Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Feb 24, 2011
    70
    Unique and beautiful, but barely a game. [Mar 2011, p.71]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 23, 2011
    70
    More than a game it is a tool to create procedurally generated galaxies ... and they look absolutely gorgeous. [Issue#201]
  3. Oct 22, 2010
    70
    Despite the pretence of gaming structure, let's call The Polynomial what it is: an invitation to sit around in self-medicated bliss.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Jan 27, 2012
    2
    I bought this game for about 5$ or for about 2.50$ during a sale and to be honest, I regret it. Sure this game does look pretty cool and it'sI bought this game for about 5$ or for about 2.50$ during a sale and to be honest, I regret it. Sure this game does look pretty cool and it's nice that you can put your own music into the game and it will change how the effects and enemies work. In the end though, there's not really that much content that an average gamer would like: all you do it fly around and shoot one single type of enemy that looks like a 3-d pacman. I'd recommend looking up a video of this game before purchasing to make absolute sure you like this game. In my opinion though, this game deserves a 2, since it's nice that you can put your own music in and there are quite a few different and good looking types of maps, but all the maps are basically the same but with a slightly different appearance and there's no content. Full Review »
  2. Mar 25, 2012
    8
    Although I wouldn't necessarily call it a full-fledged game, The Polynomial is definitely something I'd consider an excellent work of visualAlthough I wouldn't necessarily call it a full-fledged game, The Polynomial is definitely something I'd consider an excellent work of visual art and concept. The in-game dynamics and visual effects make for a great visualizer for your music, though older computers may not be able to harness them to their full potential. The idea of controlling a spacecraft to defeat multiple enemies while listening to your music is actually quite clever, although it will eventually become something completely dull and negligible after a few hours, nay, minutes, of playtime. Needless to say, I immediately switched to the difficulty setting with no enemies or other obstacles, and simply watched the pulsating galaxies.

    If you're into some serious visual effects being paired with music of your choice, then this is the game to purchase. If you're looking for a game with some actual hands-on action, however, I'd steer towards another title.
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  3. Feb 16, 2013
    0
    I bought this game for 2$ and I want my money back! This game was boring as hell... if you can even call it a game. your object is to shootI bought this game for 2$ and I want my money back! This game was boring as hell... if you can even call it a game. your object is to shoot freaking space PAC-MAN's while your own music is playing on the background. Full Review »