osu! is described as «rhythm game based on the gameplay of a variety of popular commercial rhythm games. While aiming to keep authentic gameplay and scoring, osu! increases the epic factor through online rankings, multiplayer, replay exchange, and a huge community following» and is a Music Game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to osu! for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is StepMania, which is both free and Open Source. Other osu! like games are Frets on Fire, McOsu, Clone Hero and Guitar Hero.