Experience the full evolution of the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and battle through waves of enemies on 3D grids in this frenetic arcade shooter!
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Very Positive (707 reviews) - 91% of the 707 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 25, 2014

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“In many ways, it is the perfect game.”
10/10 – Destructoid

“...a great PC edition of a fantastic arcade shooter.”
86/100 – PC Gamer

About This Game

Experience the full evolution of the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and battle through waves of enemies on 3D grids in this frenetic arcade shooter!

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved includes all of the great content & features from Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and more:

  • Over 100 total levels including 40 all-new
  • Classic game modes in stunning HD
  • 15 3D grids including 5 all-new and 12 battle modes including Pacifism, King, Claustrophobia and 4 all-new modes
  • 6 unique companion drones including Attack, Collect, Ram, Snipe, Defend and the all-new Sweep drone
  • New “Hardcore” mode for Geometry Wars purists with no drones or supers and a separate leaderboard
  • Cooperative and Online Competitive Multiplayer modes
  • Community and Friend Leaderboards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 GT @ 512MB / ATI® Radeon™ X1900XT @ 512MB or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.5 (Maverick), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 / NVIDIA 330M / Intel HD 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
      • Peripherals: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions supports the Apple Mouse and Keyboard, PlayStation 3 DUALSHOCK 3 and PlayStation 4 DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers, as well as wired Xbox One and Xbox 360 Controllers for Windows.
      • NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
      • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Phenom II X4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5570 / NVidia 260 / Intel HD 4400
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
      • Peripherals: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions supports the Apple Mouse and Keyboard, PlayStation 3 DUALSHOCK 3 and PlayStation 4 DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers, as well as wired Xbox One and Xbox 360 Controllers for Windows.
      • NOTICE: It is possible for Linux and PC to become out of sync during updates. Within this short time period, Linux users will only be able to play other Linux users.
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Very Positive (707 reviews)
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Your Mum
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
If you like arcade-style shooters, get this game. Works best with an xbox controller.
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Tang60
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Fun game
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Hun
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Just bought/tried 10 games on first day of Steam Summer sale... returned 9 except this one. Fun fun fun.
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GODSER1.COM
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
The games amazing and out does the old games even.
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LazyOfay
( 53.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
I can't believe I've never left a review of this game.

I'll keep it simple and short, if you liked the Sequence mode of GW2, you'll LOVE the 'story modes' in GW3. Most of the maps are 3D, the patterns are repetitive for the most part, the bosses are challenging and they spruced it up with different styles of game play that leaves you on your toes. Not to mention they've added special power-ups that remind me of the old Nintendo Space shooter Zanac to blast thru some of the levels. There is some multiplayer modes, but I haven't had a chance to utilize them.

Some people complain that there isn't enough forewarning when it comes to the spawning of new shapes and that some of the maps may be too difficult. But what's the point of playing a game that is easy? I've had no issues putting up some top 50 scores in many of the adventure mode levels, I'll chalk that up to the lack of high scores or that I'm just that friggin awesome.

A friend bought it for me, but I've also gifted it to my friends. It goes on sale pretty frequently for at least 50% off. Do yourself a favor and GRAB IT. You've already waited too long.
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AEM
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I'm currently on level 20 of the Adventure mode. 30 levels more left. This game is a little bit difficult. I give this game a 8.5/10.
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N🎒RL
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
It's the best geometry wars game
I leave it up to you to decide whether that's a compliment
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Snowman ❄
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Hey lets play a game, oh wow the game i used to play on the wii has a sequel on steam, lets try it!
5 min. later
woaw so many colors.............. :0 bonus pellets!!! wonder what happens if i touch them...
10 min later
why do friendliness pellets give you points
1 hour later
i wanted to have a seizure anyway

10/10 would get killed by bonus pellets again
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Clorox
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Great game! Really satisfying when you plow through 49 levels thinking you're unstoppable, but when you try the 50th level, your controller/mouse & keyboard and your monitor are all of the sudden broken. Anyway, very enjoyable!
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Dante D. Auditore
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Great game, solid successor of GW2. It does include all modes from GW1/2 if i remember those 2 correctly. Adventure mode has bosses, different shapes of playground (3D mostly), new enemies. As usual these Random games are frustrating from time to time, but still great game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Great game, solid successor of GW2. It does include all modes from GW1/2 if i remember those 2 correctly. Adventure mode has bosses, different shapes of playground (3D mostly), new enemies. As usual these Random games are frustrating from time to time, but still great game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
It's the best geometry wars game
I leave it up to you to decide whether that's a compliment
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
731 of 803 people (91%) found this review helpful
400 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
i can finally get rid of my 360
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173 of 187 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
The first thing I notice when starting up Geometry wars 3 for the first time are the stellar production values. The title screen alone with its swirling colored auras and a strange vector grid stretching out infinitely before you, the soothing electronic tones of the background music shimmering in and out like waves. Before even getting into the game I can already tell a tremendous amount of work has gone into the look, the feel, and the sounds of the game and have been focused on much stronger in this iteration of the series.

