Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Carcassonne Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

by Jeff Cork on Feb 26, 2016 at 08:38 AM

Update: In addition to the Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved's hyperactive shooting, you can pick up something a bit slower paced. The digital version of popular board game Carcassonne is also available now via Xbox One backward compatibility.

Original Story (February 26, 2016 @ 9:48 a.m. Central):

Geometry Wars went from a novelty in Project Gotham Racing 2 to a sensation when it hit the Xbox 360's fledgling XBLA service as Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. That game spawned a few sequels, but you can go back to the original standalone release on your Xbox One, now that the game has been added to the console's growing list of backward-compatible titles.

If you purchased it on the Xbox 360, simply log on to your Xbox One and download it from your games library. Otjherwise, you can download it from or your Xbox 360 for $4.99. Other versions added new modes and multiple playing surfaces, but there's something to be said about the original game's simplicity. It still looks great, and it'll get you just as stressed out now as it did back in 2005.


Our Take
I tested this a few minutes ago, and it's clear that I have a lot more "research" to do this weekend. My skills have clearly atrophied over the years. If nothing else, this is worth downloading just to see Bizarre Creations' logo light up the screen again.