Although there aren't exactly a ton of rhythm games that have VR functionality, there are still a decent amount of choices if you're looking to lose yourself to the beat. For this list we're ranking the best VR rhythm games to release so far, including VR-only games and VR compatible rhythm titles for Oculus, HTC Vive, and PS4.
The most popular choice for a rhythm game in VR right now seems to be Beat Saber, a game that has you slashing oncoming cubes to the beat. If you've ever wanted to rock out and slice objects with a light saber, then you really can't afford to skip this one. Another great choice for a good virtual reality rhythm game is Thumper, which is marketed as "rhythm violence." A gem hidden right out in the open is Rock Band VR, which totally breathes new life into a game you thought was completely dead. If those don't do it for you, there's always Audioshield, Polynomial 2, and Airtone.
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Beat SaberMay 1, 2018
Developer: Beat Games
Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats (represented by small cubes) as they are coming at you. Every beat indicates which saber you need to use and also the direction you need to match
SoundboxingSeptember 29, 2016
Developer: Maxint LLC
Soundboxing is a VR music video kickboxing game where you create the beats! Feeling competitive? Search for challenges and compete by punching to the beat of your favorite music videos. The longer your streak of correct punches, and the stronger you punch, the more points you'll earn.
Hatsune Miku VRMarch 8, 2018
Developer: Crypton Future Media
World famous virtual singer Hatsune Miku invites you to her VR music game! Aim for the perfect score as she sings and dances to some of her most iconic songs.
AirtoneJune 8, 2017
Developer: historia Inc
Airtone is a brand-new type of VR rhythm game that allows you to enter a virtual world along with the main character, Neon. The spectacular music and visuals make for an all-new arcade rhythm game experience!
Rez InfiniteAugust 9, 2017
Developer: Monstars Inc, Resonair
Experience 360 degrees of mind-blowing synesthesia as you blast through waves of enemies and giant transforming bosses, with colors and sounds that sync and blend to the beat of Rez’s legendary techno soundtrack.
Starship DiscoJanuary 17, 2017
Developer: Solus Games, Inc.
Starship Disco™ is a music-driven rhythm shooter with user music imports. Blast aliens to the beat in VR with 1 or 2 hands on the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with touch controls.
BOXVRJune 13, 2017
Want to box to Samba? Kpop? Maybe a bit of Ska? If you are in the mood for something a bit different then why not make your own workout? With our Workout Generator you can analyze your music and create workouts that satisfy your every musical mood.
Rock Band VRMarch 23, 2017
Specifically designed from the ground up for BR and Oculus Touch, Rock Band VR unprecedented stage presence and uniquely deep, rich and full-featured gameplay.
HolodanceApril 5, 2016
Developer: Narayana Games UG
Holodance was the first VR rhythm game shown to the public, mid 2015. Since then, it has evolved from "Dancing with Dragons" with only a few songs specifically produced for the game in its environmentalism themed Story Mode to also letting you play your local music library, as well as any of the 60,000 ranked maps for osu!
Into the Rhythm VRSeptember 18, 2017
Developer: NTWO Studio Co., Ltd
Into the Rhythm VR is a drumming experience brought to virtual reality. You are given drum sticks along with 6 drums. Follow the dropping notes to play the awesome music you always wanted. All you need is a place to sit, and motion controllers to strike with rhythm!
- October 10, 2016
Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.
AudioshieldApril 5, 2016
Developer: Dylan Fitterer
Experience your entire music collection in VR. Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your music. Beats glide in slowly for mellow parts of songs, then ramp up for intense parts of songs with cross-body, double-shield, and high-altitude hits.
Polynomial 2May 31, 2016
Developer: Dmytry Lavrov, Alexey Lavrov
Enter an endless universe of stars with glowing fractal nebulae that animate to your music as you engage in space combat. Use rockets, lasers, even healing flower fractals as you rid this strange, beautiful land from invaders in Polynomial 2.