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Polybius

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

86

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation VRMay 9, 2017

Publisher: Llamasoft Ltd

Genres: Music, Action

- Smooth, trancetastic, flowing bossless gameplay won't leave you frustrated.

- Outstanding techno-trance soundtracks from our peerless artists.

- PSVR: 120FPS, 2x supersampling for ultra-smooth, sharp visuals on every PS4.

- Or play without VR on any PS4.

- Play in true 4K resolution on the PS4 Pro.

Drawing on more than 30 years of game and music visualiser design experience, Polybius' smooth-flowing, bossless gameplay transports the player to a tranced-out pleasure zone that they will never want to leave.

Immerse yourself fully in this hypervelocity neon trancespace with PSVR at a staggering 120 FPS, or play on your telly at up to 4K rez. Strive for hyperspeed as you bask in the aural glory of the game's outstanding soundtrack featuring 25 original tracks. Enjoy every second of the ride through 50 trancetastic levels.

Dip in to improve your Normal Mode score using Llamasoft's signature Restart Best feature, or challenge yourself to take the top score in Pure and YOLO modes.

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

Llamasoft's latest is one of its best.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A superb distillation of every arcade game Jeff Minter has ever worked on, creating one of the definitive action games of the current generation.

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Destructoid

8 / 10.0
Destructoid

Even though it ended on a sour note for me with a few too many elements snowballing into an avalanche of hair-pulling frustration, on the whole, Polybius had me in a trance. I'm happy just thinking about it. PlayStation VR owners, Jeff Minter fans, and arcade enthusiasts need to get in on this.

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Push Square

9 / 10
Push Square

Polybius is an excellent trance shooter which deftly delivers just enough sensory overload to thrill but not frustrate. While the lack of clarity about just what's happening on screen makes for a small but intended bump in the road, it's the strong core gameplay – which steadily introduces interesting twists to its formula the longer you play – stellar soundtrack, and excellent PlayStation VR support that'll blow your mind in all the right ways.

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