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Play Dance Dance Revolution V on PC for free

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I'll always look back fondly on the trips I made to my local cinema to play the run-down DDR arcade machine shoved awkwardly in a corner. Since then, I've been hoping that the arcade game would make its way to PC, and it finally has—sort of.

Konami has released Dance Dance Revolution V (opens in new tab)  as a browser game for PC. It's in open alpha, so it's only got the basic features and 15 songs. It's free to download for a limited time, though Konami hasn't detailed when the alpha will come to an end. If you've got a USB DDR mat gathering dust somewhere in a cupboard, now is the time to go rummaging around and get it. 

If you don't have a mat you can use the arrow keys to play through the songs, but even with a mat handy Konami says that connecting it to the game, "is not guaranteed to work perfectly, but if you are interested, try it."

To play Dance Dance Revolution V, you'll first need to set up a Konami ID (opens in new tab) and then load the game through the official website (opens in new tab). According to the game's description (opens in new tab), DDR V will work through Chrome, Edge, and Firefox, but not through Internet Explorer. You'll need 2BG of memory, a good internet connection, and a pair of banging speakers or headphones. 

If you're after more catchy rhythm games, check out Sayonara Wild Hearts (opens in new tab), Thumper (opens in new tab), Beat Saber (opens in new tab), and Bullets per minute, which Andy described as Doom but a rhythm game (opens in new tab)

Thanks, Eurogamer (opens in new tab)

[An earlier version of this article mistakenly referred to DDR V as DDR 5. We apologise for the confusion.]

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.