Paper Beast

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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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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VRSinge

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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
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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Push Square

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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 / 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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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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