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Arcadia is a fun, casual little shooter. There are a variety of enemies that will hunt you down, and a few little tactics you can use to take them down. Try to get the best score and stay on top of the leaderboard. The game is played from a top-down perspective.
Release Date: Dec 2, 2010
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Arcadia is a fun, casual little shooter. There are a variety of enemies that will hunt you down, and a few little tactics you can use to take them down. Try to get the best score and stay on top of the leaderboard. The game is played from a top-down perspective. All your enemies are in view 90% of the time so it's easy to see and, most importantly, blow them apart. Don't sit still for long, they're coming for you. Can you handle the pressure?

Key features:

  • Arcadia contains a casual mode for easy-going gamers, and a chaotic mode for those looking for a challenge.
  • Compete with thousands of other players to top the leaderboards.
  • An epic soundtrack
  • Custom Mode available via the Console.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.00GHz or better processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 128MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: ~50 MB
    • Sound: OpenAL supported card
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,138 products in account
3 reviews
6.2 hrs on record
The game has many flaws. Gameplay, replay value and controls are rather bad.
If you are thinking this is like Geometry Wars you will be very disappointed.
In my opinion not worth your money.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
530 products in account
39 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
In beginning of a boom of Indie games back in 2007 and 2008 it saw a number of casual games featuring graphics much like these. I am going to try to be respectful in this review, but this game is very bad and easily the worst I've played in a while.

First of all, Arcardia fails at the basic requirement of being functional software. I was not able to get a working controls either by keyboard or mouse or my gamepad. There is no help menu or even a key binding screen I can tell what keys I need to press. If you want to rebind the gamepad keys you need to edit the configuration file manually. If you want to rebind the keybaord keys then you may be out of luck as I saw no configuration file for the keyboard.

Gameplay wise, this game really wants to be Geometry Wars. It's to the point where it follows Geometry Wars home and Geometry wars should consider getting a restraining order. If this game was commercially successful the developers of Geometry Wars should consider legal action. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I played them side-by-side and the difference is uncanny. The only difference is that Geometry Wars actually works and is a lot more polished.

Acardia mimics Geometry Wars in the following ways; grid background, distortion effects, weapons and weapon progression, controls (best I can tell anyway, seeing as they didn't really work for me). Even much of the enemy AI is a mirror of Geometry Wars. It's even to the point where the same AI had the same rough shape and color as it's counterpart in Geometry Wars.

Just buy Geometry Wars if you don't already own it. It's much more polished and, most importantly, it actually works.

Score: 0/10



Posted: December 14th, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
554 products in account
3 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
A Geometry Wars knockoff with broken controls. Avoid this even during the sales. The game had promise. Unfortunately it's unplayable in its current state. The "partial controller support" is a joke and I have no clue how that manages to remain on the store page or how this game hasn't been pulled from Steam. Maybe if they pulled it then the dev would get around to fixing it.
Posted: January 10th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
648 products in account
47 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Really incredible that an arcade style game like this doas not support the MS 360 pad: You can move but not rotate your ship.
With mouse/keyboard controls also unplayable - keys far too sensitive: you will crash all the time.
...and the vector style graphics (apart from the grid) are really minimalistic.
Think Tempest without all the fancy colors...
Posted: April 1st, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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151 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
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Posted: March 28th, 2014
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