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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved cover
Bizarre Creations
Microsoft Game Studios
Release dates
Windows March 7, 2007
Metacritic 76
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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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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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All versions require Steam DRM.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Bizarre Creations\Geometry Wars Retro Evolved\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Bizarre Creations\Geometry Wars Retro Evolved\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/8400/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


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



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

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues fixed

Crash on resolution change

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


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

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) Shader Model 2.0 support
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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.