Review: Tachyon Project (Xbox One)

Tachyon Project is a dual stick shooter heavily inspired by classic shoot’em ups. We’ve combined many unique enemy types, a large variety of weapons and power-ups with innovative game play to ensure a long lasting challenge and discovery at every new level.


  • Crazy neon graphics that pop out of the screen.
  • Arena shooter very akin to Geometry Wars in style.
  • Small download size.
  • Optional tutorial section.
  • You can reset all progress.
  • Gallery to re-watch cut scenes.
  • Story mode where you battle through a wave based level layout complete with world map.
  • Combo counter.
  • Config ship: Unlock and equip new guns and abilities to your ship.
  • Collect ship particles to increase scores.
  • Full online leader boards.
  • Level variety is massive in this game with modes ranging from: Survival to kill x amount of a particular enemy.
  • Big boss fights.
  • 1000 gamerscore.
  • Unlock new items for the config ship option by completing tasks.
  • Challenge mode: Survival and timed modes.
  • You have one main gun and two secondary weapons.
  • Adrenaline fueled soundtrack.
  • Easy achievement list.
  • Clever AI behavior with some truly great enemy types.



  • Slow starter.
  • Short game in reference to the story mode.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Level changes and advancement break the immersion somewhat.

When I first saw Tachyon Project I feared it was just going to be another Geometry Wars and for the first few levels it felt that way, Luckily it changed and man it got awesome. For what you get here is a game where tactics are just as important as a trigger finger. You must clear objectives whilst confined to the arena. The enemies are really varied and behave in a way where everything is a threat. I was really impressed with the sheer amount of different enemies, Not a single Geo War enemy clone in sight, Every fight is clever. If you must stick with the Geo War tag then you can easily call this a Geometry Wars tactics game. I’m so glad I got to experience this game and learn the true meaning of don’t judge a game by a screenshot, The game is solid, Fun and a true shooter fans wet dream.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!