Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved PC

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's a relentless, addictive yet difficult to master arcade game that epitomises everything that was fun about the classic games it takes its inspiration from - it's easy to pick up yet hard to put down and the perfect game to lose a few spare minutes in.
  2. It's still splendid - it's just infuriating that so much of what makes it such a delight has been lost in translation.
  3. 90
    It's the Tetris factor -- the minimalist design and the addictive, score-chasing nature keep you mesmerized for what can stretch to hours at a time. It's when you reach hour no. three of a marathon session -- having entered a Zen-like state as you attempt to send your high score into seven-digit territory -- that you realize the simple truth at work here: In a world of interactive stories and photo-realism, Geometry Wars is just a really fun game.
  4. It's cheap ($3.95), quirky, flashy, and relatively fun. But I wouldn't recommend it in long doses, especially with most of the replay value cut.
  5. Geometry Wars is a classy arcade-style shooter, but this PC release is missing a ton of features that would make it last longer.
  6. A near perfect port at a perfect price point. [July 2007, p.76]
  7. Even more annoyingly, it requires Windows Vista, although there's no real justification for this: it's Direct X 9 and could happily run on XP. [May 2007, p.72]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 20, 2015
    8
    'Geometry Wars' is a fantastic little dual stick space shooter that feels reminiscent of one of my favorite 'N64' games growing up as a kid,'Geometry Wars' is a fantastic little dual stick space shooter that feels reminiscent of one of my favorite 'N64' games growing up as a kid, that just so happened to share similar controls; 'Robotron 64'. And for only a few dollars, you too can have the pleasure of destroying flying shapes while avoiding seizures in your own living room. Because the real star of this game is not the tight controls, or the perfect soundtrack, or how addicting this game can get; nope, the real star of this game is the insane visual effects that grabbed everyone's attention when this game was originally released on XBLA almost a decade ago. Sure the servers are no longer up and running, so high scores no longer matter, but that doesn't change the fact that ‘Geometry Wars’ is insanely cheap and will undoubtedly offer it’s value in about an hour of gameplay. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2013
    9
    Divertido, mas repetitivo.
    O gráfico muito bom e a inteligência aplicada para o game em questão boa. A dificuldade aumenta gradativamente e
    Divertido, mas repetitivo.
    O gráfico muito bom e a inteligência aplicada para o game em questão boa. A dificuldade aumenta gradativamente e sempre deve-se passar pelo nível fácil (chato).
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  3. Jun 29, 2013
    8
    For how simplistic the game mechanics are, this game is a HUGE triumph. Don't expect a story, characters, online play, nor a vast array of PCFor how simplistic the game mechanics are, this game is a HUGE triumph. Don't expect a story, characters, online play, nor a vast array of PC configuration options. That being said, the game is still addicting and ramps up quickly after about 5-10 minutes of gameplay. You will find yourself trying to beat your own high scores in this arcade game, and it has good use as a quick 5-15 minute time killer. The game supports a vast array of resolutions and has antialiasing and aspect ratio options as well, though I couldn't tell the difference between the two aspect ratio options. Full Review »