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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.
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
10 of 13 people (77%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Game starts out real chill, and you may even let your guard down.
Then come the raids.
Who needs an acid trip when you got Geometry!

Enjoy.
Posted: July 6
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Feels like an old arcade game, where it was all about getting highscores and whatnot. There's not much to this game, all you do is shoot bad guys and rack up highscores until you lose all of your lives. That's all you can do in this game, really.
They added different styles of gameplay in the sequel, but since the company who made Geometry Wars is now defunct, you can only get the sequel on the Xbox 360 Arcade marketplace, as well as the Apple App Store. So, chances of getting the sequel on the PC are very very slim.
Still, this game isn't that bad, and it kinda numbs the pain of not playing the sequel. Kinda.
Posted: May 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Great game, very addictive be warned!!!
Xbox 360 controller is a must if you want to get the most out of the game.
Very easy to pick up and play yet hard to master, the true fun starts at around 1 million.
No online leaderboards or Reto mode like on the Xbox 360 version.
Posted: May 1
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31 of 37 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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