Developer: Bizarre Creations
Release Date: 7/30/2008
Available Exclusively On
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.