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System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £5.19
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: Arcade
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70

Description: POLYBIUS is a fast, trippy tunnel shooter playable on a normal screen or in VR. 50 levels of blissful trance shooting action are set to a blistering soundtrack. The PS4 version was EDGE Magazine’s VR GOTY in 2017, and the PC version of the game was even used as the basis for a NIN music video.

Review: I’m always amazed at how good low polygon games look in VR. Even the most basic looking of games can feel deeply immersive and eat hours of game time. With other games in this “trance shooter” genre, you can often get confused at times with so much going on (especially in Rez) so it was refreshing to play this game and always be aware of what was going on. Personally, I really enjoyed Polybius and it’s by no means at all a bad game, but it’s also not really a VR game, it’s just a normal game that happens to look better in VR. Having said that, if you love your retro shooters, definitely give this a go, but really it is for retro-loving gamers only.

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