Essential Buyer's Guide

The best rhythm and music games on PS4 and PS5

From living your rock star dreams to dominating the dance floor, get your groove on with PlayStation's best music-driven games.

Immersive soundscapes

Step inside vibrant digital landscapes with PS VR2, where the thumping soundtrack drives the action. 

Rez Infinite

The legendary synesthesia shooter was born to be played in VR. Experience a mind-bending flight through a digital world as you destroy viruses to an iconic techno soundtrack.

  • Journey through a global network as you attempt to awaken a self-aware AI.
  • An evolving, interactive soundtrack - every action you make creates music.
  • Fly freely through Area X, a new area designed to be experienced in VR.
Recommended videos
Launch trailer
Accolades trailer

Beat Saber

Traditional rhythm action combines with plasma swords for an irresistible and incredibly physical musical experience that's only possible in VR. Use your twin blades to destroy the oncoming beat blocks while moving your body to avoid obstacles. 

  • Transport yourself to a stylish, neon-soaked world and become a master musical fencer.
  • Work up a sweat as you physically strike and dodge through each high-tempo song.
  • Download new tracks from artists including Linkin Park, Kendrick Lamar and BTS.
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Daft Punk music pack trailer
PS VR2 reveal trailer

Independent labels

Discover a trove of rhythm gems created by indie developers from around the globe.

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Part synth-pop album, part music-action video game, Sayonara Wild Hearts explores heartbreak in a dreamy fantasy world. This propulsive arcade-style experience delivers a sequence of unforgettable setpieces informed by an essential soundtrack. 

  • A thrilling ride through a synthwave world, set to an original pop soundtrack.
  • Restore harmony to the universe as you engage in high-velocity clashes with stylish gangs.
  • Master each level to improve your rank and solve cryptic zodiac riddles.
Recommended videos
Launch trailer

The Artful Escape

Otherworldly visuals and an all-star cast combine to drop the player into a musical odyssey that’ll take you from downbeat folk strumming to prog-rock opuses amongst the stars.

  • Freestyle riffs and noodle endless melodies as you guide a teenage guitar prodigy on a side-scrolling journey of self-discovery.
  • Jam with bosses in rhythm-matching encounters and impress an audience of oddball aliens tuning in from across the unknown universe.
  • Enjoy voiceover performances from the likes of Carl Weathers, Lena Headey, Jason Schwartzman and Mark Strong.
Recommended videos
Accolades and release trailer


Control a chrome space beetle as it hurtles, grinds and smashes through a hypnotic void. Uncompromising and intense, Thumper delivers on its promise of ‘rhythm violence’.

  • A truly unique, multi-award-winning spin on the genre. 
  • Survive literal sound tracks and destroy vast, otherworldly horrors.
  • Optional PS VR immerses you deeper in this brutal rhythmic rollercoaster.
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Rhythm violence teaser
Release trailer

Put on a performance

Hold audiences in the palm of your hands, jam on stage with friends or lay down slick moves to own the dance floor.

Just Dance 2024

The classic dancing series continues to entertain (and exercise) fans with a new tracklist featuring BLACKPINK and Miley Cyrus, new universes and new characters to enjoy.

  • Dance along to 40 new songs from many different eras and genres – or subscribe to Just Dance+ to access 100s of tracks.
  • Use the new Workout Mode to track the calories you’re burning off with your moves.
  • Take on Challenge mode to go head-to-head with friends and strangers alike on online leaderboards.

Attack the beat

Keep time to build awesome combos and test your reactions in these action-packed musical experiences.

Metal: Hellsinger

Become the part-human, part-demon ‘The Unknown’ and fight your way through the fiercest domains of Hell in this heavy metal rhythm-action shooter, which is also coming soon to PS VR2.

  • Shoot on the beat to enhance your attack abilities and cause the music and destruction to intensify.
  • Experience an epic quest to take down The Red Judge, growing ever more powerful as you unlock special challenges along the way.
  • Metal: Hellsinger features original music created by the likes of Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and many more.
Recommended videos
Launch trailer
PS VR2 announcement trailer

Hi-Fi Rush

Take control of Chai and fight your way out of an evil megacorporation’s headquarters, keeping time with the beat to deliver devastating blows and combos.

  • Chai’s abilities are amplified when he keeps to the rhythms of the music player fused to his heart. Stay on the beat to make short work of enemies.
  • Boss battles have their own unique sounds and styles, with tracks from the likes of The Prodigy and Nine Inch Nails accompanying the action.
  • Enjoy colorful cartoon action that goes beyond the end credits, as Hi-Fi Rush offers a wealth of extras to dig into once the story’s over.
Recommended videos
Launch trailer
Announce trailer

Invector: Rhythm Galaxy

Embark on a musical journey through the universe, crossing celestial landscapes while keeping time with the beats.

  • Discover new ways to engage with songs you love through an enveloping mix of sounds and visuals.
  • Invector: Rhythm Galaxy sets its rhythm-action gameplay to tracks from some of today’s biggest stars including Charlie Puth and PinkPantheress.
  • Compete against friends in local multiplayer or master songs in single-player mode, selecting the skill level that suits your mood.

Go big in Japan

Discover the colourful, characterful world of Japanese rhythm action games.

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

The Phantom Thieves return as you've never seen them before. A brand new side-story challenges the gang to revisit the Velvet Room and dance along to 25 songs from Persona 5's incredible soundtrack.

  • Take to the dance floor and move to classic Persona 5 tracks and exclusive remixes. 
  • Connect with your fellow Phantom Thieves to unlock new outfits and accessories.
  • Witness the other side of the story in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight.
Recommended videos
Phantom Thieves trailer
Announcement trailer

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

The world's most popular Vocaloid teams up with her friends to save their world through the power of music. Customise your look with special Modules and perform on dozens of spectacular stages.

  • Complete challenging Requests to progress through five themed Cloud worlds.
  • Deepen Miku's friendships by giving your pals thoughtful gifts.
  • Combine modules and accessories to boost your performance's Voltage power.
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Gameplay trailer
Announcement trailer