A rhythm game is a genre of music-themed video game that challenges a player's sense of rhythm. Games in the genre typically focus on dance or the simulated performance of musical instruments, and require players to press buttons in a sequence dictated on the screen. Doing so causes the game's protagonist or avatar to dance or to play their instrument correctly, which increases the player's score. Many rhythm games include multiplayer modes in which players compete for the highest score or cooperate as a simulated musical ensemble. While conventional control pads may be used as input devices, rhythm games often feature novel game controllers that emulate musical instruments. Certain dance-based games require the player to physically dance on a mat, with pressure-sensitive pads acting as the input device.
The 1996 game PaRappa the Rapper is arguably the first influential rhythm game, whose basic template formed the core of subsequent games in the genre. These games often have very difficult trophy lists that require extreme precision and skill.
List of rhythm gamesEdit
Here is a complete list of all rhythm games with trophy support, sorted according to their platform (PS3, PS4, or Vita).