Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Summary: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a strong entry into the long running franchise. Critics agree that the move to the third dimension works well for the game, but that a unfriendly camera and some uninspired missions do let it down slightly.
Top Critic Average
Geometry Wars 3: Dimension is a fun twin-stick shooter that's easy for anyone to pick up and play.
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.
Difficulty spikes aside, this is a great PC edition of a fantastic arcade shooter.
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.
One of those experiences that I would call addictive in that "just one more attempt" way
Geometry Wars 3 is yet another great game in this dual-stick series that will leave your brain buzzing and your fingers numb.
Tallying its original content on its own, Dimensions offers a very replayable, highly varied take on a too-long dormant modern classic.
Dimensions recaptures enough of Geometry Wars' thrills to stand as the best new dual-joystick shooter in quite a while.
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.
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.