Percentile Rank

Beyond: Two Souls is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 26, 2019

Beyond: Two Souls feels like a Frankenstein creature; a television show with interactivity jammed in for the sake of it.

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Dec 8, 2015

I'd like to say that Beyond: Two Souls is for everyone. I honestly believe that anyone can enjoy it, but that there are many out there that would not approach it the right way simply because their expectations of a video game are not what this offers. I did not know a thing of Cage's work prior to reviewing Beyond: Two Souls, but the excellent storytelling, the spot-on acting and the technical prowess that explodes out of the PlayStation 4 has made me a huge fan instantly.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 29, 2019

Beyond Two souls is the same as the PS4 version. It thus magnifies the narration with a technical outcome that amplifies everything. More graceful than ever, this port offers its most beautiful version here. As a classic, Beyond Two Souls is now part of the history of video games.

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PushStartPlay
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2013

Join the emotional rollercoaster of a journey as you go beyond the two souls intertwined. This is an epic tale that you will not forget, this is Beyond: Two Souls

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Cerealkillerz
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2015

Die Playstation 4 Version von Beyond: Two Souls schafft es, den bereits großartigen Titel von Quantic Dream nochmals mit wichtigen Grafik und Gameplay Updates zu verbessern. Ein etwas anspruchsvollerer DLC wäre zwar noch eine nette Ergänzung gewesen, aber ansonsten haben die Entwickler hier mal wieder eine sehr gute Arbeit abgeliefert. Falls ihr Beyond: Two Souls bisher nicht gespielt habt, solltet ihr auf jeden Fall zur Playstation 4 Version greifen. Für Besitzer der PS3 Version gibt es zumindest eine aufgeschönte Grafik und endlich die Möglichkeit, den Titel in chronologischer Reihenfolge durchzuspielen.

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NZGamer
8.7 / 10.0
NZGamer

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2015

If you liked any of Quantic Dreams' previous titles, or are a fan of pick-a-path adventure titles like those from Telltale Games, I'd say the Playstation 4 version of Beyond: Two Souls will bring a decent amount of joy. The story is a little slow throughout, and it often feels like an interactive cutscene, but the graphics are good, the choices are interesting, the acting is great, and overall I feel the journey is more than worth the price of entry.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2019

Quantic Dream proves that even a six-year-old game can be full of new life on a converted gaming platform. Beyond: Two Souls on the PC is a beautiful, engaging story about a special child with a special connection.

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IGN Italy
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2015

Beyond: Two Souls is still an intriguing piece of digital narrative. It has some plot flaws, but living Jodie's story in the new straight order is refreshing, and some of the improved visual effects are mesmerizing.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2019

If you’ve never played Beyond: Two Souls before and fancy sitting down with something that tells an interesting story and doesn’t require too much effort to play, you’d be wise to give it a go.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Dec 11, 2015

David Cage's best "interactive drama" experiment to date comes to PS4 in better shape than ever.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 9, 2015

At the reasonable price of $29.99 CAD, Beyond is well worth picking up even with all the other triple-A fare competing for your attention and dollars this holiday.

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Game Revolution
Jul 31, 2019

If you've been scared off of Cage's work before and you don't mind a tale that takes itself much too seriously, you might just be hooked by Jodie's journey.

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GameSkinny
Jun 27, 2015

Beyond: Two Souls is a beautifully rendered and emotionally charged narrative that makes you feel like it knows you're there.

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Suitably Bored
Mar 9, 2016

The comparably minor plot holes and story execution and direction in Beyond Two Souls can be ignored, when viewing the game as a whole and does not detract form the overall experience. If you like a rich deep story line along the same lines as games like The Walking Dead and Life is Strange and don't care about a lack of "agency" which has always been illusory in video games (There are always incredibly restrictive rules on game play) then you will most definitively enjoy this game as much as I have. So if you missed the game the first time around on the PS3, most definitely give it a go on the PS4 you won't regret the experience.

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Critical Hit
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2016

If you've not played Quantic Dreams' pair of interactive dramas on the PlayStation 3, they're worth playing on Sony's newest console - if you can get past the lack of player agency as their inexorable progress pulls you through to their conclusions.

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jan 13, 2016

Beyond: Two Souls would've fared a lot better if it had even more visual detail, other control options and extra content to make it more like a director's cut. As it stands, though, it's a great conversion of a pretty good Quantic Dream development, mind its storytelling issues and quick-time event gameplay.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2015

A deft remastering of what was arguably the PS3's technical swansong, Beyond: Two Souls finds new life and an attractive home on PS4, with some extra features thrown in to sweeten the deal.