The progression of adventure mode is much more varied in levels than any of the classic games which will be a welcome addition to new players who craved a more content heavy experience. Across the adventure mode map you'll advance through levels of increasing difficulty and each with an important three star rating based on score. Aside from stars you'll earn points in order to purchase upgrades for your various drones, a newcomer to the Geometry Wars series that offers a number of abilities including back-up fire, mines, or magnetized pickups for the Geoms to keep your score multiplier going and let you focus on the action.

Each new level features a different mode ranging from classic 'Evolved' to new additions like 'Rainbow', with a variation of differently shaped 3D landscapes dotted with rotating pillars, red life stealing walls, and various other obstacles thrown into the mix. Aforementioned stars will be needed to access the various boss stages that break up adventure mode, and they can be quite hard to collect especially if you're not a diehard twinstick player. Bosses feel like a strange and not very Geometry Wars-like addition, but they are nonetheless very intense and flashy with their chaotic bullet hell-like patterns.

The classic enemies players will remember from the last games are adapted to this new 3D playstyle very well, and their movement patterns flow almost more naturally than before on the spherical landscapes you fight on. The straight-moving arrow enemies wrap around the globe-like levels and criss-cross past each other, while the quick and sporadic square enemies sneak up on you from either side of the rotating stages. In addition to the classic geometrical enemies we've come to love/hate, there are a couple new enemies with unique behavior that spice up your old strategies.

The shapely structure to the stages that changes with each one gives a more strategic and tactical approach to the twin-stick formula forcing you to adapt to the area and its hazards each time, keeping certain players more engaged than before. Old schoolers will likely miss the euphoric rush and focused score attacks missing in this new iteration, but I've more than warmed up to it, come to terms with the differences and have found new excitement in taking my place on the boards for what is a different kind of game.

Geometry Wars 3 has the variation, gamified progression, and massive content that some people felt was missing from the originals but older fans will more than likely miss the pure and calculated arcade action as well as the minimalistic neon visuals that the first two were known for. While GW3 may not bring the same-old-same-old that those fans were wanting, it does exactly what it's supposed to by pushing boundaries in the twin-stick medium and setting a new standard just as its predecessors did.
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268 of 316 people (85%) found this review helpful
262 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Like crack, but cheaper.
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108 of 124 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Worth 14.99$ for sure. I have only been playing for 20 minutes and I love it. The game looks amazing, runs amazing, and feels amazing. My analog stick is off and in most games I constantly move left, but they must have deadzone support because I don't move at all unless I move the analog stick myself. They have the original game types (King, Pacifism, Deadline, Evolved), Adventure Mode, Online, and tons more. I love the music, SFX, and 3D elements. I strongly recommend this to fans of the previous installments and to anyone who is debating whether to purchase the game.

I thought I would post some more notes.. so here we go. I am not the best at Geometry Wars and it has been a while since I played, but so far, the game isn't very easy. It isn't like Angry Birds when you can easily get 3 stars on every level.. you have to really know what you are doing and play the level multiple times, and I really like that. I reached the first boss and was pleasently suprised. It took me multiple tries to defeat it, but was really an awesome experience. You have to watch for the enemies, fight the boss, and get Geoms all while under a time limit.

The game is super intense and is honestly really fun.

Edit: If you have any questions on the game, feel free to comment or PM me and I can try to answer!
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60 of 64 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
The last Geometry Wars I played was Retro Evolved which came out close to 8 years ago. It was so simple, so beautiful & so challenging - it really stood out as one of the best shooters of the time (and still fun to play to this day). Sufficed to say I had high expectations for Dimensions.

Rather excited to start, I regrettably found myself spending the first 30 minutes trying to get the game to run properly. Control were not responsive & everything had severe lag. Forums highlighted that the game needs to be run in windowed fullscreen mode, not the normal fullscreen. Even though a lot of people experience this it has not yet been patched which is disappointing to say the least. Now it’s running properly - it does feel like a whole new game!

Responsiveness is spot on, fast, instant, allowing your reflexes to kick in. I felt right at home like I was playing the same Retro Evolved in gorgeous neon high definition, three dimensional landscapes. No longer is it a flat grid, it bends & warps and also introduces other fully 3D geometric shapes (such as spheres, cylinders, squares & many more). These are awesome fun to play & cannot be overstated enough how much positive impact they have in the game design. Each of these offer a unique challenge, requiring different tactics or strategy as you adjust your shooting around the shapes/curves. Makes it harder, but keeps it interesting.

