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Patapon 2 Remastered
Patapon 2 Remastered

Strategy 30 January 2020

Refreshed second part of the strategy and music game series. Developers didn't introduce any new features to the game, but improved the graphics, which work in the native 1080p and dynamic 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva MegaMix

Party 13 February 2020

The first installment of the popular series of music-rhythmic games under the sign Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, which hit the Nintendo Switch console. The title offers over a hundred songs, several hundred costumes for virtual vocalists, and a completely new multiplayer mode, prepared especially for the Nintendo platform.

Crypt of the NecroDancer
Crypt of the NecroDancer

RPG 23 April 2015

The work of a one-man Canadian studio Brace Yourself Games in the form of a unique independent production that combines features of seemingly contrasting elements of a roguelike RPG and a dancing game. Crypt of the NecroDancer lets us play as a girl named Cadence, who sets on a journey to find her missing father. It leads her to the mysterious crypt ruled by an evil demon known as NecroDancer. It casts an unusual curse on the protagonist, making her heart always beat in rhythm of a music. As far as its mechanics go, NecroDancer is and old school action RPG. We explore procedurally generated dungeons and fight various monsters using weapons and magic. What makes the game unique is the fact that enemies move to the rhythm of music, and Cadence must adjust to their dance to defeat them. Each enemy she encounters has his unique style, and discovering the correct combination of moves is the key to success.

Beat Saber
Beat Saber

Arcade 20 November 2018

An unusual rhythm game which is a mix of Guitar Hero, Fruit Ninja, and Star Wars – the player cuts colorful cubes with two lightsabers to the rhythm of electronic music.

Thumper
Thumper

Arcade 11 October 2016

A music action game released by an independent studio – Drool. The development team includes individuals who have cooperated with Harmonix Music Systems. The players are tasked with defeating CRAKHED – a large, crazy head from the future that is threatening the world. The action is presented from a third-person perspective, with the main character being a space beetle. The gameplay consists of pressing the buttons to the rhythm, and jumping to parallel tracks, which allows us to acquire different bonuses, and avoid traps. The results of our actions can be tracked using a point counter present in the game, while the succeeding levels are characterized with increasing difficulty level. In Thumper’s psychedelic visuals, the major role is played by chromed surfaces, while one of the mainstays of the game, the soundtrack includes fast-paced and dynamic electronic music. The title makes use of virtual reality goggles, but they are not mandatory to play.

Geometry Dash
Geometry Dash

Arcade 13 August 2013

Geometers Dash is a combination of a platform arcade game with a rhythmic game, in which the player controls a colorful square and travels through more and more complicated levels. The title also offers the possibility to build your own boards.

Pistol Whip
Pistol Whip

Action 07 November 2019

A combination of FPS and rhythm game, designed for virtual reality sets. In Pistol Whip we hit the very centre of the action and we eliminate the enemy troops with the use of the title weapon to the rhythm of music.

No Straight Roads
No Straight Roads

Action May 2020

Third person action game, telling the story of an underground rock band fighting against a powerful publishing corporation. Music plays a huge role in this production - thanks to it we can predict the attacks of enemies and change the game environment. The title was developed by Metronomik studio.

Avicii Invector
Avicii Invector

Arcade 10 December 2019

A classic music-rhythm game in which we will hear 25 songs of EDM composed by Tim Bergling, a well-known Swedish DJ, who until his premature death performed under the pseudonym Avicii. The game offers fun for a single player, as well as a multiplayer mode on a split screen.

DJMAX Respect V
DJMAX Respect V

Party 06 March 2018

A rhythm game developed for PlayStation 4. DJMAX Respect is a special annual installment of the DJMAX series which was started in 2004 by the Korean company Neowiz. Similarly to Guitar Hero or Rock Band, it uses a vertical board divided into several tracks where colorful bricks appear and move down towards the bottom. Each track is assigned a gamepad button which we have to press when a brick is in the corresponding field. DJMAX Respect features a hundred songs taken from DJMAX Portable and DJMAX Portable 2. The music library can be also expanded by buying additional tunes in the form of DLC. Apart from a standard arcade mode, in which we select songs from the list, DJMAX Respect offers a campaign that consists of a number of missions that add different kinds of limitations and difficulties. Moreover, the title allows us to compete 1 vs 1, both over the Internet and locally on a single console.

Rez Infinite
Rez Infinite

Arcade 13 October 2016

A refreshed version of the cult-classic rhythm game from 2001. The new edition, developed by Enhance Games studio lead by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, has been adapted to make use of virtual reality goggles, but a traditional gameplay is also available. Aside from the content present in the original game, the developers added a new location, called Area X. In Rez Infinite, the player’s task is to remove the effects of a malfunction inside an advanced AI called Eden. The game mixes the gameplay of so called rail shooters, with elements of rhythm games. As a result, we don’t control the direction where our character is headed – all we have to do is to mark groups of elements appearing on the screen, which explode, generating various audio-visual effects. The abstract visuals, characteristic of the original title, have been adapted to modern standards.

Muse Dash
Muse Dash

Arcade 15 June 2018

Affordable and colourful production combining classical music-rhythmic game with two-dimensional platformer. The authors of Muse Dash from the PeroPeroGames studio have prepared a total of dozens of songs representing different genres of music.

Track Lab
Track Lab

Simulation 22 August 2018

A music creation tool, in which we can use an extensive set of sounds to compose rock, hip-hop, techno and trance songs.

