Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    Arca’s Path combines fun and accessible gameplay with an amazingly intuitive and inventive control scheme. What could have been a debacle is instead a triumph. Arca’s Path is a small game with giant ideas, and it deserves attention and praise for the ridiculously high level at which it is executed.
  2. May 8, 2019
    Arca's Path strips away familiar virtual reality gimmicks and gives players a serene, occasionally challenging puzzle game that requires no controllers, just the simple motion of your head. Though it runs quite short, it's a peaceful space that offers another glimpse at what the platform offers.
  3. Dec 17, 2018
    You control Arca's Path with nothing but your head and thanks to the game's sublime head tracking it's possible to be very precise. Add varied level design to the mix and you'll know you're dealing with an interesting experience. However, the whole thing will be over in just three hours, which isn't all that many.
  4. 80
    Arca's Path is a bit different to all those turret shooters and horror games that you've been using your PSVR headset for but we really appreciated its calm aesthetic, excellent controllers and well thought out gameplay.
  5. Dec 4, 2018
    Arca’s Path is yet another title that PlayStation VR users won’t want to miss. It’s most importantly a relaxing and tranquil puzzler, but with a brand new way to play, controlling the experience with the movement of your head is an ingenious input method that proves how far the technology has come. Fun, inventive, and beautiful, Arca’s Path should be played by every VR aficionado.
  6. Dec 4, 2018
    Arca's Path is a VR game that'll keep your heart in your throat as you attempt to master its super-challenging stages while trying not to fall into the abyss below. Its abstract and captivating world is just the icing on the cake.
  7. 70
    I’m glad it exists simply to try things outside of the box in VR, but this is a building block, not a definer.
  8. Dec 5, 2018
    Arca's Path is a simple game with some nice challenges and some nice level designs, and never becomes too difficult to allow all ages a chance to enjoy.
  9. Dec 4, 2018
    There’s no denying that Arca’s Path is a safe debut from DRI (or at least as safe as you can get with VR), but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth your time. This is a perfectly palatable little marble maze that straddles the line between challenge and fairness with mostly successful results. Most importantly, though, it’s that rare VR game that genuinely feels like anyone can pick up and play. For DRI, I suspect that’s mission accomplished.
  10. Dec 4, 2018
    Arca’s Path subscribes to the ‘do one thing and do it well’ school of video game design, making it simple and intuitive to guide your ball through the steadily more complex and maze-like levels. It might lack some of the charm or adventurousness of other VR games released this year, but Arca’s Path is a wonderfully accessible VR game that’s incredibly easy to pick up and play.
  11. 70
    The cleverly-calibrated control system is the main point of interest here, but this is also an entertaining, if somewhat staid, take on VR Super Monkey Ball.
  12. Dec 17, 2018
    Arca’s Path is at once a flowery, majestic adventure that immerses you in the magic of its world and in the madness of its moments, while also presenting another side that consists of a mundane, empty trek through a dead world. And this juxtaposition can be seen in all areas of Arca’s Path, from its gameplay to its design and visual makeup. It is an adventure that can be sliced in halves of good and bad, and a game that I can only recommend to those who don’t mind sitting through one side to get to the other.
  13. Edge Magazine
    Dec 6, 2018
    For a while, Arca's Path promises to be a new kind of VR game, but in the end its problems are all too familiar. [Jan 2019, p.121]
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  1. Dec 4, 2018
    Really loved this! Area's Path is innovative and enjoyable. This handset-free game really feels like a step in the right direction for VR. ItReally loved this! Area's Path is innovative and enjoyable. This handset-free game really feels like a step in the right direction for VR. It merges a simple concept (ball rolling) with no need for any kind of controller. You have a lot of control over the ball which feels really sophisticated and you can take your time completing levels. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying out VR for this first time. Full Review »