Block the beats! Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your songs. Block incoming orbs with your shields and feel the music. Works with any song file, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day.
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Very Positive (78 reviews) - 88% of the 78 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (1,133 reviews) - 90% of the 1,133 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 5, 2016

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September 29

Audioshield: The Videoshield Update!

Available now!

New update now available with Youtube streaming, Horizon skin, Elite mode, and more.

  • New skin: Horizon. A huge, open amphitheatre with a giant video stage.
  • Youtube streaming in all modes and skins
  • Youtube search
  • Streaming from soundcloud is no longer available
  • Added Elite difficulty with uppercuts
  • Added Casual difficulty, the most relaxed setting
  • Added video screens to the Stage Dive and Manifold skins (when streaming from Youtube)
  • EDIT: switched to better effect to show missed orbs

Have fun!

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September 27

Online streaming will return soon

Local music files still work great, but online streaming isn't working in Audioshield right now. A big streaming update is almost ready and will be released soon!

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About This Game

"Audioshield: Feels like music-melee Missile Command-and we love it" (Ars Technica)

"AudioShield -- a rhythm game -- is HTC Vive's killer app" (Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat)

"Let's punch the hell out of music in virtual reality with Audioshield" (Polygon)

"Audioshield found some neuroreceptor in the deepest cavern of my brain—one that can only be stimulated by an incredible combination of sight, sound, and motion—and flooded it with a sensation that has left me reeling for days." (Ars Technica)

Experience your entire music collection in VR. Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your music. Beats glide in slowly for mellow parts of songs, then ramp up for intense parts of songs with cross-body, double-shield, and high-altitude hits.

Audioshield uses an advanced version of Audiosurf 2's music analysis system to sync with any song from your collection - and also with online streaming from Youtube.

Every song has its own online leaderboard. Audioshield also supports local leaderboards to easily compete with friends during look-at-my-awesome-new-VR-system parties.

"Fighting Music in VR. This is the coolest sh** ever." (Jericho)

"VR Missile Command inside a neon rave, set to your own music." (PC Gamer)

"The physicality of standing in place to fend off incoming orbs feels powerful" (IGN)

"...felt like we were being pulled into a futuristic trance-like state with sparks of orange and blue splattering about" (Maximum PC)

"...your music library comes to life as a fully immersive gaming experience" (UploadVR)

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 900 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Was one of the first games I got for Vive and still my absolute favourite (and I have 70+ in my collection!). Simple fun, immersive, especially if you love music! the real world totally dissappears when you dive into this game, it's just you and those orbs. The absolute definition of immersion I would say. (P.S: Great to throw newbies into too)

Thought I'd finally write a review after noticing the latest updates, love them! Elite difficulty is awesome and so are the new stadiums, I also noticed a few tweaks and improvements that really upped the quality of this title. Keep it up, seriously, amazing work.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
116.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Before the new updates, this was by far my favourite Vive game.

Now whenever you miss an orb its like getting hit with a flashbang.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
114.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Used to love this game, unable to play now.

It stuck in the loop of choosing difficulty -> shield style -> room type -> difficulty -> shield style -> room type -> so on and so forth.

Hope they will fix it
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Sorry to say but the game is unfinished and internally broken. It is supposed to be a rhythm game, like guitar hero but it for the most part lacks rhythm, so you end up randomly blocking orbs while listening to music. A small amount seems to work alright but most tracks dont. Some people claim this is due to on the fly generated beatmaps but I disagree as I have seen games that are a lot better at this. The three difficulty settings simply seem buggy and not optimized.

There is a streaming feature to search songs on SoundCloud which is presently also broken and there are merely 2 arenas to play in, so the game feels like an early version while it is marketed as finished.

Where it really gets ridiculous is the price of 20 Euro, which is completely unacceptable as you can find 2 or even 3 vr games in that price range which are more complete than this one.

Think before you buy into the hype - you have been warned.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
297 of 307 people (97%) found this review helpful
437 people found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Buy this right now. Even my wife loved it and she doesn't like anything.
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93 of 104 people (89%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
It's as awesome as Audiosurf, though this time you are standing IN the world generated by your music!
You can punch notes flying at you with various types of shields, with increased difficulty notes will come from more extreme directions and with a much denser pattern of notes.
When the music gets more intense the stream of notes will actually come at you from a higher angle, making you fistpump in the air when the music gets awesome.

