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Tearaway Review

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Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

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

Platforms: PS Vita and PS4

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Platform

Developer: Media Molecule (@MediaMolecule)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 9 hours and 12 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 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.

CostsCosts

Tearaway usually costs £12.99 to £15.99.
 

Tearaway

PlayStation Store PS Vita £12.99

Tearaway Unfolded

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 8+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. 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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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.


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