What are the best osu! beatmaps?

osu! is an open-source rhythm game which allows users to create their own beatmaps and skins for any song they wish to play. The gameplay is based from Osu! Tatakae! Ouenda, Elite Beat Agents, Taiko no Tatsujin, Beatmania IIDX, O2Jam, and DJMax. 

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    #1Guren No Yumiya

    Guren No Yumiya

    Guren No Yumiya is a song by Linked Horizon, a Japanese band, and serves as a beatmap for the free and open-source rhythm game named osu!. The game is developed by independently by Dean Herbert.



    Arthur Parker
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I like this song coz it really needs your coordination. But HAHAHAHA as for difficulty, this is indeed the best beatmap to try if you want to know if you're a good player. "
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    Cookie-Butter-Choco-Cookie is a beatmap for osu!, an open-source free-to-play game developed by Dean Herbert. The song is performed by PIKOTARO with collaboration from Japan's Sesame Street.

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    Daniel Castro
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I died multiple times before i was finally able to finish this beatmap. It's like a short nightmare but the feeling you get after finishing the beatmap is amazing. =))) "
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    #3Yuima-ru World

    Yuima-ru World

    Yuima-ru World is an osu! beatmap, mapped for the game by Fycho on May 2016. Despite the beatmap's innocent-looking icon, it boasts a success rate of 12.6%, as well as having a totaly view count of more than 13 million.

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    Angela Cunningham
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I am proud to be a part of the 12.6% of the people who have finished this osu beatmap! HAHAHAHA "


Rhythm games are what people would normally call video games that centers its whole gameplay mechanic on following a specific beat, music, or, as the name suggests, rhythm.


Did you know that the first rhythm-based game was essentially created during the early 1970s? Developed by the Kansai Seiki Seisakusho Co., KASCO for short, the game didn't really have a title. It was released in Japan as an electro-mechanical arcade game and was implied to be inspired by those old Oh! Mouretsu commercials, according to former-KASCO employee Kenji Nagata.

While the most well-known games of the rhythm game genre usually fall under the singing, dancing, or rock band premise, some rhythm games actually focus on neon designs, flashing lights, and even tribal warfare! Although similar in gameplay mechanics, osu! stands out among the rest as being one of the few independently published and developed, open-source, and free-to-play rhythm games that grew in popularity. Basically, a beatmap is what the game names its stages, consisting of a song and a variety of hit objects placed in time with the music. Beatmaps usually consist of real songs by different artists, usually "mapped" into the game individually or in the form of beatmap packs by its dedicated playerbase.

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    Senbonzakura is a song by Hatsune Miku, a Japanese vocaloid and was mapped for osu! by NatsumeRin. This beatmap's normal mode has a success rate of 40.4% and has been viewed for over 13 million times.

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    Nathan Robinson
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I like Hatsune Miku and all that and I like this song so much. So the fact that I finished this is amazing. :)) I guess this deserves to be a top osu song. "
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    #5Black Rover

    Black Rover

    Black Rover is a song by Vicleblanka and was used as the OST for an anime of the same name. This song was mapped for osu! by Sotarks and has over 12 million plays as of 2018.

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    Amy Munoz
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "While playing this, the opening of black clover was playing inside my head. I couldn't really concentrate on playing this coz of that HAHAHA but this is a good beatmap to play. definitely worth it! "
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    Despacito ft. R3 Music Box by Will Stetson is an osu! beatmap song submitted by Sotarks in June 2018. It has garnered over 9 million plays. The normal mode by akitoshi has a 47.8% success rate. 

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    Emily Harris
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I'm not really used to hearing a mainstream song on osu, but i tried this song anyway. It's okay, i guess. But yeah, it was fun. "
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    #7Bad Apple!!

    Bad Apple!!

    Bad Apple!! is a song by Masayoshi Minoshima feat. nomico that was mapped by ouranhshc for osu! It has been played for more than 12million times. The easy difficulty has as 52% success rate, and it also has a map for the taiko mode. 

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    Kathleen Bennett
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "THE TAIKO MODE WAS A NIGHTMARE. I never got to finish it but i watched videos online of people finishing it and I was amazed at how they finished this osu beatmap. "
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    #8Don't Say Lazy

    Don't Say Lazy

    Don't Say Lazy is a song by Yoko Hikasa, which was used in the anime K-On! played by an all-girl high school banned called Houkago Tea Time. The beatmap for osu! was submitted by Dangaard and has gained over 7 million plays. 

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    Jacqueline Jones
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I LOVE K-ON AND THAT IS THE REASON I AM PLAYING THIS SONG. I had to look for the beatmap for this and I DO NOT REGRET DOWNLOADING IT. It was a nightmare to play tho, but HEHEHEHE definitely worth it. =)) "


Best What are the best osu! beatmaps
1Guren No YumiyaMusic 21 Free
2Cookie-Butter-Choco-CookieGame Elements 13 Free
3Yuima-ru WorldGame Elements 6 Free
4SenbonzakuraGame Elements 5 Free
5Black RoverGame Elements 4 Free
6DespacitoGame Elements 2 Free
7Bad Apple!!Game Elements 2 Free
8Don't Say LazyGame Elements 1 Free

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