Music and rhythm video games you should be playing right now

Music and rhythm video games you should be playing right now

Getting stuck in quarantine is no fun, but we have to be responsible to lessen the spread of the coronavirus. And what better way to be responsible than by playing video games?

It's likely that you've gone through a bunch of titles over the past four months in quarantine, especially since highly anticipated games like Animal Crossing, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima came out during these trying times. But for those of you who truly miss the magic of live shows and rocking out on the dancefloor, some music and rhythm games might just be what you need to get by until get better. So do your part—stay indoors and play some video games. 

Video game soundtracks that feature your favorite bands

Here are 12 music and rhythm video games you should pick up!



Let the colorful and endearing world of Wandersong take you through a side-scroll adventure, where you play as The Bard who must sing to solve puzzles and awaken in-game elements as you gather the pieces of the 'Earthsong' to keep the world safe.

Platform: PC, PS4, Switch

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix

Hatsune Miku has made her Nintendo Switch debut with Project DIVA Mega Mix. The new rhythm game offers two playable modes where you get to play the traditional way by mashing buttons or with its new motion control-based mode.

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Play as your favorite Final Fantasy characters in Theatrhythm through music from the beloved Square Enix series in this handheld rhythm-based video game. 

Platform: Nintendo 3DS


Ooblets is the farm/life sim you never knew you needed. In between living your new island life and tending to your strange farm, you get these little familiars called ooblets that battle it out on the dancefloor against other ooblets so you could grow your new family of colorful babies.

Platform: Xbox, PC

Kindom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Fans of Final Fantasy and Disney classics will surely fall in love with Melody of Memory as they play through over 140 songs from the Kingdom Hearts series, Disney, and more.

Platform: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox

Cadence of Hyrule

For those of you who get a kick out of dungeon crawlers and rhythm-based video games, Cadence of Hyrule is the perfect mix of both worlds. If you haven't gotten around to it, now is the best time to snag it as Nintendo recently announced that they're dropping three new DLC packs with the first one already available in the Nintendo eShop. 

Platform: Nintendo Switch

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II isn't just about slaying zombies and making it out alive through the apocalypse. This game is so much more than that as it offers a new mini game where you get to jam with Elle and random acoustic guitars she picks up around the infected city.

Platform: PS4

Beat Saber

If you're all about the VR life, you have to get in on Beat Saber, where you get to slash flying beats to music by some of your favorite artists and bands like BTS, Linkin Park, Panic! at the Disco, K/DA, Imagine Dragons, Green Day, and many more.

Platform: PC, PS4

Animal Crossing

Sure, Animal Crossing isn't exactly about making music, but there's a little "mini game" in there where you can create a national anthem for your island. You can customize the tune to whatever your heart desires—anything from the Star Wars theme down to My Chemical Romance.

Platform: Nintendo Switch

No Straight Roads

Destroy the EDM empire with your rock band in No Straight Roads, an action-adventure game packed with rhythm gameplay and a rockin' soundtrack.

No Straight Roads is set for release on August 25, 2020 (Tuesday).

Platform: PS4, Xbox

Let's Sing Queen

Ready your Freddie Mercury stache, 'cause you're gonna need it with Let's Sing Queen.

Sing along to 30 of Queen's greatest hits, including 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'We Will Rock You,' and 'Another One Bites the Dust,' in this new karaoke game.

Platform: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox


From the makers of Rock Band and Dance Central, you can now be the life of the party at your very own virtual music festival with FUSER. Get as creative as you want with over a hundred tracks—from Carly Rae Jepsen to Billie Eilish, Coldplay to Jonas Brothers—in your crate, while making your rise from opening act to headliner. On top of that, everything about your set is customizable by the player and you can even collaborate with other players.

Platform: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PC