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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.10
    • Processor: 32 or 64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or compatible
    • Processor: 64-bit Dual Core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Stardust591
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I love to play this game when I'm stressed. I find it so relaxing.
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Camkitsune
( 42.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
As a way of encouraging active listening to your favorite songs, Audisurf 2 is incredible. The speed of travel along the track varies based on the selected song's BPM (It's quite good at detecting this as long as you don't try to play something with an awkward time signature), as well as the intensity of the music; at the climax of a song the game gives a sense of raw speed that makes it feel almost like you're racing on an F-Zero track. Break-beat songs create an interesting stop-and-go progression that both adds additional challenge and is REALLY cool to see in action. Loops are placed generally appropriately - sometimes they're a little bit off of where I'd think they'd be but they almost always work off of the 'big moments' in the song such as beat drops and choruses.

In terms of technical achievement Audisurf is quite impressive. Unforunately, the game itself is a bit lacking.

Levels are quasi-random; while the same number of loops, blocks, and spikes appears every time, the arrangement of the last two is decided randomly. While this improves replayability of an individual level somewhat, it can also lead to RNGesus deciding to ruin your run by creating long runs of unfavorable arrangements. Because of how scoring works there's also an irritating tendency for two blocks to be extremely close to one-another, which in more frenetic songs can cause you to drop your grid early and result in your overall score tanking. This is especially frustrating when it happens in the loops, since if you mess a single one of them up it will substantially lower your overall score.

This is only really a problem, though, because most of the popular songs will invariably have a leaderboard full of scores that are all extremely close together; if you want to get a spot you'll have to play any given song several times, often with a couple of restarts, meaning that you have to REALLY like songs you want to do well on.

The additional modes are more of a novelty than anything; the Puzzle modes are extremely difficult to play well if you don't stick to slow jams, Ninja mode only compounds the frustrating elements of the game, Wakeboard is gimmicky and doesn't really make a lot of intuitive sense, and Sprint is a straight up joke.

In spite of this, the game sports a virtually endless ammount of content, and the Song of the Day is a great excuse to boot the game up to play through a track or two. It's especially nice that said Daily song also includes a Soundcloud link should you want to grab it later.

All in all it's a good purchase if you love music. Just don't expect a whole lot of depth.
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Sp00kyG
( 63.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
trippin balls mayne. great with any drug
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Flying Purple Hippo
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
A vast improvement over the original Audiosurf in every aspect.
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Seasonsgray
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This is where you can put mods, listen to any music you want, and get to see what's daily in the music section. :)
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OfficialMeanie
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I can enjoy Darude - Sandstorm in a totally differant way now. thanks
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WayneJhou
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
In this game:

YOU are not listening to the music, YOU don't need to care about score.

You are riding on the music, just like riding on bike, enjoying the breeze.

You are surfing on the music, just like surfing at the ♥♥♥♥♥, enjoying the sea.

You are enjoying your music.
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Inged
( 84.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
If you Love all the Following items You will Love this game:

1: being a Absoulte Loser to the top Tear players

2: Love being Hit and Abused many times On one song

3: Collect everything you see, Cause you will go nowhere

4: Forget How many people Actually Own this game and cant get on the leaderboreds

5: have Dabe a Degni take ur top score from the Song of they day.

If u love these things get the game.

Serious Note: The game is a Solid gave overall. this watch some High tier Player videos if u want to Compete, and if not. Well Get a Really Colorfull Skin and Play your heart out.
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ConorOG
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I never played Audiosurf One so I guess I went into this game somewhat blind. I was thinking it would be another Guitar Hero/Rock Band rythum game. Instead I got a bland game. Game is very dull and does not have alot of replayability. Not a game that captivates me and makes me play for hours. Maybe I just need more time on the game.
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Onebadterran
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 23
Curator Review:

The second game in the Audiosurf series, still in early access, Audiosurf 2 does not disappoint. With full Steam Workshop compatibility and a whole new game engine, Audiosurf 2 is an amazing game to pick up. Definitely my new favorite music playing game. They explored with creative freedom this game and it is totally worth it.

https://youtu.be/6UlGZMxvuek
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
66.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
The road ahead of is full of loops, bends and hills, blocks and spikes cascading towards you, pulsing and glowing with different kind off coloured energy. You have to do your best to capture the former and avoid the latter, like a car driving between the three lanes as needed, hitting all the blocks and avoiding the spikes. You will get hooked into the action, your head will be nodding to the music as you struggle to keep up with the pace off the game, which becomes more challenging during the songs peak and the dynamically generated hell breaks loose in response. This is Audiosurf 2 at its best.... a hypnotic rhythm action game powered via songs from your own music collection or soundcloud. Same as the original, there are a few good and nice modes, the rest of them, sadly, are more miss than hit.

The score chasing mode I’ve just tried to describe above is called mono. It was the most played mode in the original and it still is the most played in Audiosurf 2 also. Of course there’s more to it than simply dodging spikes and hitting blocks.. Blocks are collected tetris style at the bottom of the screen. After you hit three or more blocks that are linked to eachother, they’ll disappear after a short period of time, giving you points i the process. Collecting more blocks resets the timer, allowing you to keep filling up the three lanes with more blocks giving you more and more points. Reaching the top of a lane triggers an instant clear, so you often have to actually avoid blocks to fill the grid. To get eve more points you can even deliberately hit a spike to reset the timer, losing one block in the process but with a chance to get allot more points.

