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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Steam Deck is absolutely awesome

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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on Steam Deck, a classic from back in the Xbox 360 days has a version on Steam and it works so beautifully on the Steam Deck.

This is a true bit of nostalgia hitting for me, as I continue to put hour after hour into various games on Steam Deck, I keep coming back to the classics. Geometry Wars was originally a mini-game in Project Gotham Racing 2 it was later turned into Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved as a standalone title and went onto become one of the most downloaded Xbox Live Arcade games.

Once again thanks to Steam Play Proton, it works out of the box as a Deck Verified title. You only need to go into the settings and put it to the correct resolution — and then dive in for many hours of blasting away various shapes with a good 6 hours easily on the battery life with it at 60FPS. It look simply amazing.

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This to me, really shows how incredibly the Steam Deck is. Not only will it play some of the latest AAA games (although often in lower visuals and 30/40 FPS), you can emulate tons of other systems but also get back into classics like this that you can enjoy wherever you are.

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I love Geometry Wars, my first introduction to Twin Stick Shooters.

Any way you could check Geometry Wars 3 on Deck?
Liam Dawe 20 Jun
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleAny way you could check Geometry Wars 3 on Deck?
Yup sure, downloading. Keep an eye on the YouTube Channel :)
Matombo 20 Jun
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleI love Geometry Wars, my first introduction to Twin Stick Shooters.

Any way you could check Geometry Wars 3 on Deck?

the linux binary us buggy af. the windows binary works smooth throu proton, but the online highscore tables don't load :(

so all you can do is play the campain and/or try to beat your own highscore in the various endless modes
lukas333 21 Jun
Haven't played it on Deck, but even on regular PC it's a great game.
thykr 21 Jun
To note, the developers of Geometry Wars bullied independent developers who made clones of their game in order to shut them down (and they succeeded).
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleAny way you could check Geometry Wars 3 on Deck?
Yup sure, downloading. Keep an eye on the YouTube Channel :)

Thank you, Liam!!!
Quoting: Matombo
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleI love Geometry Wars, my first introduction to Twin Stick Shooters.

Any way you could check Geometry Wars 3 on Deck?

the linux binary us buggy af. the windows binary works smooth throu proton, but the online highscore tables don't load :(

so all you can do is play the campain and/or try to beat your own highscore in the various endless modes

I appreciate the information, shame about the highscores, maybe that can be fixed in a future version of Proton.
Liam Dawe 6 Jul
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddle
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleAny way you could check Geometry Wars 3 on Deck?
Yup sure, downloading. Keep an eye on the YouTube Channel :)

Thank you, Liam!!!

Sorry for the delay: https://youtu.be/vPLNxne8Qtk
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddle
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: wit_as_a_riddleAny way you could check Geometry Wars 3 on Deck?
Yup sure, downloading. Keep an eye on the YouTube Channel :)

Thank you, Liam!!!

Sorry for the delay: https://youtu.be/vPLNxne8Qtk

No trouble at all, thanks a ton!
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