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  • Summary: In a magical sky borne world, assume the role of a powerful Spirit Guardian charged with restoring life and balance. Command the Peeps, your loyal servants, to feed, fight, build, and sacrifice themselves for the greater good in a quest to release your entombed brethren.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 25, 2016
    90
    Tethered is a delightful experience that shows the immense range of genres that can benefit from being brought to virtual reality. It boasts a playful and thoughtful approach to strategic god games whilst bringing you wholly into its world. For PSVR owners looking for something a little different, Tethered is utterly essential.
  2. 85
    Despite falling shy of true greatness, Tethered is nonetheless just what Sony's new gaming platform needs to convince the naysayers of its suitability for ‘traditional’ gaming experiences. This is one PSVR title that you’ll want to hold onto.
  3. Nov 21, 2016
    83
    Tethered is a smart, inventive and funny game with a clever control scheme. One of the best PSVR games out there.
  4. Oct 27, 2016
    80
    Another genuinely great PlayStation VR title, that offers innovative gameplay and presentation rather than just tech demo novelty.
  5. Apr 19, 2017
    76
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 27, 2016
    70
    This is an unusual, engaging and worthwhile bit of counter programming. [Christmas 2016, p.91]
  7. Apr 26, 2017
    60
    Strategy games may be a niche market on console, but Tethered genuinely has its heart in the right place. With a little more autonomy in its Peeps, it could have been a great game, instead of an above average one. Certainly a good choice if you want a lengthy VR game, though.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 31, 2016
    9
    Wow. When will they add some more of the highly positive critic reviews that are out there? Honestly, this game is a blast. Probably myWow. When will they add some more of the highly positive critic reviews that are out there? Honestly, this game is a blast. Probably my favorite VR experience yet and one of the first fully-fledged games for PS VR out there. I highly recommend it unless you absolutely hate strategy games.

    My only knock at it is that it can actually get really hard and also there's not really an endless mode once you've beaten the game.
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  2. Oct 29, 2016
    9
    Great and charming game - love the gameplay and the sense of feeling their god. One small issue that caught me was the occasional jittering ofGreat and charming game - love the gameplay and the sense of feeling their god. One small issue that caught me was the occasional jittering of the camera. Hopefully this can be fixed in an update. Expand
  3. Nov 2, 2016
    9
    By far the best PS VR game I have played. Simple yet entertaining, gameplay feels great and the atmosphere of the game is awesome. First gameBy far the best PS VR game I have played. Simple yet entertaining, gameplay feels great and the atmosphere of the game is awesome. First game that I have played over an hour straight Expand
  4. Oct 27, 2016
    9
    The best PSVR game so far, You can spend hours in this virtual world helping those little bastards, the only downside, a very sporadic tracking errors
  5. Oct 27, 2016
    9
    This game is awesome. It's like you are really responsible for these little guys well being. The gameplay mechanics are awesome and there isThis game is awesome. It's like you are really responsible for these little guys well being. The gameplay mechanics are awesome and there is plenty of content. The graphics are awesome, clear, and crisp. There are like 13 levels @ 30-45 mins a piece. With 6-8 hours of game play for 30 bucks it is currently the best value for PS VR in terms of content for price. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2016
    8
    If you like god-like games, this is for you. Very nice graphics, simple mechanics, and the feeling of being a true god watching your followersIf you like god-like games, this is for you. Very nice graphics, simple mechanics, and the feeling of being a true god watching your followers do what you say, very good.

    Only at times it gets a bit crazy when you must select your minions during battle, there should be another system additional to the look-at selection mode.
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  7. Dec 31, 2017
    6
    Tethered is a VR god game. In VR this game has perspective that makes it look like your playing over a table top. A pretty cool experience andTethered is a VR god game. In VR this game has perspective that makes it look like your playing over a table top. A pretty cool experience and very pretty but not really my thing. Expand

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