Best Video Game Song Tournament, 2017-2020: Top 32

Top 64 Part 2 Results

Top 32! Every single song!

To inform our newcomers (and remind some veterans!) the playoffs works slightly different than the group stages. Matchups are now 1v1 single elimination. Vote in as many (or as few) matches as you want. Ties will be broken by me; otherwise I will no longer be voting. You can see something resembling a bracket here.

Since it’s the playoffs, groups will be active until 9:00 AM Pacific the day after they post1, i.e. for roughly 24 hours. You can listen to a playlist of today’s songs (in matchup order) here.

Please listen to both songs in a match before voting. Especially in these early playoff rounds; we don’t want songs advancing on reputation alone.

This round will end on Thursday, June 1st at 9:00AM Pacific

Fun Stats!


Celeste remains our leader, despite losing some strong songs last round. Paper Mario had it even rougher, falling into the midcard. More former leaders fared worse, with NieR:Automata and Cuphead falling to one song each and A Hat in Time leaving the tournament entirely.

4 songs (1 game)

  • Celeste [-2]

2 songs (5 games)

  • Paper Mario: The Origami King [-3]
  • Paradise Killer [-1]
  • VirtuaVerse [-1]
  • Mad Rat Dead 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 

1 song (18 games)

  • NieR:Automata [-2]
  • Cuphead [-1]
  • Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
  • Blue Reflection 
  • Bugsnax
  • Deltarune Chapter 1 
  • Dicey Dungeons 
  • Katana ZERO 
  • Minit 
  • OMORI 
  • Panzer Paladin 
  • Part Time UFO 
  • Slipstream 
  • STAR OCEAN:anamnesis 
  • Style Savvy: Styling Star 
  • Tetris Effect 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (2019) 
  • Trails of Cold Steel III 

Remember The Fallen (20 games):

  • A Hat in Time [-3]
  • A Hat in Time: Nyakuza Metro 
  • Cloudpunk
  • Donut County
  • Freedom Planet 2
  • Frog Fractions 2
  • Hades 
  • Ikenfell 
  • Kirby Fighters 2
  • Mega Man 11 
  • Monument Valley 2 
  • Necrobarista 
  • Risk of Rain 2 
  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment 
  • Sonic Mania 
  • Streets of Rage 4 
  • The Sexy Brutale 
  • Touken Ranbu 
  • Wandersong  
  • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine