We have to face the idea of being locked at home for a while. This is one of those moments when we appreciate gaming for sure. However, as the gamers we are, we feel like we don’t have anything to play. This happens even while having 500+ games on Steam. Not to mention other platforms.
With this in mind, the team at Geekisphere decided to start sharing our thoughts on games to survive this time. I’m going to start with some rhythm games. Why? Well, I’ve found them to be rather entertaining during my time locked at home by myself.
Let’s see which rhythm games we recommend right now.
This is an amazing game if you have a nice collection of music. Why does it have this condition? Simple. Because it plays loading your own music. You literally “ride your music” as the slogan says.
Audiosurf puts you in a racing ship and you have to get the colored blocks, while avoiding to crash against the grey ones. If you’re needing a simple-yet-entertaining (and super challenging at times) game: Audiosurf is what you need.
This game is only available for Windows PC.
You pick your poison. There are two entries for this title. Both being quite great for the current times. This has two things to love: nostalgia and music. If you like shoot’em up games, this is for you. A ship shooting at everything that appears, getting better weapons as you go. At the rhythm of whatever song you wish? Sign. Me. Up.
Beat Hazard is a step ahead of Audiosuft just because you can stream music into the game. This is a huge plus in case you don’t have your music downloaded on your computer. Give it a go and you won’t regret it!
Besides Windows PC, Beat Hazard is available for Mac, Linux, PS3 and Xbox 360. Beat Hazard 2 is available for Windows PC, Android and Linux.
Alright, the first games were on Steam. This one isn’t, you get it for free from the game’s website. That trailer is certainly peculiar, too. This is a really, massively challenging game. We are normally used to rhythm games where we just see the notes coming down and we have to hit them at the right time. This one is much more than that. Notes appear all over the screen, with numbers for you to know which goes next. You have to slide notes to the sides, bottom to top, in circles…you name it.
There are two ways to play this game: with a mouse or a tablet (plugged to your PC). Some say tablet is better, others prefer the ol’ fashioned mouse. So it is your choice. Go on and give it a try if I caught your attention, be prepared for a lot of anime songs being played, and super fast beats. This may as well be the Dark Souls of rhythm games.
Osu! is only available for Windows PC.
This one is kind of recent and in memory of AVICII. The game takes you through a rather short journey of 25 songs with a cute story playing in the background. Gameplay like no other rhythm games where you are always inside a triangle, and you have to move your ship between the walls and hitting the right notes as you go.
I got AVICII Invector early this week, and finished it in about 2 hours. But there’s a lot of replayability, with different difficulties that will challenge you every single time. I’m not the best at this game at all, but the highest I could hit was a 99% on a song, everything else ranged between 92% and 98%. I can tell you, it is tough. Music is super enjoyable, and will take your mind away from everything for a while.
This may be the most widely available game of the list. You can get it for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
If you’re looking for a more classic approach, on mobile devices, look no further as Deemo is what you need. Really nice music comes with this game, relaxing and super enjoyable. Best part is that you can play it on your phone. Hook your headphones in, though, because you really want to listen to the music while playing.
By no means is this game new, but up to earlier today, it brings joy to my life.
Deemo is available on Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android and PlayStation Vita.
Remember what I said about Osu!? Well, Cytus is the Osu! for mobile devices. This one may not be that relaxing, but it will give you hours and hours of entertainment. Let me tell you, if you get together with the ones you are spending quarantine with, and give the game a shot, you’ll have tons of fun for sure. Challenge each other to some of these songs, you won’t be disappointed!
Cytus is available for Android, iOS and PlayStation Vita.
This is one of my favorite games. Play classical music in a piano, with your phone, tablet (Android or iOS), or Nintendo Switch. Going from Beethoven to Bach, if you love classical music, you’ll definitely love Pianista.
Let yourself go while playing this virtual piano, enjoy the music and get ready for the ride of your life. If you want to disconnect from the world just get your headphones on and start Pianista, you won’t regret it.
So, I don’t have a VR setup. I can’t play this one out to give you must information about it. However, I have friends who have it and they all agreed on this game being the best rhythm game they’ve played. Yeah, better than Guitar Hero! I know! I was shocked, too!
This one has two videos, but I just had to share them with you, in case you haven’t gotten Beat Saber and have a VR setup.
Beat Saber is available for VR only (Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Occulus Quest).
This is my list for rhythm games you can play during quarantine/self-isolation, if you have more games that you think should be in this list, share them with us in the comments and we’ll try them out!