Ride your music. Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose.
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Very Positive (39 reviews) - 84% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (8,134 reviews) - 96% of the 8,134 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 15, 2008

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Ride your music.
Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. You earn points for clustering together blocks of the same color on the highway, and compete with others on the internet for the high score on your favorite songs.
Audiosurf on Steam includes The Orange Box soundtrack, integrated with the game to enable "Still Alive" surfing and more. In addition, Audiosurf is one of the first titles to leverage Steamworks, offering full support for the Steam Achievements that appear on Steam Community profile pages.
  • Play with any music from your own collection--the game supports MP3s, iTunes M4As, WMAs, CDs and OGGs
  • Valve's The Orange Box Original Soundtrack is included.
  • Online scoreboards for each song you play.
  • Choose your strategy from 14 available characters.
  • Track your progress as Steam Achievements.

    System Requirements

      • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
      • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4
      • Memory: 512 MB RAM
      • Graphics: 32 MB NVIDIA GeForce® 2 (support for Pixel Shader 3.0 recommended)
      • DirectX Version: DirectX® 9.0 or higher
      • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c-compatible sound card
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    Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    6.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 4
    If Synthesia became competitive and a semi-racing game, it would look like this.

    Audiosurf is pretty fun. 10/10.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    11.2 hrs on record
    Posted: September 28
    Pretty good game to kill a few hours on, link up your favourite tracks and it'll silence the boredom for a little while.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    14.8 hrs on record
    Posted: September 28
    Audiosurf constructs tracks based on the tempo of songs. That track goes uphill in slow moments and tumbles downhill when the music speeds up, twisting as the song changes. Scattered over the course are coloured blocks, placed so you pass them to the beat. Depending which mode you select the aim is either to avoid certain blocks or collect them in clusters of three or more on a board behind you. It’s like Guitar Hero with the fretboard re-imagined as a psychedelic rollercoaster hanging in space.

    Occasionally the puzzle element can distract but that's why other modes are there. Racing over the track trying to time your lane-switching to the beat gives you a new appreciation of your chosen music. Freddie Mercury will never know it but he was one of the most talented level designers of all time. I didn't used to like Queen but then I played their songs in Audiosurf and now I recognise 'Fat Bottomed Girls' for the genius it is.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.2 hrs on record
    Posted: September 26
    This game is awsome for listening to your audio, and interacting with it. Just don't play if you have epilepsy, or other seziure problems.
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    3 of 17 people (18%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    Not Recommended
    66.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 12
    dislike this review or you will never have a boyfriend
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    Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
    408 of 444 people (92%) found this review helpful
    1,571.2 hrs on record
    Posted: November 25, 2013
    Great game for anyone who likes puzzle games and/or music, and if you like competition there is even global scoreboards for every song and you can compete for the high score! Different difficultys for all skill levels and over a dozen different modes to choose from.
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    220 of 232 people (95%) found this review helpful
    448 people found this review funny
    16.0 hrs on record
    Posted: January 7, 2015
    Addictive fun in which you can ride all of your completely legal and totally non-pirated music for hours at a time.

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    184 of 189 people (97%) found this review helpful
    154.6 hrs on record
    Posted: January 5, 2014
    I bought this game when it first came out in the year 2008. It cost 19.90 USD then, and I got it at full price (there wasn't so much discounts on steam back then). Was I skeptical? Yes, I was. I was skeptical because the concept of this game seems simplistic. Of course, this game has convinced me after a while that I have made the correct investment by paying for it at full price.

    What this game appears to be is that it converts sound files (music files such as .mp3 ones) into a linear ongoing track of some sort. You get to control a small little car-like vehicle, though the only movement you can perform are sideways. The speed of your little car-like thingy is determined by the pace of your music, which is represented by the colour of the track you are riding on. I won't go into detail on the blocks and game play, but that's basically it.

    In short, this game lets you ride the music.

    And yes, you can ride on almost any musical file you've loaded into the game, and this is what make this game great and worthwhile.

    There is one particular game mode which I like - mono. It's basically a no-brainer where you simply hit the colour blocks and avoid the grey blocks as you move forward along the track. It's a splendid mode to relax yourself with, especially after a day of tiring work when all you want is some of your favourite music and soothing gameplay.

    I got it at 2008, and it's 2014 now. Years passed, and many parts of my life have changed. Still, what remained the same is that, after all these years, I will still give new music a run or two here, in audiosurf.

    Oh and did I mention that I am still getting e-mails from audiosurf's scoreboard saying that I have been dethroned? Yeah, it's nice to see these e-mails amidst all those work mails and all.
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    310 of 351 people (88%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    176 of 189 people (93%) found this review helpful
    420 people found this review funny
    12.1 hrs on record
    Posted: May 1, 2015
    didn't know that a video game could literally use the obama-romney 2012 presidential debate as a level but i was incorrect
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    1.1 hrs
    Posted: October 24
    Do you like driving your F-Zero... I mean futuristic space car on Rainbow Road... corkscrews and absurdly steep hills and drops?! What about doing all that WHILE listening to your favorite jam?

    Then yes, this is the game for you! Why listen to a set music track when you can choose your own, which in turn makes your game playthrough that much more different, inspired by your song!

    I love listening to my music, so why not jam out while playing video games! Especially when you get to that ridiculous solo!
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    Vape Naysh
    4.8 hrs
    Posted: October 24
    i surfed some audio
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    13.5 hrs
    Posted: October 24
    The combination of Music,Colors and Fast Paced Movements make this game a really good one
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    27.4 hrs
    Posted: October 23
    Surfing to your favorite jams, what more could you ask for?

    5/5 - have wasted more hours in here than Steam has recorded.
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    Captain Hornet
    49.1 hrs
    Posted: October 23
    Product received for free
    AudioSurf! My favorite part about this game is the visualizer. I have guest over I put on some rocking tunes with a gnarly visualizer on the big TV for background lights. Definitely helps keep the mood relaxing while exciting.
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    3.1 hrs
    Posted: October 21
    You need a big size screen and good sound system for this :)
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    8.4 hrs
    Posted: October 20
    Very fun and addicting
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    3.4 hrs
    Posted: October 15
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    0.7 hrs
    Posted: October 14
    Honestly speaking, I was expecting a lot more out of this game. I perceived that the boxes you had to hit were going to be closer to what the music is doing; I was wrong. It loosely follows it, hitting some musical accents and completely ignoring others. Frequently it was just hitting whatever the cymbal in the music would do. Otherwise it was pretty random. Maybe it was the genre of music I used (stuff like Rush and Ben Folds), but it just didn't seem to work as well as I had hoped. If you are looking for something to keep your eyes focused on while listening to music, it's not bad, but if you're looking for something that feels more like a moused-guitar hero or really interactive to the music, I'd give this a pass.
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    The Draggountant
    68.8 hrs
    Posted: October 14
    Audiosurf is a simple but fun way to play with your favorite music.

    The age of the program is beginning to show, and it has some bugs and stability issues sometimes, but the nature of the game makes this much less of a problem than it is in other games with a set progression. This is a simple action puzzle game to test your reflexes, dodging and sniping to play a block matching game on a procedurally generated Guitar Hero roller coaster track.

    Audiosurf offers a variety of modes and difficulty levels, and tiered scoreboards (although there are some balance issues; Mono is usually easier to score high with than other same-tier modes). You can even play with a friend in Double Vision mode, which I find to be a great way to introduce someone to favourite songs, or check out new and unfamiliar music.

    If somehow you haven't played it yet, give it a go. Audiosurf is a very fun experience.
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