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Paper Trail

Newfangled Games
May 21, 2024 - Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

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8 / 10
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9.5 / 10
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Recommended
Xbox Achievements
80%
VGC
4 / 5
TheGamer
4 / 5
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
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Critic Reviews for Paper Trail

Paper Trail is a charming game with an interesting and unique puzzle mechanic. The story doesn’t quite reach the emotional highs that we were expecting but it’s still a sweet coming-of-age tale set in a gorgeous world complemented by a beautifully atmospheric soundtrack.

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For what Paper Trail sets out to do - it does so with a clear passion and mastery of craft that is rarely seen in the industry today. While not everyone might resonate with the story in the same way that I have, those who do will feel every fold and every step of Paige's journey through a whimsical and wonderfully designed world that manages to mix an inventive new twist on top-down puzzling with a heartening premise that will sit with me for a long time.

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Paper Trail is a pretty game that, while not too difficult, is definitely worth checking out for fans of puzzle games.

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Sustaining its paper-folding hook across reams of compelling 2D levels, Paper Trail is a pretty unique puzzling adventure, with endearing characters, an engaging fairy tale look, and a procession of smartly executed paper conundrums. This is some good sheet.

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Charming yet challenging, Paper Trail is a beautifully designed game that will have you perplexed by its page-folding puzzles. A generous hint system ensures players won't get so stuck that they get frustrated, while collecting all the origami is a task that will likely turn even the most ardent puzzle fan's brain to pulp.

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Paper Trail is a beautifully crafted adventure that utilises origami techniques to create a unique puzzle game with cosy vibes, stunning illustrations, and a captivating storyline. It had my attention from the first fold to the final destination, and the journey was beautiful.

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A beautiful paper-folding puzzler that screwed up the last remaining scraps of my self esteem and yeeted them into the bin.

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