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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Tearaway on PlayStation Vita and Tearaway Unfolded on PlayStation 4 create a game world entirely from paper as the setting for this fantastical adventure. It’s beautiful and funny, and offers a running, jumping exploration challenge. Drawing on Algonquian North American native folklore, it creates a story about identity and bravery against the odds in a quest to reach the source of life. Whether played on the portable PlayStation Vita or PlayStation 4, it uses unusual motion, camera and touch controls to draw the player into the action.

Junior school children will enjoy the exuberant challenge, and parents will appreciate the way the game rewards progress with physical cardboard cut-out models of the game’s characters ready to colour, stick and fold.

There is also a version available for the PlayStation Vita that follows a similar story but using that system's touch screens and camera.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/11/2013, updated in 2015

Platforms: PS Vita and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Adventure, Traversal (Narrative and Platform)

Developer: Media Molecule (@MediaMolecule)




Play Time: This game will take between 9 hours and 12 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. A second player can use a related app to collaborate on the moments in the game where you design items.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Fear.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for mild impact.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. There are some moments that require more skill, but Tearaway works well for young players. The two-player version of the game on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 is a good way to start younger children on the game.


Tearaway usually costs £15.99.

Tearaway Unfolded

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Tearaway Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MediaMolecule) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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