Ride your music in more ways than ever before. Audiosurf 2 is the music game for your entire music collection, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day. Hundreds of mods/skins on Workshop. Free demo available.
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Release Date: May 26, 2015

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"Audiosurf is back, bigger, better, and bolder. With infinite potential for community improvement, ride your music like never before! "
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May 30

Servers are back up!

Sorry about the downtime that started about 7PM (PST) last night. Leaderboards, popular songs, song of the day, dethrones, and challenges are all working again.

There was a power outage at the server hosting company.

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May 27

Launch Update

Audiosurf 2 has now officially launched! Thanks so much for all the great feedback and support during early access!

Free Demo!

Launch Update Now Available:
Completely new UI
Dethroned Email Notifications
Regional Leaderboards
Search your music collection and soundcloud from one search box
New Skins: Dusk and Mystical
Plus tons more

New UI:

New Skins:

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“Every track is a different journey, and the algorithm for analysing music and building fun and challenging courses is superb.”

About This Game

By blending gameplay with music visualization, Audiosurf puts you inside your music in a way nothing else can. 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.

What are the biggest improvements from Audiosurf 1?

Ever-expanding new ways to play with over 500 and counting player-created mods and skins on Workshop.. Additional layers of strategy tied to the song’s biggest moments. In-game leaderboards let you compare your score moment to moment against your friends and rivals even when they’re not online. Enhanced graphics quality. Ability to search for music (including online music). Available on Mac and Linux!

What’s new about Mono mode in Audiosurf 2?

In Audiosurf 2 your timing in mono mode is more important than ever. You’ve got to strategize to get your grid full at the most intense moments of songs to get the most points. Look ahead in the distance for corkscrew loops with powerups to know when these moments will occur.

What do I get in the demo?

The demo allows players to play any song they want, for their first 3 songs. After that, they can play the Song of the Day, everyday, as many times as they want.

Is there a mode that focuses on dodging blocks?

Yes, there's a new Ninja mode. It has a big bonus for hitting no spikes and creates intense spike fields to weave through. It’s faster than regular Mono and the second-to-second challenge of avoiding spikes is harder. For even more challenge there’s ninja turbo. It’s too fast for you.

What’s new about the Puzzle modes in Audiosurf 2:

Just as with Mono mode, your timing on Puzzle modes is now more important than ever. Push, Shuffle, Erase, or Scoop blocks at the just the right moments to take full advantage of multiplier powerups that come at the most intense moments of songs.

Can players make their own mods and skins to share on Steam Workshop?

Yes! There’s detailed documentation on making Audiosurf 2 skins available here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=413812198
Also, every mode and skin in the games comes with the script source code and assets. Players can use any of the official modes/skins as a starting place.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 32 or 64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.10
    • Processor: 32 or 64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or compatible
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
+ The graphics look and feel really good. Dusk theme is my personal favorite, I can finally surf more than 5 songs without getting a headache. Great improvement on Audiosurf 1!
+ The improved algorythm adds to that feeling as well. More bounce!
+ Workshop has some fun and well made skins to surf with
+ Soundcloud integration is nice, that site deserves more attention imho
+ I like the wakeboard mode, although I don't fully understand it yet

+- Search screen is good, but also confusing since online content and offline content aren't shown separately. You're forced to search in both at the same time.
+- I don't like online pollution promoting songs I don't care about on my startup screen. But I guess it's helpful to guide people to songs that actually have a global score to compete with.

- Global scores are generally empty though, and I'm afraid that will stay that way since AS2 just isn't as popular as the first one. This is much less the case with Audiosurf 1, even nowadays. This is especially true if you're listening to less popular music.
- It feels like cheating not to be as harshly punished for overfilling. I liked that challenge better in AS1. I do like that all of the modes are still available though (I think all of them are there at least).
- Menu isn't as good looking or clear as in AS1 either
- No music on startup. The opening track of AS1 and the menu graphics gave the game some personality, no such thing here. It feels more clinical.
- No achievements (at the time of this writing, at least)
- Still no Spotify integration. I understand why, but this game would sell so much better if it would be possible. And sales are needed for those global scores

Would I recommend this game considering these thoughts? Sure. Well, I'd say that if you already own Audiosurf 1, wait until it's on sale. If you don't own either, buy either at either full price or sale. It's still pretty cool.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Get this game if you love listening to music and want to have some casual fun along with it. If you don't want to pay the full price go for Audiosurf (the first one).

There isn't much difference between the two, however Audiosurf 2 has some nice updates. More gamemodes, introduction of the soundcloud, better graphics etc.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
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Audiosurf 2
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If you're a fan of the first, pick it up ASAP. If you're new to the series, I heartily recommend this, as it sports many improvements over the first. If you're not a fan of the first, you may still find there is something here just for you, thanks to community enhancement!


