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:
Recent:
Very Positive (54 reviews) - 83% of the 54 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (8,049 reviews) - 96% of the 8,049 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

      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
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    Recent:
    Very Positive (54 reviews)
    Overall:
    Overwhelmingly Positive (8,049 reviews)
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    Queen Elizabeth II
    ( 8.2 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 24
    Doesn't work anymore, just randomly stopped working one day.. saying about how a channel needed for this project was unable to load with a random string of numbers and letters. Then asks me if I'd like to download the latest Quest3D Viewer. Please fix this game, I miss it :(
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    lilianna_kisses
    ( 5.4 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 24
    this is a cool little game any mp3 can be used to make a track then u race for all the colored blocks for points. There are other modes that can really change the game feel for faster reaction times.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Digital Witness
    ( 1.3 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 24
    Pretty self-explanatory! You use any music you'd like, and surf!
    Fun, simple, and unique. Reminds me of a trippy rollercoaster.
    10/10
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    JacenHorn
    ( 8.2 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 24
    One of my all time favorite games! I highly recommended to all. It is and can be anything to anyone. By allowing you to play your own music all ages can relax or challenge themselves.
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    urban ninja
    ( 1.7 hrs on record )
    Pre-Release Review
    Posted: June 23
    Dopaliciously sick nasty
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Walris
    ( 4.7 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 23
    Surf to the sound of your favorite hip tunes or the screams of children. The possibilities are endless with Audiosurf!
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    JuplayLP|WolfOfGaming
    ( 7.2 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 23
    Audiosurf... It's basically a great game with much potential, but i don't like the graphics in this part... i still haven't got AS2, but i expect better graphics and more gamemodes... (workshop maybe) well... one aspect i liked personally was that you can choose from anny song on your pc which one you want to play on (not just the Soundtracks bought on steam...)
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    The Darius
    ( 35.6 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 23
    Having scored 100% achievements in this game, I feel quite qualified to rate it 8/10 - would reccommend.

    As every game, it has pros and cons, and many users have stated them at great length. You should read other reviews, if you haven't yet.

    However, there are two key points that I haven't seen (so far) in the comments.

    As a downside, this game fails to sync the raceway speed to the audio track. Don't get me wrong, the blocks are perfectly synced to notes or beats. But the speed of your spaceship is constantly shifting up and down, for no reason.

    Therefore, you may compare this game to trying to jump into a train that is constantly and abruptly changing speed. In more upbeat trance songs, you barely notice this. But play a song like Arctic Monkeys - Do I wanna know? and it'll be hell. And not because it's a hard song or anything. It's just impossible to jump in and out of a lane if you don't know how fast you'll be going by the time you get to your color cube.

    Song selection can be quite tricky for this game.

    On the contrary, as an upside, it is remarkable that this game came out of a single person's work. Yes, it was initially developed by one person, although I'm not 100% sure at which point other people jumped in. Even Audiosurf 2 is a game made by few people.

    You might wonder why this matters. Well, it's not often you see nowadays games being developed by one person or super tiny teams. And when you see them, they are crap. However, even though the graphics of this game feel a bit outdated (you may play Audiosurf 2 for that case), you can feel the passion put into the game, since it was not developed by a 25.000 people team with a 25 billion dollar budget. You can see how things were prioritised, and I'm happy to report that gameplay was the priority in this game.

    Original idea, passion put into it, simple GUI, easy to learn, simple controls.

    Therefore: 8/10 - would recommend.
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    the true drwasp
    ( 10.9 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 22
    THE GOOD
    . great visuals
    .the levels synchronization to your music is spot on
    .fun gamplay
    . scoreboard is fair and reasonable
    THE BAD
    Continues play can cause eye
    strain
    .Lags on older machines
    THE UGLY
    .some songs are unplayable do to speed
    RATING 8/10+
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    Thrillmatictv
    ( 4.5 hrs on record )
    Posted: June 20
    7 pimps out of 10 pimps
    Helpful? Yes No Funny
    Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
    8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    Recommended
    0.2 hrs on record
    Posted: May 30
    Riding the game in the most simple forms is one of the best party gags ever. Even at large parties. Very much at celebrations. But also single player it can be very relaxing at times, if you crave it.

    This music game is gold.

    It's small and basicly just one of those games your steam library could need to be a swiss army knife.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    35.6 hrs on record
    Posted: June 23
    Having scored 100% achievements in this game, I feel quite qualified to rate it 8/10 - would reccommend.

    As every game, it has pros and cons, and many users have stated them at great length. You should read other reviews, if you haven't yet.

    However, there are two key points that I haven't seen (so far) in the comments.

    As a downside, this game fails to sync the raceway speed to the audio track. Don't get me wrong, the blocks are perfectly synced to notes or beats. But the speed of your spaceship is constantly shifting up and down, for no reason.

    Therefore, you may compare this game to trying to jump into a train that is constantly and abruptly changing speed. In more upbeat trance songs, you barely notice this. But play a song like Arctic Monkeys - Do I wanna know? and it'll be hell. And not because it's a hard song or anything. It's just impossible to jump in and out of a lane if you don't know how fast you'll be going by the time you get to your color cube.

    Song selection can be quite tricky for this game.

    On the contrary, as an upside, it is remarkable that this game came out of a single person's work. Yes, it was initially developed by one person, although I'm not 100% sure at which point other people jumped in. Even Audiosurf 2 is a game made by few people.

    You might wonder why this matters. Well, it's not often you see nowadays games being developed by one person or super tiny teams. And when you see them, they are crap. However, even though the graphics of this game feel a bit outdated (you may play Audiosurf 2 for that case), you can feel the passion put into the game, since it was not developed by a 25.000 people team with a 25 billion dollar budget. You can see how things were prioritised, and I'm happy to report that gameplay was the priority in this game.

    Original idea, passion put into it, simple GUI, easy to learn, simple controls.

    Therefore: 8/10 - would recommend.
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
    6 people found this review funny
    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    5.1 hrs on record
    Posted: June 18
    This game is a fun challenge that I believe everybody should play.
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    Not Recommended
    8.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 24
    Doesn't work anymore, just randomly stopped working one day.. saying about how a channel needed for this project was unable to load with a random string of numbers and letters. Then asks me if I'd like to download the latest Quest3D Viewer. Please fix this game, I miss it :(
    Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    5 people found this review funny
    Recommended
    5.0 hrs on record
    Posted: June 4
    just put in the most obnoxious earrape you can find and enjoy the ride
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    16.0 hrs on record
    Posted: June 3
    Surf on your own music. What more is there to say? :D
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    Recommended
    8.3 hrs on record
    Posted: June 5
    Only as fun as the music you listen to.
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    Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
    426 of 442 people (96%) found this review helpful
    408 people found this review funny
    Recommended
    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.

    10/10
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