Best Music Games on Steam

Steam currently has 1,797 Music 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 game rankings were last updated on 5/24/2024.

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1. Rhythm Doctor

Save patients with your rhythm mastery! Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game where you heal patients by defibrillating in time to their heartbeats. Learn each patient's unique heartbeat and defeat boss viruses trying to sabotage your rhythm, all set to heart-pumping, soul-soothing music.

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Rhythm Doctor holds the #1 spot for "best Music game on Steam" with a Player Score of 96. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,575 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,276 positive reviews and 299 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $15.99 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 $15.99
Release Date 2/26/2021
Franchise 7th Beat Games
Developer 7th Beat Games
Publishers
Steam App Id 774181

2. Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat.

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Hotline Miami has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 95,022 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 92,424 positive reviews and 2,598 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 10/23/2012
Developer Dennaton Games
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 219150

3. TOEM: A Photo Adventure

Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape!

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TOEM: A Photo Adventure has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,850 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,805 positive reviews and 45 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 9/17/2021
Franchise popagenda
Developer Something We Made
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Steam App Id 1307580

4. Hi-Fi RUSH

Test your abilities in two new game modes, uncover new rewards and even a few secrets in the Arcade Challenge! Update! Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp in a world that syncs to the music.

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Hi-Fi RUSH has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 28,995 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 28,280 positive reviews and 715 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. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $29.99
Release Date 1/25/2023
Franchise Bethesda
Developer Tango Gameworks
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Steam App Id 1817230

5. Just Shapes & Beats

"Just Shapes & Beats" is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly.

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Just Shapes & Beats has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,457 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,997 positive reviews and 460 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 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 $19.99
Release Date 5/31/2018
Developer Berzerk Studio
Publisher Berzerk Studio
Steam App Id 531510

6. Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)

A game about writing nice letters to real people. Write and receive encouraging letters in a cozy room. Trade stickers and listen to chill music. We're all in this together. Sometimes all you need are a few kind words.

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Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,722 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,573 positive reviews and 149 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/12/2019
Developer Popcannibal
Publisher Popcannibal
Steam App Id 1070710

7. Trombone Champ

Honk, blow, & toot your way through over 50 songs, collect all 50 unique Tromboner Cards, and uncover the mysteries of the Trombiverse. Do you have what it takes to become the true Trombone Champ?

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Trombone Champ has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 8,535 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 8,364 positive reviews and 171 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. At the moment, it is possible to play Trombone Champ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 9/15/2022
Developer Holy Wow Studios LLC
Publisher Holy Wow Studios LLC
Steam App Id 1059990

8. Virtual Cottage

Virtual Cottage gives you a comfy place to rest and be productive without any distractions. Open the game, set yourself a goal and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Virtual Cottage has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 9,246 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 9,043 positive reviews and 203 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Virtual Cottage on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Release Date 10/7/2020
Franchise DU&I
Developer DU&I
Publisher DU&I
Steam App Id 1369320

9. Super Hexagon

Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel.

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Super Hexagon has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,216 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 23,456 positive reviews and 760 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 11/27/2012
Franchise Terry Cavanagh
Developer Terry Cavanagh
Publisher Terry Cavanagh
Steam App Id 221640

10. Soundpad

Play sounds in voice chats in high digital quality. Add sounds or music to your microphone signal so others will hear it, too.

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Soundpad has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Music games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 69,539 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 66,828 positive reviews and 2,711 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Soundpad on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 9/30/2017
Developer Leppsoft
Publisher Leppsoft
Steam App Id 629520

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Hotline Miami on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). TOEM: A Photo Adventure on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Hi-Fi RUSH on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 23). Just Shapes & Beats on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, April 18). Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Trombone Champ on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 26). Virtual Cottage on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 24). Super Hexagon on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 8). Soundpad on Steam. Steam Store.

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