What are the best dance games?

Can't help dancing to your favorite songs? Why not turn it to a game? Our team has curated a list of games where you will not only play, but you also have to dance! Tell us your thoughts about these video games through the comments section below. Shall we dance?

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    #1Zumba Fitness World Party

    Zumba Fitness World Party
    Take your work out to Brazil, Hawaii and beyond in this vibrant fitness journey packed with exotic rhythms and rich culture from around the world. Expand your horizons with 40+ high-energy routines, over 30 calorie-burning dance styles, and a red hot soundtrack featuring Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and more.
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    Carl Murray
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I don't like going to the gym but still like to stay fit. I wanted to get some games that I could play with my kids but that would still keep me active. We love Zumba Fitness World Party. It's a great thing for us to do together and I have fun and work up a sweat at the same time."
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    #2Superstar Dance Club

    Superstar Dance Club

    Superstar Dance Club is a character-based dancing game, compatible with Konami's DDR mat controller wherein you can show your best moves with Suzy and friends as you tap your feet or the controller to the music. 

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Adam Wilson
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "This was a another link to a Steam download. I wouldn't want this to be one of my top links when I am looking for dance games. I would like to see an article like Top 5 or Top 8 computer dance games before I go to this game's download page. "
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    #3Just Dance 2017

    Just Dance 2017

    Just Dance 2017 is a dance game that features the hottest hits of the year. Shake your hips & wave your hands with the Just Dance Controller App - if you have a smartphone, you don't need a camera. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Russell Garrett
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "The most recent addition to one of the most popular dance series. The game has a lot of options and songs to dance to so you're going to get your money's worth. This is a pretty fun game and has different difficulty settings for you as you begin learning the game. I'd put this in the best category."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Dance Dance Revolution was the first dancing game series? The DDR, also known as Dancing Stage in its earlier days, is a music video game series from Konami. It was first introduced in Japan in 1998, and later on in Europe and North America in 1999. In the game, visual cues in sync with the music being played are displayed on the screen. The players, standing on a platform (or stage), need to hit the arrows laid out in a cross using their feet accordingly. While the first of the game in series is available on arcade, other succeeding games in the franchise can be played on other gaming platforms.

It was also the game that inspired other dancing video games like Pump it Up and In the Groove. Regarded as the first of many dance games, Dance Dance Revolution is also used for other purposes than gaming nowadays. Also, an article in a gaming news site revealed that a man was able to lose weight with the help of DDR. Dance Dance Revolution also became an official sporting event in Norway back in 2004. There are also tournaments held globally, where participants compete for the highest score or the number of Perfects. The DDR series was a major breakthrough for the gaming industry, especially for dancing games. And thanks to this video game, we now have to stand and move around to play - driving away from the traditional way of playing games.

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    #4Just Dance Disney Party

    Just Dance Disney Party

    Just Dance Disney Party is a game wherein you can dance like a star to 25 songs from both the beloved classic Disney Movies and Disney Channel's hottest shows with four-players to experience the ultimate in family fun. 

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    Xbox 360, Wii

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    Evelyn Moore
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "My daughter loves Disney movie songs, I mean who doesn't? Anyway, we got her Just Dance Disney Party this year for her birthday and she couldn't be happier. We busted it out after cake and everyone had a blast. I think it's one of the best dance games. I definitely channeled my inner kid while dancing to be our guest and under the sea!"
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    #5Just Dance 2015

    Just Dance 2015
    Just Dance 2015 is the perfect way to let loose with friends and family by dancing to hit songs like Happy by Pharrell Williams and Burn by Ellie Goulding. Staying true to the Just Dance personality, there are also legendary favorites like "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith ft. Run-D.M.C. and a chance to dance to Tetris moves!
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    Gerald Robinson
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "Just Dance 2015 is one of the better dance games. For people that are into the Dancing genre, it is really fun and it is highly recommended in the scene."
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    #6Michael Jackson The Experience

    Michael Jackson The Experience

    Michael Jackson: The Experience is a music video game based on Michael Jackson's music which features many of his hits such as Bad, Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, The Way You Make Me Feel, and many more.

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    Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3

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    Charles Taylor
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "If you're a fan of games like Dance Dance Revolution or Just Dance, then there's a game you may want to try. Michael Jackson the Experience puts you on stage as the pop legend himself, and you'll perform plenty of his signature moves, of course! Fans of Jackson's music will also love this game, as it comes with not just his classics, but a huge variety of jams from across the years!"
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    #7Just Dance 2014

    Just Dance 2014
    Just Dance 2014 is a dance video game developed by Ubisoft. The fifth main installment in the franchise, with several new features.
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    Jerry Banks
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "Just dance is an interactive game that is made for dancing. It includes the music and the moves that allowed me to get up and dance. The dance moves were easy to follow along, so anyone can follow along with the game. I was even able to play with people across the world. Just dance is the perfect dance game."
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    #8Dance Central 3

    Dance Central 3

    Dance Central 3 is a music rhythm game developed by Harmonix and published by Microsoft Studios. The gameplay is similar to the previous two games in the series in which players follow dance moves which are tracked by the Xbox Kinect.

