Ride your music. Use your own music to create your own experience on a roller-coaster-like track. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,101 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

“Customizable mods are a big part of Audiosurf 2. I've finished a few already, but now I want to open it up to the community. There are lots of ways to play with Audiosurf's visual anticipation technology and I'm excited to see what the community comes up with. But more than that, I need you to tell me what to focus on next! Like the first Audiosurf, community feedback will shape it into the best game it can be. If you're interested in creating and sharing mods (scripting required) or skins (can be done with image, sound, and 3d model changes - and optionally with scripting), even better!

Wakeboard mode is my favorite way to ride (so far) because it uses the song's overall shape as a central part of the gameplay. You anticipate upcoming changes in the music visually and try to build up a big trick multiplier (full puzzle grid) just before jumping from a wavetop. The classic modes are still great and will evolve and twist in different directions. Audiosprint, the local-multiplayer party mode is simple (2 buttons) and a blast with friends.

Warning - there will be bugs! Please use the forum to report problems, request additions, or just discuss what's working well and what isn't. See you there.

Major Features not yet finished:
-- Scoreboard for every song, for every mod (scoreboards are currently sparse and unreliable)
-- Graphical music collection browser
-- Gamepad support in menus
-- Mac, Linux, SteamOS support
-- Translations from English
-- VR (Oculus Rift)
-- Even more official modes
-- Even more official skins
-- Important things I didn't think of yet!”
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January 9

Mac, Linux, SteamOS! Advanced puzzle modes!



Audiosurf 2 is now ready to play on Mac OSX, Linux, and SteamOS!

New platforms:

  • Mac OSX
  • Linux (64-bit)
  • SteamOS (64-bit)

Puzzle League improvements:
  • Added Butter Ninja bonus for hitting most (90%) of the yellow blocks
  • Added Seeing Red bonus for hitting most (90%) of the red blocks
  • Added final scoring bonus based on the largest match size collected
  • Added bonuses for multicolor matches
  • Increased Clean Finish bonus to 15%
  • Fixed color blocks sometimes landing under multiplier white blocks
  • Vegas mode: added shoulder lanes
  • Vegas mode: automatically Shuffle (repeatedly) while in a shoulder lane
  • Vegas mode: increased score potential (reduced previous nerf)
  • Eraser mode: paint collected after an Undo will now paint the new blocks even if they haven't reached the puzzle grid yet

Other fixes:
  • Fixed workshop authors not being able to update without subscribing.
  • Fixed live in-game scoreboards sometimes not showing up.

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Update-updates

Puzzle Fixes (thanks Elindor!):
  • Red blocks are now much more frequent
  • Fixed a couple remaining ways to get blocks under celebration whites
  • Vegas autoshuffling from shoulder now has a .5 second delay
  • Improved white block and multiplier visiblity on Stadium skin in low and medium quality

Other:
  • OSX: Added external drives to the song browser
  • Linux fix: some systems weren't showing root on the song browser
  • Linux now has support for FLAC audio files

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December 27, 2014

Coming soon: Mac, Linux, and SteamOS!



Audiosurf 2 is almost ready to start early access on Mac, Linux, and SteamOS. Coming soon!

Update: It's out! The update also adds more depth to the Puzzle characters.

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About This Game

Audiosurf 2 is not yet finished, but if you get it during Early Access you can play right away, you’ll get every update, and you’ll get the finished game. Watch here to see what’s new with each update, and watch Steam Workshop to see what new gameplay (mods) and graphic styles (skins) others in the community are inventing.

You’ll also get to help shape the future of Audiosurf, and you’ll get to try out all the experimental new modes before anybody else does. Which ones are too wacky to go into the final product? Which are jaw-droppingly amazing? Which have potential but need more work before they’re released? You get to help decide.



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

Audiosurf 2’s music analysis engine knows when the best moments of a song are coming, and it allows you to experience these moments on a roller-coaster-like track as beat-matched blocks, corkscrews, loops, deafening applause, shimmering colors, and accelerating drops. Head out to Workshop to see the latest experimental modes and things get wild--the track can become water where a wakeboarder catches huge air at a song’s biggest moments; a dirt track where runners jump over musically-timed hurdles; or anything else anybody who wants to use the game’s built-in modding tools can dream up. The possibilities for experiencing your music in Audiosurf 2 are endless.

Audiosurf has been called a near-religious music experience and it's like nothing else in the world of music games. Ride your music.

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Early Access Review
Pros:
-Graphics have improved
-Feels a little more intense
-New modes make playing a little more fun
-Workshop mods have a variety of new skins and modes to choose from (though some of them are horrible and need to be fixed)


Cons:
-Horrendous menu design
-Slow loading times
-Extremely lacking in setting options (NO SONG VOLUME CONTROL??)
-Also unable to go back to your game when in settings menu and have to start song over again from the songs menu.. (lame..)

