Destroy monsters you can hear, but can't see!

-- "So when I stumble upon a fresh and creative app, particularly an app that pushes humanity forward in cold dark universe, I take a closer look. One such app is Ear Monsters: A 3D Audio Game" -- MacNewsWorld

-- " …an incredibly challenging and rewarding game to play. provides something totally different resulting in challenging, addictive, bite-size fun. It’s definitely worth checking out, and I look forward to seeing how it develops in the future." --

-- "This is definitely in the top three of the best audio games I've ever seen"

-- "It's one of the best games for the blind this year, because it has strategy, shooting at stuff and monsters. What more do you want?"

-- "So far the best [audio] game of 2013!"

Monsters from a parallel dimension have created wormholes to invade our universe. They quickly become invisible in our world-- but they don't realize we can still hear them.

Your Mission: Kill as many monsters as you can, as fast as you can, as you hear them arrive in our dimension....

Ear Monsters is a fast paced 3D audio action game that requires a keen ear and quick reflexes. With its rapid action and unique gameplay, Ear Monsters brings arcade style gaming and tempo to an audio only experience. Smack down monsters, defuse ticking time-bombs, and utilize overhead air support with 3D sound effects so realistic you’ll look up to see what’s flying over your head.

Ear Monsters uses an advanced binaural HRTF 3D sound engine created by QSound Labs, the company that created Virtual Haircut, the most listened to 3D audio on the internet.

Although not specifically designed as a game for the blind, Ear Monsters makes extensive use of VoiceOver and is fully accessible for visually impaired gamers.

•Timed gameplay for quick arcade-style action
•Simple to understand and play …yet difficult to master —no elaborate training needed
•Difficulty increases as your skill improves!
•Practice arena to sharpen your ear
•Multiple audio backgrounds, from city ambience to a windy day to a full on storm
•Visual and aural feedback
•Stunningly vivid 3D audio effects
•Unlockable 3D Sound Gallery features all original 3D sound effects

Ear Monsters is the product of EarGames™, a company dedicated to bring sound-centric games to life, founded by one of the most experienced names in game audio.

Optimized for iPhone 5
Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

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Requires headphones

What's New

Version 1.5

AddedGame Center Support
GameCenter Support for Ear Monsters requires iOS 6.1 or greater

Leaderboards and Achievements

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
Cas Gamer

Really Fun and Unique game.

Very addictive and the 3d sound effects are amazing. At one point I took off my headphones because I thought the airplane was actually out there.

It's a bit tricky at first, but once I got the hang of it, I couldn't put it down. This is definitely one of my favorite games this year. Using only your hearing to kill the monsters is a great idea, and I love the way the pace increases as you get better. Just when I thought I was good, the game would throw another curve at me.

My main criticism would be that this game cries out for Game Center support!. I like trying to beat my own high score, but I'd rather try to beat everyone elses.


This game is extremely fun.

This game is worth the price. It is highly addictive. The music and the sounds are amazing. I cannot put this game down. Now if I can just get past 507.


Fun and challenging!

Great use of binaural 3D audio and easy to drop in and out of quickly (arcade-style) as a player. One of the best audio apps for iOS.


Brian Schmidt Studios, LLC
50 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Brian Schmidt Studios, LLC


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