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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    With a lot of affection for their own past, Lucid Games have given a well-loved classic a new kind of drive.
  2. Jan 13, 2015
    95
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions takes everything that worked about its already-great predecessors, and brings them together into a new dimension of awesomeness.
  3. Dec 10, 2014
    85
    For arcade style shooting fans, it feels almost mandatory to have this in your gaming library.
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    Geometry Wars 3 brings the tight twin-stick feel of the series to the modern gaming era while also paying homage to the series’ roots. Just steer clear of its online multiplayer game modes.
  5. Dec 18, 2014
    80
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is yet another great addition to the series. Lucid Games has added innovative features that makes the series feel like a step forward but also manages to give fans a game that stays true to its roots.
  6. Dec 6, 2014
    80
    Developer Lucid Games has a firm handle on Geometry Wars' twin stick action, but sometimes struggles to put it to good use. The star-based progression system is a head-scratcher of a decision, as it likely blocks the majority of players, and is strictly there to give skilled players a real run for their money.
  7. Dec 1, 2014
    70
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a solid reboot of a series that’s been gone far too long, and even if all of its experiments on the old formula don’t work, enough of them do to make it a game worth chasing as many high scores as you can manage.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Dec 3, 2014
    10
    I know everyone has there opinion but I think TopHatJohn needs to rethink his. I believe the music only constitute for 9%, while I highlyI know everyone has there opinion but I think TopHatJohn needs to rethink his. I believe the music only constitute for 9%, while I highly enjoyed GWE2's music, I think the new guy produce an equal quality of music. As for co-op in classic, that can be DLC (as they demonstrated with blood count). My only downfall thus far is reading the black holes (gravity wells as I use to explain them), and the glitch me and my GF some how produce in giving her high scores on levels her account hasn't unlocked yet. Other than that, this is my new addiction and my x button is getting wore out!! >.< Expand
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    9
    Awesome edition to the series, albeit frustratingly difficult to pick up 2 or 3 stars on a number of maps, thus making progression very slowAwesome edition to the series, albeit frustratingly difficult to pick up 2 or 3 stars on a number of maps, thus making progression very slow in the story mode, but hey, I keep coming back for more, just one more try.....(2 hours later - still playing). Absolute quality and very challenging. Expand
  3. Nov 27, 2014
    9
    Fun, frustrating and a perfect geometry wars experience. Very smooth and runs great treating gamers to an experience that is both glitch freeFun, frustrating and a perfect geometry wars experience. Very smooth and runs great treating gamers to an experience that is both glitch free and thoughtful. Three stars is not easy but I appreciate the challenge that lies ahead. Expand
  4. Nov 27, 2014
    8
    Geo Wars returns with a new, mind-bending, strategy-robbing twist: three-dimensional playing fields. While all the classic modes return fromGeo Wars returns with a new, mind-bending, strategy-robbing twist: three-dimensional playing fields. While all the classic modes return from the previous entry, the titular "Dimensions" can be found in Adventure Mode. All 50 levels each have their own gimmick, and the novelty quickly wears off as you barely scrape by level after level, only to run up to a brick wall of a star prerequisite for a boss, forcing you to backtrack and grind geoms to upgrade your drone and super abilities, then constantly swap them out as you try and find the right combination for the level you're trying to just barely get two stars on, let alone three. Nine times out of ten, the three dimensional fields take away the strategy of hugging a wall, and turning your ship at the wrong time can lead to a horrendous camera angle that leads to enemies coming out of nowhere, or just plain spawning on top of you with absolutely no time to react, potentially leading you to a string of cheap deaths, undoubtedly within a hairbreadth of the 2-3 star score requirement. More than once I swore I hit the bomb button an instant before an enemy slammed into me; leading me to wonder why at this point, it doesn't automatically detonate upon enemy impact, if it's available, thus avoiding thrown controllers and expletives.

    I'll be throwing this into the same group as the Trials franchise; a game easy to pick up to kill 15-30 minutes, before it becomes frustrating to the point where you wondered why you booted it up in the first place.
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  5. Feb 23, 2015
    7
    Geometry wars 3 is extremely fun and challenging. But those returning from Geometry wars 2 may find the new content lacking with onlyGeometry wars 3 is extremely fun and challenging. But those returning from Geometry wars 2 may find the new content lacking with only adventure mode a new feature. Expand
  6. Feb 13, 2015
    7
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions simply adds a third dimension to the play-field that is usually flat. Throw in a few extras and a levelGeometry Wars 3: Dimensions simply adds a third dimension to the play-field that is usually flat. Throw in a few extras and a level progression section that requires players to perform well to see it through, and the Xbox Live integration, and you've got an improved Geometry Wars. If you've never played before, it's basically Asteroids meets Tron arcade survival game, and it could be a "10" experience for you. Since I've owned the first Geometry Wars and played the second a bit, I'm not as blown away by the third game. That doesn't make it underwhelming, I just don't have the same wow-factor response as others might. While it's usually $15, I managed to snag it for $10 on sale via Xbox Live Deals with Gold, great value for the purchase. Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2014
    2
    The dimensions mode is really challenging to play.
    The classic mode has a different feel, but is still insanely fun.
    Co-op mode for classic
    The dimensions mode is really challenging to play.
    The classic mode has a different feel, but is still insanely fun.
    Co-op mode for classic is missing!
    I seriously cannot believe that they took out the ability for 2-4 people to play the classic modes.
    Also notable is that they didn't use the same guy to do the music for the game.
    It's nowhere near as good as the other releases.
    That was a really important part of the game.
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