Surprisingly, dancing and video games go really well together. Here are some of the best games that let you dance.
It’s okay to say that Fortnite made you want to start brushing! There’s no doubt that video games and dancing go together. Because of dancing games, the Nintendo Wii still got a new release in 2020. Even players like to break a move with their friends every once in a while.
Players have been using a dance pad to push themselves in games that don’t involve dancing for years. Thank goodness this isn’t the world of Footloose, because dance game fans have a lot of great options. But what are the best games for dancing ever?
Now That’s What I Call Music: Dance & Sing
Now That’s What I Call Music: Dance & Sing lets you do both, which is a perfect combination. This Wii game has carefully choreographed dance routines to more than 30 of the best songs from hip-hop to modern pop. The music includes hits from the 1980s to the present day.
With graphics like the popular Just Dance games, players can sing along to their favorite songs with a USB microphone that they can plug in. In the game mode, they can sing by themselves, or they can dance against two to three other players in an epic battle.
When it comes to realism, virtual reality has taken games to a whole new level. Players can feel like they are tearing up the dance floor in real life. Beat Saber is a famous rhythm game made by Beat Gamers for VR. It lets players cut through blocks that come at them in time with the music, which has a mysterious sci-fi background.
It’s not required to dance while playing Beat Saber, but it would be rude not to break out into a groove while breaking up blocks to the beat of the music.There is a library of original music in Beat Saber, but players can also sync up their own songs and dance as much as they want!
ABBA: You Can Dance
ABBA: You Can Dance is a bit like The Beatles: Rock Band. It was made by the same people who made the highly popular Just Dance series. It was expected that players would dance to some of the best and most famous pop songs from the 1970s and 1980s instead of jamming.
There are 25 ABBA songs in the game, including hits like “Waterloo,” “Dancing Queen,” and “Mamma Mia!” The game has a two-player singing mode and can be played by up to four people at once. It is one of the most unique and feature-packed dance games ever made.
Michael Jackson: The Experience
The main Just Dance games have a good range of songs and dance styles, but they’re not great for people who want to concentrate. In this case, the Experience series comes in handy. Michael Jackson: The Experience is the first of three good spin-offs.
You can find Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, and Thriller on the game’s huge soundtrack, which has almost all of the Prince of Pop’s famous songs. Because of how well it did, more specialized games came out, like ABBA: You Can Dance and a few Disney-themed dance games.
Space Channel 5
It’s a little unfair to include this one, but it’s just too good not to! Space Channel 5 is a very special rhythm game that came out in 1999 for the Sega Dreamcast. Players take control of Ulala, a reporter who travels through space.
During the game, they have to help Ulala copy her opponents’ moves and songs, which leads to some amazing dance routines. Many people forget about this game, but it’s so good that it shouldn’t be.
Unison: Rebels Of Rhythm & Dance
Even though Unison: Rebels of Rhythm & Dance is a rhythm game, it plays a lot more like a dance game than a game like Space Channel 5. Players move and wiggle their thumbs on the joystick to match the movements of the arms on the screen.
When it comes to both its art style and its themes, Unison: Rebels of Rhythm & Dance is very influenced by J-pop, anime, and girl bands. All of this comes together to make a taste that is unlike any other and a story that will keep players interested while they dance.
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
Nintendo games are known for having great music, so the chance to dance to their songs might be too good to pass up! To get through the game, players can choose to play as either Mario or Luigi while dancing to great Mario music.
People love this game so much that they’ve even come up with ways to speedrun it. Also, this is one of the few games where Waluigi is the main bad guy, so it’s great for people who like the purple-clad plumber. He really needs to show off those cool dance moves in Smash…
Pump It Up Exceed SE
The games in the Pump It Up series are from Korea and are very different from other dance pad games because they have a fifth button. The extra button in the middle of the mat makes the game more fun, but it can be hard to play because you need that special controller.
Unfortunately, Pump It Up Exceed SE was the only big game in the series to come out in the US. However, any dance game fans who get the chance should definitely give it a try. Other Pump it Up games can be imported for those who like them, though it can be hard to find them these days.
When it comes to using the Kinect for games, the Dance Central series is one of the best. The first game in the series has an 82 rating from critics, and the music has some really great songs.
You can shake your stuff to Poker Face by Lady Gaga, Crank That by Soulja Boy, and even Funky Town by Lipps Inc. It’s great to have a fun dance game where you don’t have to hold or stomp on a controller. But it’s even better to have more than one. The first movie is great, but some might say the sequels are better. Overall, though, the series stays the same.
Picture a dancing game where anyone can add and change any song, and “Big Enough” by Despacito and Kirin J. Callinan would be right next to each other. The dancing game Step Mania is what this dancing fever dream is. It’s free for everyone to play because it’s licensed under the MIT License.
The only real bad thing about Drive Mad is that it can be hard to use a keyboard with it. Still, Step Mania is one of the most varied games out there, and it doesn’t take long to get used to how to control it with a touchscreen.
It would be wrong not to talk about the Just Dance series here. Even the newest game, Just Dance 2023, has been liked by most people who have played the others in the series. Most rhythm games are easy to get into because they’re made for parties, and Just Dance is probably the best example of a series that has games for both casual players and people who want a more difficult experience. For people who like modern music in general, the titles also have great soundtracks.
Absolutely, the Just Dance series sets the standard for the genre and is the most well-known dancing game title out there.Also, Ubisoft’s “Just Dance Unlimited” project has made the new games last longer by combining them into one big monster that can grow for years. No matter what you think, Just Dance is the best dancing game series today.
DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 1+2
These two Dance Dance Revolution games are so great that it’s hard to choose between them. A lot of people loved these games in arcades and on the PlayStation 2. They were the best dancing games ever in 2002.
These old DDR classics have the best beats and music of any dance game ever made. Some of the songs from the turn of the century in the names will bring back memories for people who grew up during that time.
Metronomicon: Slay The Dance Floor
Besides the dancing gameplay that dance fans are used to, this game also has story and tactics parts. The second version of Slay The Dance Floor has even more content than the first one, but it still has the fun and RPG features that made the first one famous.
This dance game is very fun to play because it adds new characters, passive skills, and ways to play with other people in all game modes. Of course, the game looks amazing too. The 2D sprites and clever enemy designs are some of the best I’ve seen.
Dance Dance Revolution
One of the best games on the PlayStation One is without a doubt the classic Dance Dance Revolution. The game was first released in Europe as Dancing Stage, and it was the first dancing game ever made in many places around the world.
Every game that came after the first one was based on it in some way. It’s still a fun game to play today. You should play this dancing game in the arcade or in your home if you still have the disk with the dance mat. There aren’t many better ones out there.