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda

RPG 13 June 2019

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda is a unique combination of three genres - rhythm games, action RPGs and roguelikes. The Brace Yourself Games studio is responsible for the production.

Child of Eden
Child of Eden

Arcade 14 June 2011

A spectacular shooter "on rails", created by the author of such hits as Rez, Meteos and Space Channel 5. In the game we move to the world of the future to save the cybernet Eden. The player's task on each of the five levels is to eliminate further enemies with two types of missiles. The production surprises with its artistic setting, perfectly matched music and the number of elements that can be unlocked while playing.

Lost in Harmony: Kaito's Adventure
Lost in Harmony: Kaito's Adventure

Arcade 21 January 2016

An unusual, rare combination of an autorunner with a narrative rhythmical game, developed by Digixart Entertainment studio led by Yoan Fanise, former Ubisoft employee and the creator of Valiant Hearts. The story of Lost in Harmony: Kaito’s Adventure is set in an unknown futuristic world, across which the protagonist – young boy named Kaito – rides on his skateboard, carrying his friend, Aya, on his back. Each chapter represents one of the hero's phobias, such as fear of water, heights, or crowds. Kaito’s skateboard moves automatically, and the player has to avoid various obstacles by turning right, left, or jumping in right moments. However, all of this is directly connected to the background music, which not only affects the gameplay, but is also used for storytelling and expressing character’s emotions.

Frederic: Evil Strikes Back
Frederic: Evil Strikes Back

Party 08 May 2014

A continuation of a humorous musical game in which, playing the role of Chopin returning from behind the grave, we are waging a real battle for the level of contemporary musical culture. The creators have prepared ten completely new duels, in which the opponents of the composer will be figures modelled on contemporary stars of popular music.

BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!

Arcade 04 April 2018

A free-to-play mix of classical music-rhythmic game and visual novel, in which we follow the lives of several Japanese high school students starting their musical careers in amateur rock and pop bands. The title offers dozens of original music pieces as well as covers of popular anime songs.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

Arcade 16 February 2012

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is an arcade and music game produced by Indieszero studio. The player directs the actions of the hero, who has to restore the harmony disturbed by Chaos in a space called Rhythm. The gameplay consists mainly of pressing colored icons to the rhythm of about 50 melodies and songs from the main scenes of the Final Fantasy series.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X

Party 24 March 2016

The seventh installment in the arcade music game series by SEGA. To play the game you need a good sense of rhythm and quick fingers to push the buttons appearing on screen. As usual, the main characters are the virtual vocalists, Miku Hatsune being the most prominent. Their digital voices are generated by professional music software, which has been used by fans to create thousands of songs from many genres; several dozens of them make an appearance in the game. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X is the first title in the series featuring a story campaign, in which you help Miku and other characters discover the digital idol world. As the game progresses, you unlock new cutscenes and events, similar to the previous installments. The production features several hundreds of outfits and accessories for the characters, and completing an outfit matching a song gets you a bonus. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X utilizes the same graphic engine as the other games in the franchise, although its visuals are better.

Aaero
Aaero

Arcade 11 April 2017

A science-fiction rhythm game developed Mad Fellows. Aaero does not offer an elaborate narrative layer, focusing on allowing the player to control a small ship hovering above ground and fight the enemies that appear on the screen. The ship’s movements can be controlled with the analog sticks. The player is tasked with following the precise track and sticking to a white ribbon, which boosts the score multiplier. Occasionally, the player has to face powerful bosses – fighting these foes revolves around weakening their armor and pieces of skeleton. The key to success lies not only in good reflexes and agility but also good hearing, as the gameplay is accompanied by an audio layer – the more aligned with the rhythm player’s actions are, the higher he scores.

Soundfall
Soundfall

Action 2021

An original production in which the flow of the gameplay is tied to the rhythm of the music - the world presented reacts to individual songs and single tones, and during clashes against our opponents, we are rewarded for adapting our actions to the dynamic songs. In Soundfall we play as Melody, a girl trying to save the land of Symphonia from a dark force known as the Discord.

MUSYNX
MUSYNX

Arcade 06 July 2015

A classic rhythmic-musical game, using a gameplay model known, for example, from the legendary DJMAX series. The title offers hundreds of songs created by independent artists from China, Taiwan and Japan, which represent a variety of musical genres. The library of works is constantly and free of charge extended by developers.

Just Dance Kids 2
Just Dance Kids 2

Party 25 October 2011

The second part of the children's Just Dance series sub-cycle. Little players can show a sense of rhythm and dance skills by performing choreographies of up to 40 popular popular pieces of popular music. The game is based on the use of motion controllers and allows you to play in single or multiplayer mode.

Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso
Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso

Arcade 25 October 2018

Pianist: The Legendary Virtuoso is a music-rhythmic game that offers a number of fun modes and difficulty levels, as well as works by the greatest composers of classical music, such as Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Dvořák. The title has been enriched with online scoreboards and rankings, as well as educational elements, allowing us to get acquainted with the biography of individual artists.

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Arcade 04 December 2018

Another entry in the series of action music-rhythm games that utilize the soundtrack from the main entries of the jRPG Persona series developed by Atlus. The gameplay mechanics are based on simple principles and – similarly to other music games – focus on pressing buttons at the right time, when their symbols appear on the screen. Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight features several gameplay modes, including a visual novel story campaign that takes place in Persona 5 universe. The game uses the engine and technology from the fifth main entry in the Persona series. The game features a few dozen of tracks from Persona 5, some of which are remixes created by various artists. The developers also included some completely new songs as a bonus.