Since this is early access, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and hope the game improves when it's fully released. But to be honest, you're better off with Audiosurf 1 for now until they have new updates.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Early Access Review
Greets! Surfers of the world!

This is my first review so go easy.

I have always been a mono player and I love that mode because you can really just unplug a bit and surf the song of your choice. With Audiosurf 2. You can't simply cruise through a song and have a good time. The blocks come faster and so close together that catching 80% of the blocks on a moderately difficult song is nearly impossible.

I want the Audiosurf track algorithm back. It was perfectly balanced and the tweaks that have been made in Audiosurf 2 break the game.

I regret purchasing this game. It has the feel of an Audiosurf knock off, not a sequel. The very component that made Audiosurf so much fun (the track algorithm) is the thing they have changed the most. If it aint broke don't fix it.

On the other hand, I really like the performance chages that have come in. Performance wise it is far superior to Audiosurf.
I like that the game is moddable. This gives players the ability to really trick out their experience.

Overall, I srongly recommend that you buy the original and forget about this one. It is all flash and no substance.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Early Access Review
If you liked Audiosurf 1, you will love this one since it adds workshop support which brings a lot of new possibilities
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83 of 98 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
133.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Early Access Review
I'll be short.

I'm writing this review only because I thought about it, and I've been an ♥♥♥ with Dylan, on the forums. I've been truly, excessively negative about this game just because he didn't add a proper last.fm support for months (still kinda crippled as last.fm integration but what the heck! At least it's there).

As early access game, I believe it's worth your money. It's AS1 but with better graphics, mechanics and workshop.

Sure there are still things to fix (you can't change settings during a song, there's no way to change colours except downloading a different skin), but overall none could say this game isn't worth your 10 bucks.

As Audiosurf 1 was the game that made me use steam almost daily, so is Audiosurf 2. I bloody love this game.

Definitely recommended.

I might write another review as it gets out of Early Access.
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131 of 176 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Perfect for when its too cold to trip outside.
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68 of 96 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Early Access Review
Hang on to your britches, this is a long review. Detailed too. Seriously.

Okay. So I first visited this game in June, gave it a scathing review, and then left. I decided, as it has been a few months to come back and see if anything significant had changed.

It hasn't.

So let's start from the top, with the interface. Even for a pre-build interface, this is pretty shoddy. The whole thing feels like it has been built by an amateur web designer (even with gigantically oversized web widgets stuffed in). The font is inconsistent and ugly, and the entire mode, skin, and song selection processes feel clunky.

The simple, clearly bordered buttons of the first game have been replaced, for the most part, by blocks of text. The amazingly useful hints featured in the first game have been replaced by aforementioned nasty widgets, and badly embedded youtube videos. To add insult to injury, these are displayed during loading screens, but involve scrolling down, which is something that the game will not let you do whilst you are loading a level.

Now for the modes- I'll step right out and say: Puzzle modes? Pretty much ripped out of the first games. Changes are minimal, and non-impactive. They could be better, but they're not inherently bad - but this isn't praise on the part of Audiosurf 2. They're not bad because Audiosurf, the original, was not bad. The downside of course is now you have to deal with this clunky, heavy interface in order to get there.

So let's talk mono. Mono was one of the favourite methods of play for players of the original game. Has it survived here? No. No it has not. The pace of mono has been entirely changed, slowed down it feels like. The layout of levels no longer seems to correspond to the music you are listening to: Sure, the bounces and twists in the road do, but the pickups do not - in fact, they feel as if they've been placed entirely at random, and in massive numbers.

Even worse, greys can block your entire path depending on the song, making a stealth finish impossible: BUT HAVE NO FEAR: Greys are so little an annoyance to you in this game that you can literally speed through rows of them, and not have to worry about even one sticking around to hinder you. They may as well not be there at all.

Wakeboarding. Wakeboarding wakeboarding. Wakeboard mode, for those who haven't seen it, is pretty much the original mono, but with some kind of surfing trick system built in. Sounds fun right? Alas, no. The poorly written instructions and controls for the trick system make tricks feel both impractical, and clunky. Your "surfer" flips around like a fish, with very little input from you. With only four tricks to choose from, jumping can get boring very, very quickly.

Do mods make this better? For the most part no. Almost all mods are simply aesthetic upgrades. These are very fun (REZ? Sonic? Name your craze, and someone has probably made a skin of it), but the novelty wears off very quickly when you get back to the poor game.

And as for the mods that aren't aesthetic upgrades? Yes, some of these are fun... But for the most part they're let down by (I can only assume) the modding tools, and the general limitations of the game.

