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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Very Positive (147 reviews) - 86% of the 147 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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OfficialMeanie
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I can enjoy Darude - Sandstorm in a totally differant way now. thanks
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straight busta
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Descrepancies every time it renders a track, literally different hits in the same song if you restart it.
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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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Oxy
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I liked this game until I went insane over the fact that each time you play the same song the layout is random, meaning that technically no skill is needed at all to get into the leaderboards.
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PokeSonicFanThomas
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I litterally spent 12 minutes surfing to the audio of a game theory episode. This game is amazing 11/10
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Nathan The Wastelander
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Holy mary mother of awesomeness
10/10
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Brumburg
( 96.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Audiosurf 2 legit changed the way I looked at music genres, I used to be 1 of the typical dubstep haters. But then I played this game a bit and played some popular songs, and I fell in love with the genre. Audiosurf 2 is a great way to learn new artits, new music, improving ur reflexes, good for a relax, the trailer says everything about this game. It legit has more then 100 modes. I downloaded a bunch of m and I am happy to say this game is worth the full price its asking. I've played audiosurf 1 and liked the trackbuilding there. Guess what? You can download a mode that litteraly copies the old audiosurf 1 track builder. With no loops (personally not a big fan of those).

10/10 way better then osu <3
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26

Feature Details Score
Gameplay Engaging while also very fun. The huge variety of gamemodes help. You'll keep playing just to beat a leaderboard score. 5/5
Graphics Stunning, nostalgic or rainbow vomit. You decide with the massive amount of skins. 5/5
Settings There is room for improvement, with just one screen with all settings thrown on it. 3/5
Music Sync Probably the best you can get, without creating specific timings like osu or stepmania. You will see the shortcomings in some gamemodes, such as audiosprint. 4/5
Steam Workshop Gamemodes can be created with lua, skins with textures and some 3d modelling. There is a decent collection that continues to grow. 4/5
Online Connectivity Native SoundCloud support means this game has a huge community. The value of being able to use SoundCloud to play songs or send challenges to friends cannot be overstated. 5/5

Songs tested:
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc [audiosprint][daylight]
Fiver T.J. Fox - Who you gonna call? [wakeboard][greenhill]
Hatsune Miku - Bad Apple [casual][SimpleN1randomspace]
Andrade "Cien" Almas - Making A Difference [mono][spektrum]
Chase & Status - International (VIP Vs Skrillex) [vegas][as-portal]
JAM - the Festival of Ghost 2 [wakeboard][sergalicious shiny]
Zea - The Ghost of Wind [ninja][spektrum]
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11 of 11 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Just like the previous one but better

Got this during the 2016 Summer Sale, both me and my girlfriend had a great time with it, we either took turns on the same song, or we played 'dual mono' (a mode from the Workshop).
Quite a fun game.

Gameplay
Maybe it's me, but Audiosurf 2 definitely seems to sync with songs better.
Other than that, gameplay is similar to the previous one, except for the modes, there are about two more (with many more available on the workshop)
I like the Soundcloud integration, but for some reason it doesn't detect all my uploaded songs.
I wish there was a YouTube integration aswell, but i suppose they didn't want to make a partnership with Audiosurf 2.
Setting up 'personal goals' might keep you even more entertained, for example, i played a 20 minute trackmix i made about 2-3 years ago, without taking a break, while the legends say that my eyes still bleed, it was pretty fun and challenging.
I highly recommend you a controller (gamepad), mouse works just fine, in fact, i play better with the mouse, but the mouse doesn't give that amazing arcade feeling the controller gives me.


Overall, the gameplay is like in the first one, and if you're not aware with what you are doing in the game, it's pretty simple -- You just 'ride' on the rhytm of songs, avoid obstacles, and collect colorful blocks.

Modding
Audiosurf 2 is pretty moddable, inside the workshop you can find hundreds of new game modes, but also skins!
Modding is a great aspect in games, and i am glad the dev did it


That's pretty much it, almost everything else is just straightforward.
I surely recommend this to everyone, and if you are unsure about purchasing it or not, you can always try the demo that you can find on the Steam Store.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Love this game!! You can race to the beat of your own song!!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Played 2 hours worth of my iTunes library on this game before I realized it's more than just riding the soundwaves of your favorite songs, but it's also an arcade style strategy-puzzle game with an extensive global leaderboard.

And I suck at it.

But I did very much enjoy my first 2 hours of innocence before feeling like an absolute loser. 10/10 would cry again.

All in all, really cool game, would definitely recommend.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game will make you want to redo a whole 12 minute song just because you missed a single color block and you are only 2nd globally for that song.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
659.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
If I was a game it would be this game.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 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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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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