Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

Reviewed by Tap on Oct 06, 2010
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3/5
(Good.)
Game Overview
Publisher:
Microsoft Game Studios
Developer:
Bizarre Creations
Release Date:
November 22, 2005
Platform Reviewed:
Xbox 360
Platforms Available:
Windows
Xbox
Xbox 360
Genre(s):
Casual | Shooter
Features:
Single-Player

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is a great arcade game. It's great to just pick up and play, but it's not easy, and you will enjoy improving your high score. Will it hold your attention?

user created imageThis is a fun but ultimately limiting game. It doesn't offer progression, meaning you're playing the same level over and over, and the music gets repetitive, because it's a very short tune that loops. It loops well, but it's just one short tune.

The Xbox 360 version has achievements to give you more reason to keep playing, however, the achievements are probably too difficult for most people. Overall, the best version of the game is on PC, but if you're truly interested, you should get the sequel, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2.

If you decide you want to give this game a try, you can find it on Steam or the Xbox Live Arcade marketplace. You can also find other methods of obtaining this game on the official site.

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#1 posted on October 9, 2010 - 4:08pm

I thought it was great that Microsoft included this demo in new Xboxes. I had a lot of fun playing the demo over and over, and when my friend got the second one I went to his house and played that to death.

A fun demo, although I've never played the full game. The second game is very fun, also.

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#2 posted on October 11, 2010 - 8:27am

I got this for the Wii, GM:Galaxies, and loved it. Everyone else I showed it to thought it was way too hardcore and refused to even try it. Never before have I seen a game scare off so many gamers...

Shame, because I thought it was really cool

Out of interest. How do you think the sequel improves the series?

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#3 posted on October 11, 2010 - 11:59am

I have not tried Retro Evolved 2 yet, but I hope to real soon. It's 4-player, which is already an improvement over its predecessor, but I think Galaxies was 4-player, as well. Maybe Galaxies was only 2-player, though. Like you, I could never get anyone to play it with me. Crying

Galaxies adds a nice RPG "level up" system that just serves to keep you playing. You can also combine the DS and Wii version to unlock extra content, but I have not tried that feature.

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#4 posted on October 11, 2010 - 5:26pm

As far as I know, the second one is awesome. 4-player is fun but getting people to play with you is the hard part. Although I don't think there's online for it.

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#5 posted on October 11, 2010 - 4:28pm

Nah - It's 2 player mate just looked at the case

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