Paper Beast

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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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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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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7.2 / 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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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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