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Compared to VS. Not a review!

Similarity Scale

Percentage of possible points earned scored -1 to 1 in tenths in 60 categories

Genre Controls Modes Progress Builds Stages Content Aesthetic Vibe

Dev Scores Submitted via Score Card (Released)

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They'll be moved up top after I've checked it all over and adjusted the feature scores to be in line with how other games are scored.


Soundodger 2


A movement focused game but about dodging sound synced bullet hells. There aren't a lot of single stick shooters out there and the dodge em up subgenre is an interesting one. Worth exploring if you are looking for other movement focused shooter inspired games. Note: Feature comparison score and metadata reported based on dev submitted scorecard (Currently adjusting.)

Arena Shooter Bullet Hell Dodge Em Up Music Game Single Stick Shooter Top Down or Isometric Wave Survival
5.8 Combined Ranking Score
-/72 Ranking Position
-/1600 Total Points
9.7 Final Review
97% Steam
- Scale
- Vibes
122 Steam Reviews
-/400 Review Points
1.9 Similarity Score
60% Diagnosis:
715/1200 Comparison Points
49% Genre -0.1/8 genre
76% Simple Controls 3.6/7 move
61% Survival Modes 0.9/4 modes
60% Power Progression 0.8/4 level
40% Buildcrafting Depth -1/5 build
36% Stage Features -1.9/7 stage
64% Content Breadth 2.5/9 stuff
58% Aesthetics 1/6 style
83% Gameplay Vibe Check 6.6/10 vibe vibe

Soundodger 2 Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 11/3/2023

Scale scoring from scorecard submitted by Developer. Once evaluated after a couple hours play and some research, will be adjusted and moved up into the ranking proper.

Like Soundodger+, this one I solicited a dev scorecard on because I was very curious to have more movement focused and especially pacifist games on here. I look forward to doing a whole review soon.

Soundodger 2 Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

1.9 Similarity Score
60% Diagnosis:
715/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite -1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 0.9/1
Arcade Style 1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) -1/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) -1/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) 1/1
Move Only 0.9/1
No Dash 0.8/1
No Trigger 0/1
No Special Move 0.9/1
No Aiming 0/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty 0/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival 0/1
Endless Mode 0/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.9/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 0/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 0.5/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0.3/1
Build Crafting -1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 0/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 0/1
Explorable Map -1/1
BIG Maps -0.9/1
XP on Ground 0/1
Health on Ground 0/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 0/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 0/1
Enemy Variety 0.9/1
Bosses / Elites ?/1
Many Interesting Characters -1/1
Many Challenges ?/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0.6/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art ?/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm 0/1
Bumpin Music 1/1
Fun Writing 0/1
Subtle Humor 0/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.5/1
Over the Top 0.9/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0.9/1
Difficulty Ramp 0.9/1
Fun Ramp 0.6/1
Low Price 0/1
Technical Check 0.9/1
Controls Check 1/1
Fun Check 0.9/1
Feels like VS -0.9/1

Soundodger 2 Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

9.7 Final Review
97% Positive Steam Reviews
122 Steam Reviews
- Pure Vibes
- Review Scale
-/400 Review Points
Not Buggy -/1
Not Janky -/1
Good UI -/1
Controller and Deck -/1
Lots of Content -/1
Good Theme -/1
Good Graphics and Sound -/1
Fun Feel -/1
Unique Twists -/1
Vibe Check -/1

Soundodger 2 Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

Steam DeckWindows PCReleased

Sorting Categories


Genre and Control Style Tags

Arena ShooterBullet HellDodge Em UpMusic GameSingle Stick ShooterTop Down or IsometricWave Survival

Aesthetic Tags


Setting / Story Tags


Control Styles

ControllerMouse Only

Game Mode Tags

Custom Mode/ScenarioLevel BasedSpeed Up4m

Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam AchievementsSteam Trading Cards


Studio Bean

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.


  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 27
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: Steam Spotify

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Dodge the music and weave through an endless ballet of bullets in an all-new collection of hand-crafted levels set to the music of an award-winning cast of international musicians. Turn any song into an amazing experience with the robust Level Editor and never run out of things to dodge."

Game Modes

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Dev: "There are full levels, challenge levels, main content, and user content, but there is only 1 mode for the game: dodge the bullets."

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: 4m

Run Time Notes

Dev: "Each level is usually the length of a full song, ~3-6m in the main game. However, challenge levels are subsections of a song and are ~25-90sec long."

Speed Settings

Dev: "Using in-game "mods" doesn't save your score, so they're purely for fun. A game speed mod allows changing the level/song between 0.10x to 2.00x speed.