WARNING: This game is exhaustive, playing too much comes with a risk of stamina increase!
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75 of 83 people (90%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
This would REALLY benefit from custom (handmade) Orbarrangements for songs like OSU has.
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55 of 56 people (98%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
First of all:
Audioshield is fun, yes.
The first time you try it, you will giggle like a little kid, because it just feels great to smash the orbs with the beat in a what feels like a giant stadium.
You will probably go through most of the "most popular songs" and will search for good tracks for audioshield ingame on soundcloud.

After the first hype has worn off you will realise some flaws:

The game should not be labeled as "finished", when it's clearly not.

- friend system not working
- therefore "recommend" feature not working
- Dethrone feature not working properly
-> "send notification to" doesnt let you enter anything, instead it randomly inserts your latest music searches
- "my music" not working properly
- totally unclear, what the taggable flags and graphs on the right side on the scoreboards are for
- track length not shown beforehand when you select a song; could be 2 mins or 10 mins
- scores not shown before you end a song; when you try a song you dont know if you might end up alone on the scoreboard
- the ingame soundcloud search comes up with ~ 1/10 of what the result on a regular soundcloud search in your browser would be

So, do I reccomend Audioshield?
Yes, I do.

But if the Dev(s) stays silent, it will feel a lot like a missed opportunity.
Right now Audioshield is a fun proof of concept, but NOT a finished game.
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64 of 72 people (89%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
68.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
One of the best games available for VR. Anybody watching you will think you look like a ♥♥♥♥, but it won't matter because you will feel like the lord of the rhthyms yo.
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I am terrible at rhythm games and generally dislike playing them. This game, however, is amazing! It doesn't take long to get absorbed in playing the game. When a spectator starts laughing because you are dancing to the music you just think: "whatever I'm in VR and can't see you" and continue on.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: October 21
Autoshield, teaching geeks how to dance since 2016.

I love it. It could have higher end "Geometry Wars" graphics, but as an early enrty in the VR it's pretty good, a lot of fun, highly replayable, unlike most other current VR titles.
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Subject Delta
3.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
This game is great. If you have a Vive and like music whatsoever then I would recommend you get this game.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
The whole family love this game, I highly recommend it.
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66.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
Absolutely LOVE this game! The rythm maps are procedurally generated but are accurate enought that if you're playing on the hardest difficulty (which I highly recommend you do to get the most out of this game), you're pretty much punching to every beat.

Some songs work better than others, but having the ability to play any song you want makes this game an absolute joy!

10/10 Would punch balls again!

Check out my video where I take on the Top 10 Challenge on Elite Difficulty! 3 songs in a row, one try to get into the global top 10 on each!
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18.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
A must have VR game solo or party!
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4.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
Such an addictive and replayable game.

Would like to be able to favourite tracks or even better Sign-In to YouTube and access history / playlists etc.

Well worth writing down a few tracks to play beforehand. If you are the first person ever to play a track it only takes a minute or so to analyse the beats and compose a rhythm to play to, providing you chose "quick process". The algorithms used to make this happen seem fairly accurate and impressive.

Great fun in a party situation, be sure to keep the drinkies out of the way ;-)
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Abysmal Helix
1.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
Great way to check out new songs, while getting some exercize AND playing a game all at the same time.

And of course even more fun to try it out with all your favorite music. Electronic music seems to work the best.

Highly Recommended.
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11.3 hrs
Posted: October 17
Amazing update! New stadium, that's just beautiful, and Youtube integration really makes me happy. This game is great for working out or just dancing your ♥♥♥ off to your favorite tunes. Seriously, not having to have my music stored locally in MP3 format is just....♥♥♥♥.

15 Stars
8 Thumbs Up
I can't recommend this enough for Vive users.
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8.5 hrs
Posted: October 17
This game is a must buy for the vive in my opinion,it is something that you can keep coming back to and is great to play with friends. Really shows the potential of vr and feels very well polished and fun.
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21.7 hrs
Posted: October 17
its one the better games out there i love it just wish there was a way to create your own list of songs that you played cause it gets old trying to search for the songs that i loved everytime the new stage is hard to see the notes but i would not change it's awesome!
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