Avoid is a fast-paced arcade game that will test your reflexes!
User reviews: Positive (48 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 8, 2014
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June 19

Minimal theme has been released!

Update 1.1.0 is out with a fully featured new theme: Minimal!



Like the previous ones the new theme contains:

  • its own graphical style and soundtrack
  • 32 levels with achievements
  • an endless mode with leaderboards
  • new obstacles and powerups

Other changes and additions in version 1.1.0:
  • added mouse controls for the ship: left/right buttons to move, third button to pause the game
  • improved some sound effects
  • the “more games” link now goes to a different page

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About This Game

Avoid is a fast-paced arcade game that will test your reflexes. Drive your vehicle through an obstacle-filled course and try to go as far as you can. Grab bonus items to help you survive... just a little bit more. Climb up the online leaderboard and show the world who's best! Are your fingers fast enough?

Features:

Fast arcade game, easy to learn but difficult to master
Challenging levels and a randomly generated endless mode
Engaging visual effects and soundrack
Online leaderboards
Have we already mentioned that it's FAST?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or newer
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Really trippy game. You guide your ship through an ever-changing course that gets faster and with a variety of obstacles to avoid, anything from spikes to moving platforms. You really need to be on the ball in order to shoot up the leaderboards in this game.
Posted: October 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
very fun and addictive game, your objective is to avoid the obstacles in front of you to reach the end.
simple concept but it gets harder as you advance, it has great level design, great soundtrack and more than enough content to justify its price and more. so i would highly recommend this game to anyone looking for a simple yet chellenging game.
Posted: October 18
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2.1 hrs on record
When it hits it's stride at the right speed, the game is worth a recomendation, it just may take a few annoying attempts to get to that sweet spot. The time it can take to get to the rewarding speed of your skill and the instant dump of failure feels a little unballanced as the controls feels slightly unresponsive. Its a cheap thrill essentially, if you have friends that chase leaderboards and high scores, this is up your street - otherwise the games lasting appeal isnt that great.

Its just worthy of a recomendation, if you fit the niche criteria

PROS: Great music
Bright neon visuals
Simple to play, Difficult to master

CONS: Controls feel slightly sluggish
Takes a while to get to speed after failure
Little lasting appeal

6/10
Posted: October 21
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
fun little game and definatly worth the small price. challenging levels that will make you want to keep retrying and a endless mode to see how far you can get. if you've got a bit of spare change, pick this game up
Posted: May 16
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Fun game. The music is very fitting for the levels, and you just want to keep playing it...
If you like games like Super Hexagon, try this.
Posted: May 18
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Avoid is very addicting! the music, levels colour and diffrences between the levels keep me comming back once and awhile to try and beat that last level, but be warned the game is tough.

Avoid is one of those games where if you play it for too long you may get frustrated and begin to preform less and less, atleast thats what I find when playing this game. My tip to you if you purchase this wonderful game: take breaks every once and awhile, stairing into those tunnels for too long will make you go cross-eyed.

My personal reccomendation: buy it if you love a challenge.
Posted: July 17
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
While Avoid Sensory Overload is another mobile title to make the leap to PC it doesn't feel like a cheap cash-in. The gameplay is addictive and on higher difficulty levels the game can provide quite a challenge. The randomly generated levels in endless mode also provide plenty of longevity, especially for the price. If you are looking for a pure arcade experience where you can test your reflexes while listening to some nice tunes then you won't want to avoid this game. You can check out the full review here http://www.gameramble.com/avoid---sensory-overload-pc-game-review.html
Posted: May 18
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Nice game, with cool music!
Posted: May 28
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Super Hexagon in a different form.
Posted: June 1
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23 of 43 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I'd rather shove a screwdriver down my dickhole than play this ♥♥♥♥ing seizure inducing crap.

All you do is move left and right with A and D and dodge blocks/lasers/other ♥♥♥♥.
The controls feel very clunky and it's ♥♥♥♥ing awful to look at. Not to mention it plays the same song over and over for each stage.
Posted: May 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Ye it's pretty good game! I love that's music&colors, and score!
Posted: May 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Haven't played much, but i can already say- i like this game! Check your reflexes:) What i didnt like is music. Well, maybe i just dont like those genres. Also prepare your eyes for hurting, game is too bright.
Posted: June 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Good game is very fun but becomes Super Hexagon once you get into the harder levels.
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
It's okay, you can ride it~!
Posted: May 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Surprisingly fun old school arcade style game play. Controller support is good and feels nice and accurate. It would be better if you could select your own music to play. Still, for the ~$1 sale price I paid, this game was a bargain.
Posted: May 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
I liked it, good for hand eye speed skill building
Posted: June 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
AVOID is a simple game. Press left and right to dodge, bullets, blocks and holes. Seems simple enough. The speed increases and things get a lot harder. The game does a good job of trying to overload your senses with crazy colors lights. There is some excellent trance/techno music. In a way, it is a more simplistic version of REZ. For a couple bucks you can frustrate yourself with this game as you try and achieve a higher score. Not a bad game. If you need a good simple game to waste some time in your day, I would play this.
Posted: July 17
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
While it's not the most unique Auto Runner I've ever seen, Avoid still does what it does very well. The game offers a good amount of challenge and a wide amount of differant powerups and things to dodge. Music's not too bad either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdvUFVA1Zk
Posted: April 30
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Great game!

There is no story, and no real sophistication in the gameplay - nor is either necessary. You move a "ship" around the screen, trying to avoid obstacles (usually blocks or pits, a few moving parts).

Around you is a neon lighted strobing light tunnel and the course itself is only a few meters visible, building itself as you race along.


What makes the game so interesting is the way the music meshes with the gameplay, the way you can, or rather must, lose yourself until there is nothing but the moving ship and the gradually appearing course.
You don't have to think about what you do, you just have to DO it. If you start to plan ahead, you'll likely to crash into a block.

Minimal as the gameplay is, it has a soothing effect - you have to be calm to get good reactions, after all.

The controls react instantly, and there is no need to familiarize yourself with the way the game is handled. You might need a few tries to get a feeling for how the "ship" reacts, but it doesn't seem to have any personality at all - you push the left key, it goes left. No delay, no sliding. Ideally it'll be as if it reacts to your thoughts.


My only regret is that the music restarts when you die in endless mode. Since I die often, it means I don't get to hear the rest of it.


I'm not entirely sure how much I think this game is worth. I bought it for 1.25 Euro, and I certainly don't regret spending that money.
Would I have paid more? Might be. I don't know how much I'll end up playing it, but even if I didn't play it any more, I'd consider it money well spent.

Unfortunately there is no demo version available for the PC, which IMO would be a good idea, since you can only experience the game by playing it - viewing a video dosn't tell you halfway enough.
Posted: May 17
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Fun game that's like a simplified mix of SkyRoads and Race the Sun, with a dash of Super Hexagon (mainly the female announcer :D )

Inside the level you only have the "move left" and "move right" control - no jumping, boosting, etc. But that doesn't make it easy! I've only been able to complete the Easy and Medium level sets myself.
Posted: July 30
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