Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Geometry Wars: Galaxies takes everything good about Bizarre Creations' download hit and expands upon it.
  2. A wonderfully refreshing chunk of stylized retro goodness stuffed into a forty dollar box.
  3. Anyone looking for immediate entertainment and lengthy gameplay sessions should consider Galaxies as a must have game for the Wii.
  4. Like "Tetris," Galaxies’ gameplay is so unbelievably fun that you can’t put it down.
  5. An excellent casual shooter that remains intense. It isn't good for hours at a time but is damned fun for months to come.
  6. A great game made greater by intelligent Wii-mote use and an extensive single-player mode. [Jan 2007, p.64]
  7. 90
    A controller that takes a bit of getting used to, a few wonky levels, and a weak ending are hardly the worst problems a game can face. The journey to Geometry Wars mastery is a fun and addicting one, and each level can be considered its own game by the series's earlier standards.
  8. Magnificently smooth, slick and playable, with a good range of levels to suit all standards of player. [Feb 2008, p.46]
  9. Geometry Wars: Galaxies is truly the next step for this humble arcade throwback.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 7, 2012
    This game is amazing. Solid controls,Great gameplay, and there is plenty to do.In this game you fly around as a ship and you shoot objects that fly towards you and that try to attack you. There are different types of enemies that you encounter. Some just fly around, some dodge your shots,some go straight for you, and others act like black holes and try to draw you and other enemies in. The other game on this game is the other geometry wars game that was on the XBLA. Both versions include online leader boards and tons of arcade action. Full Review »
  2. NathanL.
    Mar 23, 2008
    I was wondering why it was so popular so I picked up a copy knowing nothing about it. I found it really entertaining at first, but then realized that the gameplay does not change at all. What you see is what you get. If you're not enthralled in the first 5 minutes you're done for. Not great for replay, but, not terrible. Full Review »
  3. SteveC.
    Feb 8, 2008
    Great fun if you're a fan of old school shoot-em-ups and essential if you like to maintain a balanced collection of games since there's nothing else like it for the Wii right now. On the down side the two player mode doesn't work particularly well and once you've supersized all the drones there's little variation. In summary lots of fun but lacking in depth therefore only scored a 7. Full Review »