Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2013-2016: Top 32

Part 2 Results!


AG Drive They Call Me Speed [Original] [Jonne Valtonen] 9 4 Axiom Verge Trace Awakens
Read Only Memories Welcome to Neo-SF 7 5 Undertale Battle Against a True Hero
Transistor The Spine 9 3 Shin Megami Tensei IV Tokyo
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Infiltrate the Junk Factory 7 6 The Flame in The Flood Landsick
DuckTales: Remastered The Moon 6 7 Tearaway The Orchards [Kenneth Young]
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Illusory Studio 5 7 Nights of Azure Indignation [Art Museum]
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Reverie Corridor 4 8 Gunpoint Defenestraight To My Heart [Ryan Ike]
Risk of Rain Monsoon 6 5 Drakengard 3 This Silence is Mine
Mario Kart 8 Big Blue 7 9 I Am Setsuna Rare
Unravel Summer Sky / Baangpolskan efter Zacharias Baang 6 7 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Belief
Drakengard 3 The Last Song 8 5 Shuttle Rush Galactic Grove
Super Mario 3D World Super Bell Hill 10 4 Cloudbuilt Relics of Vigor
Velocity 2x Jintinda Lab 4 7 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Returns
Brigador It’s Our Rules Now 5 7 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Gens D’Armes
Undertale Hopes and Dreams 9 7 Guacamelee! Desierto Caliente
QURARE: Magic Library Higher [ESTi] 10 3 Drakengard 3 Black Song [Emi Evans]


It’s the top 32! From here on out we get every song every day.

Since it’s the playoffs, groups will be active until 9:00AM Pacific the day after they post 1. This means groups are only active for 24 hours! You can listen to a playlist of today’s songs (in matchup order) here.


Voting will be live until Monday, July 18th at 9:00AM Pacific

Fun Stats!


We enter the top 32 with Shovel Knight in pole position, as has been the case the whole way through. Our 2-song tier just below is an eclectic mix; Super Mario 3D World and Undertale were expected to be here all along. Drakengard 3 and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel weren’t, really. And Sonic: After The Sequel is the biggest surprise of the tournament for me. Y’all really love that little fangame. Me too tbh.

Mario Kart 8 is the biggest shocker here, falling from a strong 3 song position last round to fully out of it. I’m also personally a bit sad that The Flame in The Flood won’t be making top 32. It was such a unique sound and it deserved to go just a little further.

3 Songs (1 game):

  • Shovel Knight [-1]

2 Songs (5 games):

  • Drakengard 3 [-2]
  • Super Mario 3D World [-1]
  • Undertale [-1]
  • Sonic: After The Sequel 
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 

1 Song (19 games):

  • Crypt of the NecroDancer [-1] 
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII [-1]
  • AG Drive 
  • beatmania IIDX 23 copula
  • Gunpoint
  • Heaven Variant 
  • I Am Setsuna 
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Mushihimesama HD 
  • Nights of Azure
  • Persona 5 
  • Pokémon X & Y 
  • Pony Island 
  • QURARE: Magic Library 
  • Read Only Memories 
  • Risk of Rain
  • Tearaway 
  • Transistor 
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA 

Remember The Fallen (22 games):

  • Mario Kart 8 [-3]
  • Unravel [-2]
  • Axiom Verge 
  • BattleBlock Theater 
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma 
  • Brigador 
  • Cloudbuilt
  • DuckTales: Remastered 
  • Fire Emblem Fates 
  • Guacamelee! 
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 
  • Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi 
  • Samorost 3 
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV  
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse 
  • Shuttle Rush 
  • Tales of Zestiria 
  • The Flame in The Flood 
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II 
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE 
  • Velocity 2x 
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X