Speaking of harder .. Dimensions is one of the toughest shooters I have played in a long time. In the Adventure mode (series of 50 levels to unlock, including power-ups & bosses), I got stuck on the first level for quite some time (can't remember the last time I got stuck on the first mission on a game :lol:). I like to consider myself a little above average with my shooters but this one I am finding is hardcore! Its too early to see if the high difficulty will discourage longer term, repeat play (or perhaps have the opposite effect), but for now I am still making progress. Along with the Adventure mode, you also have a bunch of classic modes (e.g. King, Pacifism, Deadline, Evolved) to try from previous Geometry War titles, local co-op & an online multiplayer mode. Good variety & certainly more than previously offered in the series.

Enemy designs remain largely the same & you will notice many classics that you love to hate. There are some new enemies too. Each has a unique pattern, unique shape & colour making them instantly recognisable even when things get hectic. There are times though, were things get too crazy with all the enemies, fireworks & geoms on the screen but it’s at the right intensity & is balanced well.

The overall quality (technical issue aside) can be seen throughout, from the eye-popping gorgeous graphics, energetic music & effects to the little refinements like being able to press 'X' straight after your last life to restart level instantly (no menus needed). Results are a real joy to experience, one that I think has raised the bar for twin-stick shooters for 2015; much like Waves did in my view a couple years back.

Worthy addition to the Geometry War series.


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61 of 67 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
A worthy if not superior sequel to two of the greatest modern arcade-styled games. That says it all right there, but let me go into finer detail.

Geometry Wars 3 is similar to #2 in a lot of ways, but the biggest addition is 3-D arena shapes rather than the standard 2-D rectangle. Spheres, tubes, globes, warped rectangles and more; It reminds me of Super Stardust HD at times, as well as the '80s arcade classic, Tempest. Also new is the ability to upgrade your ship (only in the Adventure mode) with different helper drones and abilities, and it's rather necessary to do this to achieve three stars on most levels, as well as adding an extra layer of depth in tinkering to come up with the best "loadout" to ace a level.

There is also a classic mode which is quite similar to Geometry Wars 2, which did not receive a PC port, unlike the original. I believe five of the six game modes from Geo Wars 2 are present here, but it's been a few years and I don't quite remember all the modes. Of course there are leaderboards for all these modes, as well as each separate level on Adventure, and leaderboard jockeying is a core part of the Geo Wars experience.

The controls felt a slight bit sluggish at first, but switching the video mode to 'windowed borderless' made the controls feel instantaneous, every bit as quick as the first two versions if not better. If your controls feel sluggish, read the forum where people are posting various tips and fixes.

Geometry Wars 1 and 2 are among my favorite games of all time, so I had a lot of personal stake in this latest, announced-out-of-nowhere version, hoping it wasn't going to be a quick knock-off based on name alone. I'm happy to report this game is worthy of the Geometry Wars name and then some, looking like it's going to be another modern arcade classic for me. Dozens of hours of white-knuckle, twin-stick bliss await.
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
123.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
Geometry Wars™ 3: Dimensions Evolved is, One of the BEST games in my library

1. If you love twin stick shooter type games, then this one you will love for sure. :D

2. If you love to challenge your friends with the leaderboards then this game has it all, and boy do I have some wonderful friends who play it :D

3. But now I need more friends to play this really addictive fun game. Sorry wonderful friends, you guys know who you are :D

4. Also as you can see, it has some achievements to be had, and some are rather challenging to earn, but fun to say the least :D

5. This game has so many levels challenges, unlocks and much, much more to enjoy, and its very addictive. I cant stop playing once I start, my hands get sore, so then I must stop. So much fun this game is, with out me giving any details. :D

6. This game was a gift to me from a very, very lovely sweet friend of mine, and I so thank this lovely very sweet friend dearly for this AWESOME game best gift ever.♥♥♥ You just cant top this game, I wish I could. o-O My scores are terrible, but with much practice, time, patience and breaks inbetween, Im sure i'll get better at it. :D

So I most certainally am recomending this game to all the fans of twinstick shooter type games and the leaderboards aswell. GAME ON ;D
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35 of 35 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
73.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
If small, brightly-colored, geometric shapes didn't haunt you in your sleep before, they will now.

Hands down one of my favorite arcade series of all time. Continues to impress with the latest addition.

Modes from Geometry Wars 2 are back along with the new Adventure, Co-op, and Versus modes. Even if you don't like the last three modes, the originals from Geometry Wars 2 still will be plenty. Mouse and keyboard controls feel great, but I would recommend a controller for this one. Background music is still wonderful.

10/10 would be scared of squares again.
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