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Best Rhythm/Music Game of 2015

Best Rhythm/Music Game of 2015 - Article

by Tyler Treese , posted on 06 January 2016 / 6,079 Views

With both Rock Band and Guitar Hero making their triumphant returns, 2015 has been one of the most interesting years for the rhythm genre in a long time. Both Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live were impressive entries in their respective series, but new rhythm games also shined this year, most notably Superbeat: Xonic and Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Throw in our favorite vocaloid, and you have one solid year filled with great music.

Below is the official VGChartz staff nominations shortlist and the winner of our Best Rhythm/Music Game of 2015 award. We've also added a note at the end reporting on the results of the community poll for this category.


The Nominees:


Rock Band 4

 Rock Band 4

Superbeat: Xonic

Superbeat Xonic 

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX

Hatsune Miku 

Guitar Hero Live

Guitar Hero Live 


Persona 4: Dancing All Night

 Persona 4: Dancing All Night



And the Winner is...

Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4

Community's Choice - Persona 4: Dancing All Night (30% of the votes)

It looks like we're not done with having plastic instruments in our living room after all. The core gameplay that helped turn the series into a phenomenon has never been better than it is in Rock Band 4. New features - most notably freestyling solos - add a new layer of depth to the series and the ability to draw on legacy DLC tracks to bolster the 65 existing song soundtrack gives it a huge amount of replayability. Rock Band 4 is our Best Rhythm/Music Game of 2015.

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Shikamo (on 06 January 2016)

My Opinion: Persona 4 Dancing All Night Deserves more..

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Rafie Shikamo (on 06 January 2016)

Agreed! I loved Persona 4 Dancing

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Cloudman (on 06 January 2016)

It's okay Miku, you had my vote... TT_TT

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LivingMetal (on 06 January 2016)

F*** the Rock Band 4 masses. Miku is Queen.

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Wiibaron (on 06 January 2016)

But RB4 is a buggy beta mess. 3 months later and it is still just an improved mess. Promises of Freely import your library into it aren't up yet. 30% bad reviews from consumers, tons of broken equipment and returns. Caught reviewing their own product. And the forum dissatisfaction is still running on their site. Seems you game expert voters haven't really played[or tried] it.

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KazumaKiryu (on 06 January 2016)

Persona 4 Dancing All Night is funny^^

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silvergunner (on 07 January 2016)

Personally I feel that Rock Band 4 deserved it by song choice alone.

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malistix1985 (on 07 January 2016)

Il iked Persona4 and superbeat a lot but I didnt play rock band so I don't know if right or not :P

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Areal-Llort (on 06 January 2016)

RB4 for party scenarios.
Miku for personal preference.

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Gammalad (on 06 January 2016)

Miku or Dancing All Night deserved it more than Rockband.

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Seventizz Gammalad (on 06 January 2016)

Japanese fanboy?

  • +1
Sixteenvolt420 (on 06 January 2016)

One genre that i just can't get into.

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