Rhythm Zone is the new revolution in music gaming! Play using YOUR OWN MUSIC and get into the Rhythm Zone of your favorite indie, electronica, metal, rock, hip hop, and pop songs. Every game session is as different as the songs you choose and is matched to awesome and surreal changing backgrounds that are generated by your music.
User reviews: Mixed (129 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 20, 2010
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Full version comes with a 24 hour guest pass, 20 free songs and a multiplayer challenge mode.

 

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Rhythm Zone is the new revolution in music gaming! Play using YOUR OWN MUSIC and get into the Rhythm Zone of your favorite indie, electronica, metal, rock, hip hop, and pop songs. Every game session is as different as the songs you choose and is matched to awesome and surreal changing backgrounds that are generated by your music. Experience falling-note beat-matching gaming in a dynamic new dimension while using your keyboard or any USB based plug and play controller. Stay tuned for updates, free monthly featured songs and multiplayer/challenge mode coming soon!


Key features:

  • NEW! Free demo available: Play up to 5 songs in the free demo, including the ability to add up to 3 of your own songs. Leaderboards, achievements and multiplayer mode only available in full version.
  • NEW! Multi-player support: Send and receive high score Challenges on songs that you have in common with friends and global players! Compete for your place at the top of the Challenge leaderboards all while earning 13 specific Challenge Achievements!
  • NEW! 20 free songs: The full version comes with 20 free songs from up and coming indie artists and more are added all the time!
  • Play Your Music: You can play ANY of your FAVORITE SONGS from your library! Rhythm Zone supports a wide variety of file types and will identify most common songs against our database. We dynamically create game data from any song and constantly improve our analysis to help unleash your inner rock star!
  • Discover New Music & Promote Your Music: Discover upcoming Indie Music featured in the game, and submit your music for inclusion in Rhythm Zone at http://www.rhythmzonegame.com!
  • Online Leaderboards: Compare your scores to your friends and check out who is the best in the world for any song and difficulty level!
  • Achievements: Earn over 50 Steam achievements by playing your music.
  • Focus Power: Hit note streaks to earn score multipliers, get the longest note streaks for extra points and achievements and show the world how much you love your favorite songs!
  • Visualizers: Dynamic background visualizers that are generated by your music and performance; creates a unique game experience each time you play with more amazing and exceptional visualizers available every month!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP 32 Bit
    • Processor: Pentium IV / Athlon XP 2.0ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1GB system ram
    • Graphics: Geforce 5 / ATI Radeon X100 / Intel 965 onboard graphics or higher
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or later
    • Hard Drive: 550MB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz processor or higher
    • Memory: 2GB system ram
    • Graphics: Nvidia 7600/ATI x1600 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or later
    • Hard Drive: 550MB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This game doesn't even work for me and the devs are long gone. Avoid at all costs.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
The game looks like a terrible Guitar Hero clone, and it IS a terrible clone. Using your own music barely/kind of works, and the syncing is off so the button presses and timing doesn't feel good. It gets boring really fast and is not satisfying to play at all. Avoid!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
185.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
If you've ever played the many console music games out there, such as Guitar Hero or, Ultimate Band, to name just two, and wondered what it would be like to be able to play ANY track you wished - well, here's your chance. Rhythm Zone has an amazing ability to automatically create Guitar-Hero-esque sequences for you to play out to ANY music track you own.

