More Reviews
REVIEWS DRAGON: A Game About a Dragon Review
Sporting stylish hand-drawn visuals, offbeat humor, and retro gameplay, this Medieval fantasy game eschews violence in favor of adolescent behavior.

The Evil Within: The Consequence Review
Juli Kidman faces her fears in a terrifying finale.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Release date: Out Now

Farming Simulator 15
Release date: 05/01/15


LATEST FEATURES BAMF BABES #6: The Boss
"One must die and one must live. No victory, no defeat. The survivor will carry on the fight. It is our destiny... The one who survives will inherit the title of Boss. And the one who inherits the title of Boss will face an existence of endless battle."

Top 10 Characters That Would Make Great DLC for Mortal Kombat X
What characters could survive a guest appearance in MKX? Here's a hint: Clowns are pretty evil.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP UrbanMasque
The Joys of RPing
By UrbanMasque
Posted on 04/24/15
As some of you probably know I work with Corsair to help cover their gaming product launches and create content around their gaming-event based video coverage. Recently, I was asked by Corsair to participate in one of their Throwback Thursday Gaming Videos which basically interviews current...

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 Member Review for the Xbox360

Ivory_Soul By:
Ivory_Soul
10/17/08
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Shoot-'Em-Up 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Bizarre Creations 
DEVELOPER Bizarre Creations 
RELEASE DATE  
E Contains No Descriptors

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: 5 new game modes, Geoms help add to score, same great multi player and visuals

The Bad: Nothing else is really new, difficulty is still unforgiving, no online play

Geo Wars was THE first Xbox Arcade game back during launch and fans have been chomping at the bit for a sequel ever since. In Geo Wars 2 we get six game modes, new gameplay features, and the same awesome multiplayer. The game modes include Evolved which was the original game, King which has you moving to one of 3 circles that eventually disappear and you can only shoot in those circles, Pacifism which gives you no weapons and you have to move through gates that blow enemies up, Sequence which is a series of 20 levels that have certain "objectives" and if you die you move on to the next, Waves which has orange enemies that move horizontally or vertically in rows and you have to kill and dodge them, and Deadline which is where you have to kill all the enemies on screen in a certain amount of time.

     All these modes are highly addictive and are done very well. A great game play addition are Geoms which are little green dots that appear after you kill and enemy and this increases your score easier. This really helps since it was so hard to get a high score in the first game. The graphics are pretty much the same, but they seem brighter and the colors are more full and rich in detail. The thing is you really don't need great graphics with this game it already looks like fireworks when you play so you don't want to get too distracted or blind.

    The sounds are exactly the same, but that's not a problem since you can just listen to your own music really. The multi player is the same insane fun and with more modes it makes it even better. Overall the replay value on this game is higher since there are more modes to master and different types of achievements to get. The game is still insanely hard though and that can be a problem for a lot of people, this game is just not very forgiving and that's why I won't give it a 9. Overall for $10 (800 MSP) this is a steal and everyone should also check out the first game as well.


More information about Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
 
B+ Revolution report card
Views: 889 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution