osu! – Game Review

“osu! – Rhythm is just a *click* away!”

osu! is a freeware rhythm game originally for Microsoft Windows, the game has been ported in to other different platforms, like OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. This game is actually free to play, all you have to do is to visit their website, download the game, and have fun.


Basically, this game is a rhythm game, the levels in this game are called beatmaps. You can download beatmaps on their website, but for me, I mainly download anime song beatmaps. In each of the beatmaps, a song will be played and different hit elements will appear (hit circles, sliders, and spinners). You can use a graphics tablet if you want, or you can just use a mouse, it depends on you choice, but I would love to try to play osu! with a graphics tablet.


There are 5 default difficulties for this game, which are easy, normal, hard, insane, and expert. I can only play up to normal because the hard level is already too hard for me. But I tried hard once, man it was hard.


osu! has some difficulty modifiers that will change the gameplay. There are many mods in osu!, these mods may reduce the difficulty or may increase the difficulty, it depends on your choice, if you want to play it hard or easy. There are also special mods

Other game modes

osu! has several other game modes.


osu! gameplay

The standard game mode is osu!, which is you will click the hit circles that willl appear on your screen. I mainly play the starndard game mode.



Taiko uses only your mouse, or the keyboard letter of z and x, I think. This game mode is similar as you were hitting drums.

Catch the Beat

Catch the Beat

Catch the Beat uses your arrow keys. You must catch the beats that are falling from your screen.



osu!mania is like a keyboard style of rhythm game. Basically, like you’re playing the keyboard.

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