The best rhythm games of 2017

Lots of great games have great music, but it’s something special when one’s all about its tunes. Check out our honored rhythm titles for 2017!

The best rhythm game of 2017: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is the be all and end all. It is the alpha and omega. Everyone song of value is here in one package. So is every outfit you could possibly want or Vocaloid you could possibly need. It is even possible to organize them efficiently, so you can easily access your favorites. This is, at this moment, probably the only PlayStation 4 music game you may ever need. – Jenni

Rhythm games, regardless of their other merits, typically find their limits to be in pure song count. They’re fun, but there’s only so many times you can play the same songs, you know? Future Tone doesn’t have that problem. It’s a tried-and-true rhythm formula; Project Diva has proven its staying power. And it’s tied to so many songs that you may never get through them all. – Graham

Runner-up: Voez

Voez is a game that has been around for a while, but has really made itself at home on the Switch. This version of the game works well with the system’s touch screen controls and receives rather regular updates to its library. It may not be flashy, but it does not have to be. All it needs to do is test us with catchy tunes, something it does well. – Jenni

Runner-up: Splatoon 2

But wait! This isn’t a rhythm game! It’s true that Splatoon 2‘s main mode is all about the splatting, but its killer soundtrack gets a showcase in its Squid Beatz 2 minigame. There’s a lot more to the rhythm this time around, and it’s a fun change-of-pace from its main attraction. Check it out! – Graham

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