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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Release Date: Feb 15, 2008

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"Rhythm game that has the difficulty, form and tempo changes of the music you choose to play. Classic and endlessly replayable."

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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

      Minimum:
      • 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
    Helpful customer reviews
    160 of 168 people (95%) found this review helpful
    14 people found this review funny
    8.0 hrs on record
    Posted: January 7
    Addictive fun in which you can ride all of your completely legal and totally non-pirated music for hours at a time.

    10/10
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    110 of 135 people (81%) found this review helpful
    11 people found this review funny
    1.8 hrs on record
    Posted: November 29, 2014
    Kind of like masturbation except at the end you don't have an amazing feeling

    You get told someone from Czechslovakia is better at it than you
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    53 of 62 people (85%) found this review helpful
    11 people found this review funny
    1.7 hrs on record
    Posted: December 31, 2014
    Kidz Bop Thrift Shop came on the Audiosurf radio and I was forced to listen to it.
    My ears are bleeding now.

    10/10 best pain simulation ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UxVGCBNKTg
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    44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
    11 people found this review funny
    1,212.4 hrs on record
    Posted: April 29
    ...
    help
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    74 of 97 people (76%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    1.7 hrs on record
    Posted: December 13, 2014
    Who needs drugs when you have Audiosurf
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    41 of 52 people (79%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    8.3 hrs on record
    Posted: December 4, 2014
    My friend has epilepsy and he enjoyed this game. 10/10 would seizure again.
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    26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
    21.8 hrs on record
    Posted: November 28, 2014
    This is a great little game. I got it for only $2.50 when it was on sale, and I don't regret it. Addicting and fun, it is interesting to see what the track is like with different styles of songs. Almost every song is great on it. As for playtime, it depends on how many songs you have. I have over 800, and still haven't tried 100 of them, meaning that I've still got a lot of potential hours to put into it. $9.99 is a bit too much for a little game like this, in my opinion, so I'd reccomend that you get it during a sale, like me.

    Altogether, I give it a 9/10
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    13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4 people found this review funny
    7.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 26
    Darude - Sandstorm
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    10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
    8.9 hrs on record
    Posted: March 30
    Another way to enjoy music. Or another way to enjoy music even more.

    I do listen to music while gaming, but I don't do it all the time. Sometimes it can get distracting and other times I want to enjoy the game story dialogue. So, from time to time, I'm stuck wanting to listen to my music but I also don't want to get distracted by it. Yeah, just my problem. It doesn't happen all the time but this game is a good answer to this particular problem.

    You can use your own music to play this game. That's really a plus. You are not fixed with the songs the game provided.

    The thing about this game is that it makes you enjoy your music even more. For some reasons focusing on the game-play also makes you focus on the song itself. That way you completely get into the song and enjoy it fully. People tend to listen to music while doing something else. Work, Household chores, gaming, exercise etc. When it gets to the point where you focus on the task at hand, the music that is playing in your ears become a mere background. You certainly cannot give your 100% attention to two things at the same time. I really doubt it if you can. The weird thing is this game does exactly that. Or close to it. I enjoy my music even more while playing this game than doing anything else. Maybe it's the rhymes you have to match or the song is the game itself. I'm not entirely sure.

    The game isn't perfect for every genres of song though. I also listen to jazz for example. It doesn't do really well on that.

    There is also Audiosurf 2 available on steam right now, but still in early access. I'm really looking forward to that. But I don't think I will buy that game right now.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    5 stars
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    11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    11.0 hrs on record
    Posted: January 24
    "Ride your music"
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    18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    9.4 hrs on record
    Posted: January 7
    Хорошая игра с своеобразным геймплеем, который не оставит вас равнодушными. Вот уже 3-й год играю в неё когда "не во что играть" или перед сном - 5/5
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    12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    14.2 hrs on record
    Posted: January 24
    Audiosurf the meat ♥♥♥♥♥

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx-OKwPnMQQ
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    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    10.6 hrs on record
    Posted: November 29, 2014
    If you want to find a game that both are listening to songs and playing at the same time.
    Welcome to Audiosurf ^_^ It is really suitable for who loves music and playing game together!!
    so, if you buy it on sale is very good!
    Have good fun!!
    Ps. sorry for my language
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    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    11.0 hrs on record
    Posted: May 1
    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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    7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    8.5 hrs on record
    Posted: February 15
    Best and healthiest alternative to cocaine, weed and all the other illegal highs.





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    8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    10.8 hrs on record
    Posted: January 2
    Really good music visualizer. You can ride any song you have locally.
    There are scoreboards and you can always be up to date if you get dethroned from your highscore.
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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    24.8 hrs on record
    Posted: January 17
    I just sit back alone, crank up the volume, and play this game. I feel like I'm on an LSD trip with certain kinds of slow, ambiental music like Pink Floyd, and I feel like some kind of stupidly high rave dancer when I crank up fast techno songs or stuff like that.