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    Xbox 360

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    Justin Wagner
    Written on July 14, 2017
    "One of the most popular games in the dance genre. This one is sure to scratch that itch and is definitely considered one of the best dance games available. It has a lot few games on older hardware as well in case you haven't upgraded your console. This is surely one of the best dance games of the last generation."
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    #9Just Dance Kids 2

    Just Dance Kids 2

    Just Dance Kids 2 is a dance-based music game but with popular kids' songs with special features of 40 all-new dances led by real kids. 

    Games

    Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

    $19.99

    Julio César Colín
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "This is a pretty good game targeted at children. The moves are pretty simple and not too advanced. The Just Dance series has a pretty good reputation and is offered on multiple platforms. I would recommend this dance for people of all ages."
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    #10Just Dance 2016

    Just Dance 2016

    Just Dance 2016 edition emphasizes the use of a mobile smartphone application for motion detection by a subscription-based service. It offers streaming access to a catalog of previous songs from previous franchise entries. 

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    Xbox 360, PlayStation 4

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    Terry Gonzalez
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "Just dance has been a Motion sense dancing franchise for almost 10 years now, and for good reason. Dance to the hottest hits by Justin Beiber, One Direction, or even older hits from the 80s. Sometimes you'll even fine foreign pop gems to dance to. Just dance is my go-to game to have fun with my family, and also get a workout. It might just look like waving your arms around, but if you really get into it, it's a full on workout, trust me. Just dance man!"
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    #11Fantasia: Music Evolved

    Fantasia: Music Evolved

    Fantasia: Music Evolved is a musical motion video game inspired by Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia." You will become an apprentice of legendary sorcerer Yen Sid and perform the movie's hit songs using natural gesture-based motions.

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    Xbox One

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    Ananya Chatterjee
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I was given the topic of best dance games and was given the solution of Fantasia: Music Evolved. This is a great solution and is perfect for all ages. "
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    #12Just Dance 2018

    Just Dance 2018

    Just Dance 2018 is the new dance rhythm video game from the popular Ubisoft franchise where you can demonstrate your dance skills with more than 40 songs. 

    Games

    Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4

    $59.99

    Olivia Curtis
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Just Dance has always been a fun series that's held its own against other dance and music games in the genre. It offers a great selection of contemporary music that western audiences will enjoy, in contrast to Dance Dance Revolution, which has a greater mix of more obscure and sometimes older dance beats. "
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    #13Dance Dance Revolution

    Dance Dance Revolution

    Join the party with this classic dancing game where you can compete against your friends and enjoy an evening of fun. Step to the beat that appears on the screen, stepping on the arrows of the dance stage in the perfect timing for the best performance. Enjoy the music!



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    Web

    Free

    Gustavo Borges
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "The game that started at all, the original Dance Dance Revolution home release for the PS1 set the stage for future releases, featuring some of the most iconic songs in the franchise, such as “Butterfly” by Smile.dk and “Paranoia” by 180. Instead of having to track down an arcade that had a cabinet, fans were finally given an option to practice at home. Growing up, this is probably the game most fans played. For the graphical limitations of the PS1, the original DDR both looks and plays great. Although there are only 16 songs, they still never get old, even 15 years into the future. The popularity of this game resulted in many PS1 sequels and remixes. However, the original still has it’s definite charm that will be loved for ages to come. The used version of this game can be found for as low as three dollars, but if you want it new, you’ll have to shell out some extra cash for this classic."
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    #14Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix

    Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix

    Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix inserts Mario's universe characters to the dance games. In this game, you will dance your way across the Mushroom Kingdom in the search of the stolen key. 

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    Nintendo Gamecube

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    Gustavo Borges
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Is it possible to combine the quirkiness of the Mario franchise with a dancing game? Anything is possible. This random, unexpected crossover came to the Nintendo Gamecube at the height of the dancing games era, 2005. Music tracks consist of remixed Mario songs that are undeniably fun to dance to. Much like the soon to be released title, Persona 4 Dancing All Night, it’s a title that nobody really asked for but was pleasantly surprised by the result. Sometimes weird dancing crossovers can be good, and Mario Mix definitely surpasses expectations. This game isn’t perfect, but dancing off against Bowser has never been more fun."

Summary

Best What are the best dance games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Zumba Fitness World PartyGames 18 Paid
2Superstar Dance ClubGames 16 Paid
3Just Dance 2017Games 13 Paid
4Just Dance Disney PartyGames 13 Paid
5Just Dance 2015Games 12 Paid
6Michael Jackson The ExperienceGames 12 Paid
7Just Dance 2014Games 10 Paid
8Dance Central 3Games 6 Paid
9Just Dance Kids 2Games 4 Paid
10Just Dance 2016Games 4 Paid
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