The bestest free-to-win rhythm game for Windows PC



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  • Latest Version

    osu! LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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osu! is a popular music rhythm game that mimics the gameplay functionality of the “Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan” game from the Nintendo DS portable console, enabling Windows PC users to experience thrilling musical puzzle game experience directly on their monitors.

With a large library of pre-installed songs and the ability to import custom music, fans of the rhythm video game genre can lose themselves in music, enhance their skills, and experience their favorite songs like never before.

Main features

Same as in the original console game, the PC version of osu! gives players chance to interact with attractive songs by appropriately reacting to on-screen prompts that can be activated with timely mouse button presses. However, the game does not promote only precise timings but also skilled aiming skills. Gamers must also track the visual representation of beats and melodies with their mouse, and even draw trajectories of varying complexities, which can make mastering some songs a truly challenging experience.

Today, after several years on the market, osu! has managed to attract over 20 million registered players who enjoy music rhythm puzzles at all hours of the day. This large community has led to the creation of official ranking lists that feature players from all around the world. Lists are separated into five separate categories – Performance, Spotlights, Score, Country, and Multiplayer.

The user interface of osu! is simple and intuitive, enabling quick discovery of available songs. Its main dashboard promotes easy access to the Play, Edit, and Options screens. In addition to registered online play, the game also allows users to play in a free Guest mode that only allows access to local songs.

The game allows importing of an infinite number of local songs, with a built-in system for applying beat and shape elements (in numerous difficulties) for unrestricted puzzle gameplay.


What is "osu!" and how do I play it?
"osu!" is a free-to-play rhythm game that is played by clicking on beatmap elements, such as circles, sliders, and spinners, in time with the music. To play "osu!", you will need to download the game client from the official website or FileHorse and create an account. Once you have logged in, you can browse and download beatmaps to play.

Is "osu!" free to play?
Yes, "osu!" is completely free to play, although there is an optional Supporter tag available for purchase that provides additional benefits, such as access to more game modes and a wider selection of beatmaps.

Can I play "osu!" on a Mac or Linux machine?
Yes, "osu!" can be played on Mac and Linux machines, although the system requirements may be different from the requirements for playing on a Windows PC. You can find more information about playing "osu!" on a Mac or Linux machine on the official website.

How do I download beatmaps for "osu!"?
To download beatmaps for "osu!", you will need to use the in-game Beatmap Downloader or browse and download beatmaps from the official "osu!" website. Once you have downloaded a beatmap, you can play it by selecting it from the beatmap list in the game.

System Requirements

The requirements for playing the osu! game depend on the platform you are using. Here are the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing osu! on a Windows PC:

Minimum requirements:
  • Windows 7/8/10/11 (32 or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with at least 256 MB VRAM
Recommended requirements:
  • Windows 7/8/10/11 (64-bit)
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or equivalent processor
  • DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 512 MB VRAM or more
  • Diverse Game Modes
  • Extensive Song Library
  • Built-in Beatmap Editor
  • Customizable Difficulty Levels
  • There is no direct accessibility to the beatmap database

osu! is 100% FREE and can be played on any Windows PC capable of running at least Windows XP operating system. In addition to its PC version, the same game can also be downloaded and used (using a single unified user account) on Android mobile devices.