+ UI: So slick, so intuitive.
+ Graphics: Much improved all around.
+ Sound: It's your sound, but more immersive!
+ Gameplay: More of what you love, and more on top of that!
+ Settings: All there, easy to get to and change.

- Can no longer weave between blocks due to proximity to each other.
- It didn't come out sooner
- Can be hard to find exactly what you want searching for tracks online.
- Doesn't resume last song played on startup.
- You can't 'add' folders permanently.
- Easy to mix up the exit button for a back button.

+/- Some big changes to everyone's favorite game modes/track generation.
+/- Would also love to see it support last.fm radio/youtube playlists/etc.


Once more, with feeling! Audiosurf returns bigger than ever, with steam workshop support, a hugely streamlined interface, and a lot of polish around the edges. Audiosurf 2 provides more of the same, and in this case, (or in my opinion) that's a good thing! But let's take a look at the changes.

The interface is probably the biggest one. You'll notice there is now a very minimal, out-of-your-way style, mostly consisting of small tabs and boxes for you to click on, and I want to draw your attention to a very special one...the Browse Music tab. This opens up a tab that lets you browse for your music...but also search for music online, and that's an awesome feature to have in a game about surfing music! That same section also autoclears text queried into it when you click outside and back or hit backspace, which is super convenient! Woo!

The other main tabs are browse modes and browse skins, and I appreciate them both equally. Audiosurf 2 is about having options, and if the default skins and modes provided aren't enough (or good enough) for you, the community has you covered. They've made some wonderful things that really enhance the value of the game, but I don't want to spoil the fun for you!

There's better community integration, allowing you to see in real time how you're stacking up to the leaderboard, your own best score, challenge people, and even dethrone them from their top songs. You can see what other people are listening to, and play the top tracks with one click. Another handy feature is the ability to pre-listen to a track, and when you're looking for something new and fresh not already a part of your collection, you'll be thankful for it. The whole of the UI is slick, responsive, and clean.

The gameplay is mostly the same, with some prominent changes to everyone's favorite mono and ninja mono modes. First, when you hit a grey block in mono, it clears out a colored block on that row. Second, in ninja mono, you no longer have to manually clear greys, but greys will clear your whole grid, and not give you points for them, so watch out!

One thing that upsets me slightly is the new track generation. There will be many occurrences of blockades, as I like to call them, where there are two lanes of greys going at once. This issue is amplified by the new generation causing blocks to be so close together that it is almost impossible to slide between two greys. You may also find yourself going down the only seemingly safe lane to become trapped in an unavoidable blockade. This means that at times ninja and mono can be less about evasion and more about scouting ahead, a change I'm not sure I care much for. The puzzle modes remain largely the same, (I believe.) I only encountered one bug in my playtime, and that was a completely minor graphical glitch.

I played a lot of songs in a lot of genres to test everything out for this review, and tracks load faster now. I think track length is no longer a limiting factor, and the tracks are about as responsive as the first Audiosurf (moreso with mods.) One minor annoyance that remains is that the song being broken up into blocks, in mono, can create some dischordant timing when a song picks up; half of those notes or beats will need to be avoided, so it can feel like you're working against the track, not with it. Hip hop and electronic music in my opinion remain the best rides, bumpy and smooth but ever changing. On that note, the game runs like butter at 120FPS even on my GTS450, it also loads very fast.

The graphics are much improved, but there are some things I like less, like the shape of the blocks, but that only applies to some skins, and the community mods can make this game as beautiful and engaging or challenging as you should ever need--and if not, nothing is stopping you from giving it a go! And oh, my, should you. Even if you're not a fan of the original, give this game a purchase and I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy.


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130 of 221 people (59%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Not really much advanced beyond the first game - same gameplay, nothing really new here, even feels unfinished in many places. The graphics tend to be distracting and overall many of the skins don't look great. The menus/interface are not polished.

What I would have expected from an Audiosurf 2, but is not contained this game:

- Broad audio source integration - youtube, spotify, pandora, iTunes, anything honestly. Soundcloud is a start but this is 2015, most people aren't collecting mp3s on their drives anymore.
- Ways to tune the track algorithm that don't involve completely different game modes. Speed, hilliness, colors, slope, shapes, more/fewer lanes. Lots of low-hanging fruit here, none of which the devs touched.
- Basic run stats. This is a given in any rhythm game. I want to know what I missed, where I missed it.

Edit: Apparently this is controversial, so I'll provide some further explanations.

There are upwards of 75 million global monthly users of Spotify alone. Youtube, meanwhile, has almost a billion monthly users and the most popular category of content, by far, is music. Add to that other streaming services like iTunes radio, Pandora, iHeart, Google Play, last.fm, Slacker, Hype Machine - for a whole lot of people, mp3s are not a part of their music listening formula. There's no elitism here about what's better or worse, it's just how it is.

