Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

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7 / 10
Nov 30, 2014

For a game I've complained about a lot, I was pretty engaged with it at three in the morning yesterday, of course, shoot-'em-up headache setting in and an annulus of empty teacups starting to form. The problem, ultimately, is a philosophical one. I'm not sure if Lucid really gets the mentality behind this series, and that makes for a perfectly serviceable shooter when the lineage requires something more.

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86 / 100
Dec 2, 2014

Difficulty spikes aside, this is a great PC edition of a fantastic arcade shooter.

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IGN

Top Critic

7.9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2014

Geometry Wars 3: Dimension is a fun twin-stick shooter that's easy for anyone to pick up and play.

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Dec 1, 2014

Aesthetically scintillating, but equally enthralling in its immense depth, Geometry Wars 3 is a sequel whose design insight is matched only by its endlessly creative sense of fun. Close to perfect.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2014

One of those experiences that I would call addictive in that "just one more attempt" way

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8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2014

Tallying its original content on its own, Dimensions offers a very replayable, highly varied take on a too-long dormant modern classic.

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8 / 10
Nov 25, 2014

Geometry Wars 3 is yet another great game in this dual-stick series that will leave your brain buzzing and your fingers numb.

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Dec 1, 2014

Dimensions recaptures enough of Geometry Wars' thrills to stand as the best new dual-joystick shooter in quite a while.

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Jan 12, 2015

Despite a few issues with the camera and the absence of a customizable mode, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions proves that the multidirectional twitch-based shooter is still a blast.

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10 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2014

Classic Mode's inclusion might just be a nod to the mindset of Lucid Games when developing Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions -- improve as much as possible while still staying true to the core of the franchise. That old game is still there, it's just unspeakably better now. It may have been past installments in the series that were billed as evolution, but Dimensions is where Geometry Wars truly evolved.

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9 / 10
Dec 5, 2014

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a fantastic return for the series that brought the twin-stick shooter to modern consoles. Damningly hard, visually and aurally distinctive, there are few games that can match it for both immersion and addictiveness.

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8 / 10
Dec 1, 2014

3D twin-stick shooters are nothing new as there have been quite a few released since Geometry Wars 2 hit the scene, but the series' eventual progression to offering this kind of gameplay mechanic is very much welcome. Geometry Wars 3 brings the tight twin-stick feel of the series to the modern gaming era while also paying homage to the series' roots. Just steer clear of its online multiplayer game modes.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2014

This really is "more Geometry Wars", but it's been quite some time since we've had a new game. The campaign level design offers something new, but the classic mode is where it's really at.

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Nov 29, 2014

An enjoyable entry in the Geometry Wars franchise that manages to add new life into the series, but keeps fans happy with returning classics.

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8 / 10
Dec 4, 2014

Geometry Wars 3 makes big changes, but retains the excellent core gameplay and delivers another addictive blaster.

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Unscored
Dec 2, 2014

With that said, don't take away too negative an impression of GW3:D. Though what it adds doesn't do much for me, what it brings from GW2 is simply brilliant, looks better than ever, and has never been on PC before – and everyone should try Pacifism mode at least once in their life. Parts of GW3:D are wonderful. But the most telling thing is that they're all contained in 2D rectangles.

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Dec 1, 2014

A game meant for few to master but all to enjoy, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions has brought the best of its storied history with it and by is a series that won't be going away any time soon. Enter a novice, leave a legend and be sure to enjoy every moment along the way. The grid awaits.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2014

While it might not light the world on fire the way Retro Evolved and its sequel did, Dimensions is a the next evolution of the series, and a really fun way to waste time on the new consoles.

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85 / 100
Dec 14, 2014

When it comes down to it, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a blast – no pun intended. Fans of the series will love it, and gamers with a competitive streak who are new to the series should take to it instantly. This is a definite buy for your Xbox One as it will bring back memories for veterans of the series while introducing the franchise to those who've never played it.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2014

After six long years, Geometry Wars has finally returned. Now set on three-dimensional stages, this sequel delivers a host of fun game modes. Unfortunately, the level designs sometimes make seeing enemies difficult and the single-player campaign is more frustrating than it needs to be. Regardless of whether you like the three-dimensional shift or not, there's enough content in Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions to warrant a look.

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