Play online Head to Head or Co-op. More game modes, enemies and bosses. Unlock and upgrade perks and customize your set-up to suit your play style.
Valutazione degli utenti: Estremamente positiva (3,855 recensioni)
Data di rilascio: 15 apr 2010

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

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"Listen to your music while you shoot ships to it. Shiny visuals, pretty simple gameplay. Its a fun way to spend some time while you listen to music."

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22 agosto

Dirty Dozen Sale - 60% Off Beat Hazard Ultra

Hi all,

Get 60% off Beat Hazard Ultra in the Dirty Dozen sale! Plus discounts on 11 other cool games.

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29 luglio

Interview about development, Beat Hazard & BH2

A few weeks ago I did a video interview I did with TMG about game development, Beat Hazard and Beat Hazard 2.

Here are the details:
I hope there's something of interest there.


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Benvenuto ad una nuova frontiera nelle meccaniche di gioco: Beat Hazard.
Col Gameplay "Powered by YOUR Music"!
Fruisci la tua collezione musicale come non avevi mai fatto prima, grazie a questo shooter arcade fondato sulla musica. Ognuna delle tue canzoni produrrà uno specifico andamento basato sulla musica.
Potenzia la tua navetta e guarda come la musica incrementa la tua potenza di fuoco. Raccogli tutti i power-up e scatena l'inferno sulle navi nemiche con le armi potenziate al massimo!
Beat Hazard mescola, senza soluzione di continuità, l'amore per il gioco e l'amore per la musica. Insieme, essi diventano più grandi della somma delle parti.
  • Gameplay unico, fondato sulla musica
  • Le possibilità offerte dal gameplay sono vaste tanto quanto la tua collezione musicale
  • Riuscirai a sopravvivere ad un intero album nella modalità Survival?
  • Sfida un amico Testa a Testa nella modalità a due giocatori in locale
  • Oppure gioca, sempre in locale, ma nella modalità a 2 giocatori cooperativa
  • 25 Achievement Steam
  • Competi con gli amici nelle classifiche Steam
  • Tieniti aggiornato mediante il News System interno al gioco
  • Affronta le enormi navi dei boss
  • Potenziati e scatena la mortale arma Beat Hazard
  • Sali di grado fino a diventare pilota Elite e oltre (Sopravviverai alla modalità "Suicidal"?)
  • Per permetterti di giocare fin da subito, include un album di rock energico
  • Tipi di file supportati: mp3/wav/aiff/ogg/mwa/flac
  • Il supporto per i formati iTunes, aac, mp4 and m4a è garantito previo download di un apposito upgrade, il cui piccolo costo aggiuntivo serve a coprire il pagamento della licenza agli autori dei formati in questione
  • Supporto allo Scrobble di LastFM
  • Ora con supporto della Internet Radio in tutte le modalità, compresa quella online

Requisiti di sistema

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
Recensioni utili dai clienti
51 persone su 57 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 novembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
37 persone su 44 (84%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
25.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 novembre
Turning your plain boring playlist into a visual explosion that will burn your eyes
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
18 persone su 20 (90%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
40.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 novembre
Surprisingly entertaining and enchanting game! Also - it's one of the most beautiful games I've seen - in its own way. I absolutely love it! Consider it a creative way of listening to your music - or a way of falling into some sort of trance :P The shadow missions with the different ships are also loads of fun!

Only downside is that you can't connect it to your spotify account, so I had to download all the songs I wanted to play :)
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
12 persone su 14 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
114.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 agosto
This is a great little game. I love to listen to music and have a lot of great stuff on my PC. I don't listen to it as much as I would like as I am usually doing other things, frequently more than one thing at a time. When playing Beat Hazard I get to listen to my favorites songs while playing a truly fun top-down space shooter that reacts to the music itself. Wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
10 persone su 12 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 ottobre
This game is freakin' addictive. When you combine twin-stick shooter mechanics with intense music-driven gameplay, you get Beat Hazard. Everything from the explosions to the type of enemies you encounter are all affected by the beat of the music. There's more to it as well. You can collect power-ups, get multipliers to increase your score and, of course, you can use your own music (You have to buy iTunes support, but it's only a dollar, so literally a small price to pay). You can also rank up and get perks that can give you a leg-up to shooting up the leaderboards. And then there's the DLC (Ultra and Shadow Operations) which add new ships, enemies, missions (getting [x] amount of points or completing [x] amount of songs on a certain difficulty) and even Steam Workshop support, letting you download even more ships and missions. Pausing's a little weird, however; with an Xbox 360 controller you have to press both Start and Back to pause. Other than that, this is easily one of the best music-driven games I've played. If you're tired of Audiosurf and want something different, this is for you.

