Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 23, 2020
    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. Apr 6, 2020
    Paper Beast is one of the more unique VR games available for the PlayStation 4. Its puzzle mechanics and simple story are effective and fit perfectly with VR. While the game is short, the connections made with the Paper Beast's creature and world will have players thinking about it for days to come. If PlayStation 4 owners have access to a VR headset, Paper Beast is a must play.
  4. Mar 30, 2020
    Paper Beast is a beautiful experience that's only really possible in VR.
  5. 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.
  6. Mar 25, 2020
    A rather short, but tremendously fascinating and relaxed puzzle trip through a world full of bizarre creatures and mechanisms.
  7. Apr 8, 2020
    Paper Beast is more of an experience than a game. Being done in VR definitely enhances the mood of the game. There is no hand holding. You must figure out what needs to be done in each level based on the environment and the actions of the animals that inhabit said level. This can lead to some frustration, but overall the game does an excellent job of laying the necessary bread crumbs for the player to suss out the solution. 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.
  8. Apr 7, 2020
    Paper Beast is a peculiar experience that will give VR veterans a reason to go back to Playstation VR.
  9. Apr 6, 2020
    Playing Paper Beast is like experiencing a Tim Burton style fever dream that'll keep you perplexed and intrigued throughout.
  10. Apr 2, 2020
    Paper Beast is a wonderful puzzle game that features a stunning soundtrack, a poignant story, and some tender moments that leave you breathless.
  11. 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.
  12. Mar 24, 2020
    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.
  13. Mar 23, 2020
    An extremely relaxing title, inspired and full of important hidden messages to interpret.
  14. Mar 23, 2020
    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.
  15. Mar 23, 2020
    An exclusive experience like no other, a beautiful statement on the natural world and the influence technology can have on it.
  16. Mar 23, 2020
    A whimsical and engrossing VR puzzle adventure, who’s lack of hand-holding and gentle discoveries prove consistently engaging and relaxing.
  17. Mar 23, 2020
    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.
  18. Mar 23, 2020
    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.
  19. Apr 7, 2020
    Mediocre graphics are Paper Beast's main detractor, which is a shame - especially since, rather paradoxically, the game's unique art style is a major plus. Smooth controls and an enjoyable sandbox mode are other reasons to give this title a chance.
  20. Apr 6, 2020
    Paper Beast is a wondrous game. The paper animals all behave in their own ways, and the setup of this game is both confusing and intuitive. It's just like a dream.
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  1. Apr 6, 2020
    Eric Chahi's back with a game defined by passion, surprise, heart and beauty. [Eurogamer Essential]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. Mar 24, 2020
    Muito interessante e intrigante, alem de belos gráficos gostei muito desse jogo
  2. Mar 29, 2020
    Amazing ! BEAU-TI-FUL !! Breath-taking !!!
    Paper Beast is more than a video game, it is another world experience. Unforgetable !!!!