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 (5,402 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
    10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
    18.7 hrs on record
    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.)
    Posted: September 28
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    274.8 hrs on record
    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.
    Posted: October 19
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    5.9 hrs on record
    Riding on darude-sandstorm was the stupidest thing i've ever done.
    10/10. dieded
    Posted: October 12
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    125.6 hrs on record
    Very fun, perfect game for anyone who loves simple controls and very very very very high skill ceilings (and puzzle games).

    Mono is okay once you start off, but the puzzle modes really ended up selling the game for me. It's the kind of game you stab yourself over several times because you did the one match wrong and I love that.
    Posted: September 25
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    5.1 hrs on record
    AW MAN!

    What can I say? Get it. I got it for free from a friend in a bundle..

    ... And I was honestly planning on trading it.

    I myself believed that it wouldn't be fun. Ha! Was I wrong? Of course! This game is so cool! I love being able to implement my own songs into a game that fights back against you with them. Plenty of challenge, yet simple and unique.

    If you're arguing with yourself about getting this game - STOP!
    Get it! I'll give this game a 9/10. Worth buying any day if you love music and love fast pace games.
    Posted: September 25
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.3 hrs on record
    Challenge: Ride a 3 minute Sine Tone at full volume without having your brain explode.
    Posted: October 12
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    19.1 hrs on record
    LSD without the comedown.
    Posted: October 5
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    49.0 hrs on record
    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.
    Posted: October 16
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    1.0 hrs on record
    Not a bad game, i was brought here by videos i watch, never knew it was a game! it is kinda fun i much admit :P
    Posted: September 28
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    1.5 hrs on record
    Good game with poor interface
    Posted: September 24
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.5 hrs on record
    Kind of a spin on Guitar Hero, AudioSurf puts you in a little ship traveling down a three-lane road, trying to match a bunch of colored blocks. It works perfectly in tune to the music, and each of the different 'characters' will appeal to a person's style in a different way. I got it ridiculously cheap during a Steam sale, and I enjoy it more than some games I've paid full price for. It's fun, addictive, and will keep you interested as long as your music library is full.
    Posted: September 30
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.8 hrs on record
    made me to create steam account years ago
    Posted: October 1
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    0.2 hrs on record
    I'm not a fan of rhytm games, but AudioSurf is an exception because of how pretty is looks and that it is one of those games that is easy to play, but hard to master. Worth playing.
    Posted: September 28
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.8 hrs on record
    This is literally a go-to game when you want to just have a bit of fun with your vast (or maybe not so vast) music collection. The coding is really good at reading the songs that are input into it, and when it creates the levels they can be some of the most chill, hype, or all over the place things you've ever experienced. Definitely recommending this gem to all those that want a good laugh, or to impress others with flashy colors and their advanced twitch-motion skills.
    Posted: September 30
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    35.0 hrs on record
    seriously addictive and fun game to play
    Posted: October 1
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    9.0 hrs on record
    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
    Posted: October 2
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    3.6 hrs on record
    Yas, just yas. I fan everytiem.
    Posted: September 27
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    10.8 hrs on record
    Great little game if you have a huge music library. Relax and game to your own music.
    Posted: October 3
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    17.2 hrs on record
    This game is very exciting...
    enjoy to ride your music.
    Posted: October 4
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    7.1 hrs on record
    Lsd simulator
    Posted: October 9
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