Stepmania for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.0.12
  • 3.6
  • (348)
  • Security Status

Enjoy this free music and rhythm game

Stepmania is an open-source, free-to-play music game. The dance and rhythm platform challenges players to hit arrow keys at the right time, which often corresponds to the notes in the song that currently plays. The game has gained a considerable player base thanks to its wide customization options and its support for various hardware.

Stepmania is a simpler alternative to Osu! or Audition Online since it doesn’t feature much aside from the genre-standard falling notes in the form of arrows and a score meter. It mostly features a static background and a menu patterned after the classic Dance Dance Revolution.

Make this game your own

As an open-source game, Stepmania offers near-limitless possibilities for gameplay. You can add your themes that will determine game aesthetics. More importantly, you can add songs to play. You can add your songs manually, plus the text and photo backgrounds, which require a bit of work. Also, you can download song packs, which are created and compiled by other players, which is a lot easier.

Also, its massive support for software and hardware is commendable. For software, other key-based rhythm games can be integrated here, including 4 and 5-panel dance games. This means that their gameplay and their libraries can be run using this software. In terms of hardware, you can play songs using a keyboard, a controller, or even a dance pad–giving you a varied gameplay experience.

Since most of the content is user-based, they are not that convenient to install or set up. Depending on your skills and experience, you may have to visit online forums or check out the guides available on the official website. Some activities, such as integrating new hardware, are not always plug-and-play and might require troubleshooting depending on your setup. Aside from the required technical knowledge, this also takes time.

Work on your rhythm

With Stepmania, you can enjoy a near-limitless library to hone your rhythm game skills. Aside from community-provided song packs, you can also add your own tracks and add your own visuals. Even better, you can also customize the theme of the game and create a skin that’s uniquely yours. The only challenge in using this app is in learning how to do everything, from installing hardware to adding songs manually.

StepMania is a rhythm game for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It features 3D graphics, keyboard and "dance pad" support, and an editor for creating your own steps. Its based on the popular dance-step games available in arcade halls.

To play Stepmania, you'll need a computer with a 3D-capable graphics card and for optimum enjoyment, Dance Pads to dance on although you can also use a keyboard.


  • Songs can be added to the library
  • Supports controller and dance pad


  • Technical skills required for adding songs and hardware

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Stepmania for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 5.0.12
  • 3.6
  • (348)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Stepmania

  • Jan Hink

    by Jan Hink

    Hi, does the newest version (5.0.12) work with the mat bought 7 years ago? The original version was 3.9., now I need to move it to another PC.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Needs more improvement! Please fix..
    Graphics and quality are good but the in-game structure isn't that good. Game crashes every time I edit a d More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    wow and that game was so awful and no songs and has no groups
    Pros: stepmania
    Cons: stepmania
    no song in stepmania

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    I really do like this game.
    I downloaded it a little while ago.
    The only downside being, that it doesn't have any songs on it w More


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