The Best Rhythm Games

Update : Super Crazy Rhythm Castle added at rank #19.
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Hi-Fi RUSH (2023)

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PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X j

Hi-Fi Rush is an action-packed rhythm game with vibrant art style, an unforgettable story and characters, and a unique approach to combat. Join Chai on his journey as he attempts to break out of the soulless corporatization of everything and fight for what's right!

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What we like:
  • Unique blend of character action and rhythm games
  • Vibrant art style
  • Phenomenally written characters
  • Timely story with relevant themes to the gaming industry at large
  • Seamlessly switches back and forth between 2D cutscenes and 3D in-game graphics
What could be improved:
  • Not as complex as other character action games like Devil May Cry
  • Linear experience with limited side content

  • rhythm
  • platform

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Beat Saber (2019)

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osvr PC Windows Oculus Rift psvr

Immerse yourself in the pulsating beats of Beat Saber, a rhythm-based VR game like no other. Swing your sabers, slash the notes, and feel the music in a futuristic world. Compete worldwide, improve your skills, and ascend the leaderboards. It's not just a game, it's a cardio workout!


What we like:
  • Incredibly immersive rhythm experience
  • Enhanced enjoyment with mods and custom songs
  • VR support amplifies the gameplay
  • Provides a good cardio workout
What could be improved:
  • Requires mods and custom songs for full enjoyment
  • Limited song selection without DLC packs

  • rhythm

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Muse Dash (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS

Paradise of parkour & rhythm game ★★★ — Muse Dash!!


  • rhythm
  • music
  • anime

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Bit.Trip Rerunner (2023)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

The classic rhythm platformer is back as BIT.TRIP RERUNNER + RUNNER MAKER! The fun of the original now sports fresh mechanics, art, and soundtrack – plus RUNNER MAKER, which allows you to create custom levels. A must-play for rhythm newbies, experts, and everyone in between.

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  • rhythm
  • precision
  • platform
  • runner
  • editor
  • scroller
  • level
  • electronic
  • music
  • family-friendly
  • 3d
  • colourful

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Everhood (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

An UNCONVENTIONAL ADVENTURE RPG that takes place in an inexpressible world filled with amusing musical battles and strange delightful encounters. To put it simply: You are in for a ride.


  • rhythm
  • psychedelic
  • music
  • battle
  • rpg
  • bullet-hell

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Metal: Hellsinger (2022)

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Xbox Series X quest 2) quest 3 (ps1 vr2 Playstation 5 PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the depths of Hell as you play as the Unknown, a humanoid with a demonic appearance who has lost her voice and memories. With Troy Baker as Paz and Jennifer Hale voicing the Red Judge, fight your way through each realm of Hell, defeat the aspect of the Red Judge found within and get your memories back. The game revolves around you using two base weapons to carve your way through the realms while shooting to the beat to gain points and do more damage.


What we like:
  • Minimalist plot but great conclusion
  • Multiple weapons with their own rhythm
  • Boons that make you more powerful
  • Metal music
  • Bullet hell boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Can only resurrect up to two times in a level at expense of score
  • Gameplay can be challenging to keep up with

  • rhythm
  • shooter
  • first-person
  • fps
  • demons

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Crypt (2018)

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Xbox One Android PC Windows

This is not a video game. This is a psychological torture device. Do not attempt to play this game. You won't have an enjoyable experience. And that's intentional.


  • rhythm
  • rogue-like
  • dungeon
  • dungeon-crawler

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Melatonin (2022)

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Playstation 5 PC Windows Nintendo Switch Android Xbox One Mac OS j

Melatonin is a rhythm game about dreams and reality merging together. Harmonize through a variety of dreamy levels containing surprising challenges. Hand-drawn art, and vibrant music without any intimidating overlays or interfaces.


  • rhythm
  • hand-drawn
  • music

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A Musical Story (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Xbox Series X IOS iPhone Android Playstation 5 Mac OS Linux

‘A Musical Story’ is a rhythm game set against a 70s backdrop. Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation through the connections to his musical memory.


  • rhythm
  • music
  • instrumental
  • psychedelic
  • rock

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Thumper (2016)

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Android PC Windows Xbox One IOS iPhone Playstation 5 ps1 vr2

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.


  • rhythm

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