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Synth Riders

Kluge Interactive
Jul 12, 2018 - HTC Vive, Meta Quest

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Synth Riders | Oculus Quest and Full Release | Announce Trailer thumbnail

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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Critic Reviews for Synth Riders

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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With incredible aesthetics and an ever-expanding soundtrack, Synth Riders continues to dominate the rhythm game beat. It's accessible, fun, and an absolute must-have for anyone with a VR headset. Come on in – join the neon-soaked party.

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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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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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What you walk away with is a unique and wonderful rhythm title that’s been improved in nearly every way.

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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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Put simply, Synth Riders stands proudly among the best rhythm games VR has to offer. It takes the formula that so many have emulated and innovates upon it in meaningful ways. A rocking soundtrack, wealth of content, and appealing aesthetics make Synth Riders an incredibly easy game to recommend, even for those that aren't typically into rhythm games.

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Synth Riders is yet another great addition to PSVR's excellent rhythm game collection.

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