Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Mar 23, 2020
    100
    Whilst a little tricky at times, Paper Beast is an experience every PSVR owner should play at some point as it is quite simply a one-of-a-kind experience. Pixel Reef and Eric Chahi create a gorgeous ecosystem where animals, plants, natural resources, and the elements all work harmoniously to keep one another alive. All of this is done with incredibly complex and beautiful paper creatures that you will marvel at as they walk on by you in the dry deserts and cold tundras. And, when the simulation you are in is over, you might come away valuing the life on Earth in reality, just a little bit more.
  2. 95
    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.
  3. Mar 30, 2020
    90
    Paper Beast is a beautiful experience that's only really possible in VR.
  4. Mar 23, 2020
    90
    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.
  5. Mar 25, 2020
    85
    A rather short, but tremendously fascinating and relaxed puzzle trip through a world full of bizarre creatures and mechanisms.
  6. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    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.
  7. Mar 24, 2020
    80
    It’s as much environment as level, alien and weird but also beautiful, and that remains true for every stage and scene from the weird J-pop beginning all the way through the end of Paper Beast‘s deteriorating digital world.
  8. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    An extremely relaxing title, inspired and full of important hidden messages to interpret.
  9. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    With Paper Beast, Eric Chahi goes for a holy trinity of VR development. It is a game not content with just one miracle, be it the authentic, almost documentarian approach to a virtual ecosystem, nor the technical milestones such a feat requires. Even its set of puzzles somehow emerge as a remarkably natural extension of its core themes and systems, creating a cohesive and curiously precious VR game to be preserved and savoured. Though it usually comes with unintended pitfalls, Paper Beast proves playing god can be great from time to time.
  10. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    An exclusive experience like no other, a beautiful statement on the natural world and the influence technology can have on it.
  11. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    A whimsical and engrossing VR puzzle adventure, who’s lack of hand-holding and gentle discoveries prove consistently engaging and relaxing.
  12. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    Paper Beast isn’t perfect; like a dream, the game just ends without warning. But the trip is such a joyous, meditative experience it’s worth this parting burst of confusion. If you’ve got a PSVR, Paper Beast should be high on your to-play list.
  13. Mar 23, 2020
    77
    Paper Beast is weird, very weird, and we think that’s a good thing. This puzzle-based adventure is one of the most unique adventures we’ve played in VR, and we definitely recommend it if you’re looking for something different.
  14. Mar 30, 2020
    70
    Paper Beast isn't a revolutionary title, but if the idea of a short voyage into an original alien environment sounds like a blast, then this may be well worth your time.
  15. Mar 26, 2020
    70
    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.
  16. Mar 25, 2020
    70
    Despite its "VR Experience" tag, Paper Beast manages to bring a new wind to the genre by allowing the player a great freedom of action, even if some of the enigmas feel baldy designed.
  17. 70
    Paper Beast is a memorable VR experience like no other, letting you play god in a world that feels godless. If only its puzzles – sometimes creative, but other times frustrating – didn’t get in its way, it would be an unconditional recommendation for lovers of bizarre escapism.
  18. Mar 23, 2020
    70
    Despite some concerns about precision and sometimes repetitive puzzles, the scenery is there. It's up to you to decide whether you want to embark with Eric Chahi or not.
  19. Mar 23, 2020
    70
    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.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Mar 24, 2020
    9
    Muito interessante e intrigante, alem de belos gráficos gostei muito desse jogo
  2. Mar 29, 2020
    10
    Amazing ! BEAU-TI-FUL !! Breath-taking !!!
    Paper Beast is more than a video game, it is another world experience. Unforgetable !!!!