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Thumper

Rating Summary

Based on 52 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

88%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2016
PCOct 13, 2016
Xbox OneAug 16, 2017
Google StadiaNov 19, 2019

Developer: Drool

Genre: Music

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future. Scream down the endless track and crash through punishing obstacles with simple, airtight controls. Hurtle forward, master new moves, reach overwhelming velocities, and survive adrenalizing boss battles. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell.

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

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

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

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