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Thumper (VR)

Rating Summary

Based on 10 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

90%

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Based on 10 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation VROct 13, 2016

Developer: Drool

Genres: Music, Action

Each rhythmic hit, crash, and impact is interwoven with a thunderous original soundtrack to create a new experience we call "rhythm violence." Thumper strips rhythm gaming down to its core. Classic rhythm-action is combined with breakneck speed and brutal physicality. With one analog stick and one button, you control a space beetle hurtling through stunning and treacherous worlds. The basic move set of thumping, sliding, and turning is easy to learn. But as you careen forward, you’ll need to master new moves and survive adrenalizing boss encounters. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must face rhythm hell. And nothing can prepare you for the ultimate confrontation with a maniacal giant head from the future: CRAKHED.
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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

Thumper’s brutal, breakneck speed and precision-based musical action kept me entranced for all nine of its bizarre, nightmarish stages, which contained enough nuanced high score-chasing tricks to demand several replays already. To really master Thumper’s many layers of rhythm-based mechanisms would take much more time than the 10 or so hours it takes to complete the first time – and that’s a challenge that I eagerly accept.

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Challenging to a fault, Thumper provides few reasons to indulge its difficulty

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Thumper's unrelenting speed and menacing percussion are overwhelming, seeping into your subconscious in the best way possible.

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Thumper is a great rhythm action game, with strong visuals, fantastic design, and more speed than Keanu Reeves on a bus rigged to explode.

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