first performed at the beginning of the original Final Fantasy and has since emerged in most major series titles, except for Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy X, and Final Fantasy XIII. One of the Best Video Game Theme Songs Of All Time.

“Final Fantasy”, a systematic piece of music composed by Nobuo Uematsu in the Final Fantasy series. Also known as the “Opening Theme” and the “Prologue”, played during the opening series.

11 – The Last Of Us – Theme song

The Last Of us - Theme song

The game, “The Last of Us” Original Soundtrack is the heaviest & popular soundtrack composed by Gustavo Santaolalla for The Last of Us. The album had released online and in stores on June 13, 2013, by Naughty Dog and Sony Masterworks.

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10 – Donkey Kong Theme

Donkey Kong Country Theme Restored to HD

The game, “Donkey King” has one of the most famous and unique thriller soundtracks ever. The story of the game follows the adventures of an ape named Donkey Kong and his clan of other apes and monkeys. The Donkey Kong franchise has sold a total of over 80 million copies worldwide as of 2022.

9 – Title Theme Pokemon Series

Pokémon Red & Blue Music: Opening Theme

The Pokémon Theme is the opening theme song for Pokémon: Indigo League, and the first entrance theme song of the English anime series, also marks the first track in Pokémon: 2. B.A. Master. It is the most iconic theme tune in the English Dub of the franchise.

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8 – Title Theme Megaman

Megaman 3 Theme

Mega Man aka Rockman is one of Capcom’s best-selling video game series, holding over 50 games for multiple systems separated into seven series. The succession usually includes a namesake character as the main character. Listen to the full soundtrack here. One of the Best Video Game Theme Songs Of All Time.

7 – Legend Of Zelda (NES) Intro

Legend of Zelda (NES) Intro

The Legend of Zelda initially released in Japan as The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu is a 1986 action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo and designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Koji Kondo also composed the game’s five music tracks. This track marks the best Zelda track ever.

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6 – At Doom’s Gate

Doom OST - E1M1 - At Doom's Gate

The game’s music is the most popular music of all time. All of Doom’s music was composed by Robert Prince. There are 23 distinct tracks present across the original 3 episodes, with Thy Flesh Consumed not introducing any new tracks. One of the Best Video Game Theme Songs Of All Time.

5 – Contra – Jungle Theme

Contra - Jungle Theme

The game, ‘Contra’ is a run-and-gun shooter video game developed and published by Konami, released on February 20, 1987. The theme from the arcade version of Contra is one of the soundtracks included in the video game album Konami Game Music Vol.4: A Jax.

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4 – Main Theme – L.A. Noire

Main Theme - L.A. Noire Soundtrack

The L.A. Noire Official Soundtrack is full of 40’s jazz and blues music, in addition to period-authentic publicity and radio shows playing over the radios of Team Bondi’s recreation of 1947 Los Angeles.

3 – Tetris: Type A – Super Bros. Ultimate

Tetris: Type A - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a 2018 Japanese crossover fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. The game follows the series’ traditional style of gameplay: handling one of the diverse characters, participants must use differing attacks to dilute their enemies and knock them out of an arena.

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2 – Halo Theme Song Original

Halo Theme Song Original

The Halo Original Soundtrack is a soundtrack for the video game Halo: Combat Evolved. Composed and produced by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori for Bungie, the soundtrack was released on June 11, 2002.

Most of the theme from Halo: Combat Evolved is present on the CD, although some melodies have been remixed by O’Donnell in medley form for “more enjoyable” listening.

1 – Super Mario Bros. Theme Song

Super Mario Bros. Theme Song

The Super Mario Bros. theme aka “Overworld Theme”, is a melodic theme initially listened to in the first phase of the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario Bros.

It was one of six themes composed for the game by Nintendo sound designer Koji Kondo. According to its composer Koji Kondo, Of the six tracks of the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack, this theme took the most time to develop.

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