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 (5,439 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 15, 2008

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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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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
    16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
    5.9 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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    6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
    282.8 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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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    321.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 26
    If you love doing it, then this game is perfect!
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    9.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 2
    This game will ♥♥♥♥ you eyes!

    Game is awesome if you have good music, game is ♥♥♥♥ if you have bad music,
    If you love music and hate your eyes, then this game is perfect for you,

    game in general: 10/10
    menus and gui: 8/10
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    10.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 25
    hours of fun surfing to your favorite songs like 'Get noscoped' and 'get low'
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    79.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 17
    Guess what? You surf audio.
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    4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
    19.1 hrs on record
    Posted: October 5
    LSD without the comedown.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    35.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 1
    seriously addictive and fun game to play
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    17.2 hrs on record
    Posted: October 4
    This game is very exciting...
    enjoy to ride your music.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) 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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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    10.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 3
    Great little game if you have a huge music library. Relax and game to your own music.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.6 hrs on record
    Posted: October 26
    I do quite enjoy Audiosurf. It's perfect for those who like beating high scores and whatnot. It can also accommodate for a pretty big range of play styles and preferences.
    I'd definitely recommend it.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    14.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 28
    The best relaxing and challenging music game I have ever played. Very funny and addictive game!
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    19.1 hrs on record
    Posted: October 27
    Audiosurf is a wonderful game, play what you want when you want. The gameplay is smooth and can run on most computers/laptops. It has updated songs every week, and you can even play your own song files. I have spent alot of offline time on this game, so my play time is irrelevent. All in all, I would reccomend this game to pretty much anyone, It fits all personalities.
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    8.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 23
    Presentation - 7/10
    Menu system could use some refinement and polish, but it's not really a big deal.

    Graphics - 8/10
    Simple, full of neon line and chromatic novas. An attractive, minimalist kind of style.

    Sound - 7/10
    Kind of hard to judge, as most of what you hear is your own selected music. So, it's by default the greatest ever, right? The sound effects and menu music blend in with the game's look.

    Gameplay - 8.5/10
    Wildly scalable and enjoyable, Audiosurf's gameplay allows you to achieve a new kind of intimacy with your favorite music.

    Lasting Appeal - 9/5/10
    It's driven by any music ever made, being made right now, or to be made in the future.

    OVERALL - 8.6/10



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    3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
    49.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 16
    I am ill, my nose is blocked and my body wants me to know that I am dying, what can I do.

    I guess I'll just play audio surf for a couple of hours and reminice about being 15 again, because that's about the time my mp3 library dates from.

    I think this is what meditation feels like. Or dying. Or maybe both.
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    51.2 hrs on record
    Posted: October 20
    I like it cos when you nudge the colorful ones and they make nice sounds but when you nudge the evil ones they make bad noises.
    best uni timekill ever RIP in pepperoni monday break 11am - 1pm

    [also I like anime music so this is like crack to me but probably worse in the long term]
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    7.1 hrs on record
    Posted: October 9
    Lsd simulator
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    1.7 hrs on record
    Posted: October 3
    AudioSurf is a fun way to literally play with your music. You can play as a ship with several different modes and go on a cool visual ride! Its pretty fun and theres talk about a sequel. Its fun to try.
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    0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
    0.2 hrs on record
    Posted: October 28
    I must be the odd one out, but I found this game pretty boring. I had recently started playing Symphony, so I'm probably being a bit harsh to this game since they are both based on music and doing things relating to them. Compared to Symphony I found audiosurf lacking in many ways (though I only played it shortly). Firstly, the interface is horribly dated looking and made me feel like I was playing an early 90's game. I got this game through the Humble Indie Bundle, so this is a review based on getting the game without watching the previews first. The game play is also pretty boring aka get the same colored blocks yada yada. I found that the game didn't interact that much with the music. I give it credit for having possibility, but since I played Symphony before this game, Audiosurf was a bit of a let down.
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