Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved PC

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 82
  2. Negative: 5 out of 82

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  1. TommyC.
    Apr 22, 2007
    7
    Great and addictive Arcade game. It play awesome with a mouse (Target mode). Totally useless Vista requirement (It been proven to run under XP) Can't use other controller than MS X360 ones.
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    5
    The game has a minimum longevity.
    Graphically it is nice but like him there are many other indie games that deserve more attention.
    The game supports the Xbox 360 gamepad to play well, but for more than two hours becomes extremely boring and repetitive.
    I do not understand how you can give ratings such as 10 for a game like that.
  3. CPD
    Feb 13, 2011
    7
    Simple, yet addictive, with good retro-styled graphics and smooth controls. This games only demise is its lack of replay value, as it seems monogamous after a few plays. Either way, a fun shoot-em up to play every once and a while.
  4. May 30, 2012
    6
    I play this every now and then when I have a few minutes to kill. The game has excellent replayability despite its low amount of content - making it a perfect arcade game. The gameplay is entertaining, challenging and keeps you on edge. You will feel like a God when you're avoiding entire swarms while shooting them simultaneously. Extra points because this game popularized the double stickI play this every now and then when I have a few minutes to kill. The game has excellent replayability despite its low amount of content - making it a perfect arcade game. The gameplay is entertaining, challenging and keeps you on edge. You will feel like a God when you're avoiding entire swarms while shooting them simultaneously. Extra points because this game popularized the double stick genre. The graphics are sweet. If you're getting it for PC, don't bother unless you have the Xbox controller because apparently that's the only one it's compatible with. So, 6 out of 10, which is to me an excellent rating for a simple arcade game. Expand
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. Geometry Wars is a classy arcade-style shooter, but this PC release is missing a ton of features that would make it last longer.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    75
    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]
  3. PC Zone UK
    80
    A near perfect port at a perfect price point. [July 2007, p.76]