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.


Basic Info

Release Date: Jul 12, 2018 (Early Access) – October 31, 2019 (Full release)

Developer: Kluge Interactive

Publisher: Kluge Interactive

Supported Headsets: HTC Vive, Valve Index, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality

Supported Controllers: Tracked motion Controllers (Index/Knuckles work with no issues)

Oculus Cross-Buy: Yes

Game Modes: Single Player, Online Multiplayer and local Multiplayer

Release Status: Full Release

Demo Available: No

Gameplay Info

Locomotion: Roomscale (Move Left or Right)  and on-rails – You are standing on a platform that is moving forward.

Turning options: Front-facing and Physical (turn your body)

Roomscale: Yes

Sitting: No Standing: Yes

Left Handed option: Yes

In-Game Height Calibration: Yes

Comfort options: Moving background can be turned off.

Avatar: Only orb like circles you are holding show by default. You can switch to having a Full body avatar in the settings.

Gear/Inventory: None or N/A

In-Game Tutorial: Yes

Physical Activity level: High – Extreme

Play Modes: Rhythm or Force – Front facing or Spin Mode (90, 180, 360 and 360+)

Number of Levels: 55 free songs + 20 in DLCs

Difficulty Options: Easy, Normal, Hard, Expert, Master – Also modifiers can be added to increase or decrease difficulty/add challenge.

Mod Support: Yes, built in Custom songs and mods folder. All Game modes work with all songs.
Custom songs also supported on Quest!

What does this all mean?

If you have any questions or confusion about the information provided, please see the below link.



Quick Review

My personal favorite and one of the best VR rhythm games out there.
The good
  • Large amount of free songs on the OST
  • Maps flow and are on beat. Makes it feel like you are dancing.
  • Large variety of note types and obstacles where it never gets old
  • Huge mapping community and natively supported custom maps
  • Lots of song modifiers and space adjustment settings
  • Online multiplayer support for up to 10 people
  • Continually updated and new features/DLCs added regularly
The bad
Synth Riders Custom songs

Custom song support is built in. You do not need to mod anything. Just add the .synth file to the CustomSongs directory of your game files.

Get Song Maps

Maps can be downloaded from the website: https://synthriderz.com
There is also a mod manager that can be downloaded here: https://github.com/tommaier123/NoodleManager/releases

Directory locations:

Steam C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SythRiders\CustomSongs

Oculus RiftC:\Program Files\Oculus\Software\kluge-interactive-synthriders\CustomSongs
*may very depending on where you have Steam or Oculus installed.

Oculus Quest – Quest:\Internal shared storage\Android\data\com.kluge.SynthRiders\files\CustomSongs
To access this directory plug your Quest into your computer via USB and then from the headset screen click Allow on the ‘Allow Access to Data’ prompt that should be showing.

Additional instructions and help can be found on the Synth Riders Mod Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/qk3B5PW

Gameplay Video
Menu Options Screenshots: (Taken from in-game)

Developer Contact







Information last verified/updated: Aug. 3, 2020 (Updated for Spin mode update)

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