The Best Music-Themed Games of All Time

by | Oct 1, 2014 | Industry News

With recent developments in modern gaming consoles and technology, one genre which has had a prominent rise in popularity is music-themed games. Gamers can now use a variety of interactive controllers to play these games, with the likes of microphones, guitars and even sensors used to make playing more entertaining for everybody involved. Let’s have a look at some of the best music based games ever to be released.

Def Jam Rapstar
Almost like an unconventional karaoke game, Def Jam Rapstar allows users to tackle some of the biggest hits in hip-hop. You can play along as your own character and try make a music career for yourself by battling your way past your opponents, or you can enjoy the game in a party atmosphere, going up against your friends or family.

Dance Stage Euromix
Based on the massively successful arcade game, Dance Stage Euromix was released on the original Playstation back in 1999 and is heralded as one of the pioneers of interactive gaming. The game is played on a mat, which the players used to dance (or in many cases stomp) along to the music, whilst keeping in time with the arrows on screen. It became an instant sensation, and was the perfect way to try embarrass your parents by getting them to have a go.

Vinyl Countdown
As gaming at online casinos such as has become more prominent in recent years, the Vinyl Countdown slots game keeps in fitting with the musical theme. You can bop along to the likes of Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry as you jive your way around the 5 slots reels, playing across a potential 9 winning lines. With the wildcard symbol being a glitter ball, the whole game is a throwback to a former era.

The Beatles: Rock Band
It is hard to find anyone who doesn’t like at least one track by the Beatles. So it was fitting to publish a game fully dedicated to their back catalogue of hits, enabling players to assume thew roles of John, Paul, George or Ringo. You can play along to classics like “Eleanor Rigby” and “Yellow Submarine,” but let’s hope you can keep in time with the music and won’t need to shout for “Help!”