Improvements in gaming technology have seen the music business making games that allow you to sing, dance and play in time to favourite songs – with games controls in the shape of mikes, dance mats, guitars and drums. These are just some of the best music games ever released.
Michael Jackson: The Experience
This 2010 game came out just after the death of the King of Pop and lets fans relive his career, by singing and dancing to songs like Beat It and Thriller. Gaming modes let you sing duets, play alone or with multiple players, while the Dance School training videos teach you some of the more complex moves.
This 2009 game covers every album and song in the Beatles career – from Nowhere Man to While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The creative graphics are a real plus, while you can choose levels based on skill, and game modes from single to multiplayer.
This is a five-reel online casino slot machine available online such as a smartphone or ipad casino, featuring a diner backdrop and rockers, glitterballs, jukebox records and dance shoes on the reels. The graphics are cool, and so are the blasts of rock n roll that sound when you score a payout. There is also a fine 1000-coin jackpot, although you could also win amounts like 3000, 500 and 900 coins.
This is a karaoke game from 2008, where your points score depends on your pitch, rhythm and vibrato, using the motion sensitive microphone controllers. There are plenty of songs to choose from and a choice to play along, with one other player or in multiplayer mode.
This game uses the guitar and drum controls and gets you to ‘play Metallica songs like Enter Sandman (and classics from other bands like The Ace of Spades). You can play as a member of the band, or another favourite rock star, while extra features include video and live performances and pop-up band facts.
All of these games are ideal party picks, giving everyone a shot at getting involved in the gaming action, whatever kind of music they like the best.
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