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Geeks Under Grace
7 / 10.0
Geeks Under Grace
Karen Kennedy
7 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2018

Parents do not buy Beyond: Two Souls for your children and youth. It is also not for adults who have strong moral standards and who have any conditions of mental health wellness.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2019

Beyond Two Souls is a mixed game, with many elements of the story amounting to binary choices, some aspects of the narrative being poorly fleshed out and gameplay regularly amounting to choosing whether to be terrible or not. At the same time though, there are enough satisfying moments that provoke empathy for Paige's character and moral quandary to intrigue and entertain those drawn to coming of age stories and tales of the supernatural.

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ThisGenGaming
7 / 10.0
ThisGenGaming
ThisGenGaming

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2013

When I finished the game I can happily say I was satisfied with the story and liked how different endings are depending on choices, the game ended up taking me around 10 hours to complete which isn't that long but again I was satisfied with what I got in the end. I also thought the voice and graphics were of high quality. I did have a few problems with the game but I still think that Beyond is worth trying maybe when it drops down in price or give it a rental.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
68 / 100
68 / 100
Aug 2, 2019

Heavy Rain is perfect game as a PlayStation 3 classic. And now PC port looks good and works smoothly.

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GamingTrend
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jul 27, 2019

The PC port stands as the definitive way to experience Beyond: Two Souls, boasting a higher frame cap, solid keyboard & mouse controls, and a remix mode. These additions, however, do nothing to remedy the poorly-aged, cliché-ridden script and inconsistent chapters you may remember, but do highlight the game's strong visuals and emphasis on variety.

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Screen Rant
Jul 31, 2019

Beyond: Two Souls comes to PC, but a change of platform does not hide the game's wider issues with its restrictive gameplay and overall narrative.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
Cubed3
Athanasios

Top Critic

6 / 10
Aug 1, 2019

The original Beyond: Two Souls was an interactive drama with a severely inconsistent level of quality when it came to gameplay and storytelling, and completely consistent when it came to its stunning audio-visuals. This new version, is still an interactive drama with a severely inconsistent level of quality when it comes to gameplay and storytelling, and even better in regards to how it looks and sounds. Any reason to try it out now? Only if you haven't done so before, as the remaster is a bit of a poor one to warrant a second purchase.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Dec 2, 2015

Beyond: Two Souls is strange game that isn't quite sure what it wants to be. There are moments where the title pushes boundaries and attempts things that most developers wouldn't even care to try, but the plotting is uneven and the more touching sequences are undone by prolonged periods of outright idiocy. Ellen Page is excellent throughout and the presentation is staggering on the PS4 – it's just best to know what you're getting into before venturing headfirst into the Infraworld.

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Examiner
Dec 2, 2015

Overall, for gamers who are thirsty for an experience that focuses on the story it is telling, Beyond: Two Souls has a tale worthy of your time. On the other hand, if you are someone who is looking for challenging a gameplay experience, all you'll find is a very basic set of gameplay mechanics that leave a lot to be desired.

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The Digital Fix
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2013

Everything adds up to what could have been.

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Nerdburglars
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

Beyond: Two Souls starts off incredibly well. Realistic visuals, great voice acting and a plot that really sinks a hook into you. Unfortunately, the story takes various tangents that constantly distract from the main plot. Even the tangents have tangents. By the end of the game the story has gotten so convoluted that you can barely make sense of what any of this stuff had to do with the supernatural stuff. Even if you enjoy the tangents, the controls are really difficult to work with. For a game that is based on the ability to make decisions, the controls take a lot of this away from you.

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Bloody Disgusting
Jul 28, 2019

A heavily uneven story, with generally fine performances, and a perfectly serviceable set of mechanics to go with some pretty damn fine visuals. Beyond is often meandering and lunk-headed, but it has moments of magic that make it an enjoyable enough way to spend a few hours if you can persevere through its failings.

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Thumbsticks
Aug 21, 2019

If you’re a fan of Beyond: Two Souls and want to revisit its world, this is easily the best way to do it. The visuals look superb and the new additions are welcome. However, age hasn’t been kind to Beyond: Two Souls’ story. Without the innovative glean that made this game so unique, Beyond is a poorly written experience that lacks player engrossment. It feels like David Cage’s attempt at directing a movie and, sadly, a tacky one at that.

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Impulsegamer
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Dec 6, 2015

Whether choosing to play it in random or chronological order, neither of these options make it a compelling story.

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TechRaptor
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2019

Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive drama action-adventure with painfully inept writing. Ellen Page's top-notch acting can only carry it so far until it falls apart in a terminally inane climax.

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Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
4 / 10
Nov 27, 2015

The visuals still impress, but for a game obsessed with storytelling at all costs the dopey plot and underwritten characters in no way make up for the lack of gameplay.

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