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Review: Polybius

May 19, 2017 1 min read

Polybius, the trippy new arcade shooter from long-time designer Jeff Minter, is a question-inducing game. Why's it called that? What even is it? Won't it give me motion sickness?

The name is a riff on an old urban legend that spoke of a mysterious '80s arcade cabinet with hallucinatory side effects that may or may not have had ties to tests run by the US government. Polybius, the real game that you can play right now on your PlayStation 4, is merely an "interpretation" of those tall tales. It won't give you amnesia or night terrors, but it will put you in The Zone.

I never want to leave The Zone.

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