Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 95
    I can see anyone coming back to this again and again over the next few years, and that's more than enough to justify the peanuts they're asking for Audiosurf.
  2. Audiosurf revels in its simplicity.
  3. The game is simple, addictive, and fun, and the way the track moves and shakes to the beat of the music will keep your attention much better than most casual games.
  4. Frankly, if your pocket allows it, skip the demo version and just buy the game directly - I guarantee you won't regret it.
  5. Audiosurf is an experience unlike any other, and at very least deserves kudos for that. The best part is the game is only $10, and that's a great value for what you get.
  6. AudioSurf is very good value for money. It’s fun, fresh, and addicting.
  7. Obviously a work of passion, Audiosurf is a game that must not be missed by anyone, especially with an above average interest in music.
  8. As any addicting game goes, you can lose hours in its flashy presentation or just play a few songs before going to bed at night. Either way you will get your moneys worth.
  9. 90
    The basic fusion of the core puzzle gameplay and the dynamic spin that the music applies to this is delightfully successful in itself, but is stretched even further by a drive for perfection.
  10. While the game at its heart may be simple, and the presentation equally so, AudioSurf’s near perfect melding of music and gameplay guarantees your fiver will be well spent. That’s right – a fiver.
  11. Audiosurf is about experiencing music with more than your ears. [June 2008, p.75]
  12. The exhilarating rush of climbing a hill as a song builds up, and crashing down a slope as the music explodes through the speakers is incredible. At first it may seem like a fancy visualiser, but after mastering the more difficult modes it becomes insanely addictive. [May 2008, p.65]
  13. The game is simple, it is good, it includes the Orange Box soundtrack, and it's a 10-dollar title that will outlast many 50-dollar games. No more words are necessary; only action is needed.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 627 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 222
  1. SilasCalzas
    Nov 6, 2008
    i dont really understand why everyone rates this game skyhigh. i couldnt help but getting the impression, i'm watching at a screensaver from itunes or winamp. for the game itself the music is barely necessary. it is like you're playing tetris with your mp3-library as backround music. if you want to play a music-puzzlegame i recommend amplitude or or even frequency, but this game is definitely not worth the money or the time spend on playing it. Full Review »
  2. KeithB.
    Mar 4, 2008
    This game is by far the best way to enjoy your music, it's fun, addictive and fast.
  3. PolarniM.
    Mar 6, 2008
    This game actually has no real point. you drive and along with the music you choose... synchronization with it is there, but it's not absolute to be worthy enough since there is no goal to this. it's so generic and meaningless sometimes... that I can't give it more than 3/10. Full Review »