A word of warning, however: There are LOTS of flashing lights and visuals in this game (it even warns you when you start the game). So if you suffer for photosensitive seizures or the like, then you should avoid this game (Then again, if you suffer from such a condition, you shouldn't be playing games in the first place).
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 dicembre
This game really lets you know how STRONK your music is.
I actually fell in love with it <3
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 dicembre
If you don't play with Free Bird as the song and on the highest difficulty you're not playing it right.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
9 persone su 12 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 ottobre
I know some people who really like this game, and I know some people who really don't. Personally, I enjoy Beat Hazard quite a bit. I've heard complaints of times during stages where it's completely empty, but honestly, play on a harder setting if you're not being challenged enough.
Personally, I would recommend Beat Hazard a lot. It's an incredibly fun shooter.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
7 persone su 9 (78%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 dicembre
This game broke the analog sticks on my controller, yet I'm not even mad.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
8 persone su 11 (73%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
18.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 novembre
I'm a little surprised I havent already reviewed this game, but simply put, this is one amazing gaming experience. Think of asteroids with modern graphics and visuals. The game adapts to and creates a new experience based on the music you play. You can use their in game radio station or use your own MP3's and other downloaded music files as well though. The game not only creates new levels based on the song being played, but it syncs to the dynamics of the songs as well. Truly an amazing experiencce that also capitalizes on RPG elements in the form of buffs/perks and upgrades to said buffs/perks, in addition to having various ships to choose from as you unlock them. The DLC gives you more missions and ships as well. there are points leaderboards, although I personally dont really look at those.
Overall, I dont think you can find a better Arcade experience from the comfort of your own computer.
10/10 and a must own, must play.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
9 persone su 13 (69%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 novembre
Lots of flashing lights. I had a seizure and I don't even have epilepsy. 10/10
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
5 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
31.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 novembre
I like videogames. I like music. I like having my retinas assaulted by swirls of colorful space dust.

If you enjoy treating your brain to videogames and music like I do, and are enthralled with the amalgamation of the two, then there’s a good chance you’re going to enjoy Beat Hazard as well. The twist is that Beat Hazard uses your own music to create custom levels.

Beat Hazard uses songs from your computer, so you can choose which song you want to play and the game creates a level around it. Levels begin like the arcade classic, Asteroids, where you reduce large hunks of space rocks into smaller pieces with your lasers before some mean old spaceships arrive to provide put up a fight. The unique aspect of the game is that everything from the velocity of the asteroids to the quanity of boss ships you fight is dependent upon the music.

Blasting enemy ships into space rubble provides power-ups, which increase your firepower and the volume of the music. Your weapons are also influenced by the tune of the music, so when a song is softer or hits a quiet spot, your firepower is greatly reduced. It’s like the gunner on the ship is a little kid sucking down fistfulls of Pixie Sticks. He’s running around screaming with his hands in the air one minute and the instant the song tones it down a bit, he is lulled to sleep.

In addition to determining the patterns of the enemies, the game’s visuals are also greatly affected by the song selection. As the ship is upgraded, its firepower is transformed from simple white blips into a seizure-inducing kaleidoscope of doom. Spots in the background that initially appear nondescript also pulsate and swirl with colors to the song’s beat. It’s something straight out of a Hawkwind concert (or Pink Floyd, for those not in tune with their ’70s space rock). The background effects intensify the point where it can seem like you’re trying to play a game through a late-90s Windows Media Player visualizer.

Did you ever watch those visualizers and imagine playing a game through it? Me neither. That’s because while the visuals are quite impressive and make the game infinitely more compelling for onlookers, they are also a serious hindrance to actually playing the game. I frequently find myself dying thanks to something that I either didn’t see or assumed was just a part of the background. I suppose it could be argued that the visuals are a way of increasing the game’s difficulty, particularly for longer songs.

Crazy psychedelic visuals and customizable soundtracks are about as useful as a chainsaw to a beaver if the game feels like a chore to play, and thankfully the meat of Beat Hazard is excellent. I find twin-stick shooters to be stressful at times because of the never-ending onslaught of ever-increasing enemies, but Beat Hazard is refreshing because your targets appear in waves. Depending on the song, you tend to have a few seconds to catch your breath before preparing for the next attack.

One of the unintended benefits of the game is that it gives me an impetus to root through my music collection and dust off some tunes I have not heard in awhile. I love shuffling through my songs and thinking “Hmm, I wonder what this song will be like?” I find that in general, songs tend to work better if they are more dynamic and have a lot of changes in their volume or beats.

The game does a great job of tracking your progress and keeping a tally of how many songs you have beaten, or if you have finished an entire album. Even if you don’t complete a song, the game still awards experience and you can still gain levels which add bonuses and a feeling of persistence. Achievements would be a fantastic addition to this game, but unfortunately are absent through no fault of Cold Beam Games.