The interface is smooth and easy to read at a clance, so you can tell your multiplier without taking your eyes off the music, and the difficulty settings make it a great game for anyone, with easy being a gentle start, and only the most commited of people survivng an expert track. All using your own music, you can compete against friends in a live challenge, Even if you can't decide what to play, there's a random selection with the quick play option. With a no-hassle music catalouge and psychadelic (and distracting) backgrounds, this game can be played by casual toe tappers, up to the most competetive button mashers.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
i love playing my favourite tracks
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72 of 91 people (79%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 22, 2011
seriously what is this
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
If you're going to make a Guitar Hero game which is driven by custom user music, you really need to get your algorithm down which converts the music into buttons to press in the game. Unfortunately for this game, what ends up happening is that you feel like you're just pressing random buttons at random times and it has nothing to do with the music. And what makes it even worse is that there is some bad input synchronization between when you press a button and when the game recognizes you've pressed a button. So it ends up being a mess all around. It's a neat and ambitous game, but the implementation was pretty poor.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2013
So on paper it seems good a low budget rhythm game that you can play your own music with? Sold! The keys are very easy to use if you literally hold your keyboard like a guitar. A S D F are red, green, blue, yellow. Controls seem fine and easy to use. The details of the game are lacking. Again clearly this is a budget title, but there's not much pop in anything. The menus are pretty flat even. There's no sizzle to this. And I guess another down side is playing your own music takes a while for it to assign tabs to the music and it really just plays your song, guitars and all. The only catch is that when you mess up you'll hear a static sound.

While you might be able to get into this game. I say skip it and dust off the old Guitar Hero and Rock Band games. Sorry. The value of $50 games is better than this $10 game in this case. I'm not even sure if I can recommend it for $5.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
While the game was fun, the Devs have gone out of business and no longer provide support for the game. I can't even currently add any music to the game to play. go with Beat Hazard (Ultra) and Audiosurf for the time being.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
517.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2010
This game brings the elements of the Guitar Hero games where you try to sync up and push or click your way to the end of songs. In this game you can use your own music and play it on up to 4 difficulties. Expert mode will make you pull your hair out as you'll find it extremely challening with any song you choose. I highly enjoy this game and it offers plenty of things to do with your music choices. The DLC in this game also includes new visualizers so the game backgrounds never gets stale!
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
A shameless attempt at cashing in on the long-dead Guitar Hero/Rock Band craze. The gameplay and angled perspective is an identical clone to Guitar Hero/Rock Band, the artstyle for most of the interface is a shoddy rip-off of Rock Band, the syncing is extremely off with no way to adjust the note timing (you generally have to hit keys VERY early), the rhythms are generally nonsense with respect to what's going on in the music, and the song recognition/leaderboard systems don't seem to work.

If you want a free open-source game of the press-buttons-to-music variety, check out Stepmania or Frets on Fire instead. If you want a game that will automatically generate gameplay on the fly to your music, play Audiosurf instead. Considering the better alternatives available (and that half of said alternatives are free!), Rhythm Zone is absolutely not worth the time or money in any conceivable way.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Ever tapped your fingers in rhythm with a song? These guys made a game out of it.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
for some reason this game gets bad reviews, and i don't know why. It's a great game for those who want a guitar hero for your OWN playlists not just what the developers put in the game, granted i do have some trouble because the game does seem to have a problem with playing at my PC's native 1920x1080 resolution and will crash while the game is loading but i have gotten it to work on smaller resolutions. Overall the games literally "INFINITE" library outweigh is resolution problems. i would Recommend you try this game for yourself.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2013
So, just tossing this out here. But dead game is dead. The Leaderboards can not be entered because the servers to identify music are now down and gone. As such all you can do is play single player with a faulty input genearator. Don't expect the notes to ever sync up with your songs, and now never expect yourself to even get 80% of the achivements.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2010
n1 game^^
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
No longer supported on Windows 8.1
That's bad.
Uninstalling and I want my money-back for that ♥♥♥♥.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2010
It's like "Guitar Hero" or the free knockoff "Frets on Fire", except it can generate a decent game out of any song MP3 you may have.

If you -need- a dedicated controller, -love- a fifth fret just out of reach, or -require- a 'strum' control, stick to GH or FoF. Me, I prefer to go without those complications.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2010
This game is pretty fun. It's a lot like Guitar Hero, but harder.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2011
Everything roll in my head o.O
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Truly awful game, terribly made. Very little in the way of redeeming features, from the clunky controls and interface to the regular glitches. It feels very rushed, and the superficial resemblence to Guitar Hero does not translate into anything more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2013
This game rocks with a capital P
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