If I'm brutally honest (and I am), it feels as though a group of pre-graduate games designers found the source code for Audiosurf, and tried to recreate it. It's as if they were playing around, hoping to get good results...And when things didn't go their way, they simply released it to the modding community, said "They'll fix it!" and went on with their lives.

Will this be fixed in the future? I sure hope so. With some serious polishing and revisions, this could be a brilliant game...but having seen no significant change between when I last played it and now, I feel as if this game is stagnating, and the developers just don't know what to do about it.

I highly recommend that you don't waste your money on this game. Buy the original Audiosurf, the gift that keeps on giving...for a fraction of the cost of Audiosurf 2, you'll get all you need.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Early Access Review
Better than the first. The graphical change takes some getting used to, but you can change the skins.
The general allignment/ track creating is a bit better. See you guys on the leaderboards

PROS:
Better tracking
In game "live" highscores
Soundcloud (your music + who you follow)
Different highscore boards
Shuffle every audio file you have into a playlist
I can tell people to check out my mixtape in the comments

CONS:
Game lags with steam notifications
Tracking isn't always 100% the same as the last time you played it

Suggetions:
Ability to "bookmark" certain file locations for ease of selecting music
Be able to set parameters for shuffle playlist
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Early Access Review
I've changed my update from bad to good.

I can finally say Audiosurf 2 is a worthy successor to the first entry. SoundCloud streaming is fixed, custom game modes are simple to install, and the gameplay is incredibly fun. I like to play on the classic skin so it feels similar to the first game.

The only issue I would bring up is the lack of game updates. Updates come along every so often with a lot of content but they do not come as timely as one would think. Do not let that stop you from enjoying the game.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Alright, I'm going to make this brief - here is what you need to know.

Cons
-awful menu system - very difficult to navigate
-impossible to change the most basic of settings during a game
-everything apart from the actual gameplay is incredibly visually unappealing
-long loading times - even for basic menus
-beginning of games are confusing are visually unappealing until the camera is focused on the player

Pros
-The process of adapting music into a track is far better
-the graphics have taken on a more 3D style
-visual effects are just as exciting as previous game - can be changed with new skins
-can be great fun - the actual gameplay has significantly improved, especially for fast paced songs

Don't get me wrong here - I had great fun actually playing this game but the menus and other things in between really hinder having a fun experience. But if you manage to put on a great song, the gameplay (especially when you go through corkscrews) is hugely fun..
It should be kept in mind that this is an early access game, so I assume various faults, specifically the menus which I found took a lot of the pleasure away from this game, will be fixed in the future. If you're a fan of the first game, this will most likely appeal to you. If you haven't played the first and don't know what to expect, I think it is best to leave this game until it is out of early access.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
Early Access Review
Audiosurf 2 is an essential title for any music lover. Featuring an assortment of modes, mods and skins, AudioSurf has never played or looked better.

Gameplay.

Gameplay of Audiosurf 2 is a huge step up from the previous title in the series. In this edition of the much loved game, players can now download from a huge assortment of game types from the Steam Workshop; with easy, initutive controls anyone can begin making their own game mode with ease. The base modes included with Audiosurf 2 are the much loved Mono Mode; albeit, slightly different this time, Double Vision mode, and much more from the original. A new mode makes its debut in Audiosurf 2, named Waveboarding; this mode is similiar to Mono, however is much more intense (Great for those heavy rock songs). All these gamemodes can be used on any song you can throw at the game; now including SoundCloud support. This is a much welcomed addition as it allows players to enjoy the game without having to download an mp3 of their favorite songs (Which can get very cluttered/bulky, especially if you like your music).

Graphics

Audiosurf 2 looks absolutely gorgeous. Never has music looked this good on a screen. Each movement of the map is fluid, the animations crisp and colorful, and the game gives off an overall atmosphere of quality rarely seen in Early Access Indie Titles these days. What makes Audiosurf 2 stand out even more from the crowd is the skin section: using the Steam Workshop (Yep, this game just loves that workshop), users can download a huge assortment of skins, ranging from Classic Audiosurf 1, to even a Mass Effect skin. The skins completely transform the way you play and can even help you get better scores, with some simplifying the game down so you don't get sesnory overload when the beat drops in the music.

Overall, Audiosurf 2 is a game you need to pick up if you're a music fanatic or just want a casual relaxing experience, that can be turned up to give you a burst of adrenaline. For $15, you can't go wrong.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
64.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Early Access Review
Makes listening to music less of a passive experience and that's good enough for me.

Some of the modes/skins available in-game and in the workshop are a lot of fun too.
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36 of 55 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Early Access Review
Who needs drugs when you have Audiosurf 2?
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Early Access Review
Haven't played it a ton yet, loved the original can allready tell this one is going to be better!

Pros:
-Workshop integration.
-Soundcloud Integration.

