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Oct 13, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
82 / 100
IGN
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
Game Informer
5.8 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5
Destructoid
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Thumper

Great art and a distinct approach to rhythm action makes this a brilliantly horrible twitch experience.

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A total assault on your ears, eyes and reflexes. Thumper will beat you up, but you’ll enjoy it.

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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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Metro GameCentral

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9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best new rhythm action game for years, with a perfect blend of gameplay, music, and a frighteningly oppressive atmosphere.

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Steer a metallic beetle down a fast-moving track, avoiding obstacles and collecting doodads along the way

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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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Everything that originally made Thumper a fantastic game is still here to be found in the Switch version. It's incredibly fun and this time around can be played for both short bursts and long car rides. It's a fantastic addition to the Switch's growing library.

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I'd still recommend Thumper, though. Readily. But I would also advise not to get too wrapped up in fully finishing it. This road is long and winding and brutal. It might just drive you mad.

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