Support for streaming is obviously not easy. You'd have to buffer the input stream or allow for real-time track generation. It may not even be possible to make it work with the default game mode. But anyone who says it can't be done is entirely incorrect. It is certainly possible, and for anyone whose primary source of music is online - it becomes a necessary feature to enjoy the game with the music I actually want to listen to. The value of this game is drastically decreased to me without it. That's a valid factor to include in my review.
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I have to say, game didn't live up to release. I am disappointed as a puzzler player. I will not be reviewing this as a standalone title, rather as a comparison to the original Audiosurf.

Puzzle modes feel vastly inferior and have much less response than in Audiosurf 1. Ironmode has been cut, as well as pretty much all the modes from the first game. Easy modes have been cut completely, and elite and regular modes have instead been "merged" together. Elite is now the default and only puzzler mode difficulty, but the powerups are all wrong for elite mode. The first Audiosurf had 3 different difficulty modes for each puzzler and mono gametype (not counting the ironmode modifier), and it made getting into everything quite easy and fun. Audiosurf 2 will probably alienate you if you are new to the game or an expert, because it lacks these training modes and the old modes do NOT feel the same as they used to.

Furthermore, it seems the hitbox has increased and the responsiveness of the controls seems to be lessened so you will have a harder time collecting the right blocks. For example, often a player would strafe to one side of the board and back to their original position in a fraction of a second to get the right block out of a fast-moving row of blocks; this is now near impossible without picking up half the blocks in that row in the process. In another example, the first game had a safety mechanic where if you collected many blocks at once you would not necessarily overflow because the overflow mechanic was time based; abusing this in the "Eraser" and "Eraser Elite" puzzler modes was fun and useful, since it allowed you to get really high scores and made the gameplay really intense. Its been... fixed(?) in this game however, so based on the speed and the traffic of most songs you are either going to be erasing half your board every few seconds or overflowing every few seconds, without any recovery as such.

Speaking of which, there is no traffic meter anymore, so when you go into a song you don't really know how intense its going to be beyond the slopes, but lets be honest most of us have already listened to the music we play on this game so we know where the ups and downs are. As such, cutting the traffic meter was a major setback, especially for intense puzzler mode players. If you wanted low traffic for your pusher modes, well, you're out of luck. If you wanted high traffic for your eraser modes, again, out of luck. Since you also move slower (well, it sure feels like it. I can't find my sweet sensitivity spot anymore like I could in Audiosurf 1) couple that with closer traffic and you'll have an even harder time navigating to get the right matches. Visibility of the matching-board has also been reduced, so seeing individual colors is harder. Game sounds have also been reduced making it harder to distinquish between collection of white blocks and color blocks. All these changes make the puzzle (and mono) modes harder or deminish experience, however that added difficulty does not make the game more engaging rather more frustrating.

Also despite being so much more graphically advanced, I feel like its just simply more noisy, hindering complicated puzzle gameplay. The first game had the simple yet colorful style going for it, not to mention easy customization of said color schemes. You could make it intuitive and responsive easily to your playstyle. Customization options are now embedded in coding editors, so you will not have a very easily-customized-on-the-fly experience like in the first game. In other words, unless you want to play with code you probably won't get a good puzzler game mode out of the box or on workshop.

Probably my biggest compaint, however, is the camera; it used to zoom in on you quite a lot and you felt the adrenaline rush of going faster, but now it... zooms out? What gives? This not only makes it harder to control but eliminates that rush!

If there is one thing the second title does well however, its the mono modes. So for everyone looking for a mono sequel, this is where you want to look.

In addition to the good mono modes, Audiosurf 2 has excellent library support, soundcloud tie-ins, and the aesthetics going for it. It also offers more modes for music than in Audiosurf 1, and there have been a few interesting community made ones developed over the past two years. However, its just that; a few. The game only contains default content as well, which is scarce at best compared to the original game.

If you are looking for hardcore puzzler modes to go with your music, then you want to look at Audiosurf 1, not this title. I have to say the leaderboards also function a lot better on Audiosurf 1 as well; they feel like an afterthought in Audiosurf 2.

Might I mention that since the game went early access in '13, it had some interesting content thrown in during the first 3 months and 2 years or so later nothing was really added besides a few aesthetic improvements. Workshop community content didn't improve either. It seems people bought it, played it a little, waited for new content but nothing came, and forgot about it, and the community reflects this as there are few if any additions since then that are not purely aesthetic. No new game modes, no nothing. It seems even the developer just gave up and forgot at some point, and only recently rememberd and decided to finally "release" the game by adding some superficial and unnecessary interface improvements that don't add anything. Definitely not worth waiting several years for. If that doesn't tell you anything about how much the developer cares about this game, well...

At the end of the day, given the lack of community feedback and attention as well as developer attention this game is largely just a graphical improvement over the first game for those who like mono modes. Beyond that, this game doesn't live up to the prequel, especially not gameplay wise. As such, given my playstyle and what was expected in the time of development and what occurred, I do not recommend Audiosurf 2.
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