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 (426 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 7, 2007

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"Twin-stick shooters in their modern form owe a lot to the refined and totally addictive blend of gameplay found in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved."
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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 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
This game is my most favorite game in my library and I would recomend it to anyone!!!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I'm not bashing the game or anything, I'm just really surprised that this is just the one mode and that's it. Shockingly devoid of any other gameplay features.

Compared to the Nintendo DS version, man this is barebones. Get it cheap for sure.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This prequel to the 1981 arcade classic Tempest is a bibical retelling of God's creation of the universe using geometry, see in this games story God created shapes and the shapes had a war with eachother(Reinacting the war of babylon). The gameplay is great, it's a arcade style retro asteroids gone 3 demensional. But the ending really sucks, the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off boomerang get's gang banged by a pack of enraged circles and everyone blows up(Stephen hawkings latest book explains how this moment was the big bang), this all lead's into to the sequel Tempest(1981) where they never explained how the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off boomerang comes back to life, I can only assume it's a retelling of Jesus rising from the dead.

0 out of 5 it didnt even teach me how to draw shapes.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
This game is really fun, It's a score cruncher game, and had awesome graphics too. Thumbs up to the dev :D
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Good game to play
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