Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved cover
Developers
Bizarre Creations
Publishers
Microsoft Game Studios
Release dates
Windows March 7, 2007
Reception
Metacritic 76
IGDB 90
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Shooter
Art styles Abstract
Series Geometry Wars
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Geometry Wars
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2007
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved 2014

Key points

Missing retro game style, achievements, and leaderboards are only local, no online leaderboards like on the Xbox 360.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Steam
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Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash on resolution change[edit]

Change via Windowed mode[citation needed]

Geometry Wars may sometimes crash when switching from one fullscreen mode to another.

  1. In the options menu, first change screen resolution to windowed mode.
  2. Return to the options menu, switch to full screen, and set the resolution options desired.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/8400/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (8400) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References