Cons:
Some menu features are still a little buggy (not ever been a big deal).

Suggestions (I feel like that's sort of what early acess is for):

-Would Love to see spotify intigration, not sure if this is possible.
-In the absense of that I would suggest maybe grooveshark.


~Cheers
)Will update review as game progress, I have more feels, ect...(
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
If you've played Audiosurf, then you'll love this game.

This game is faster, more intense, than the first game but also more competitive in a way...

there's quite a bit more modes to play with, for example, there's wakeboard, one of the new modes that you can play as.
basically, you're a person on a board, being pulled by two boats, and doing flips in the air. eh, that's the best way I could describe it....

And if you're bored with the modes, try somethings off the workshop there's a lot to choose from. Like new modes to play with, to new skins for the ship and backround.... It's up to you, just don't over flow the game with mods though...

I Recommend this game if you like music, and playing games!
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
You think your reaction is fast? Come and buy this. Remember to download "Mono turbo" from workshop
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
I've taken a short break from this amazing game to say this:

As someone who's put 40+ hours into the original Audiosurf, I can tell you that if you're wondering if the sequel is worth purchasing when you already own the original, I have your answer. It absolutely is.

The main negative I have is the UI; as of December 28th this could use a lot of work. As in, an OVERHAUL scale of work. But besides that, I'm in love with this iteration. The Workshop support looks incredibly promising to me, although I've yet to try it.

One thing I've seen listed as a negative is the fact that the traffic patterns change slightly whenever you replay the same audio file. And to be honest, I see that as more of a positive than a negative. Not only does it create even more replay value for me by keeping things fresh every game, but it also eliminates the highscore seekers who play the game for hours on end only to memorise the exact pattern of each song to get the perfect score. In my opinion, if getting a high score is that important to you, you need to reevaluate some priorities in your life.

But don't listen to me rambling. Buy the game!
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Early Access Review
The original AudioSurf was the first Steam game I ever owned. At the time I didn't know about the store, or even that there were other games. All I knew was that there was this cool little game that turned my songs into racetracks and it was awesome. Now obviously I eventually stumbled onto the rest of Steam from there. And it was while using Steam one day I saw that the game had a sequel.

Now personally I am of the belief that AudioSurf never needed a sequel. It was a game with endless replayability. A new song comes out? Play it. What would a sequel do that the original hadn't already done better?

I decided to find out. I put the game on for 70 minutes approximately a year ago after it came out. It was ugly, no clean interface, and worst of all you were forced into the new wakeboarding mode. I put it aside, thinking it would get better. Fast forward a year later to tonight when i see the latest update and decide to see if it's any better. Thirty minutes later, I can determine that it has gotten better, but not by much.

The catchy title screen and the mellow background tune as you chose your mode and track? Gone. In it's place is just a static menu with no real background noise.

Remember the lovely roller coaster of a track with all sort of shapes and patterns exploding around you? Yeah well that's been replaced by a bobsled chute with some fancy colors.

The crisp and cool looking racers and blocks? The racers all look generic and you're collecting blobs of jelly rather then blocks.

The wakeboarding mode is alright but I just want to race, not remember to hit jumps and then scramble to remember how to do the tricks. There's also a new mode called AudioSprint where you hit two buttons to duck or slide under blocks. It's different but with a fast paced song it becomes a chore and a frustration rather then anything fun.

This game can be modded....yay? I don't see the appeal of it myself.

So basically TL:DR, the game doesn't do enough to make itself stand out from the original. The core gameplay is there, but altered and made to look like crap compared to the original. The new modes are only okay, nothing exceptional, and you can mod the game if that's something that should appeal to you in any way, shape, or form.

Reccomendation: Just go buy the orignal.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Early Access Review
I love Audiosurf 1 and Audiosurf 2 keeps getting better and better. I'm a dedicated mono-mode veteran and AS2 has made the right changes to it. Additionally you can absolutely feel the passion of the developer behind this project.
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Early Access Review
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
Early Access Review
Are you a lover of music? No?
Okay, do you atleast enjoy music? Yes? Good!
Than this is a game for you, this game let you ride your music like you ride a
roller coaster, except you collect different kind of blocks to gain points while riding it.
The levels are different for each song, a calm song leads to a calm level and so on.
The difference between this game and the first game is that this has moddability, which grants endless
replayability since more and more ways of playing the game is developed, but also the ability to play songs on Soundcloud.
I know that is important since not a lot of people have their computers filled with MP3's

Visually this game is amazing, especially with some themes in the workshop, I've lately checked around with
the theme "Electrica", beautiful! It's kind of a trip really.

So yeah, if you like fast paced "puzzle" games with music as it's strengh, than yeah this is a game for you!

And for me!
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