• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2015
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  • Summary: The Tearaway Unfolded Crafted Edition includes a shiny Gold Leaf and a shining Gold Stamp to wear on your messenger, and an exclusive God of War and Journey costumes, allowing you to ‘journey’ through the world of Tearaway Unfolded in style. [Playstation.com]
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Tearaway Unfolded - PlayStation 4 Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. Sep 2, 2015
    100
    The best Vita game just became one of the best PS4 games. Utterly essential, buy this, so it can finally get the love it so richly deserves.
  2. Sep 4, 2015
    90
    Not just a 'director’s cut’ of the original. The new features are worth a purchase even if you played the PS Vita version.
  3. Oct 7, 2015
    90
    Charming, beautiful, and immense amounts of fun, Tearaway Unfolded is the perfect platformer for all ages.
  4. Sep 2, 2015
    82
    One of the best games on PS Vita transformed into a game that takes a great profit from Dual Shock 4 and adds some new areas and features. Iota has no rival as a postman.
  5. Sep 15, 2015
    80
    Tearaway Unfolded is a brilliant remake of the critically acclaimed Vita game. The mechanics are re-maped to work with the Dualshock 4 controller and works very well. Using all of the features of the controller you get full control over the world, and gets to help Atoi or Iota with their very important mission. Some of the tasks are pretty repetitive, but does not ruin the total experience.
  6. Sep 2, 2015
    80
    Tearaway Unfolded improves upon the original by adding innovative controls, a handy companion app, augmented reality features via the PS Camera, and a plethora of new content including expended environments with new quests. With this much whimsical content, it's going to be hard to tear away from my TV.
  7. Sep 2, 2015
    70
    Though Tearaway Unfolded does wonders with paper, it sometimes leaves you feeling flat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. Jan 4, 2016
    10
    I think every PS4 owner who likes videogames as a form of art should buy and play this game. Best use of the Dualshock 4 I've ever seen,I think every PS4 owner who likes videogames as a form of art should buy and play this game. Best use of the Dualshock 4 I've ever seen, innovative gameplay, unique moments, charming music, and one surprise after another. The level design is genius. I started playing this game and I couldn't put it down. It charmed me to the bones. One of my top games ever. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2015
    10
    Amazing game! So much fun to be had for all ages and the use of the Dualshock 4 is second to none. The level of detail in the paper world isAmazing game! So much fun to be had for all ages and the use of the Dualshock 4 is second to none. The level of detail in the paper world is incredible and unique. Must buy for any PS4 owner Expand
  3. Mar 25, 2017
    9
    Sugar, spice, and everything nice. Tearaway Unfolded is one of the warmest video game experience I've ever had. One that taps into yourSugar, spice, and everything nice. Tearaway Unfolded is one of the warmest video game experience I've ever had. One that taps into your creativity and delights you with wonderful platforming in worlds unlike any you've ever seen before. It's unique style makes for an unforgettable experience. The moment where I first bonded with my "Iota" will stick in my mind as one of my favorite video game moments.

    It's remarkable to see a game that makes use of each of the PS4's unique features the way this one does. Motion controls, the touch pad, and other stuff I won't spoil for you. The game makes use of PS4 functions that most of other game's seem to not know exist. It's all tied to some clever challenges and top-notch platforming.

    The real treat though is how the game tasks you with shaping it's world. You'll come across characters and events that require you to make objects that come to life right before you in game. Someone asks you to make some butterflies? Expect to see them flying around the world when you're done. Give someone a new face or name, and that's how they'll stay for the rest of the game. It's this sort of thing that makes Tearaway so special. You really feel like you're making your mark on the world in ways no other game has ever done. Sure, plenty of RPGs have you deciding outcomes by making the tough decisions, but how many games actually allow you to breath life into their world? Tearaway Unfolded is the only one that comes to mind for me.

    It's not perfect though. For example, drawing on the controllers small touch pad makes it hard to really make something beautiful. There's also the rare glitch, one of which I encountered forced me to have to restart the game. For the most part though things are fantastic and the gameplay is immensely enjoyable, even when the camera decides to misbehave.

    Give Tearaway Unfolded a shot. It's an incredible experience. One unlike anything else out there. It's brimming with heart, sweetness, and all around warmth and good spirit. Plus it's just all too rare to see a good 3rd person platformer out there. At least outside of a Nintendo system. It just so happens that this PS4 exclusive is one of the best. I have a hard time believing anyone could be too disappointed with this.
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  4. Oct 13, 2015
    9
    Tier 1
    + One of the most beautiful and immersive visual game experiences out there
    + Takes the "folded paper" concept and does everything
    Tier 1
    + One of the most beautiful and immersive visual game experiences out there
    + Takes the "folded paper" concept and does everything interesting with it that can be done, with spectacular level designs and game mechanics that flow seamlessly together
    + Excellent use of all of the features on the Dual Shock 4 controller
    + Creative, ambitious, and wild attention to detail
    ? Not too challenging, ramps up the difficulty slowly, but some difficulty comes from problematic design
    ? A lot of fun side quests, though there are issues with some (particularly carrying a certain gopher)
    - A lot of little rough patches around the edges, small issues where things don't present smoothly, mostly due to the scope of the game and weirdness of a lot of the folding paper mechanics
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  5. Jul 7, 2016
    8
    Have now found the invert camera option, so can play the gameHave now found the invert camera option, so can play the game :)........................................................................................ Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2016
    7
    Tearaway Unfolded is a beautifully crafted Playstation 4 port of the PS Vita best-seller Tearaway, and it's surprisingly fun. Created by MediaTearaway Unfolded is a beautifully crafted Playstation 4 port of the PS Vita best-seller Tearaway, and it's surprisingly fun. Created by Media Molecule, the creators of the LittleBigPlanet series, the game is set in a paper world which has been invaded by small monsters called scraps, which spawn from a giant hole that's mysteriously appeared in the sky.
    You have to choose between two cutely designed paper 'messengers': Iota (male) or Atoi (female). Their bodies are comprised of an envelope head, paper thin arms and legs and a cute backpack - the design is definitely one of my favourites. The game starts off with some questionable voice acting, before the player has to gain the trust of Iota/Atoi by pointing the DualShock 4 at the screen and using your Guiding Light to guide the character on-screen. The DualShock 4 is used for the majority of the game, luring scraps into traps, interacting with mechanisms and startling NPCs'!
    The DualShock 4's touchpad can also be used as a canvas, and allows the player to draw things and implement them into the game, though sometimes it can be quite difficult!
    The game has a beautiful art style, whose charm is difficult to find in modern games. The world is very interactive, allowing the player to utilise the DualShock 4 to draw things, perform tasks and much more. Additionally, there is so much side content such as creating papercraft structures and using the companion app/website, and the customisation allows you to customise your messenger however you wish using in-game currency - confetti. You can change everything from the colour of the character's body to it's selfie pose! That being said, there are some downsides. The voice acting is some of the worst I've seen, with the two talking 'guides' (one male and one female) having dreadful voices and hardly any expression in their voices. Additionally, some of the tasks like defeating scraps and performing tedious tasks such as throwing apples to activate mechanisms are a little repetitive. However, overall it's a great game and Media Molecule did a good job of porting the PS Vita game - this title definitely doesn't get the credit it deserves.
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  7. Aug 18, 2017
    0
    Sold after 5hrs. Such a horrendous and overrated game. The game is extremely tedious and the controls and the camera are horrendous. NotSold after 5hrs. Such a horrendous and overrated game. The game is extremely tedious and the controls and the camera are horrendous. Not recommended at all unless you want a boring game Expand

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