best rhythm games on switch

Get your fill of rhythm games on Switch with the best the genre has to offer.

Rhythm games offer a unique style of gameplay that is highly dependant on the music that accompanies it. Some of the best rhythm games on Switch are also on other platforms like mobile – but the Switch version usually offers a full experience. Other games mash-up unique genres with rhythm-based gameplay to try something entirely unique.

Cadence of Hyrule

Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma played Crypt of the Necrodancer and loved the concept so much they allowed the team behind it to build a Zelda spin-off. The result is Cadence of Hyrule, which is a unique experience. It features the same mechanics of Crypt of the Necrodancer, but with a fresh coat of Hyrule paint for Switch fans.

If you enjoy Cadence of Hyrule and find yourself wanting more rhythm game action, Crypt of the Necrodancer often goes on sale on Switch. These two games represent some of the best rhythm gameplay on the console.


Soundfall is a unique rhythm experience that combines a co-op action RPG like Diablo with rhythm-based gameplay. The game is a recent addition to the Nintendo Switch, but it’s also one of the only co-op rhythm games on the platform. Check it out and play it with friends because there are hundreds of skills and lots of loot to collect.

Cytus Alpha

Cytus Alpha started as a revolutionary rhythm game for mobile devices. The Switch version of the game features over 200 unique tracks, including newly written songs and collaborations. The Switch version also has a leaderboard mode, so players can compete against one another to get high scores on songs.


Deemo combines traditional Guitar Hero style note rhythm gameplay with a story to be told. A mysterious girl falls through her realm into the world of Deemo. Deemo pledges to help the girl get back to her own realm, no matter what. As Deemo, players play a piano so that a sapling near the instrument will grow to reach the ceiling.

Taiko no tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!

This unique rhythm game focuses on playing popular music on Taiko drums. Anyone familiar with the PSP-era rhythm game Patapon will be familiar with the notes in this rhythm game. The gameplay isn’t quite the same, but you’ll work up quite the sweat drumming to the beat.

Voez is one part visual novel, one part rhythm game. You and your high school friend have formed a fictional band called Voez. There are hardships to face and friends to make along the way as your band plays through 248 songs in three difficulty modes.

Floor Kids

Floor Kids is unique in its presentation because you’re break dancing to the rhythm and trying to unlock sick tricks for your team. It’s best described as a mash-up between trick skating games and staying on rhythm and the combination is very addicting. Floor Kids is worth checking out if you love rhythm games.

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