Set in a Neo-Cyberspace arena your system is being overrun by bugs, errors and viruses and the only solution is to kill every rogue process before it kills you.
User reviews: Very Positive (773 reviews) - 94% of the 773 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 16, 2011

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"The best top down shooter I've played since Geometry Wars. Love some of the unique ideas on display here, and it plays great w/ a dual analog controller"


“One of the finest examples of the twin-stick arcade shooter genre”
8/10 – Eurogamer

“Worth splashing out on it.”
81/100 – PC Gamer Feb 2012 Issue

“This is a damn fun arcade action game.”
8/10 – Atomic Gamer

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Feature List

  • Slow down time at will with the Time Buffer.
  • Decimate enemies with well timed bombs.
  • Chain together kills for massive combos.
  • Battle against your friends scores with the online leaderboards.
  • Crunch Time – 3 minutes of intense action every time.
  • Level up and defeat the fearsome Cubes to extend your time in Rush.
  • Survival mode - 3 Lives and more baddies than you can eat but watch out for ambushes!
  • Bombing Run is all about the Boom. No guns but lots and lots of Boom. BOOM!
  • Challenge mode puts your skills to the test with 20 levels and only 30 seconds each – Try and 5-Star them all.
  • Feel the adrenaline pump with only 5 seconds to live in Chase.
  • Your Weapons are Useless! Unless you stand your ground in Hold.

About This Game

Waves is a twin stick shooter that can be played by anyone, but with a high enough skill threshold to keep even the most hardened shooter fan entertained.

Set in a Neo-Cyberspace arena your system is being overrun by bugs, errors and viruses and the only solution is to kill every rogue process before it kills you.

Clear the arena of enemies while racking up a big fat Combo with swift kills and well timed Bombs. If it all gets a bit too much you can use your Time Buffer to slow down the action and turn defeat into victory. Players can compete across seven different game modes with online high-score tables and Achievements in their pursuit of twin-stick perfection.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3 Compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Processor:Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
The game constantly challenges me, and even annoys me at some points but ultimately is really fun. It is hard to control using only your keyboard (my mouse is broken, don't ask how) so the controls can definitely be better but using a mouse it should be no problem. I do recommend this game!! just .. don't get too addicted aha.

oh oh !! and it has really nice music to go along with the pretty graphics and gameplay so theres that too.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Pretty simple yet fun (depending on the game mode). Great visuals and a great soundtrack.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
WOW! This game was EPIC as it should!
I got this game when I saw it was on sale, so I quickly buy it to see what's inside.
I loved the graphics, but should be increasing the mouse sensitivity as the mouse sensitivity was a little low.
The gameplay? Simple, but beautiful!
In the game you should shoot AS much as you could because the virus (Usually the enemy, I used to call them "Virus")
always seeking to you, and that's the best part of the game. Eventually, the virus will grow up, spreading throughout the arena, then eventually, you could be killed by the virus. This game had so many game modes in it, but the only game mode I've played is Survival.

Oh! The music was awesome! I've been wondering where in the world I could get the music :v
Anyway, keep it up! Beautiful Game, Beautiful Graphics at such a reasonable price!

Note : I've made a review of this game, check it out in
Thank You!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Dang this game is addictive.... if you like games like Geometry Wars, this is a game for you!!!

The music is very catchy too... I actually like the music for this game more than Geometry Wars.

Definatly worth the cost... actually it is a steal!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I don't usually write reviews, but for this game I had to make an exception. This game is seriously fantastic. I don't have a ton of experience with twin-stick shooters in general, but I do have some time in them. This game, for me, blew Geometry Wars out of the water. This is mainluy due the different way Waves handles bombs compared to GW.

Instead of having 3 screen clearing bombs, you get access to a bomb (for a few seconds, not forever) once your combo meter reaches a certain point. The bomb destroys enemies in a small radius around you. Since you can, in certain situations, build your combo meter very quickly, you occasionally get a short burst of bombs with each bomb killing enough enemies to get you another bomb. It may sound to easy, but it doesn't happen to often and creates a MASSIVE sense of power. It is so satisfying that I just can't get enough.

My initial gripe with the game was the fact that it has a slow-mo system that you can activate. At first I found it a crutch, but after the game giving me reminder's after each loss to use it more, I finally clued in. It doesn't last long enough to make it too easy as well. You get a 2x bonus whenever in slow-mode and so I realized using it along with a bomb got me even more points.

Oh, by the way, it also has a large selection of actually very fun gamemodes, an amazing soundtrack, visuals, and controls (it even feels good on keyboard and mouse!)

Honestly, I can't recommend this game enough. Pick this up right away, you won't regret it.

BTW, I mostly played this game offline, hence my small amount of hours.
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