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Audiosurf 2

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Audiosurf 2
Audiosurf 2 cover
Dylan Fitterer
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows May 26, 2015[2]
macOS (OS X) May 26, 2015[2]
Linux May 26, 2015[2]
Metacritic 76
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Driving, Falling block, Music/rhythm, Tricks
Vehicles Hovercraft
Art styles Abstract
Series Audiosurf
Audiosurf 2 on HowLongToBeat
Audiosurf 2 on IGDB
Audiosurf 2 on MobyGames
Audiosurf 2 on Wikipedia
Audiosurf 2008
Audiosurf 2 2015
Audioshield 2016

Key points

Photosensitive seizure warning: This game includes bright and flashing lights that may cause headaches or seizures. Play with caution.
This game uses songs found on the computer, or the songs available on Audiosurf Radio.
Supported file formats include MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, and M4A (iTunes).
Hundreds of mods are available.[3]
As of June 26, 2018, YouTube playback is no longer supported[4] but can be restored.

General information

Official forums for the series
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Humble Store
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macOS (OS X)
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macOS (OS X)
All versions require Steam DRM.

Essential improvements

Restore YouTube streaming and add some extra improvements

Use a Community patch to restore YouTube streaming, fix some of the game's issues and add some new features[5]
  1. Download the Latest Community Patch.
  2. Extract the downloaded archive to <path-to-game>.
  3. Launch the game. The patch will update automatically.

NOTES: Make sure you have Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable installed. Patch is available for both Windows and Linux versions of the game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Audiosurf, LLC\Audiosurf 2\
macOS (OS X)
Linux $HOME/.config/unity3d/Audiosurf, LLC/Audiosurf 2/
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Not indicated on the store page


General in-game options.
General in-game options.

The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unity page for more details.
Graphics quality limited to presets (Low (older PC), Med (modern PC), High (gaming PC), Ultra).

Exclusive fullscreen

Use the -window-mode exclusive command line argument[6]



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound effects.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
LAN play
Online play

VR support

3D modes State Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Audiosurf 2.

Issues fixed

Missing Skin Objects on Mac/Linux

Resolve errors for skins on Mac/Linux
  1. Some skins (including the included ones) will show error messages in game on operating systems with case sensitive file systems. This is due to a mismatch between the capitalization of the filename on disk, and the filename in the skin's LUA script.
  2. Go to the Audiosurf 2 skins folder - /steamapps/common/Audiosurf 2/skins/.
  3. Open the folder of the skin that has produced the error, and open the LUA file in that directory.
  4. Cross-reference the names of the various .obj and .png files in the folder to the ones in the LUA script, and change one or the other to match.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11.4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio BASS

System requirements

Operating system (OS) Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 3000
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Runs well on even older systems with minimal settings.[7]
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.10
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 3000
Runs well on even older systems with minimal settings.[7]
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 3000
Runs well on even older systems with minimal settings.[7]


  1. Unity engine build: 5.5.0f3[1]


  1. Verified by User:Vetle on 2018-05-08
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Audiosurf 2: Ride Your Music
  3. Audiosurf 2 - last accessed on July 6, 2018
  4. Streaming is down - last accessed on July 6, 2018
  5. Audiosurf 2 Community Server - last accessed on May 2023
  6. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2017-06-15
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Audiosurf 2 on Steam