Percentile Rank

Tethered (VR) is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Oct 25, 2016

Tethered is a delightful experience that shows the immense range of genres that can benefit from being brought to virtual reality. It boasts a playful and thoughtful approach to strategic god games whilst bringing you wholly into its world. For PSVR owners looking for something a little different, Tethered is utterly essential.

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ThisGenGaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2016

Secret Sorcery has crafted a magical adventure in Tethered that is an absolute must play if you have a PlayStation VR.

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SelectButton
9 / 10
9 / 10
Nov 21, 2016

Tethered is a magical strategy game, with cute characters, and enjoyable gameplay mechanics. It’s been quite some time since I had fun with a God-like strategy game, and Tethered is one of the best PlayStation VR games currently available. It’s a shame there isn’t any way to continue a level after meeting the goal requirements, but each of the thirteen islands is quite lengthy.

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Pure Playstation
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2016

For me, Tethered is the first true full single player game for PlayStation VR. It's not just that it offers great value in terms of playtime, but it's a great game, too. There's more than meets the eye with this cute little strategy game, and it's far too easy to get lost within its colourful worlds.

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Gert Lush Gaming
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2016

The first must own PSVR title is here!

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2016

Despite falling shy of true greatness, Tethered is nonetheless just what Sony's new gaming platform needs to convince the naysayers of its suitability for ‘traditional’ gaming experiences. This is one PSVR title that you’ll want to hold onto.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2016

Tethered is a solid strategy game with cute, fun aesthetics and engaging gameplay. If you're a fan of strategy or want a PSVR game with some more bite, you should definitely consider picking it up.

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IGN Italy
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2016

Tethered is a smart, inventive and funny game with a clever control scheme. One of the best PSVR games out there.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 8, 2017

Tethered is a fun release that is now available for all PlayStation 4 owners to enjoy. By removing the PS VR requirement, Secret Society has made it possible for millions of console owners to give this game a try. There's plenty of content to explore, and with a solid set of gameplay mechanic as its foundation, you'll be spending dozens of hours helping the Peeps succeed. Are you up for the challenge?

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

Tethered is a pleasant and relaxing game suited for players looking for a peaceful experience. Homewever, due to its peculiar gameplay, it's not a game which everyone can enjoy.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
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Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 27, 2016

Another genuinely great PlayStation VR title, that offers innovative gameplay and presentation rather than just tech demo novelty.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Turns up the speed on traditional god games and creates a clever tactical challenge with just the odd frustration left in its transfer from VR to 2D.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 30, 2016

Tethered is an excellent God-like strategy game with tight controls, superb gameplay mechanics, and great presentation. If you're looking for a calm, relaxing, and enjoyable virtual reality experience with plenty of hours of content, then this is the perfect title for you.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2017

Easy-to-learn RTS, which proves, that there is a place for more complex games on PlayStation VR.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2017

There is a lot to like about Tethered. I have played a handful of strategy games in virtual reality now, and most have multiple hits and misses. Tethered is almost all hit, with fun gameplay and an adorable visual aesthetic. Best of all? It is a full and proper game and not a lightweight proof of concept like so many other VR titles.

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Hey Poor Player
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
May 6, 2017

Imagine you stand in front of a kitchen table. The only things on this table are three cute little mice. Aww. Hey there, little guys. You are tasked with keeping these three mice from crawling off the table. Okay, you might imagine, easy enough. But oh wait, there’s a catch; you can’t just stand with your feet on the floor. The floor is lava.

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 1, 2016

Due to the simplicity of the gameplay, the small number of buildings, and the general ease of play, Tethered is rather limited in its replay value, and the presence of leaderboards isn’t enough to compensate for this.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Oct 31, 2016

The cute, colorful world of Tethered is quite inviting for players even if they’re new to strategy games. With its easy to understand mechanics and control scheme, many might find themselves drawn in more than they expect.

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God is a Geek
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

Strategy games may be a niche market on console, but Tethered genuinely has its heart in the right place. With a little more autonomy in its Peeps, it could have been a great game, instead of an above average one. Certainly a good choice if you want a lengthy VR game, though.

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