What are the best rhythm games?

asked by Marek FaZer
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17 solutions
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    #1Deemo

    Deemo

    Deemo is a mix between a story based game and the mechanics of music games like Rock Band. The story develops through music playing and shows the life of a solitary man who meets a little girl from another land. The way to make her return is by growing a magic tree that grows with piano music. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mildred Soto
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is an interesting story game. It's very relaxing to play and easy to learn how to play it. "
  2. 17

    #2Beat Sneak Bandit

    Beat Sneak Bandit
    In Beat Sneak Bandit everything moves rhythmically. The story of this awarded game is simple: Duke Clockface has stolen all the clocks in the world. To stop chaos, Beat Sneak Bandit has to get them back.


    Games

    iOS

    $2.99

    Tyler Harper
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I play this game in short bursts, but quite often. I like that I can play it casually, or try to pick up a lot of items and challenge myself. The art style is pretty unique, as is the gameplay."
  3. 15

    #3Crypt of the Necrodancer

    Crypt of the Necrodancer
    Crypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore rhythm game that you can play using a keyboard, controller, or dance pad. You can also use your own music straight from your music library. It also has its own original soundtrack. 
    Games

    Windows, iOS, Mac

    $14.99

    Gregory Ford
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "music is life"
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    #4Cytus

    Cytus
    Cytus is very fun rhythm game with an incredible story that tells us of Vanessa. Users get to play Vanessa's character and join her in her quest to save human beings from robots and viruses by playing and clearing songs.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in app-purchases

    Joan Scott
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "It have different display modes that allow player-friendly previewing of notes. The art, design, and images are very beautiful. It also contain variety of song collections from different composers around the world."
  2. 14

    #5Geometry Dash Lite

    Geometry Dash Lite

    Geometry Dash Lite is a free arcade game for devices with Android or iOs operating system. It was developed and published by RobTop Games AB and is suitable for users of all ages. Users can jump and fly in this rhythm-paced game.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jacob Alexander
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "In this game you put your skills to the test to jump, dash and fly past numerous different objects. The objective is to successfully complete each level until you reach the end of the game. Passing a level a player is rewarded with icons which can be used to purchase other items to help you succeed along the way."
  3. 14

    #6Audiosurf 2

    Audiosurf 2
    Audiosurf 2 is a rhythm score attack video game. Ride your music in more ways than ever before. Audiosurf 2 is the music game for your entire music collection, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day. Hundreds of mods/skins on Workshop. Free demo available.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Henry Bell
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "There is no better rhythm game than Audiosurf. I think the closest thing would be guitar hero but that is too old now. This game provides a lot of challenge and can be considered frustrating at times but one thing is for certain. You will be nodding your head to the beat the entire time."
  4. 12

    #7Beat Fever

    Beat Fever
    Sing, dance and move to the biggest hits with Beat Fever, a music game in which you can challenge yourself "playing" all-time songs. Catch evil monsters, improve your skills and connect with other music fans.


    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Iris Dong
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I love playing games and I also enjoy rhythm games when I am with friends. I have tried several but Beat Fever is one of the best. You can even catch monster while dancing to the music."
  5. 11

    #8BIT.TRIP RUNNER

    BIT.TRIP RUNNER
    BIT.TRIP RUNNER is a fast and exhilarating music/rhythm-platformer game where you must race across the Moon bound through the Robotic Mines where you'll face off against the MinerMech.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $7.99

    John Schneider
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "BIT.TRIP RUNNER is a 2D autoscrolling rhythm game on Steam. This game became really repetitive after about 30 minutes of play. I also disliked the fact that there are only three songs and backgrounds for the full game."
  6. 10

    #9Fat Beets

    Fat Beets
    FAT BEETS is a puzzle rhythm game that blends the coloured note mechanics of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band with the tile matching mechanics of puzzle games like Bejeweled and Tetris and wraps it up in a retro-Japanese console game. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Games

    David Hayes
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I randomly stumbled across this app looking for puzzle games. It's a pretty weird, but interesting one, though I'm not sure what it has to do with rhythm."
  7. 7

    #10Rock Hero

    Rock Hero
    Rock Hero is a music game in which you have to demonstrate your skills playing a virtual guitar. This game features 3 different styles and 9 songs which you can play in 3 levels of difficulty. 
    Games

    Android

    Free

    Jonathan Garrett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "It started off pretty easy, but as the levels go up it's really hard to keep in step. Can end up being pretty addictive!"
  8. 7

    #11Melodys Escape

    Melodys Escape
    Run to the music of your own library and experience a new way of playing with  this arcade. An algorithm detect the data from you the music and makes you run to the ryhtm and the mood of it in this platform running game.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Kimberly Stanley
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "In Melody's Escape, advanced audio detection algorithms transcribe the energy that you feel when listening to music into a synchronized gameplay experience, with a captivating and dynamic obstacle course. The game will adapt in real-time to the intensity of your music and change the movement mode accordingly, from walking during very calm parts up to all-out flying when your music explodes! "
  9. 7

    #12Beat Hazard

    Beat Hazard
    Beat Hazard is a shooter arcade game that is based on the music you chose. Each song you use to play with changes and varies the way of playing. Rhythm, mood, speed and sound makes the gameplay different.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Raymond Howell
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Beat hazard has offered me an opportunity and a very engaging way to listen to my own tunes which is very interesting.Each song I use to play with varies the way of playing which motivates me."
  10. 4

    #13Magic Tiles 3

    Magic Tiles 3
    Magic Tiles 3 is a piano game with simple rules: you have to tap the black tiles and avoid the white tiles. This game combines different instruments and has a battle mode to compete with players around the world.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brandon Gray
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The graphics used in this game was really amazing. It is very fun to play with the music"
  11. 3

    #14Rock Life

    Rock Life
    Rock Life is a guitar game in which you have to start your own band, hire musicians, customize the instruments and improve your skills to win millions of fans. The game includes 3D graphics and allows you to compete with your friends in real time.
    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ruth Ramirez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a cool touch/timing music app, but really doesn't address rhythm. So if you are looking strictly for a rhythm game, this may not be for you."
  12. 1

    #15Superstar 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

    Mark Stevens
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "NICE"
  13. 1

    #16Magic Piano by Smule

    Magic Piano by Smule

    Magic Piano by Smule is a free app for Android and iOS in which you can play all-time classics or compose your own music. It features such things as a tempo controller and a Jam play mode with vocals.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ishan Rodrigues
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Magic piano is a good rhythm game, with a large choice of songs."
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    #17Soundodger+

    Soundodger+

    Soundodger+ is an indie bullet hell music game developed by Studio Bean and published by Adult Swim Games. It is available on Steam and for Microsoft Windows computers and features full controller support.

    Games

    Windows

    $7.99

    Anthony Toscano
    Written on March 1, 2019
    "This game is super fun! The goal is you are a small circle, in a larger circle trying to avoid the bullets that come out of the smaller circles attached to the circle you are in that spin around. It's hard to explain, but if you wanna pay 8 dollars for Soundodger, you will have definitely get your money's worth, if you were born good at these types of games."

Summary

Best What are the best rhythm games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DeemoGames 21 Free
2Beat Sneak BanditGames 17 Paid
3Crypt of the NecrodancerGames 15 Paid
4CytusGames 14 Free
5Geometry Dash LiteGames 14 Free
6Audiosurf 2Games 14 Paid
7Beat FeverGames 12 Free
8BIT.TRIP RUNNERGames 11 Paid
9Fat BeetsGames 10 Paid
10Rock HeroGames 7 Free
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