• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2013
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  • Summary: Adventure through a vibrant papery world with your new friend Iota, a plucky messenger with a unique message to deliver-to you.This paper world is small enough to hold in your own two hands, allowing you to reach into the game with your god-like powers and help Iota complete this veryAdventure through a vibrant papery world with your new friend Iota, a plucky messenger with a unique message to deliver-to you.This paper world is small enough to hold in your own two hands, allowing you to reach into the game with your god-like powers and help Iota complete this very special delivery. Expand
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  1. Positive: 76 out of 82
  2. Negative: 0 out of 82
  1. Jan 1, 2014
    100
    Tearaway is one of those rare games that gets exponentially better with its ending.
  2. Nov 28, 2013
    95
    A love letter to creativity and the PS Vita, Tearaway is a game you shouldn't miss and it is a real system seller.
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    93
    It sincerely believes that imagination really is the most important faculty, and in turn, succeeded in transporting me back to a time when I built strange worlds equipped with nothing but crayons and card.
  4. Nov 20, 2013
    90
    By casting the player as a character in the game, and through the use of the Vita camera, this title makes us reevaluate where a game world stops and reality begins.
  5. Nov 20, 2013
    88
    Moving and unique, funny and imaginative: Tearaway is an amazing experience with a few nuisances preventing it to become the true masterpiece PlayStation Vita deserves.
  6. Nov 25, 2013
    80
    A charming vindication of the PS Vita, that uses the console’s many abilities to the fullest – even if that does mean you’re left wanting more.
  7. Nov 20, 2013
    60
    Tearaway is cheerful, clever, and colorful, but never quite attains the masterful blend of art and gameplay exhibited by developer Media Molecule's previous efforts, the LittleBigPlanet games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    10
    Quite possibly, one of the best handheld games I've ever played! It's as if you're involved in the game somehow with the many features on theQuite possibly, one of the best handheld games I've ever played! It's as if you're involved in the game somehow with the many features on the Vita. A very unique creative game that even makes Nintendo games look pale compared to Tearaway. I highly recommend this! Money well spent. Kudos to media molecules Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2013
    10
    Absolutely brilliant. One of the best platformers of 2013. Flawless. Every vita owners should buy this game. It is truly unique in it's genre.Absolutely brilliant. One of the best platformers of 2013. Flawless. Every vita owners should buy this game. It is truly unique in it's genre. From it's level design to the atmosphere to the graphics, it really is an experience that you can't afford to miss. Especially if you like platforming and puzzle games. Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2015
    10
    This game is what should of been the launch title of the vita in my opinion. The game is a perfect show off title for the vitas capabilities,This game is what should of been the launch title of the vita in my opinion. The game is a perfect show off title for the vitas capabilities, it uses the front and back touchscreen, the camera, gyro controls and more. The game looks gorgeous and the paper comes to life on the brilliant OLED screen.
    Gameplay wise I can't fault it, a platform/adventure title it sees you collecting items, killing bad guys and making things by drawing with the vitas touch screen. Everything is made of paper and moves just like it.
    The poor marketing decisions by Sony has hampered the vita and I firmly believe if this was the title that launched with the vita it would be doing so much better.
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  4. Dec 1, 2013
    10
    This game is a piece of art. Among the few truly great exclusive titles on the Vita, Wipeout 2048, Uncharted GA, Killzone Mercenary, TearawayThis game is a piece of art. Among the few truly great exclusive titles on the Vita, Wipeout 2048, Uncharted GA, Killzone Mercenary, Tearaway is something special. Instead of creating a regular 3d world Media Molecule created a living, breathing paper world. Every single detail in this game makes the experience a pleasure. A must own title for anyone who can appreciate a charming game that provides a experience off the beaten pass of fps et. a. Expand
  5. Mar 25, 2016
    9
    A truly fantastic game, so colourful, fun and great controls, using all of the vita controls perfectly. The art style is lovely and the musicA truly fantastic game, so colourful, fun and great controls, using all of the vita controls perfectly. The art style is lovely and the music is also brilliant. You can even put your face in the game what's not to love. Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2013
    9
    The world Media Molecule has created is one of the most original and imaginative of all time. The way paper is creatively used for many thingsThe world Media Molecule has created is one of the most original and imaginative of all time. The way paper is creatively used for many things is beautiful. And their cast of quirky characters, along with the neat and heartwarming story are charming beyond belief. The graphics, controls, framerate are all so smooth and perfect. Everything actually looks and feels like paper. The physics are critical in this feel, and they're spot on as well: every piece of paper you walk on moves believably.

    Just play Tearway asap
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  7. Jan 8, 2022
    6
    To be honest for me it was just a really dull experience. I get it that ps vita have a lot of inputs options... But whole game is built aroundTo be honest for me it was just a really dull experience. I get it that ps vita have a lot of inputs options... But whole game is built around that unnecessary inputs like blowing into the microphone or rubbing back screen. The gameplay is nowhere near great platformers, like those from nintendo for example. But it's kinda fresh though... Only for an hour. Expand

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