Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sure, it owes some major debts to Geometry Wars. But there's a ton of innovation here, and arcade-shooter fans would be well-advised to give it a download. The developers and Community should be proud.
  2. With that said, Biology Battle is certainly in the upper spectrum of Geometry Wars clones, but whether you want to fork out 800 points for it depends on your love for the genre, and the deepness of your virtual wallet.
  3. A workable contender in the Live Community, Biology Battle is a worthy addition to the shmup library, but whether or not players will want to throw down 800MS over other Live titles could keep this quirky shoot 'em up from the ranks inhabited by better games.
  4. There's no doubt that Biology Battle is an extremely polished title. It lacks some refinement in the menu designs, but in-game it's easily good enough to pass as a full Xbox LIVE Arcade title. The problem the game and its developer has is that Geometry Wars can be bought for 400 MS Points and the sequel can be had for 800 MS Points - the same price as Biology Battle.
  5. As fun and addictive as it is, though, it's still a basic shoot 'em up which you would be likely to quit were you handed any higher profile titles. The real-time ranking system is inspired, particularly for the stat whores amongst us, and multiplayer is of reasonable appeal, but Biology Battle is still only a time waster rather than a truly enveloping game.
  6. Overall this is a fun game. If you are a fan of this genre I would definitely give the game a try.
  7. When it comes down to it, Biology Battle is fun dual-stick shooter.
  8. Although quite basic in it’s nature, Biology Battle is a very fun and addictive game to play, so whether you are playing single player or versus you will find this hard to put down while playing. The only thing that may put people off the game is the 800 MS points price tag, however if you do part with the points you shouldn’t be too disappointed.
  9. X-ONE Magazine UK
    50
    It delivers your exact RDA of dancing neon lights and evasive excitement. [Issue#41, p.112]
  10. It feels off-kilter. There's surface polish, but the more you look, the less deep understanding of the genre is present.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Quanrian
    Dec 30, 2008
    9
    A nice twist on the Geometry Wars formula that not only replicates but innovates, providing a challenging experience that will have you comingA nice twist on the Geometry Wars formula that not only replicates but innovates, providing a challenging experience that will have you coming back time and time again. Life & Death Mode really set this game apart and dare I say the creators of Geometry Wars could learn a thing or two from this CG. If you consider yourself a serious shooter fan you should definitely pick this one up. Full Review »