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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: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jan 19, 2022
    10
    Even as a rage game that's supposed to make you angry, Thumper is the best rhythm game i have ever played. I went through the campaign to theEven as a rage game that's supposed to make you angry, Thumper is the best rhythm game i have ever played. I went through the campaign to the end, and this is the first time i've done this with any rhythm game ever. The angry drumbeats of the "music" you're making is meant to get you riled up. The game uses your heat-in-the-moment feelings to aid your performance. Good memorization of the patterns will get you very far as well. The controls are quite simple, you can get most movements done with the space bar or the X button. And the campaign mode is wonderful too. In the later game, you'll get the feeling that you aren't supposed to win, and i guess that's why Drool chose a beetle as your character. To make you feel like every level you pass is unexpected and the game gets more and more frustrated at you the further you go. The music is really good too. Even if it's not music. It's intense, it's supposed to get your heart pumping quicker. I really had fun with this game, and i would recommend to everyone. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Jul 21, 2021
    9
    Thrilling

    An amazing combination of music, art and video game. It has so much replay value or perhaps it's just the need to perfect your
    Thrilling

    An amazing combination of music, art and video game. It has so much replay value or perhaps it's just the need to perfect your runs. Just grab your controller, put on your headphones and get on the rollercoaster.
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  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. Jun 16, 2018
    8
    Thumper is a rhythm game with stylish visuals, great sound effects and responsive controls. It is also quite challenging, maybe even too much.Thumper is a rhythm game with stylish visuals, great sound effects and responsive controls. It is also quite challenging, maybe even too much. Finishing levels 6+ feels almost exhausting but very satisfying. Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2019
    7
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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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