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  • Summary: Your music is under attack, you must liberate it!
    A mysterious entity is absorbing and corrupting your music before your very eyes. You must battle through your own song collection, discover items, customize your ship and fight boss enemies to liberate the Symphony of Souls and reclaim
    Your music is under attack, you must liberate it!
    A mysterious entity is absorbing and corrupting your music before your very eyes. You must battle through your own song collection, discover items, customize your ship and fight boss enemies to liberate the Symphony of Souls and reclaim your music!...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 27, 2012
    90
    Although the concept of Symphony is simple, it is one of the most fun and addicting experiences I've had in a good while. Much of the enjoyment comes from the title's ability to incorporate personal music files. Great controls, fun upgrades and a level count that is matched by the number of MP3 files in your collection, Symphony offers a fantastic thrill for a great price.
  2. Sep 4, 2012
    87
    The rhythm videogames are not dead and the software house Empty Clip is here to prove it, with an incredible and adrenalinic shoot'em up. Symphony is a must buy for all music games lovers.
  3. PC Gamer
    Oct 5, 2012
    84
    Symphony is fun, pure and simple. [Dec 2012, p.75]
  4. Aug 14, 2012
    80
    Symphony is an exciting mouse-controlled shooter that delivers a dynamic way to enjoy your favorite music.
  5. Aug 27, 2012
    75
    What happens when you mix a modern variant of Space Invaders with your own music track list? Then you'll get Symphony. This colorful, but chaotic game will be a fun experience for those who like their game to random generate levels around their own music. From Chopin to Pantera to The Rolling Stones: be creative! Unfortunately, Symphony is rapidly becoming a broken record, which makes this title perfectly suited for shorter play sessions.
  6. Sep 6, 2012
    72
    I expected more from Symphony. Compared with colorful spectacles like Child of Eden or Gridrunner Revolution this music shooter seems blend. It's nice to see the action develop to your personal soundtrack though…
  7. CD-Action
    Aug 29, 2012
    60
    In its current form Symphony looks more like a beta version than finished game, but it's worth to check in three month whether the lump of coal has turned into a diamond yet. [10/2012, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Sep 4, 2012
    10
    Anyone praising Beat Hazard forget about it instantly and go pick this one up! Symphony is an amazing game really, I just can't stop playingAnyone praising Beat Hazard forget about it instantly and go pick this one up! Symphony is an amazing game really, I just can't stop playing it. And with a few thousand songs from various soundtracks through game music to my favourite metal bands, this title will keep me occupied for quite some time. Beat Hazard is seriously boring compared to Symphony. Symphony has a lot of cool ideas, a little story background and a far better drive. You'll always want to play just one more song :) Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2012
    10
    Worth all the 9$. Really fun and entertaining, a lot of customization with tons of power up and different weapons. All the level are differentWorth all the 9$. Really fun and entertaining, a lot of customization with tons of power up and different weapons. All the level are different and there are a lot of difficult modes (six) , the only downside is that there are not many different enemies. I have played for 2 hours straight and didn't feel it was repetitive at all or anyway not more repetitive than every other game of this genre.
    But anyway it's a really good game for his low price.
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  3. Jan 8, 2013
    9
    Spent $5 when it was on sale in Steam,but it worth the full price. The best part is you can play the game with any of your favorite musicSpent $5 when it was on sale in Steam,but it worth the full price. The best part is you can play the game with any of your favorite music files on your hard drive!!! Plus this is a shooting game. This makes the game more perfect since I like shooting. You can upgrade your ship as you complete songs. It take a while (20 sec maybe) to initiate/analyze a new song, and the game does not read Asian language font. Expand
  4. Aug 7, 2012
    9
    Easily worth the entertainment value for only $9 bucks. It does make listening to music that much more enjoyable and each of your songs isEasily worth the entertainment value for only $9 bucks. It does make listening to music that much more enjoyable and each of your songs is it's own level. Get this game. Expand
  5. Aug 6, 2012
    8
    A very fun and relaxing little game. Reminds me very much of Audiosurf where I can just launch the game, sit back, and play through a few ofA very fun and relaxing little game. Reminds me very much of Audiosurf where I can just launch the game, sit back, and play through a few of my songs. Though much like Audiosurf this is very repetitive. For $9 I would recommend this to any fan of rhythm games. Sadly for anyone else $9 might seem a little much and you may want to wait for this to go on sale before you pick it up. All and all this is a fun little experience and I felt I got my moneys worth. Expand
  6. Aug 8, 2012
    8
    Nice game. However sometimes difficult to see enemy bullet.There are times when i do not understand why dead. And whether there was reallyNice game. However sometimes difficult to see enemy bullet.There are times when i do not understand why dead. And whether there was really need this is music game. I think still a good game. Expand
  7. Dec 30, 2012
    3
    Nice game for the first hour, then you will notice that it's always the same and the levels are very similar to each other. You could disableNice game for the first hour, then you will notice that it's always the same and the levels are very similar to each other. You could disable the music and put a random track in the background and feel no difference.
    After the Mezzo-piano difficulty, Mezzo-forte and so on are completely impossible to beat 100% for the 95% of the songs: plenty of enemies, small arena and a big collision box due to the large ship.
    Not mentioning the "cannon balls" fired by the enemies ships that can't be seen when the arena became red (on black background) since they're red or black.
    The story is useless for this type of game and unattractive, the Bosses are easy and only of 5 types. There should be a way to "deactivate" the story mode if I do not want to be interrupted when I'm playing since it doesn't allow you to record a score on the leaderboard because of the extra points you get for the Boss.

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