    If you don't have drugs, try playing this game for a bit!
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    6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
    2.8 hrs on record
    Posted: January 2
    AudioSurf - music rhythm game with racing indie mechanics.
    So hard to describe AudioSurf, because it is a unique blend of genres - the possibility of constructing tracks tied to the music that you choose to play.
    There is a choice of difficulty and game modes.
    The game is not recommended for epileptics - possible attacks.
    In general, the product is interesting and worthy candidate for your game collection.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFq7c87T8v4
    AudioSurf - музыкальная ритм игра с гоночной инди механикой.
    Так сложно описывается AudioSurf, потому что это уникальная смесь жанров - возможность построения треков нарпямую завязана на ту музыку, которую вы выбираете для игры.
    Есть возможность выбора сложности и режима игры.
    Игра категорически не рекомендуется для эпилептиков - возможны приступы.
    В целом, продукт интересный и является достойным кандидатом для вашей коллекции игр.
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    9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    3.3 hrs on record
    Posted: December 27, 2014
    Good game :D 9/10
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    21.1 hrs on record
    Posted: January 10
    "If you have enough music, Audiosurf is going to keep you highly entertained and addicted for an awfully long time."

    If you have a highly developed and varied taste in music, then Audiosurf just might be the perfect game for you. The small, web-based indie developer “BestGameEver”, despite having one of the worst and most clichéd company names ever, have managed to craft something which is psychedelically unique in its own special way. For a small fee, you get a game which has a practically infinite number of variations to play through, and coupled with this massive replayability, relatively tiny software specifications, and a moreover amazingly addictive experience.

    Whilst some might call Audiosurf a racing game, it isn’t like any other racing game I know and honestly, it isn’t. First, you can play within the game practically any piece of music you own, as it supports MP3, OGG, WMA and iTunes, amongst a couple of other formats. The idea is that you actually ‘surf’ along your own music, using a variety of different ships (which are essentially just hover-cars) that have a similar design and look to those in the 1995 game Wip3out. Each ship has a slightly different design, along with a special power, which specifies the distinct game type. While racing along your music, you will pass various differently coloured blocks, and the goal is to make collections of blocks larger than three in a 3x7 grid which moves along with your vehicle on down the track. In that way alone, this aspect of the game is slightly like Connect Four, only with three, and diagonals not counting. The racing aspect comes from the track itself, which again has a similar Wip3out or F-Zero look, and is intricately connected to whatever song you are playing. When the tempo speeds up, the speed of your car increases. Heavy drums and bass will create hills and dips; quiet instrumentation slows and steepens the uphill grade, whilst fast periods of the song will create smooth downward stretches. For example, if you were to play “Yesterday” by The Beatles, the track would be a smooth a slow uphill climb, with only a few bumps here and there. However, playing something like “Communication Breakdown” by Led Zeppelin creates a much faster, and potentially higher scoring, downhill run. On uphill periods, the coloured blocks will be cooler, and less valuable, whilst downhill will have warmer colours worth more points. It really does allow you to “live your music” in a way that you never thought possible.

    There is quite a wide variety of varying modes to play. At the casual level, you can play Mono, where the object is to dodge grey blocks and hit the coloured ones. There is also Pointman, where you are given a spectrum of colours to match into place and the ability to store a block to use later, using various powerups (such as paint all blocks a particular colour, or sort all blocks), along with Double Vision, where you could theoretically play with a friend as the track is divided between two ships. On the moderate and hard levels, all three of these modes repeat with slightly more difficult variations, at the same time introducing the Vegas (randomly shuffles all blocks), Pusher (pushes blocks left and right) and Eraser (deletes all blocks of a certain colour) game types. What with all of these slightly different styles of gameplay, the replay value for wanting to go back just one more time (and then maybe another) explodes through the roof.

    This fusion of puzzle and racing game aspects gives Audiosurf its unique edge. However, the lasting attraction will come from the simple fact of being able to play every piece of music you own, and so naturally giving the game (potentially) the best soundtrack ever, by definition of whatever you hold to be great music. Your high scores for each song are recorded within online leader-boards, divided into three different classes, depending upon which race type you selected. Email updates can inform you if you have been “dethroned” at a particular song, so as to encourage you to get back and reclaim your title. Along with your own music, the game comes with the entire Orange Box soundtrack (so you can now play Portal’s “Still Alive” to your hearts content), and also Audiosurf Radio, which gives free music designed to allow for the most competitive to play for a coveted position on the scoreboard. It is important to remember however that, on the other hand, if you don’t own much music, you aren’t going to get a whole lot out of Audiosurf. The various sound effects interspersed here and there are altogether decent, while the only bad piece of music is the repetitive techno beat which plays over the menus.

    Graphically, the game is perfectly sufficient to look at, and actually can appear extremely cool at many points. Whilst the game menus are rather bland, when playing the game itself the colour scheme varies and alters in time with the music, and its approach appears to be coolly minimalistic at first. However, hitting blocks causes stars and circles to explode in the sky with a soft hiss, almost like fireworks. You can also have a dark or light background, the dark one especially lending itself to the psychedelic experience. When flying down a tunnel of drum rolls and electric guitar, you really get a fabulous sense of speed. It is possible to have three different settings of graphical quality, though even the best computers will suffer a slowing of the frame rate at premium, as they do take up a massive amount of processing power. However, the enhanced graphics are more than adequate.

    Audiosurf is a simple, but astoundingly accessible game for all types of gamer. Whether you just want to casually surf down Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky”, or obsessively compete for the top score at Eagles “Hotel California”, Audiosurf will let you do it all at your desired pace and difficulty. Go out and get it, and fully experience what The Who meant when they sang, “I'm getting in tune to the straight and narrow”.
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