Arca's Path

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews
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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2018

We’ve said it multiple times this year and we’ll say it again; games like Arca’s Path VR are why we bought VR to begin with.

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A or higher
Jan 4, 2019

At first glance, Arca’s Path looks like a simple marble game. But it is much more than that. The story helps motivate you to keep going through the challenging levels. And the hand's free controls work extremely well, and ties into what the protagonist is going through. I really enjoyed Arca’s Path, and recommend you add it to your growing VR library.

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85 / 100
Dec 4, 2018

Arca's Path VR's use of gaze controls really helps to make it feel unique but intuitive. It's a bit short, but still well worth the investment for the meditative experience it provides.

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7.9 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Arca's Path is a VR game that'll keep your heart in your throat as you attempt to master its super-challenging stages while trying not to fall into the abyss below.

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the_nmac
8 / 10
Jan 10, 2019

Arca's Path VR is a neat PlayStation VR game that you can either invest small bits of time or dedicate bigger chunks of time for long runs. It's a beautiful, serene world to fall into with some fun and skill-based gameplay as you try to keep that marble on the path. Due to the simple control scheme as well, this is a great VR title for anyone to play, even newbies into VR with easy controls.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2019

Arca’s Path is the type of game that I can recommend to both VR veterans and to those who have never played games much at all. The easy to grasp control scheme of just looking where you want the ball to go makes it simple to pick this game up.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2018

Arca's Path is simple enough for VR newbies to enjoy, but also complicated enough to be a satisfying game for anyone.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2017

Arca's Path strips away familiar virtual reality gimmicks and gives players a serene, occasionally challenging puzzle game that requires no controllers, just the simple motion of your head. Though it runs quite short, it's a peaceful space that offers another glimpse at what the platform offers.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2018

Arca's Path is at its best when it's giving the player long and curving paths to cruise along and at its worst when it forces you to be tediously meticulous along short narrow paths. I understand the need for these slower sections in order to present the player with a challenge, but there aren't enough of those purely fun rewarding portions to make up for the frustration. Beautifully designed and an interesting idea, Arca's Path rarely expands beyond the simplicity of its novelty in a meaningful enough way. It wasn't long before I wanted to untie my hands from behind my back and actually use a controller. I'm glad it exists simply to try things outside of the box in VR, but this is a building block, not a definer.

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60 / 100
Dec 17, 2018

Arca’s Path is at once a flowery, majestic adventure that immerses you in the magic of its world and in the madness of its moments, while also presenting another side that consists of a mundane, empty trek through a dead world.

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