Audiosurf 2 is the long awaited sequel to popular music game, Audiosurf, originally released in 2008. I’ve played Audiosurf for years, I’m not ashamed to admit, when I’ve had a couple of drinks, one of my favorite ways to relax is to listen to my favorite music, sing along, and ride the tracks as fast as they will go. Some songs work better than others on this type of game, but it’s always surprising the see what the track will due for your tune.
I’m not ashamed to admit, when I’ve had a couple of drinks, one of my favorite ways to relax is to listen to my favorite music, sing along, and ride the tracks as fast as they will go.
Audiosurf 2 improves on this quite a bit…Songs that I played in the original game and were a bore now are more playable and fun. According to the website, it provides “Deeper song analysis and track generation with thoughtfully placed corkscrew loops and powerups timed perfectly with big moments in your music. Anticipation of the music is improved visually – and rewarded with higher scores.”
I can attest that this is the case, it is much more vibrant and more responsive to my music. Plus, if I’m looking for something new or getting tired of my own music library, it has a list of popular songs that you can preview before playing, and a song of the day. It also has Soundcloud compatibility, which is just awesome. There’s a ton of indie talent on Soundcloud, and it’s very easy to find new techno or fast paced songs to play.
Another thing that’s been added that really opens up the game is the ability to download new skins and mods for the game. There’s been a lot of beautiful and interesting skins put on the Steam Workshop, some are better than others, but it is fun to play around with. My favorites so far are Aurora, Reverse, and Azidd.
Unfortunately, only a handful of the modes are very fun, at least for me. Other than Casual, Mono, and Ninja, the other modes quickly get overwhelming. The modes that are fun, however, make the entire game worth it.
Now, here’s a list of a few of the songs I’ve discovered through the Popular Songs section that I’ve become addicted to playing…
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