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Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: Thumper is a rhythm violence game. It combines classic rhythm-action with breakneck speed and brutal physicality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 12, 2016
    90
    Thumper is a beautifully dark, unforgiving and utterly fantastic rhythm game, and its sense of menace is only matched by its wonderful playability.
  2. Dec 18, 2016
    90
    An all but perfect condensation of what makes rhythm action good. [Issue#257, p.56]
  3. May 29, 2019
    90
    On a flat screen Thumper already seems like a near perfect video game experience but in VR it becomes its own reality, one that’s thrilling and unnerving in equal measure.
  4. Oct 21, 2016
    85
    Thumper is a nonconformist rhythm game made by Drool where you are a space beetle, thrown through a breakneck race, build by nightmares.
  5. Oct 29, 2016
    83
    There's nothing else quite like it, however, and for fans of music games or cool indie projects, this one's worth taking for a spin.
  6. Oct 13, 2016
    82
    A total assault on your ears, eyes and reflexes. Thumper will beat you up, but you’ll enjoy it.
  7. Jan 28, 2017
    70
    Thumper manages to offer quite a fresh gameplay experience for the rhythm games genre, something that is no small feat. On the other hand its electronic music is an acquired taste in our opinion, and the repetition of tracks in its 9 levels doesn’t help.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Oct 23, 2016
    9
    Best rhythm game I've played in years. I love the aggressive nature of the game and the sense of speed obtained. Everything is harmonized intoBest rhythm game I've played in years. I love the aggressive nature of the game and the sense of speed obtained. Everything is harmonized into a picture perfect nightmare dreamland. Hoping for some DLC or a sequel in the future. Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2017
    9
    TIER 1

    + Coming from someone who never plays rhythm games, this is a deeply compelling and mind-blowing experience. No game has ever gotten
    TIER 1

    + Coming from someone who never plays rhythm games, this is a deeply compelling and mind-blowing experience. No game has ever gotten me "in the zone" to the degree that this title has.
    + A good mixture of mechanics and a stupidly smooth difficulty curve that opens itself up to a high skill ceiling of mastery for those who want to pursue it.
    ? As difficulty ramps up, elements can feel unforgiving. Certain aspects are easier to handle in VR (obstacles hidden around bends inside tunnels), but might feel cheap on a flat screen.
    ? Some levels have a BEAUTIFUL attention to rhythm and music, but most of them feel more focused on simple reflexes and twitch skills with little effort given to musicality.
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  3. Jul 25, 2020
    9
    I'm not good at rhythm games, but Thumper had this combination between music and cosmic horror that was too attractive to ignore. It could beI'm not good at rhythm games, but Thumper had this combination between music and cosmic horror that was too attractive to ignore. It could be a bit repetitive to some people, but I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Thumper has one of the most breathtaking endings and final levels that I have played. Great job, really. Expand
  4. May 16, 2018
    8
    I'm playing Thumper on HTC VIVE and I find it to be one of the most enjoyable games I've ever played!

    Thumper offers the kind of
    I'm playing Thumper on HTC VIVE and I find it to be one of the most enjoyable games I've ever played!

    Thumper offers the kind of rollercoaster experience, on a much longer and much more adventurous rider!!!

    I very much liked it on the monitor, too, but the VR experience is just thrilling, unreplaceable.
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  5. Dec 1, 2019
    7
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  6. Dec 22, 2016
    7
    Rhythm with a violence is a nice description for this game.
    Frustrating sometimes, but nothing you can't handle.
    I love the aggressive
    Rhythm with a violence is a nice description for this game.
    Frustrating sometimes, but nothing you can't handle.
    I love the aggressive nature of the game. Best played with with earphones.
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  7. Aug 17, 2020
    0
    This game is absolute garbage. I love rhythm games and this is by far and away the worst I've ever played. The music is trash and so boring iThis game is absolute garbage. I love rhythm games and this is by far and away the worst I've ever played. The music is trash and so boring i had to refund it after half an hour. Expand

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