Dance Central 3 is the third game in the dance simulation series. The game includes 40 music tracks and a new party mode for up to eight players. Gameplay is similar to the previous two games in the series in which players follow dance moves which are tracked by the Kinect peripheral. The more accurately the players dance, the more points they earn. Harder difficulties mean harder moves for the players to follow. New to the series is the Crew Throwdown mode where two teams of up to four go head-to-head in a series of performances, dance battles & mini-games. There is also a Keep the Beat mini-game which has the player track the rhythm and the "Make Your Move" mini-game where players compete making up routines on the fly. Also new is the Beginner mode, a difficulty mode for people completely new to dancing games, and Party Mode, where random songs and mini-games are played and as people play, they are progressively moved up or down a difficulty depending on how well they are performing. New tracks and routines are offered through DLC.