Review by InfernoCrossing

"Shapes and destruction? THIS IS MADNESS!"

Developing a sequel for a game is something hard to do. Developing a sequel to an awesome game that has to have what the fans want or else it will be shot down is even harder. Luckily, the creators of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 have given us just what we wanted. We have received yet another great Geometry Wars game that delivers an epic amount of fun to gamers all over the world.

Gameplay

The game features many modes for you to play in.

Deadline Mode is relatively fast-paced. In this mode, you have to score as many points as you can with unlimited lives. Sounds easy, right? Not when you have a timer putting a LOT of pressure on you.

King Mode brings about Safe Zones. These safe zones are safe area for you. You can enter them without being hurt and you can still shoot! The only downside is that you cannot collect Geoms while you are inside these zones. The safe zones disappear and reappear, which forces you to move around if you want to stay safe.

Evolved Mode is similar to how it was in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. You have to earn as many points as you can with unlimited time on the clock. During set intervals, you're able to earn bonus lives and more bombs.

Pacifism Mode is similar to what it's title suggests. You only have one life on you, and to make it worse, you won't be able to shoot. In order to defeat your pesky enemies, you must fly through gates. You can earn bonus points if you fly through multiple gates.

Waves Mode is similar to Pacifism Mode, but nothing like it as well. In Waves Mode, you have to dodge rockets that fly across the screen that come from the edge of the area. You have one life to make it all count.

Sequence Mode has 20 levels for you to progress through. In each level, you have to defeat all of the enemies within 30 seconds. If you lose a life, you're automatically transported to the next level. If you lose all of your lives, however, it's game over. So be careful.

Additionally, you're able to play with and compete with people online. Your rank can go up or down depending on who you're battling. By default, bot you and your opponents ranks are shown within your game. There are separate ranks for each mode.

Graphics

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2's graphics are very clear. While the graphics look somewhat simple, it has more of a new and improved look now that is has ever had before. You'll never find simple yet clear graphics like this in many other games anymore.

Music

The music is pretty meh. But that was in the first game, though. The music in Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 has been updated to give you a ready feeling to challenge those enemies of yours. I have a feeling that, several weeks after playing this game, you'll still enjoy the music for all of it's worth.

Overall

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is fun for the whole family (except maybe the baby...). From it's cute 2-D destruction to it's spectacular music that'll blow you away, this is a MUST BUY if you own a 360.


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 07/31/08

Game Release: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (US, 07/30/08)


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