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  • Summary: Get your groove on with Synth Riders. Notes fly and beats pulse in this cyberpunk VR rhythm game. Synthwave music has taken over the world and it's up to you...to jam.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 20, 2020
    90
    Available on pretty much all of the virtual reality headsets, there is not really any excuse not to pick up this addictive and exhilarating rhythm game. Polished now to a truly premium product, it stands proud alongside other competitors in the genre, and is a compelling opportunity to lift up that headset and go for a dance. The shipped tracks combine a diverse and perfectly curated blend of synth and electronic music (with a bit of rock thrown in there) from the likes of Parov Stelar and Jamie Berry. A game for fitness, a game for fun, Synth Riders is worth picking up for any VR owner.
  2. Nov 4, 2019
    90
    Synth Rider’s 80’s neon wave aesthetics and incredible soundtrack combine with simple but challenging mechanics to create one of the most entertaining and engaging VR games I’ve played in quite a while. Come for the fresh beats, stay for the great workout.
  3. Oct 31, 2019
    80
    Developer Kluge Interactive isn’t going to break the rhythm action mould with Synth Riders yet that doesn’t mean to say there’s not plenty of entertainment to be found. The Oculus Quest version doesn’t feature the calorie tracker of the PC edition but as long as you’re doing something energetic then who cares. What you need to watch out for is a sudden addiction to Synthwave music and the desire to grow a mullet.
  4. Oct 31, 2019
    70
    While it lacks the processing punch of a PC-tethered headset, the mobility and no-strings-attached freedom of the Oculus Quest has allowed me to dive deep into the headset as a fitness product, and Beat Saber, Box VR and a few other titles are in regular rotation. Synth Riders has the potential to challenge those products if it can expand the range of its playlist and offer a few more bells and whistles (like a campaign) to the generally solid foundation. Synth Riders’ approach is definitely influenced by Beat Saber but it has expanded the earlier game’s vocabulary and mechanics in several interesting ways.
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  1. Nov 15, 2021
    10
    While there (currently) are a lot of other VR rhythm games out there, Synth Riders is something special. Synth Riders has a wide variety ofWhile there (currently) are a lot of other VR rhythm games out there, Synth Riders is something special. Synth Riders has a wide variety of music types for those who are picky (Synthwave, Electroswing, pop, and DLCs with EDM/The OffSpring/Muse). The game is mapped extremely well with various difficulties you can choose from (easy to master) and has a ton of different modifiers (spin, 360, force) to breathe more life into all of your favorite songs. For the content creators out there - Kluge Interactive has also added a Twitch integration in which viewers can spend bits on "power ups" to make it more difficult for their favorite streamer to get through the map. I won't spoil you on what these are, you're going to have to find out for yourself. ;)

    Updates to the game are frequent and always outdo the last, don't miss the 'experience' maps some of the DLCs offer, you really do feel like you are experiencing some of your favorite songs in a whole new way.
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