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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Return to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, where hordes of evil, neon shapes await. The circles, squares, and diamonds are out to get you in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. Green squares evade your fire; purple ones divide into smaller clones. Snake-like lines leave behind a venomous trail, and red circles morph into black holes. Conserve your bombs—they destroy all enemies, but quantities are limited. Geometry Wars became an instant classic when it first appeared in "Project Gotham Racing 2." This exclusive Xbox Live Arcade sequel gives you both the original Retro version and a new Evolved mode, which combines modern graphics with old-school fun. [Xbox.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    The best five dollar investment that I've ever made. Much like Tetris, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved's gameplay is easy to pick up but can take a lifetime to master.
  2. It’s a visually stunning, techno music fueled, old school arcade game mixed with new school gameplay.
  3. This looks awesome enough to make your eyes bleed with joy. [Issue#5, p.120]
  4. 85
    One of the few "must haves" off the XBLA.
  5. A refreshingly simple, addictive experience that combines appealing graphics and frantic gameplay.
  6. An awesome game. It’ll remind older gamers of the games they used to enjoy.
  7. It’s a shame there couldn’t be a multiplayer for this game as it might have been fun, but for 400 Microsoft points, what do you expect. It’s a great little pick up and play game that you can play with a little time to kill.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Jul 17, 2011
    10
    I love this game. The visuals are like an Einstein equation in 3D color. The control is simple. The gameplay is highly addictive. I find that I often set down for a quick round or two and before I know it I've lost hours. Two thumbs up! Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2011
    9
    When it comes to simple concepts Geometry Wars prevail in that from. Challenging, Fun, impossible. Geometry Wars is just to dam-- hard but dam--- fun. Just like the studio, Bizarre until the end. Expand

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