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Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: Over fifty single player levels including Adventure and Classic Arcade modes. 3D grids and over ten battle modes including Pacifism, King and Claustrophobia. Four distinct companion drones such as Attack, Collector, Ram and Snipe. Co-op and Online Competitive Multiplayer modes.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Dec 2, 2014
    91
    There are about 300 other games that have come out in November that I need to play, but I haven’t loaded up a single one of them since I first launched Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions.
  2. Jan 15, 2015
    90
    Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions is an adrenaline rush that will delight fans of the previous games.
  3. Dec 2, 2014
    86
    Difficulty spikes aside, this is a great PC edition of a fantastic arcade shooter.
  4. Jan 13, 2015
    80
    Despite a few issues with the camera and the absence of a customizable mode, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions proves that the multidirectional twitch-based shooter is still a blast.
  5. Jan 28, 2015
    80
    The core, which made the Geometry Wars brilliant arcade, is still there; they only add the third dimension. So the third part is enjoyable, addictive and very challenging as were its predecessors. In addition, arenas will test your skills and won’t give you a break. There are problems with the third dimension sometimes, but they won‘t bother you much, so you can enjoy the never-ending challenge.
  6. GameStar
    Dec 8, 2014
    78
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Dec 1, 2014
    70
    The problem, ultimately, is a philosophical one. I'm not sure if Lucid really gets the mentality behind this series, and that makes for a perfectly serviceable shooter when the lineage requires something more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 28, 2014
    10
    Summary: A must buy for those who like arcade shooters, twitch gameplay, and/or eyegasmic graphics.

    + Gameplay, graphics and sounds are as
    Summary: A must buy for those who like arcade shooters, twitch gameplay, and/or eyegasmic graphics.

    + Gameplay, graphics and sounds are as good as they've ever been in the series
    + New 'Adventure' mode introduces ship customization and offers greater longevity
    + Every time I unlock a new level in 'Adventure', its a mind bending trip with several exclaimed "HOLY SH!T"
    + Modes from GW:RE2 are included under 'Classics'
    + Steam integration seems to work fine
    - In general I cannot get the game to run smoothly; for now I've forced it to Window - No Border which plays ok.
    - 120/144 Hz and FPS is not working for everyone; my game is capped at 60FPS despite trying NVIDIA options that others claim will provide higher FPS
    - Sequence mode from GW:RE2 is missing, the only mode not ported (unless its a game unlock I've yet to achieve)
    - No option to rebind the controller buttons, even though there are only two buttons on the gamepad. GM:RE2 allowed button mapping so one could assign the special/bomb buttons to the bumpers instead of the triggers with the bumpers providing a quicker activation due to less travel in the press
    - Black hole animation is not eyegasmic compared to GW or GW:RE2
    // I have not yet had the opportunity to play the game online or local co-op and I'm only half way through Adventure mode
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  2. May 25, 2015
    8
    Pros-
    Well designed game
    Tons of levels Leaderboards for every level Cons- Not enough multiplayer levels Music is not quite as good as
    Pros-
    Well designed game
    Tons of levels
    Leaderboards for every level

    Cons-
    Not enough multiplayer levels
    Music is not quite as good as the first two
    Amount of content can be overwhelming
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  3. Oct 26, 2015
    7
    The game rule is newer, but the game control is difficult to use for newbie adaptibility. When i play the game, the game track 3d is littleThe game rule is newer, but the game control is difficult to use for newbie adaptibility. When i play the game, the game track 3d is little bit confusing. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2017
    6
    I'm going to buck the trend here, go with my gut and give the game a 6/10. It's not a bad game and probably one of the better games out thereI'm going to buck the trend here, go with my gut and give the game a 6/10. It's not a bad game and probably one of the better games out there for those who like twin stick shooters or shmups in general; it also has appealing graphics, a catchy soundtrack and supports couch co-op on the Steam Link. But, if like me you're not really into these sorts of games, Geometry Wars 3 isn't going to change your mind thanks to a steep difficulty curve and lack of modes suitable for shmup-n00bs. Expand