Slant – 10
If Tearaway were a diamond in the rough world of Vita gaming before, it's an exceedingly polished masterpiece on the PS4.
God is a Geek – 10
This is a new high bar for remaking games. From now on, Tearaway sits in a category all of its own.
NZGamer – 9.4
I never wanted a sequel to Tearaway, nor did I want a remaster. What we've got with Unfolded is something that's somewhere in the middle, and somehow achieves more than a typical sequel or remaster ever could. It's a fresh take on the same ideas that made Tearaway so good, and even if the different hardware means it doesn't capture that feeling of "holding a world in your hand" as well as the Vita game, Unfolded is still a must-play for anyone with a PS4, regardless of whether or not you've played the original.
TrustedReviews – 9
We didn’t think it was possible, but Tearaway Unfolded has surpassed the original PS Vita version. It’s story is longer, more expansive and the papercraft even more impressive. It manages to celebrate the PS4 and the DualShock 4 in its gameplay too, making the overall game package completely appealing and utterly adorable.
PS Nation – 9
What we’re left with though is one of the most unique titles on the PlayStation 4. This is a really long game with a lot to find, making replays a must and at $40 it’s an absolute steal. Even with the occasional control issues, this is one game that everyone needs in their collection.
CG Magazine – 9
Even more worthy of your attention than it was on PS Vita, so do yourself a favor and give this game the love that it deserves.
PushSquare – 9
Tearaway Unfolded is so imaginitive that you'll feel yourself wanting to applaud it at points. An occasionally clunky camera and some narrative issues do threaten to screw up this paper-based platformer, but the quirky controls and sheer variety of the gameplay will keep a smile glued to your face. Pitch-perfect presentation and a well-executed conclusion ensure that this remixed release is in tip-top shape, while the sheer wealth of collectibles give it value long after the credits roll.
Atomix – 88
Tearaway Unfolded is not just a port of the Vita game on PS4, is a completely re-imagined experience for the home console and the capabilities of its controller. It looks pretty good on PS4 with slight problems in its camera. The Media Molecule’s game deserves be played by all PlayStation Fans.
IGN Spain – 8.3
Not only a good port, but a great exclusive game that stands out for its staging and colorful original visuals.
HobbyConsoles – 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.
Gameblog.FR – 8
Tearaway Unfolded takes all the good things from the PS Vita Version to make them bigger and better on PS4. Your Dual Shock controller will be your first ally in this superb and refreshing adventure.
DigitalChumps – 8
Surrounded by a weapons-grade aura of jubilation, Tearaway Unfolded rejects traditional applications of skepticism. Criticism just evaporates under tidal waves of color and personality, positive themes and excessive joy, and the heart-melting sentiment of its ending.
TheSixthAxis – 8
Tearaway was a game deserving of a much greater audience than the one that it got on the PS Vita, but Unfolded goes a long way beyond simply trying to port that game across to the PS4. It reimagines many of the ways you interact with the game’s papercraft world and it expands and builds upon some of the ideas in the handheld version, yet never strays too far from what was already a wonderful experience.
GameRevolution – 4/5
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.
AttackoftheFanboy – 4/5
Tearaway Unfolded takes the enjoyable platformer from the PS Vita and makes it even better on the PS4. It might lose a little bit of its luster in the transition, mostly due to the two year timespan in between, but fans of Media Molecule's gaming style will find a lot to love here.
IGN – 7.6
Tearaway Unfolded is a big and bold adaptation, but lacks some of the original's intimate charm.
Jimquisition – 7.5
Sadly, the pacing issues just grind the smiles away and unravel an otherwise elegant experience. Were it not for the dragging of the feet in later chapters, Tearaway Unfolded would be a must-have PS4 release. As it stands, it’s a damn lovely game that nonetheless doesn’t need to be clamored for.
Likable, yet not as lovable as it deserves to be.
Now rest in peace, PlayStation Vita.