• 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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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: 35 out of 51
  2. Negative: 2 out of 51
  1. Jan 27, 2021
    10
    El juego es hermoso, para grandes y chicos, me ha encantado. No sólo lo he jugado yo, también mi familia, es un de mis juegos favoritos queEl juego es hermoso, para grandes y chicos, me ha encantado. No sólo lo he jugado yo, también mi familia, es un de mis juegos favoritos que una historia bella y una trama que construyes a base de implementar tus ideas e imaginación en un videojuego, y papel 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. Jul 6, 2016
    9
    Think you've seen it all in video gaming?, Tearaway Unfolded would like to have a word with you. What an amazing experience this game was.Think you've seen it all in video gaming?, Tearaway Unfolded would like to have a word with you. What an amazing experience this game was. This game is not perfect, it has a decent amount of blemishes from story to general gameplay, but wow I never played anything like it before, and the strengths of this game can make anyone overlook it's blemishes. I will start with it's weaknesses, the game to a lot can be a little too long; and I agree it does drag on, and to be honest the way the game is structured; it really could've ended when you finish each "chapter", and it indeed suprised me each time the game continued after each chapter ended, "Chapter 3 felt forced at first to me at first, but I quickly grew to realized it had the most amazing and unique level design in the whole game.The gameplay I loved, but to alot of people will be a turnoff, simple but really unique platforming, there are also no guns, mostly just throwing objects at enemies or using your light-bar for combat. Most of the side missions were unique, but half of it was very elementary; and ok, but sometimes a bland linear open world. Now I can't stop gushing at the positives for this game. It really literally utilizes every aspect of the controller, which I loved. The lightbar, motion control, touchpad (especially loved drawing) all formed a very fun and amazing experience I've never had before in gaming. Seeing your creation in the world is AMAZING, hearing your voice in the game is AMAZING!!! Wandering off course looking for secret boxes were fun. The platforming and gameplay really shines in chapter two and three, one of the most unique/fun platforming experiences I've ever had. The story was meh, but the ending to me was cute. To me, although it did seemed like chapter 1 was an huge tutorial, chapter 2 and 3 had amazing gameplay and platforming utilizing the ps4 controller. I also forgot to mention I love the papery world, it felt real and authentic, major points for creativity!!!To end, this is not an game for everyone (casual dude bro gamers), but for hardcore gamers and looking for something unique, this is an amazing experience. No one can play though this game and say it isn't cool, or an amazing experience. Expand
  5. Apr 26, 2016
    8
    Tearaway Unfolded
    When too much of a good thing becomes bad
    Tearaway unfolded is the extended version of the original 3d platformer on vita
    Tearaway Unfolded
    When too much of a good thing becomes bad
    Tearaway unfolded is the extended version of the original 3d platformer on vita that this time takes advantage of the ps4s controller…
    While this game is insanely charming during the first 4 hours, it quickly turns into feeling like a gimmick..
    This game is gorgeous and charming…
    You play as you..
    literally you.. with a controller and everything
    This game breaks the 4th wall from the start…
    A giant hole is ripped in the sky that lets in these ugly newspaper scraps that take the color away from this papercrafter world..
    And its up to you to help the messenger rid this world of scrap paper as well as deliver its message to you.
    And to make this message even more yours, you get to customize your messenger in any way you can think of..
    The game starts out so clever with you using the light on your ps4 controller to clean up the scraps
    you have very little controller over the messenger at first
    as you progress through the game you gradually gain more control and are able to jump…
    swipe the touch pad to create wind in the game…
    tilt the controller to effect platforms later on, and in one level the entire world…
    but ultimately this quickly starts to feel like a controller demo rather than a game…
    And this simply comes down to just trying way too much…
    The game is constantly adding more to your plate when you have plenty of tools in using the light to clean the environment and battle the scraps…
    Using the touchpad to create objects within the world for the main story and as sidequests adding an awesome layer of magic to the game…
    seeing a character or item without color in the world and taking their picture to help them get it back…
    All of the swiping and tilting added on later in the game is just too much…
    They satisfy your appetite for something new and then force you to eat another plate before you can have desert…
    The same can be found in the story itself..
    it drags on way too long…
    This is a 10 to 12 hour story depending on if you care to do side activities…
    But bgy hour 4 I was ready for the credits to come.. and not because I was tired of the game.. but because it felt like it was time…
    that the pacing has set up for this to be the end..
    wrong…
    okay I forgive you.. the game is halfway over.. you give me another rollercoaster to go on..save my pet that I randomly met and have no connection to at all for another 4 hours..
    okay..
    im going to save him..
    This is the end..
    im ready for the credits.. wow this was such a good game..
    Wrong..
    not the end.. have just one more plate
    this leaves what starts out to be you sitting down to eat a freshly bakes slice of pie and ends up being, a pie eating contest…
    There are so many chapters that add nothing to the story..
    I feel like they were just there to be there.. to add padding…
    and again the same can be said for the swiping with the wind and tilting the controller…
    with throwing objects into your controller to swipe them back out…
    it feels crammed and forced.
    These things should have been saved for a sequel.
    And next time, they should fold it back up…
    WhileTearway Unfolded is one of the most charming platformers released in a while..
    I feel like the need to add and stretch gives a bitter taste to what could have otherwise been a sweet experience.
    I give tearaway unfolded
    an 8/10
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  6. Jul 29, 2020
    7
    This Game for a new commer will probably be an 8-9 but for others no
    Tearaway was meant to be a vita Game and that its why it was design the
    This Game for a new commer will probably be an 8-9 but for others no
    Tearaway was meant to be a vita Game and that its why it was design the way it was. When you make a ps4 game about its obviously not gonna be as good as the Og. Do not get me wrong the game is still enjoyable and fan to play BUT in comparison to the OG it faiis. Most of the game is the same as the Vita BUT lands have been expanded and more game mechanics were added. Some of them i liked such as making a craft plane and maneuver around,, some of them not so much so . Its a great effort to mimic every VITA mechanic to a ps4 Controller. Respect on the effort,

    Things i disliked on the ps4 version that ruined my experience:
    1: Camera usage. Plenty of times camera gets confusing because of it being placed the way it was and because every time you move your controller form its position it changes focus
    2: Wind and touch: You use the touch pad to create strong winds but when you need to use the touch pad to make the drum jumps, the wind might make platforming bad
    3: Loss Of iotas weapon in order to use the breaking of the 4rth wall mechanic, yes its good but gets repetitive.
    4: Some levels Don't have the same charm as vitas, such as the sky paper world
    The game passed its prime when it was very expensive, now its worth every pound out of its 15. i would highly recommend it.
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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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