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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (5,867 reviews)
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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September 22

new feature: Song of the Day!



Ride a new free song everyday! Audiosurf offers the same song of the day as Audiosurf 2 and now supports unicode characters in streaming song names.

Each new song of the day starts at 11am PDT.

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About This Game

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
    102 of 118 people (86%) found this review helpful
    10.2 hrs on record
    Posted: October 12
    Riding on darude-sandstorm was the stupidest thing i've ever done.
    10/10. dieded
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    34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
    379.6 hrs on record
    Posted: October 19
    Audiosurf is a very, very unique game and is definitely a landmark in the music/rhythm game genre. Unlike other rhythm games, which limit you to specific in-game songs, Audiosurf is limitless - it allows you to play any - that's right, any - MP3 of your choice, so you can suit your gameplay to your own music tastes. This freedom is rarely found, if at all, in music games, and it has set the stage for other music games in the vein of it, such as Beat Hazard and the more recent Melody's Escape. In my opinion, Audiosurf has infinite replay value, as long as you have a large amount of songs to play.

    Basically, Audiosurf is a game where you can "ride" your music to a track that moves and flows in sync with the song, as you hit blocks along the way. It’s sort of an amalgamation of F-Zero’s gameplay and Rock Band’s note charts (albeit less precise). Each MP3 has leaderboards, and for songs that haven't been played in the game yet, you have the opportunity to make the first play on a song and create the leaderboards for it yourself. Of course, this isn't the case with more popular songs that many people have played. Leaderboards also have a comments section, where you can (obviously) comment on a song. A neat aspect of leaderboards (and probably my favorite) is that if you get dethroned from the global leaderboards on a song, you’ll receive an e-mail by default, though you can turn it off if you’d prefer. You’ll also get an e-mail if an Audiosurf friend beats your score on a song, regardless of whether you have the throne on it or not.

    There's also several ways you can play Audiosurf: just for fun or for competition. Audiosurf has a variety of different characters that are well-suited for both beginners and the more advanced players, amongst three difficulties - casual, pro, and elite. For example, Mono is the easiest (but also lowest-scoring) character, with a simple strategy - hit the colored blocks and avoid the greys. Then, there are the more tricky (but higher-scoring) characters along the way, such as Eraser (my most-played character), which allows you to erase blocks and undo erases to create chains, and Pointman, which allows you to scoop up blocks and place them in different spots. It is highly recommended that beginners start with Mono, though, as I have had friends try the more complex characters from the get-go and it did not go very well for them.

    However, I’m not going to go as far to say the game is for everyone, as people have different strengths and weaknesses when it comes to video games. Aside from the fact that you obviously have to like some sort of music, quick thinking, reflexes, and sense of rhythm play a big part as well. Also, if you are one of those people that tire out of songs easily (like myself), you shouldn’t have a problem for the most part in Audiosurf, but if you play for competition and someone dethrones you on a song you like, you may end up playing the song repeatedly to get a good-enough run to reclaim the throne. It’s happened to me a time too many :P

    All in all, if you’re a music lover and want a new visualization experience to go along with your music, Audiosurf might be for you. Be warned, though - it’s very addicting if you have a large library of music.
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    23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
    9.2 hrs on record
    Posted: November 17
    Audiosurf is a compulsory title for all music lovers. Dynamic, with immersive gameplay, little complicated game based on our own music library. This is one of the unique music games, which makes a lot of fun and allows you to relax for a while with your favorite songs.

    Buy Audiosurf they said... It will be fun they said...
    Well, they were right.
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    26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
    2.2 hrs on record
    Posted: November 11
    Best seizure i ever had, 10/10 would do again.
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    16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
    18.7 hrs on record
    Posted: September 28
    You ride your music, great game to chill out to without getting annoyed. There's plenty of competition to this game if you want to play that way, but this game is mainly great for its use of your music, all music works and all music is generated well.

