Paper Beast Reviews

Paper Beast is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
70 / 100
Aug 5, 2020

Paper Beast's origami animals delight, but the resulting game is less than the sum of its parts.

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Essential
Apr 6, 2020

Eric Chahi's back with a game defined by passion, surprise, heart and beauty.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 23, 2020

A whimsical and engrossing VR puzzle adventure, who's lack of hand-holding and gentle discoveries prove consistently engaging and relaxing.

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9 / 10
Mar 30, 2020

Paper Beast is a beautiful experience that's only really possible in VR.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2020

Paper Beast is a wonderful puzzle game that features a stunning sondtrack, a poignant story, and some tender moments that leave you breathless.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2020

Paper Beast is a fascinating migratory tale that highlights the power of collaboration and mutual help. Too bad its distinctive graphic style is brought down by terrible textures and the Sandbox mode is only the shadow of what it could have been.

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80 / 100
Apr 8, 2020

Playing Paper Beast is very akin to kicking back, chilling out, and listening to a Pink Floyd album — you are left in a contemplative state of mind.

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Push Square
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 23, 2020

Paper Beast is an unusual but well realised world in PSVR. The interplay between you, the environments, and all the plants and animals is fun to discover, and it really does offer up some great moments throughout the story. Some of the puzzles are a little too obtuse, but overall the freedom you're given to experiment leads to a greatly unique experience. The Sandbox mode adds some longevity, and allows you to really tinker with all the game's elements. We're not sure we'd call this an absolute must-have, but it's utterly unique and captivating in a way only VR games can be.

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9.5 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

Paper Beast is a jaw-dropping science fiction tale that immerses the player in a unique, visionary world. Though its puzzles can feel abstract at times, the rewards for completing them are great. Paper Beast is a benchmark in VR game design. This is a game that people will be talking about in thirty years.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2020

Eric Chahi's latest creation is a worthwhile PlayStation VR experience, especially if you like your worlds to be mysterious and interesting to explore. The game never holds your hand, instead leaving it up to you to discover its secrets. The puzzles can feel confusing at first until you get used to the game's unexplained mechanics, although the simple controls help things along. Even though the story is short, the sandbox mode will keep players coming back to this unique environment until your imagination runs out.

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VRSinge
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 31, 2020

Paper Beast is a separate work in the PlayStation VR catalog. Its strange universe and its endearing beasts are its strengths, as is the beauty of certain panoramas, especially those at night, which undeniably allow the player to escape. Special mention to the sequence of the oil spill which seems to arise from a temporal fault ... The game mechanics partly recall a previous game by Eric Chahi, From Dust , but what a pity that only the travel by teleportation is proposed. Paper Beast is a good game, but with free movement it would be much better.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2020

Paper Beast is a unique look at a reactive living world. It's a game that makes you feel like you're exploring an alien habitat through the lens of an interactive nature documentary. It's filled with (occasionally obtuse) natural, organic environmental puzzles. A personal and contemplative experience, Paper Beast could only be better if it were narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

It is, in short, a work that we recommend to all fans of the legendary French developer, as well as to puzzle game fans and anyone who wants to try the fanciful Sandbox mode, which will allow the most imaginative players to create and destroy somewhat whimsical biosystems.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

Paper Beast allows players to lose themselves inside pastel daydreams of soft shapes and delicate zoology. They could also lose patience with some tedious mechanics and suspicious tests of logic. Paper Beast is full of gratifying ingenuity, beautiful optimism, and elegant communication. And maybe an overabundance of zealous whimsy.

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7 / 10
Mar 25, 2020

Wilfully frenetic, Paper Beast is by turns highly detailed and oddly lacking. Despite this unevenness, this is a game with plenty to show off.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2020

Paper Beast is a peculiar experience that will give VR veterans a reason to go back to Playstation VR.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 24, 2020

Paper Beast is a unique adventure/puzzler set in a simulated world that reacts however you tell it to, once you figure out its rules.

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The Digital Fix
Posted by Seb Hawden
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

Paper Beast blew me away. It was not what I was expecting at all and it challenged me, not too much but just enough to get my brain working. Its beautiful, it sounds amazing and its a game like no other on PlayStation VR. If you want to play something a bit different, just go and buy it. It will not be everyone's cup of tea but I can see a lot of people really enjoying it. I did.

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2020

Every inch of Paper Beast is engineered to perfection. From the sprawling mouldable environments to the diverse and unique ecosystem, everything is interactive and engaging. I had an absolute blast with this title, and I think the majority of PSVR players need to play this at least once in their lifetime.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2020

A mixture of first person puzzle adventure and surreal wildlife simulation is breathtaking at first sight, but shallow at second.

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