Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

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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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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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9 / 10
Nov 25, 2014

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions marks a triumphant PlayStation debut for an already popular property – and a solid start for the resurrected Sierra label. Offering a wealth of content as well as endless replayability, this game is a real winner. While the introduction of 3D stages doesn't change the franchise's core formula as much as you may expect, it still manages to breathe new life into a solid starting point – and even minor presentation and difficulty niggles can't sully this shapely treat.

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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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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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Jan 23, 2015

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a superb minimalist shooter that will have you saying "just one more game" every time.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2014

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions takes twin-stick point-hoarding action to a whole new dimension.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2014

A worthy add-on to a franchise that we'd never thought would return, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a twin-stick shooter that's well worth the recommendation. The online multiplayer may not feel like much, but single player and co-op have a lot to offer, and the gameplay and presentation gel nearly perfectly together. It's good to have a little Geometry back in our lives.

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Dec 7, 2014

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions isn't a perfect representation of the formula, but at the end of the day, it's still a lot of fun.

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9 / 10
Dec 2, 2014

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a worthy successor and a natural evolution of the series. Lucid Game has included the best parts of the previous games and blended them together into a single game bursting with content.

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85%
Nov 28, 2014

Lucid has succeeded in bringing Geometry Wars back with an almighty bang. A more than worthy successor to Bizarre Creations' originals, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions makes the formula work in 3D, while providing the same kind of engaging gameplay that made the previous games so addictive. Finger pain and scorched eyeballs might be side-effects, but screw it. It hurts so good.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2015

You can destroy your smile again with the game modes of old in a new graphical package. If you're looking for the next big, huge, mind-blowing iteration that jumps us forward fifty years in shape-on-shape violence, then it isn't here. I don't need to navigate a three dimensional pomegranate with my mine-laying drone in order to enjoy myself. In fact, it takes away from that enjoyment. You might feel differently.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2015

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a near perfect game let down only by the demanding mission padding and a soundtrack that represents a slight step backwards from its predecessors. Its very DNA has been refined to amazing clarity, from the precise controls to the neon drenched artwork. Instantly accessible to new players, it quickly compels them to become experts in order to proceed along its asymptotic learning curve. An explosive orgy of light and sound that needs to be experienced to be believed.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2014

Something for everyone. Hardcore purists can spend days perfecting their scores in Evolved mode, while new players will certainly like the allure of a single player campaign that teaches them how to play the game

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