Best Music-Based Procedural Generation Games on Steam

Steam currently has 291 Music-Based Procedural Generation games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Music-Based Procedural Generation game rankings were last updated on 5/16/2024.

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1. Beat Saber

Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where you slash the beats of adrenaline-pumping music as they fly towards you, surrounded by a futuristic world.

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Beat Saber holds the #1 spot for "best Music-Based Procedural Generation game on Steam" with a Player Score of 94. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 72,236 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 69,100 positive reviews and 3,136 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $29.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Beat Saber on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 5/21/2019
Developer Beat Games
Publisher Beat Games
Steam App Id 620980

2. Crypt of the NecroDancer

Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!

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Crypt of the NecroDancer has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 23,985 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,005 positive reviews and 980 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 4/23/2015
Franchise Klei
Developer Brace Yourself Games
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Steam App Id 247080

3. Incredibox

Incredibox is a music game that lets you create your own music with the help of a merry crew of beatboxers.

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Incredibox has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,525 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 3,427 positive reviews and 98 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 4/30/2021
Developer So Far So Good
Publisher So Far So Good
Steam App Id 1545450

4. Audiosurf

Ride your music. Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose.

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Audiosurf has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 10,781 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 10,328 positive reviews and 453 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Audiosurf on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 2/15/2008
Developer Dylan Fitterer
Steam App Id 12900

5. I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1

A top down twin stick zombie slaying shooter that you are sure to play again and again!

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I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,492 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,463 positive reviews and 29 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 11/11/2021
Developers
Publisher Ska Studios
Steam App Id 1800730

6. Melatonin

Melatonin is a rhythm game about dreams and reality merging together. It uses animations and sound cues to keep you on beat without any intimidating overlays or interfaces. Harmonize through a variety of dreamy levels containing surprising challenges, hand-drawn art, and vibrant music.

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Melatonin has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,348 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,124 positive reviews and 224 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 12/15/2022
Developer Half Asleep
Publisher Half Asleep
Steam App Id 1585220

7. Beat Hazard

Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music.

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Beat Hazard has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 7,299 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 6,905 positive reviews and 394 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, there is no confirmed information regarding Steam Deck support for this game.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 4/15/2010
Franchise Cold Beam Games
Developer Cold Beam Games
Publisher Cold Beam Games
Steam App Id 49600

8. Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1

On the corner of July Avenue and Yam Street, all is not what it seems. What role will you play in a city's fate?

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Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 519 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 512 positive reviews and 7 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 5/15/2020
Franchise Cosmo D Studios
Developer Cosmo D
Publisher Cosmo D Studios LLC
Steam App Id 1129920

9. APE OUT

APE OUT is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz.

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APE OUT has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 3,088 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,918 positive reviews and 170 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 2/28/2019
Developers
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 447150

10. Mutazione

A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Explore the Mutazione community as Kai as she cares for her ailing grandfather. Discover magical gardens, new friends & old secrets. They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, but can they survive their small-town drama?

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Mutazione has achieved a Player Score of 90, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Music-Based Procedural Generation games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 1,050 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 1,006 positive reviews and 44 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $7.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $7.99
Release Date 9/19/2019
Franchise Akupara Games
Developer Die Gute Fabrik
Publisher Akupara Games
Steam App Id 1080750

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92
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91
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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, March 21). APE OUT on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 9). Mutazione on Steam. Steam Store.

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