There are few things in life that are better than music, so there are clearly fewer things in life that are better than music and rhythm games. Music elicits more emotional reactions than any other music and usually does so within a few short minutes. Games can make us feel things over time, but the music is often instantaneous.
Likewise, Building video games About the music takes a few key ingredients – the gameplay remains top of the click order, of course, but you wouldn’t play a rhythm game if the soundtrack wasn’t up to par. Imagine if Guitar Hero had replaced its premium song catalog with tracks you haven’t heard of – arguably not worth playing.
With that in mind, we have compiled a list of The best rhythm games About, from 2D rogue likes with strong rhythm, to use of lightsaber VR games, To games that can teach you how to play your instrument or let you play with your own music library – and even a game where you only press one button to beat in increasingly difficult scenarios. Brief disclaimer – Tetris Effect was considered on the list but arguably doesn’t make rhythm his focus, so he missed it. Anyway, you should be playing Tetris Effect. seriously.
Here are the best rhythm games for PC in 2020:
- Saber won
- Crypt Necrodancer
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
- Lighting: Remastered
- My voice 2
- Rocksmith 2014 Remastered
- Rhythm Doctor
- Infinite rez
- BPM: bullet points per minute
Beat Saber has taken over virtual reality and helped put emerging technology on the heads and in the hands of many new players. The concept of Beat Saber is very simple: using two different types of colored lightsaber (yes, as in Star Wars), you slice blocks of the opposite color in the direction the game tells you – making you feel like a Jedi in full flow (even though you lean in Until it looked a little silly to everyone else in the room.)
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The game’s original soundtrack is excellent, but only the PC version supports importing custom songs – so bring up Duel of the Fates if you’re so inclined, and why not?
Thumper is a “violent rhythm” game, and although that might make it seem a bit aggressive, that’s because the soundtrack is full of rhythm, high bass drops and almost intimidating sound effects.
We wouldn’t say it’s oppressive, though – sending your little protagonist lashing around the tracks in what feels like a million miles an hour is still a lot of fun, although playing in virtual reality is arguably more unsettling.
Whichever way you play, Thumper is the rhythm game version of a rollercoaster that you won’t want to get out of – just be sure to play with your headphones.
Top-down rogue might seem strangely suited to rhythm-based mechanics, but developer Brace Yourself Games has found gold with Crypt of the Necrodancer.
Each move must be performed in this music-dungeon crawl – with different enemies following different rhythms. It takes a while to get around it, but for bonus points, you can actually play the whole game with a dance floor if you want to break a sweat.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock long in memory, with carefully curated soundtracks including bands from the likes of Rage Against The Machine and Slipknot, all the way to Kiss and ZZ Top. While this entry marks a high point in the overall difficulty settings, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock still fits well with a wide variety of players, with easier difficulty settings and slow songs to identify before moving on solo – heavy chants. The fact that this game still has a thriving Twitch community for more than a decade after release tells you everything you need to know about its enduring appeal.
If you’re willing to put up with the clutter of multiple plastic gadgets in your home, there’s still a better way to beat a group of friends, unless of course you’re into a rock band.
Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s first appearance on this list, Lumines was originally a PSP game remake in 2018 brought to PC.
When playing almost like the musical Tetris, players have to align shapes from different colored blocks that, when grouped together, will be removed when a “timeline” passes over them – with this line set to Musical accompaniment. The rows you clear add new layers to the game’s awesome soundtrack, too – which is a bonus in itself.
Lumines: Remastered is this rare example of a puzzle that is quirky, frenzied, and cheerful all at once – especially as lumps start to pile up as you scramble to stay on top of things.
My voice 2
Have you ever played a rhythm game and thought “Oh my God, that’d be cool if I knew some of these songs?” If yes, then Audiosurf 2 could be exactly what you are looking for.
Whatever the back track, you are shooting along a track at breakneck speed and tasked with collecting as many pickup trucks as possible without hitting any of the obstacles in front of you. It’s not entirely a new concept, but Audiosurf 2 supports importing your own songs to turn them into a futuristic notes highway. Just try not to be too familiar – there are still obstacles to dribbling.
Rocksmith 2014 Remastered
Awkwardly titled Rocksmith 2014 Remastered is a re-release of the original 2014 Rocksmith, and in itself is a sequel to the first Rocksmith title. Are you still with us
Hard title aside, Rocksmith 2014 Remastered is rare – it’s fun and educational, allowing users to plug in their own instruments (guitar and bass) and learn to play multiple songs. Although Rocksmith doesn’t offer access to and play most rhythm games, it will be difficult for you to find a musical game with the same degree of scalability.
Once you’ve mastered the in-game content, you can choose from over a thousand fully licensed tracks like DLC – so the game will last as long as your sore fingers can last.
Rhythm Doctor is the most obscure of all the rhythm games on this list, as players see players dispense drugs to patients by pressing the spacebar at the seventh stroke of each bar, repeatedly despite a series of audiovisual distractions.
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Calling itself the “toughest one-button rhythm game you’ll ever play,” Rhythm Doctor plays your expectations in fun and creative ways, forcing you to take everything out of your mind in order to focus on the rhythm.
While treating patients, your screen may malfunction, or there may be some kind of delay to accommodate it. Better yet, your screen may go blank – forcing you to count the knocks in your head. You might want to invest in a pendulum for this item.
Remember 2001? No, not the movie, the year? Rez was launched on the original PlayStation, with unique (and often impressive) wireframe visuals that breathe life into a mixed shooter / rhythmic game. After 20 years, PC players can finally join the action with Extended Rez Infinite, another ingenious rhythm game led by Tetsuya Mizuguchi.
Every action in Rez Infinite affects the sound scene, and the vibration when playing with the gamepad increases the sense of synchronization – the truth is that Rez Infinite is all about shattering the barriers between the senses, and it’s crazy that it approaches from such a noble distance. Goal. Yes, it’s abstract and sophisticated, but it’s also painfully beautiful from start to finish.
BPM: Leads per minute
BPM is gaining a spot on this list of rhythm games based on the fact that it does something completely different with the genre. Instead of mixing the buttons to the right beat or letting the syncron feel overwhelmed, BPM transports the music and melody into a retro-style FPS, where demons burst into bits to chime with wailing guitars. Among the many things BPM does properly are its boss fights, which offer a big step up in challenge with the attack patterns to learn and the dribbling maneuvers you’ll need in time with the soundtrack.
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Upcoming rhythm games
Familiar melodies floating on the Harmonix stage – Are those sounds from Smash Mouth’s All Star over guitars from Rock the Casbah and bass from Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy? DJ simulator Fuser gives you the tools to create the ultimate party mix – or the most unholy mixes you can think of. All tracks are matched automatically and in the right key, so all that remains is to pick the perfect moment to drop the chorus on Party Rock Anthem. As if that wasn’t every moment of every day.
Unlike Harmonix’s previous beat games, there are no plastic peripherals required to run Fuser – just drag and drop records into your virtual CDJ. You will need to set the time to tempo for a smooth transition that will keep your audience away. We have tried the virtual floors ourselves on Fuser gameplay preview – The new rhythm game will arrive in Fall 2020.
There you have it, we have a selection of the best rhythm games for PC. We’re very fond of the list features here at PCGN, so there are a lot more similar, including the top roundup of The best open world games And the most wonderful RPG games on the computer. Now, if a bright spark would please make a rhythm game with role-playing mechanics placed in a huge open map, we could combine it all into one.