Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Reviews Summary

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews
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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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10 / 10
Nov 28, 2014

With Geometry Wars 3, Lucid Games have taken the pure and unsullied Geometry Wars mix and added nothing but good things to it. No corners have been cut here and the game is almost a love-letter to everything that was great about the series in the first place.

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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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4.6 / 5.0
Dec 2, 2014

Shaking up the formula somewhat whilst still ensuring that longtime fans and purists are catered for, Lucid Games have done the unfathomable and created a game that betters the already stellar efforts of Bizarre Creations. The gameplay additions work tremendously well and also serve to keep players on their toes by demanding that they change their tactics in accordance with the context of a particular stage.

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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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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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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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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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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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Jason D’Aprile

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9 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2014

Geometry Wars: Dimensions isn't a complex, deep, or particularly meaningful game. It doesn't need to be.

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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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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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Digitally Downloaded

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Nov 30, 2014

That aside, Lucid Games has nailed everything else about the game. For such a simple formula, it's a testament to Geometry Wars' ability to do it better than anyone else that it is still the premier dual stick arcade shooter, even after so many releases and clones on the market. That the latest has been able to introduce enough tweaks to make it an even more pure arcade experience is impressive. And for Activision, this is a truly awesome rebirth for its Sierra brand. This game is worth your money, assuming you do enjoy a healthy challenge.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2014

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a great new entry in the series. It offers plenty of things for all players, as the Adventure mode draws in new fans, the Classic mode appeals to veterans, and the leaderboards manage to fuel their competitive natures.

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Oct 3, 2015

The explosive battle of shapes shoots into the third dimension with flying neon colors.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2014

If you enjoy twin stick shooters even slightly then Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a must-download with its fun and challenging gameplay and boatloads of content.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 3, 2015

The king of twin-stick shooters makes it triumphant return with Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, only this time it arrives on the Xbox and PlayStation consoles, as well as for PC.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2014

Lucid Games have literally added new depths to a frantic and ever so satisfying series with Geometry Wars 3. You'll fall in love with the speed of the wonderfully fluorescent design and fall in to a vortex of bettering your scores long in to the future with this one.

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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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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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