Geometry Wars: Touch Image
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Be the first to review!

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Geometry Wars™: Touch utilizes higher graphics and faster processing to enhance the game experience and immerse players deeper into non-stop shooter pandemonium. This is sure to be the must have game for the iPad.
    In addition to the six original Geometry Wars gameplay modes:
    Deadline, King, Evolved, Pacifism, Waves and Sequence, Geometry Wars: Touch for iPad will feature a brand new, adrenaline-filled mode – Titans! – exclusively on the iPad.
    The new mobile iPad platform provides Geometry Wars™ fans a versatile new way to annihilate enemy hordes and clear endless waves of attacks while they’re at home or on the go.
    • Geometry Wars is one of the most successful live arcade games of all time.
    • Geometry Wars Retro Evolved was the winner of “Best arcade game” and was “Overall game of the year”.
    • GWRE is widely regarded as the game that kick started digital distribution on home consoles.
    • The sequel, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2, broke sales records.
    • GWRE2 received a 90% combined critic rating and is the highest rated live arcade game of all time.
    • The game features short play sessions, between 5 and 10 minutes in length – perfect for on-the-go gaming.
    • Geometry Wars is still one of the most acclaimed franchises, with a strong and passionate fan base.
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    100
    It's priced correctly, plays wonderfully, and controls nicely.
  2. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    One of the early examples of what the iPad can do graphically. If you want a game to show off your iPad, this one works well. It also serves as a fine example of how to do excellent analog control on a touchscreen.
  3. Feb 12, 2011
    90
    With 7 stellar game modes and some insanely addictive gameplay in each of them, plus the added features of Achievements and Leaderboards Geometry Wars: Touch will keep you in a trance-like state for hours and weeks and months to come.
  4. Feb 12, 2011
    80
    Those who paid the $10 fee when it was an iPad exclusive are essentially getting the iPhone game for free, and those who haven't purchased the game yet should jump at the 50%-off price, because it might not last long.
  5. Feb 12, 2011
    75
    Geometry Wars: Touch is not the perfect port because, let's face it, there is no substitute for a pair of physical sticks. You just cannot duplicate that kind of precision with virtual sticks.
  6. Feb 12, 2011
    75
    As a port to Apple's i-devices, Geometry Wars: Touch is a great addition to anyone's portable game library. The only hardship is the controls take a long time to get used to, but as we've found in our testing and just by looking at the leaderboards, it can be done.
  7. Feb 12, 2011
    70
    An acute mix of intense twin-stick shooter action and dazzling visuals hampered by awkward controls.

See all 10 Critic Reviews