It all sounds pretty straightforward, but you’re generally trying to do this while flying at a breakneck pace (the beat off your chosen song) along a path bouncing like crazy and thick with blocks. You need to pay attention to where the power-ups are on the course. They pop up at climactic moments, and the more blocks in your grid when you hit that power-up, the higher the score reward will be. You’re meant to anticipate these moments in the music, but I found myself looking out for the loops in the track on the horizon. Soundcloud integration is seamless too it’s included in any search results, while if you’re logged in you can browse by the artists you follow or just choose random and find an awesome new artist you never heard about just like me countless off times.

The block filled generated highway is different every time in Audiosurf 2, so you don’t really know what the sequence of blocks leading into each power-up is going to be like. Every track is a different journey on it's own. Other original Audiosurf modes have you matching coloured blocks like a match-3 puzzler, pushing them left or right as you collected them, collecting them to use later: mechanics that are at odds with the pace of the gameplay and the enjoyment of the music.

Each track has a global leaderboard along with a regional leaderboard, and a friend leaderboard. When you play it you see how you’re doing in real time. You can send friends challenges and get email notifications when a score you posted has been dethroned.

I would play Audiosurf 2 over the original in a heartbeat. The representation of the music is just so much more alive than it was i the first edition, these tracks and gamemodes burst with life and energy in them. Audiosurf 2 offers different modes and is still thoroughly adictive, it's a fantastically captivating game that offers almost an endless way to interact with the music you love.

Cons
- Searching online for your favorite music can be challenging.
- Audiosurf 2 doesn’t have a proper media player built in.
- No auto find music library.

Pro's
+ Real time leaderboards are a sweet inclusion.
+ Challenging friends to beat your score.
+ The range of skins on offer is huge making it more beautiful.
+ The blocks and spikes sync up to the audio incredibly well.
+ Comments on your scores are possible.
+ Fun to play with the music you love.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Try playing this game while stoned or drunk, you will be tripping in heaven in no time.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
496.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
They lied.







There was no real surfing,
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
661.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
If I was a game it would be this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
The soundcloud linking made this so much better than the first.
The only complaint I have is that when playing, you automatically return to the middle lane when you let go of the key. I'm so used to the first game, it's hard to adjust.
Great overall though!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Pros:
+ Great comunity!
+ Great guides (read Ywain's guide to success and the official one if you're new to Audiosurf)
+ Good note timing/placement (best algorithmic method I've seen, but still not as good as Guitar Hero or other games where the devs place all the notes)
+ Leaderboards will have you playing one song over and over until you reach the top
+ Live leaderboards while you're playing a song
+ Finally gives my 6TB NAS full of FLAC's a use!
+ Can use any FLAC, mp3, or ogg file you have stored locally
+ Soudcloud integration (don't use it personally, but definetly a plus for those out there that don't happen to have a NAS filled with terabytes of music files)
+ Full 21:9 support
+ Workshop support for skins and new modes

Cons:
- No wav or dsd compatibility
- UI is unclear and will often have you exiting the game when you just wanted to go back to a different menu
- No way to play songs that you don't have locally and aren't on Soundcloud (Spotify/iTunes/YouTube integration would solve this, but this doesn't seem like it's ever going to happen)
- Have to make sure every file you want to play has a correct metadata if you want to see the leaderboards for any song (any download YouTube song and some improper CD rips won't have a metadata) it's possible to manually create a metadata for each song, but very inconveneant

Conclusion:
I would recomend this game to anyone who is interested in rhythm games and has a large library of local music or an interest in Soundcloud artists as you might have trouble playing the music you want to play if you only stream from Spotify or only use iTunes etc. If you played the first game and are wondering whether to buy this one, the most significant difference is the addition of the leaderboards which alone, I believe is worth the entry cost of this game, as that interaction with other people is really what I think this game is about.
One thing to note before going into this game, that took me a lot longer to realize than I care to admit is that this isn't just a game where you collect all the floating things and avoid the spikes. The mono mode is actually more of a skill and rhythm based puzzle to fill your grid at the bottom of the screen without going over it's maximum number of blocks in each column. It's a little more complex than it first appears, which is why I recomend any new players to read both the official guide and Ywain's guide for this game, especially if you're interested in getting on the leaderboards on any popular song.
I would not recomend this game to anybody that does not have a huge library of local music files or an interest in Soundcloud musicians, as without at least one of these things, there's no way for you to actually play this game as it doesn't come with any music.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
This game on drugs is insane, 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
84.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
If you Love all the Following items You will Love this game:

1: being a Absoulte Loser to the top Tear players

2: Love being Hit and Abused many times On one song

3: Collect everything you see, Cause you will go nowhere

4: Forget How many people Actually Own this game and cant get on the leaderboreds

5: have Dabe a Degni take ur top score from the Song of they day.

If u love these things get the game.

Serious Note: The game is a Solid gave overall. this watch some High tier Player videos if u want to Compete, and if not. Well Get a Really Colorfull Skin and Play your heart out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
In this game:

YOU are not listening to the music, YOU don't need to care about score.

You are riding on the music, just like riding on bike, enjoying the breeze.

You are surfing on the music, just like surfing at the ♥♥♥♥♥, enjoying the sea.

You are enjoying your music.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
This is where you can put mods, listen to any music you want, and get to see what's daily in the music section. :)
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