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

Pistol Whip

Feel like John Wick while gunning down low-poly enemies to a pounding EDM soundtrack. Shoot, sway and melee to the pulsing beat as you become the star of your own action movie.

  • A rhythm FPS with a soundtrack that’s as furious as the action.
  • Stylishly shoot your way through dozens of action scenes and two campaigns.
  • Challenge yourself with the Styles system - change weapon types and activate modifiers for endless replayability.
Recommended videos
Announcement trailer
Launch trailer

Synth Riders

Mix freestyle dance and fitness in this immersive musical experience that’ll have you working up a sweat to tens of high-tempo tracks.

  • Mix and match modifiers and play styles to create your own game-changing custom modes.
  • Jump into 10-player online multiplayer to compete against others for high scores, or enjoy local Party mode, passing your PS VR2 headset between players.
  • Optional DLC adds dozens of new songs and stages, featuring music from acts including Gorillaz, Bruno Mars and The Offspring.
Recommended videos
Remastered Edition announcement trailer
Gorillaz music pack 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.
Recommended videos
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.
Recommended videos
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.

Fortnite Festival

Made by Harmonix, the studio that created Rock Band, the free-to-play Fortnite Festival lets you perform on stage solo or with friends, rocking out to music from your favorite artists to earn rewards and climb leaderboards.

  • Take to the Main Stage to play a rotation of Jam Tracks and compete against friends to achieve the best performance.
  • Explore the Festival Jam Stage to mix music together using the Jam Tracks you have in your locker.
  • Unlock themed instruments and gear, including content inspired by Lady Gaga.
Recommended videos
Launch trailer


Become a superstar DJ and feel the rush of playing to massive festival crowds. Create an iconic look, customise a spectacular stage show, and combine elements from over 100 licensed songs to create custom mixes on the fly that you can share with the world.

  • Take vocals, instruments and beats from a vast library of songs and craft original mixes.
  • Grow from mixing novice to festival headliner in Campaign mode.
  • Compete or battle with other DJs in online multiplayer.
Recommended videos
Gameplay trailer
Launch trailer

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.
Recommended videos
Gameplay trailer
Announcement trailer

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line 

Keep time with 385 carefully selected tracks from across the Final Fantasy series and optional DLC material drawn from other Square Enix adventures.

  • Choose your level of challenge, with some tracks necessitating up to four inputs simultaneously to achieve a perfect score.
  • Put together a party of characters from Final Fantasy history, with over 100 to pick from.
  • Join friends in up to four-player Online Multi-Battle mode, pair up for local two-player action, or go solo to battle enemies in time to fan-favorite melodies.
Recommended videos
Launch trailer