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Music games: Are you a big music fan? So I bet that among your favorite pastimes there are also rhythm games, video games where you have to follow the rhythm of the songs played, and karaoke. Did I guess?

Perfect, because there are some below music games free that wait nothing more than to be downloaded and installed on your computer. There is something for everyone … videogames and music!

One of the first music games which I recommend you try is FoFix, a rhythm game inspired by Guitar Hero where you have to press the keyboard keys trying to follow the rhythm of the songs played. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

To download it to your PC, connected to its official website and click on the link FoFiX-v3.121-Final-Setup- (py2.6-ogl3) .exe twice in a row. Download is complete open, double clicking on it, the file you just downloaded (e.g. fofix-FoFiX-v3.121-Final-Setup- (py2.6-ogl3) .exe) and, in the window that opens, click first on Yup and then on Next. Then accept the conditions of use of the game, placing the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and click first on Next twice in a row and then up install, Next is Finish.

Now you just have to start FoFix and play. So select the item Only from the videogame home menu to play in single player or multiplayer to challenge a friend. To add songs to be used as the backing track for the game, copy the MP3 files to the folder DocumentiFoFiXdatasongs. If the folder Songs does not exist, create it.

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Among the music games free that is worth trying there is also UltraStar Deluxe, a free and open source karaoke title similar to the world famous SingStar. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. To download it to your computer, connected to its official website and click on the tab first Downloads and then on the link Windows (Final).

Download is complete open, double clicking on it, the file you just downloaded (e.g. ultrastardx-1.1-installer-full.exe) and, in the window that opens, click first on Yup and then on OK is Next. Then accept the conditions of use of the game, placing the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the License Agreement, and click on Next. Place the check mark next to the item Songs (to download songs to be included in the game) and complete the procedure by clicking first on Next twice in a row and then up install it’s still Next. Subsequently, set theItalian from the drop-down menu for selecting the language and click on Next is Finish to finish the setup.

Now start UltraStar Deluxe and click on Sing or Party to play in single player or multiplayer mode. If you want to add new songs in MP3 format to the videogame, copy them to the folder C: Program FilesUltraStar Deluxesongs.

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If you don’t feel like wasting time downloading and installing music games on your computer, you can connect to the website Games.com which houses dozens of rhythm games in Flash format. This means that you can use them directly from the browser by simply clicking on their preview image. Good fun!

Then there are music video games that you can play from your smartphone or tablet. Here are some examples.

  • SongPop – a social game in which you have to listen to a song and guess its title in a short time. It is available for free on Android and iOS.
  • Guitar Hero – the mobile version of the famous rhythm game available on console, optimized very well for touch screen controls. Just for iOS, it costs 2.69 euros.
  • Music Hero – a game very similar to Guitar Hero available for free for terminals Android.