Synth Riders

Kluge Interactive

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
87
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 17 critic reviews
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Synth Riders

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:HTC ViveJul 12, 2018
Oculus RiftJul 12, 2018

Developer: Kluge Interactive

Genres: Arcade, Action

Synth Riders lets you experience incredible music in a whole new way. You’ll recognize it as your arms soar when riding our unique rail system and begin to feel totally immersed in the music that surrounds you. Enjoy the diverse environments and the carefully crafted beat maps, the catchy rhythms and the powerful melodies. Experience the flow of the notes, the obstacles that make you move, the haptics, and many other unique details. FEATURES: Unique gameplay and simple rules Good for workout and Dance Active Modding Community 31 songs from top synthwave and electro-rock artists Cross-platform online leaderboards YUR Fitness Calorie Tracker Official Beatmap Editor (download here) Avatars System Mixed reality using LIV technology RECENT REVIEWS: "I appreciate the depth already present in Synth Riders. I still think it’s an excellent vanilla experience with the possibility to modify and make it as difficult as you might want. So, thrillseekers, what’s your favorite track?" - VR Fitness Insider "Had a blast playing this game. Great music and great visuals along with enough challenge to keep it interesting." - Mad_Hatter569 "As soon as I launched this game I was in love with it. I adore everything to do with Synthwave/Retrowave/Outrun and everything about this game is exactly that. The moment you launch it up to the main menu and load into a song captures the style perfectly." - Hime Best Boy PLAYERS IN ACTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrUQHC-8D6Y&t=10s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQs5XNqRPsg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQtU4nQ4t7c

Synth Riders Critic Reviews

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Synth Riders might not unseat the VR rhythm action king, as it doesn't feel quite as satisfying as nailing an extended Beat Saber set, but it's one of the strongest alternatives. If you're looking for something different to musical Jedi training, this is definitely a contender.

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Synth Rider's 80's neon wave aesthetics and incredible soundtrack combine with simple but challenging mechanics to create one of the most entertaining and engaging VR games I've played in quite a while. Come for the fresh beats, stay for the great workout.

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While many of the heavy-hitting artists like Caravan Palace, Muse, and The Offspring are paid tracks, the base track list is diverse, impressive, and, most importantly, fun. Though if you find yourself craving more, the paid packs of songs include 'Experiences' that are more akin to interactive music videos, and they’re quite stunning.

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Synth Riders makes a great complimentary music rhythm game to Beat Saber. Beat Saber is a great outlet for aggression and feeding your inner Jedi. Synth Riders lets you sync with the music and release your inner creativity. Both are excellent forms of physical exercise. I’ll give Synth Rider the nod, though, for more options and subjectively better music. Plus, the original Star Trek Photon Torpedo sound effect used for combo leveling up never gets old.

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Synth Riders | Oculus Quest and Full Release | Announce Trailer

Synth Riders [Gameplay] - "Vampirevania" by Jeremiah Kane (Synthwave Essentials Vol 1) - Expert thumbnail

Synth Riders [Gameplay] - "Vampirevania" by Jeremiah Kane (Synthwave Essentials Vol 1) - Expert

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Synth Riders - Sunset Neon - Tonight (Expert)

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