    So now the standard game rating:
    • Story: X/10 (No story, no story needed.)
    • Gameplay: 10/10 (Plenty of options on how you want to ride your music.)
    • Presentation: 10/10 (Game looks and feels great.)
    • Soundtrack: 11/10 (Your music > any in game soundtrack)
    • Replayability: 10/10 (Come back whenever you want to twiddle your fingers and listen to music.)
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    14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
    2.9 hrs on record
    Posted: June 27
    Audiosurf is one of those games that offers something for everyone. You can cruise through a neon-future version of your favorite songs at a leisurely pace in freeride or low difficulty puzzle modes, or play as a hardcore gamer might, repeating tracks obsessively with the aim of conquering the leaderboards. A better fusion of casual and hardcore gameplay styles would be difficult to come by, particularly one with such boundless source material. The game is yours to manipulate as it readily acquiesces to your mood, making it worth playing on nearly any occasion, for any reason, for any person.
    10/10
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    21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
    5.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 26
    I can play Darude - Sandstorm there.
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    12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
    7.5 hrs on record
    Posted: November 24
    the music moves forward in glowie. don't have to worry about community because this is singular player game (game has leadboard but who do you find there? only nerds and geeks. unless you play obscure song like balkan grindcore then only you, you nerd geek)

    i say this is very good best game only because i can finally see how my own fart sound in mp3 looks to the eyes
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    7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
    15.7 hrs on record
    Posted: November 28
    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 500, and still haven't tried 100 of them. $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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    9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
    1.7 hrs on record
    Posted: December 13
    Who needs drugs when you have Audiosurf
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    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.9 hrs on record
    Posted: November 10
    Fun little game. Addicting as hell. I recommend this to music collectors. If you are not a music collector......this game will make one out of you!
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    8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
    14.7 hrs on record
    Posted: November 7
    yes. I recommend this game.
    why?
    because you can listen to your own music and mindlessly dodge stuff.. its fun.
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    6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
    3.3 hrs on record
    Posted: October 12
    Challenge: Ride a 3 minute Sine Tone at full volume without having your brain explode.
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    8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
    1.8 hrs on record
    Posted: November 29
    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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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    9.7 hrs on record
    Posted: November 13
    AudioSurf is one of the best and most interesting concepts I have ever seen. The colorful and technological graphics make you really feel the game and the replayability is potentially infinite, since there will be always a new song. It is perfect both if you want to have a low-skill relaxing match, or you want to test your abilities on the hardest levels. Even though some times the game doesn't catch the "essence" of the song, most of the time it feels like you are actually "surfing" your song.
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    1.3 hrs on record
    Posted: September 8
    Audiosurf is a procedurally generated rhythm-based arcade game whose gameplay roughly mimics that of racing games and/or vertically scrolling shooters. While some songs are included with the game, the bulk of the game involves taking your personal mp3s, analyzing the tracks themselves, and generating levels on the fly based off of what the music is doing. There's a wide variety of modes, ranging from "avoid gray blocks but get whatever else you can" to trying to match-3 with specific colors, to beingg able to pick up and hold blocks and move them around.

    The game features multiple difficulties for every song in addition to the variety of game modes which, when coupled with being able to run on any track, offers effectively limitless replayability.

    Every song has a leaderboard and you can set up email notifications for when someone passes you, which can lead to some fun back-and-forth competition for the top spot.

    While a sequel is on its way and may be a better option to pick up, if you're curious what the game/genre is about, you can do much worse than picking up this game. Audiosurf is a ton of fun - I actually have far more than the listed 1.3 hours logged, I simply played it before Steam started properly tracking those stats.
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.6 hrs on record
    Posted: December 19
    I like music, music is my cup of tea.
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.8 hrs on record
    Posted: December 21
    its ok
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    6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
    97.1 hrs on record
    Posted: October 17
    Guess what? You surf audio.
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    6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
    19.2 hrs on record
    Posted: October 5
    LSD without the comedown.
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