Total Nerd The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular music and rhythm games in 2018. Featuring dance and singing games, this list of the most played rhythm games right now include some of the best-selling games on Nintendo Switch. What are the top 10 rhythm and music video games today?

If you like dance games, Just Dance 2018 and Dance Central Spotlight will give you a fun workout while busting out various dance moves. Bring karaoke home with Rock Band 4 and SingStar Celebration. Other good rhythm games trending now include Sound Shapes, Thumper, and Guitar Hero Live.

Vote up the best music and rhythm games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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osu! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Rofame12 added 2007
osu! is a freeware rhythm game originally for Microsoft Windows. It is written in C# on the .NET Framework. The game has also been ported to OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Its gameplay ...more

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Beatsaber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
schorler6 added Beatsaber

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Just Dance 2018 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Just Dance 2018 is a dance rhythm game developed by Ubisoft. It was unveiled on June 12, 2017, during its E3 press conference, and was released on October 24, 2017 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation ...more

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Dance Dance Revolution A is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
ConnorEmsley added Dance Dance Revolution A

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Persona 4: Dancing All Night 2014
Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a rhythm video game developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation Vita. The game is a spin-off of the 2008 role-playing game, Persona 4, which is part of ...more

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Rhythm Heaven Fever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
2011
Rhythm Heaven Fever, known in PAL regions as Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise, is a music video game developed by Nintendo and TNX for the Wii and the Wii U. It is the third game in the Rhythm ...more

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Rock Band 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Rock Band 4 2015
Rock Band 4 is a 2015 music video game developed and published by Harmonix. Rock Band 4 allows players to simulate the playing of music across many different decades and genres using instrument ...more

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Just Dance 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
2012
Just Dance 4 is a music video game, developed by Ubisoft as the fourth main installment of the Just Dance series of dance games. Announced at E3 2012 by Flo Rida and Aisha Tyler, it was released ...more

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Just Dance 2014 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Just Dance 2014 2013
Just Dance 2014 is the fifth game in the music game Just Dance franchise, developed by Ubisoft Paris, in collaboration with Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Pune ...more

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Thumper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Thumper 2017
Thumper is a "rhythm violence" game developed by Drool and released in October 2016 on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4, with optional virtual reality (VR) support for the Oculus ...more

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Dance Central 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Dance Central 3 2012
Dance Central 3 is a music video game developed and published by Harmonix Music Systems and co-developed by Backbone Entertainment. It is the third installment of the Dance Central series and ...more

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Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's T... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure 2012
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure, known in Japan as Rhythm Thief R: Emperor Napoleon's Legacy, is a rhythm, puzzle and adventure video game co-developed by Sega and Xeen and published ...more

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HarmoKnight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Harmoknight 2012
HarmoKnight, known in Japan as Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight, is a rhythm platformer developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was released on the Nintendo ...more

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SingStar Celebration is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
SingStar Celebration
SingStar Celebration is a competitive music video game developed by London Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 4 on October 24, 2017. ...more

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Cur... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call 2014
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is a rhythm video game. A sequel to the 2012 video game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and the second title in the rhythm series, it features similar gameplay ...more

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Fantasia: Music Evolved is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Fantasia: Music Evolved 2014
Fantasia: Music Evolved is a 2014 motion-controlled music rhythm game developed by Harmonix for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One with Kinect. It is the interactive successor to Walt Disney's 1940 ...more

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Sound Shapes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
2012
Sound Shapes is a game for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita designed by Jonathan Mak and Shaw-Han Liem, and developed by Queasy Games in Toronto, Canada. The game is a ...more

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Retro/Grade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Retro/Grade 2009
Retro/Grade is a video game developed by 24 Caret Games. The game is about ace pilot Rick Rocket, who must repeat his last space battle in reverse in order to protect the space time continuum. ...more

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Dance Central Spotlight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Dance Central Spotlight 2014
Dance Central Spotlight is a dance video game developed and published by Harmonix and published by Microsoft Studios. Released exclusively for Xbox One on September 2, 2014, it is a successor to ...more

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Rock Band Blitz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Rock Band Blitz 2012
Rock Band Blitz is a rhythm game in the Rock Band series from Harmonix as a downloadable game for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, released in August 2012. Unlike previous iterations of ...more

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Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardia... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians 2013
Beatbuddy is a hand-drawn arcade game with unique music interaction. You're leading the mystical creature Beatbuddy on his adventure against Prince Maestro's army to save your beloved musical ...more

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Rocksmith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Rocksmith (2014 Edition) 2011, 2014
Rocksmith is a music video game produced by Ubisoft, released in October 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms in North America. Rocksmith was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ...more

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KickBeat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Kickbeat 2013
KickBeat is a martial arts-themed rhythm action game developed by Zen Studios. The mechanics are similar to those of Gitaroo Man and Dance Dance Revolution, where the player must press a button ...more

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Sing Party is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Sing Party 2012
Sing Party (formerly just SiNG, and stylized as SiNG PARTY) is a music/party video game developed by FreeStyleGames and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It is a karaoke-style game and was ...more

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BandFuse: Rock Legends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Music & Rhythm Video Games Right Now
Bandfuse: Rock Legends 2013
BandFuse: Rock Legends is a music video game produced by Realta Entertainment Group. It integrates real musical instruments with video game consoles through a proprietary audio engine developed ...more