Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music.
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Very Positive (24 reviews) - 100% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (5,182 reviews) - 95% of the 5,182 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2010

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Includes 4 items: Beat Hazard, Beat Hazard - Shadow Operations Unit, Beat Hazard Ultra, Beat Hazard – iTunes & m4a file support

 

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Welcome to a new experience in gameplay mechanics: Beat Hazard Gameplay Powered by YOUR Music!

Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music.

Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups!

Beat Hazard seamlessly mixes the love of gaming and music. Together they become greater than the sum of their parts.

  • Unique music driven gameplay
  • Gameplay possibilities as vast as your music collection
  • Can you last a whole album in Survival Mode?
  • Go Head to Head in local 2 player mode
  • Or play local 2 player Co-op
  • 25 Steam achievements
  • Compete against friends on Steam leader boards
  • Get real time updates via the in game News System
  • Take on huge boss ships
  • Power up and unleash the deadly Beat Hazard weapon
  • Rank up to an Elite rated pilot and beyond (Can you survive Suicidal mode?)
  • Includes a kicking rock album to get you started
  • File types supported: mp3/wav/aiff/ogg/mwa/flac
  • iTunes, aac, mp4 and m4a support via a download for a small fee (to cover patented decoder licensing costs)
  • LastFM Scrobble support
  • Now also support Internet Radio in all modes, including online

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Win 7
    • Processor: 2.0GHz processor
    • Memory: 512+MB of RAM
    • Hard Drive: 40+MB of free hard drive space
    • Graphics: 256MB of video memory
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound
    • DirectX®: 9 or later
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 250mb HD space
    • OS: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or equivalent
    • Processor: x86 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 250mb HD space
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Verdantil
22.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
Tags : Casual - Twitch - Music Driven
Sidescroll ShootEmUp/Bullet Hell

Whenever I test out a ShootEmUp from some greenlit indie game, I always think... does this have anything to offer that Beat Hazard doesnt do better. 90% of the time at least the answer is no.

Beat Hazard is an excellent ShootEmUp, with the music driven twist that adjusts the number of ennemies as well as your rate of auto-fire to the rate of the music playing. Its not always perfectly spot on but for the mos part this feature works very well.

Being able to play with your own music is very enjoyable, and helps give each game its own tone and sense of progression which otherwise would sometimes be lacking certainly and become repetitive much quicker

I am not very good at ShootEmUps but there are a lot of game modes from just casually going through with fewer ennemies to rogue-like permadeath style games with much harsh victory conditions

I find not cranking the difficulty to the max is usually better as your own music can become distracting and this is not the kind of game that is forgiving at higher difficulties to distraction

A con is that the flashy effects are sometimes a little over the top and can obfuscate a lot of the screen and even daze you quite a bit especially on higher difficulties where you spam heavy bombs

I would recommend this game. I see it as one of the few references in the genre and I am glad it is in my collection
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chocopizza
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 18
One of the Best "Play your own Music"-Games I've ever playes. Kudos to the Game Designer. Its visually stunnig, Gameplay is quick to learn and motivating. The dlcs are also worth the money. Must have for Genre-Lovers!
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Kounoplay
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 16
It's really fun. I can play this game with my music. Awesome!
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🐾 LoveBadRabbit 🐾
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 11
10/9
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eLVaTed_AdRnLiN
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 10
Space Invaders on steroids when P A N T E R A tracks are playing!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
i can't see anymore
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Absolutely re-gosh darn-diculous. Useful (and cheap) way to discover if you are prone to visual seizures
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
its like cocaine
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
Picked this game up on a steam sale. I didnt have high expectations, and it seriously hit me with a surprise. See, when you turn Beat Hazard on to play a game of it, you shoudn't expect highly complex gameplay, or intense story. In fact it doesn't even have a story, you are controlling a spaceship, and you have to shoot asteroids and other spaceships from a top view perspective, just like the old arcade games. What makes Beat Hazard special is, all of this is happening to music. Your chosen music.

When you start up Beat Hazard, the thing you should expect is crazyness. You shouldn't search sense, just shoot and enjoy the music that you chose for your shooting. The visualizer really gives you that "crazyness" feeling, and the rate of the incoming enemies is also somewhat related to the tempo of your music.

I mean... This game has a powerup that literally just pumps your music volume up... What do you expect then?

And I recommend playing with maximum intensity visualizer for extreme "crazyness". Of course if you are sensitive for that kind of thing, be careful.

Overall:
Pros:
-FUN AS HELL
-works quite well as a rhythm game (kinda)
-really nice visualizer
-more fun

Cons:
-it can easily get repetitive after a while
-without the DLCs, it's basically an overpriced demo

Definitely recommend picking it up at least on a steam sale, but be sure to get the DLCs too.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Great game if you have nothing else to do and just wanna chill, while listening to your favorite music.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Fun little retro-ish game. Dubstep seems to be insane for scores
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Best PC music game I have ever played
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I have always been told by people, even doctors, say people who lose an eye obtain more strength in the other one. I have never found anything to test this out...until I got this game. And I can assure you...


They lied



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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Fun little time waster. Also the shadow missions are a really nice addition!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
328 of 375 people (87%) found this review helpful
282 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
NOW I CAN PLAY MY WEEABOO MUSIC AND BURN MY RETINAS AT THE SAME TIME
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