Despite it being a little too mesmerizing for its own good, Beat Hazard is an amazing experience and quite the technical accomplishment. It is easy to recommend laying down the $5 for gamers who are music enthusiasts. Outside of the allure of playing your own music, Beat Hazard is an exciting and unique shooter and a great addition to the Indie library.

8/10, Recommended

Be sure to check out Nerd House Gaming for more reviews!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
6 persone su 8 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 luglio
I can not play this game for more than 10 minutes without getting sick. But those 10 minutes are pretty good ones.
You pick a track, and start blasting. and that is pretty much it. 6/10
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
28 persone su 51 (55%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 novembre
I'm going to be straight forward with you. This is a really good game. It's algarythm is really solid, it's extremely easy to import your own songs, escpecially once you buy the itunes DLC, you have to pay because they had to buy the liscence to use itunes...

However I do not recomend this game. On this page, this store page, it advertises Steam Workshop support. That is a blatent lie and false advertisement. Yes this game has Steam Workshop, no it's not included in the base game. Instead the develop is attempting to gouge more money out of you by making you pay 4.99$ for Steam Workshop. Yes you get some crappy other ships, but no one buys that DLC for the ships, they buy it for the Steam Workshop.

The shear audacity of charging money for a feature that is FREE in every other game that supports it is incredibly daring and the Developer should not be rewarded for that. Because of this shady practice I honestly can't recomend this game to anyone, you should not be aloud to put a free feature behind a pay wall, especially when it's not even your work that your making people pay for. Sure make me pay for your ship designs, but dont' make me pay for other player's ship designs.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 dicembre
Any game with a seizure warning is good in my book.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
18.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 novembre
“10/10 would seize again!” - The Joy of Stiqs

“A revolutionary tool.. [has been] invaluable in continued research” - National Epilepsy Diagnostics Foundation

“A true thriller that had me shaking in my boots.. and then in my chair.. followed shortly by the floor.” - PartialSandwich

Tasteless epileptic jokes aside, this game is fantastic. Beat Hazard is a twin-stick bullet-mayhem shooter very much akin to the Geometry Wars franchise. While the mechanics are quite similar, Beat Hazard makes the game your own by allowing your personal music collection to generate the levels you play.

The game comes with about 20 or 30 tracks (all of which are pretty awesome) but nothing quite compares to the screen going mental when the beat drops in your favorite song. Speaking of the screen going mental, I tend to be bemused by games that put the photo-sensitivity warning before the game begins. I don’t understand the mechanics by which a seizure is induced but typically games have that warning when the only light flickering is a lamp swinging and sparking from the ceiling. Beat Hazard on the other hand means business, I have never seen such chaos in all my life!

But here is the incredible part: the developers have masterfully balanced all the elements of the game so that even amidst all the chaos you know exactly what you’re doing. It was truly baffling to me when I played my very first game. I don’t know how they pulled it off but the design of this game is top notch. A must buy in my opinion!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
7 persone su 11 (64%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
22.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 novembre
A game that actually makes eye bleeding enjoyable!
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 ottobre
Fun to play alone or with friends
Anyone hwo likes music and arcade games will truly love this
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 novembre
If you like Audiosurf and if you like Asteroids, Smash TV, or Geometry Wars, you'll like this game. The modes and powerups are very fun, and the way it plays with musical dynamics to formulate strategy is pretty cool.

That said, the game is very intense graphically. I recommend turning down the effect level (which they wisely allowed) if it makes you uncomfortable (and there's no shame in that. It takes it up to 11.)

That said, the song tends to have less of an effect on the gameplay than I would like.

If you like the idea of music fueling strategy for combat, I suggest Touhou Sky Arena as well.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 novembre
Want to interact with your music?

Want to fly around and shoot things in space?

Want to get a seizure and/or a migraine in just thirty seconds or less?

Look no further.

"Bullet Hell" themes are heavily layered on top of this shoot-em-up game, so if you are into constant panic and you have quick reflexes and good observation skills, this game will be just perfect for you.

I will be blunt with this next part. If you are epileptic or if bright and rapidly-flashing lights have any sort of negative effect on you, for the love of all that is pure, PLEASE stay the ♥♥♥♥ away from this game. There is almost never a single moment in the gameplay where some part of the screen is not rapidly flashing and changing colors. Luckily, I am not sensitive to rapid flashes or anything like that. But, seeing as how this explosion of lights and color was enough to make my left eye burn to the point of watering over and hurting really badly after playing through just two different songs, it will tear a [flashing] light-sensitive person to shreds in just a matter of seconds. Play carefully, people.

I give this fever dream a 10/10.
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