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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (4,635 reviews)
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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"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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Workshop: Shadow Operations DLC is required create and access workshop content

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
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
357.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Awesome game, a must have for any fan of music or twin stick shooters. Lots of replayablity via unlocks, leaderboards and size of your playlist. Great price, awesome dev, support this classic game!
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Imagine Asteroids but being able to move anywhere on the Screen, now feed it Pounds of LSD.
If you multiple the Square Root of that by Pi you have this Game
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Beat Hazard, A music game with similar gameplay to that of the classic Space Invaders but with a custom soundtrack. That's right you can use your own music in your library to play and it's a whole different experience for each song you have.

Pros:
- Classic shoot em up powered by your own music
- Excellent replay value in terms of different enemies and bosses in
- Many different ship types introduced in a DLC pack which alter how the game is played
- A number of difficulty levels which determine how many enemies appear
- Diverse gamemodes such as boss rush and survival (can you survive a whole album)

Cons:
- Many flashing colours in this game so be careful if you're epileptic
- Multiplayer can be empty at times unless you have friends who play this game often

Verdict:
9.5/10

Certainly one of the more fun games I've been able to try out and even though I don't play it as often myself anymore I would totally recommend it to others who love music games.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Music shmup with hella unlockables and hella points go blow things up to your music. A++ Seriously it's super fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Really just a nice little casual game where you can easily control the feel and mood of each individual play.

A 2D shoot ’em up game set in space. Choosing different tracks from your mp3 collection, you can decide how long you play, how intense the battle is and what is most important, the track you listen to (sorry for repeating that twice, but it’s kinda awesome). There is also some level-up aspect for this game where you gain ranks for score and upgrades for money. And visuals that can be tweaked from “shiny” to “my eyes are bleeding out!” is also a distinguishing feature.

So if you are looking for a shorter or longer decompressing play, you as well can take “Beat Hazard”.
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