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  • Summary: Adventure through a vibrant papery world with your new friend Iota, a plucky messenger with a unique message to deliver-to you.This paper world is small enough to hold in your own two hands, allowing you to reach into the game with your god-like powers and help Iota complete this very special delivery. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 76 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Jan 1, 2014
    Tearaway is one of those rare games that gets exponentially better with its ending.
  2. Nov 28, 2013
    A love letter to creativity and the PS Vita, Tearaway is a game you shouldn't miss and it is a real system seller.
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    It sincerely believes that imagination really is the most important faculty, and in turn, succeeded in transporting me back to a time when I built strange worlds equipped with nothing but crayons and card.
  4. Nov 20, 2013
    A handheld masterpiece, and a shining example of how unique hardware features should be handled. Its short running time is mostly overshadowed by its compelling mix of platforming, combat, and personalisation – a brilliantly crafted gameplay combination that'll keep you glued to the wonderful world that Media Molecule has created.
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    Moving and unique, funny and imaginative: Tearaway is an amazing experience with a few nuisances preventing it to become the true masterpiece PlayStation Vita deserves.
  6. Nov 25, 2013
    A charming vindication of the PS Vita, that uses the console’s many abilities to the fullest – even if that does mean you’re left wanting more.
  7. Nov 20, 2013
    Tearaway is cheerful, clever, and colorful, but never quite attains the masterful blend of art and gameplay exhibited by developer Media Molecule's previous efforts, the LittleBigPlanet games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    A truly amazing game in every way. The music, the gameplay and the control scheme that takes full advantage of the vita without being gimmicky. The way everything you do effects the world and at the end every bit of influence you had shows in the levels it truly amazing and the story is also brilliant with a very touching and motivating message. Do yourself a favour and get this game. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2013
    Quite possibly, one of the best handheld games I've ever played! It's as if you're involved in the game somehow with the many features on the Vita. A very unique creative game that even makes Nintendo games look pale compared to Tearaway. I highly recommend this! Money well spent. Kudos to media molecules Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2014
    Phenomenal game that truly deserves a perfect 10. Iota is adorable and so fun to play, the visuals and music are top class and the story is very unique and amusing. A must for every Vita owner. Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2013
    tearaway is absolutely incredible. it has an unique style with immersion that is unrivaled by any other portable game. It deserves the 10/10 rating. definitely a must have vita game. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2013
    Much like LittleBigPlanet, Media Molecule shows their full creativity with Tearaway. As a platformer, it succeeds. The papercraft visuals and the nice soundtrack complement this game very well. This is a gem that shines bright like Sony Japan Studio's The Puppeteer. This is a must own title and should not be passed up any Vita owner. Expand
  6. Dec 1, 2013
    Words cant describe the the charm and beauty of this game. It your looking for something truly unique you MUST play this game. Sony truly knocked this one out of the park. Media molecule is truly a gifted devoper Expand
  7. Feb 23, 2014
    The game is quite short (Seriously, even picking up 100% you will take a maximum of 7-8 hours) and everything else is pretty easy, not to mention platform elements. However, the game uses the maximum Vita and has a very sweet and beautiful style. But believe me, it's not a platformer and even bit-em-up. Expand

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