Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is a old school style shooter, but remixed for the 21st century with next generation graphics and deep, modern gameplay. Playing is simple: you are a geometric "ship" trapped in a grid world, facing off against waves of deadly wanderers, snakes, and repulsars.
User reviews: Very Positive (318 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 7, 2007

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is a old school style shooter, but remixed for the 21st century with next generation graphics and deep, modern gameplay. Playing is simple: you are a geometric "ship" trapped in a grid world, facing off against waves of deadly wanderers, snakes, and repulsars. Your aim is to survive long enough to set a high score!
Avoid the spawning enemies, and shoot them down for points. You can also fire smart bombs, which destroy all bad guys on the screen. Save these up for when the going gets really tough!
The more bad guys you kill, the higher your score multiplier goes (2x, 4x, etc.). The higher your multiplier, the more you can score. But don't die, as you lose your multiplier and have to build it up again from scratch!
  • Addictive "just one more go" gameplay, with mesmerizing graphics.
  • Pixel perfect recreation of the Xbox Live Arcade game.
  • Support for keyboard, mouse, and dual-stick gamepad play.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows XP, 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) CPU, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c, DirectX Video Card (128MB memory - Shader Model 2.0 support required), DirectSound-compatible sound card, 150MB free HD space, WEI Rating: 4.0 (3.0 required)
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
105.4 hrs on record
A tremendous bang for your buck, providing a very excellent arcade shooting experience. While it seems more optimized for a game pad, my best scores were generally from using a mechanical keyboard.
Posted: June 20
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This game is EPIC. i have never seen so many explosions on screen at once. The game does not cost much to buy, the graphics are amazing and the game can be challanging. BUY THIS GAME!
Posted: July 25
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
An epileptics worst nightmare.
Posted: August 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
This is one of my favorite arcade games to play in short bursts, whether I'm killing a few minutes before work or winding down just before bed. It's a simple premise: you play a ship hellbent on destroying animated geometric shapes. The dual stick control scheme and trigger for the bomb button make it fun and intuitive to play. I actually prefer the clone Grid Wars 2 to Geometry Wars because I can customize the grid, I prefer the music, and it's completely free.
Posted: June 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Still one of the best arcade shooters around. I wish though they would provide the Geometry Wars 2 version from XBox Arcade with the additional game modes.
Posted: June 24
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
That's what a game is meant to be, rapidly understandable, fun at will, and which progress with your skill.
Before, I played Counter Strike in deathmatch to work things off , but GW is much more fun and soon you start, it allows you to focus on something else, there's absolutely no way to be passive.
The gameplay is really well done and balanced, simplistic and complex. I use to compare it to Tetris, because of the simplicity and fun.
Cheers!
Posted: November 29, 2013
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