Botanicula is point'n'click exploration game created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,298 reviews)
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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Includes 4 items: Machinarium, Samorost2, Machinarium Soundtrack, Botanicula

 

Reviews

“An amazing and heartwarming adventure.”
9.0/10 – IGN

“Botanicula is to peer through a microscope at hidden world and feel like you've made the greatest of discoveries: one of a place that's so overflowing with imagination and so full of wonder that only a person with a heart of stone would fail to be taken in by its charms.”
8.5/10 – Gamespot

“A creation of obvious love and care, Botanicula is a must-play for those seeking a truly imaginative and entertaining adventure game.”
– Adventure Gamers

“Botanicula far surpassed my expectations, and qualifies as one of the best emotionally-driven point-and-click adventures ever.”
– OneClickMac

About This Game

Botanicula is point'n'click exploration game created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design. It’s about a bunch of five friends - little tree creatures who set out for a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites. The original soundtrack and sound effects are created by Czech alternative band DVA.

Key features:

  • Relaxed game perfect for hardcore gamers, their partners, families and seniors.
  • More than 150 detailed locations to explore.
  • Hundreds of funny animations.
  • Incredible amount of hidden bonuses.
  • Fantastic music and sound effects by fantastic band DVA
  • Not one but five main characters with various skills and personalities.
  • No text or lengthy dialogs to bore you.
  • Bonuses for vigilant players at the end of the game.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:1.6 Ghz Processor
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
    • OS:Snow Leopard or later.
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:700 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Fun and heartwarming. A great adventure game. Lovely art-style and fantastic soundtrack.
Posted: April 6
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
The beautiful, funny game with an awesome music and atmosphere. There's an short but interesting adventure of five botanical creatures
Posted: May 5
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Botanicula is now my favorite point-and-click adventure game, because it’s the only one I’ve ever managed to beat without a walkthrough! Well I lie, I had to use a walkthrough ONE time. But yeah, it’s quite easy compared to similar games I’ve played, and as a result, I found it much more enjoyable, because I wasn’t lost all the time.

It’s also made in Flash, and shows that Flash games can look and sound really good. If you like games with unusual art styles, you should check it out.
Posted: June 24
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
great sound design and nice music too !

easy achievements are always a plus.

brief fun game. doubt you'll get past 10 hours of total playtime. I have all the achievements with my current play time, and while its very cute, I probably will not be playing through again.
Posted: July 12
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
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Трудно сегодня найти адвенчуру причудливее чем Botanicula. Если предыдущие творения студии Amanita Design четко следовали выбранному вектору и были вполне себе обычными арт-хаусными проектами, то в Botanicula градус безумства поднят на новую высоту. Главный идеолог студии Якуб Дворски в этот раз ограничился продюсированием, а у руля проекта встал его коллега. Игра не стала хуже, но общая атмосфера и послевкусие существенно отличаются от предыдущих игр коллектива.

Как и раньше нам предстоит исследовать новый незнакомый мир, населенный причудливыми существами, продвигаясь к своей цели. Героев отныне пятеро и каждый наделен своей персональной способностью. Правда, пользоваться ими приходится строго по воле геймдизайнера. Да и, справедливости ради, большую часть игрового времени мы заняты не столько решением головоломок, сколько изучением окружающей флоры и фауны. На это, собственно, и сделан основной упор. Каждое встречное существо, будь то крошечная муха, исполинская улитка, или черт-знает-что-с-ушами заносится в особую картотеку, где к концу игры набирается больше сотни карточек с монстриками. Коллекционированием, сованием нос в каждый угол, щупанием и тыканием нам предстоит заниматься практически всю игру. Квестовый элемент, к слову, развит здесь больше, чем в том же "Машинариуме". Нам регулярно приходится что-то искать, находить какие-то предметы, потерянные местными обитателями и прокладывать себе дорогу вперед, порой вступая в схватку с представителями местного террариума. Из недостатков: однотипная визуальная составляющая, непрорисованные задники из-за чего игра кажется однообразной. Зато звуковое оформление отменное!

Причудливая помесь из гротескных форм, изгибов и звуков. Настоящий интерактивный перфоманс для ценителей жанра.
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Trying to find a game that could look as peculiar and weird as Botanicula would be a real challenge, since it's definitely one of a kind. Previous Amanita Design studio's creations followed it's own path and fitted pretty well in their own art-house terms and concepts they had proclaimed. Despite of this, Botanicula looks even more crazy than any of it's predecessors. Jakub Dvorsky, being a head and guru of Amanita Design studio decided to act as a producer this time giving a card blanche to one of his colleagues.

Just as before we need to explore a brand new world, populated by strange and never seen/imagined before kinds of critters. We got a power team this time which consists of 5 heroes instead of one and each of them possesses one unique ability he can use to pass the hurdle. Sadly, we can't use this ability anywhere, only when game designer say so. Anyway, major part of the game is dedicated to exploring, searching, peeking into every hole, nook and cranny. Every creature we meet be that a tiny flea, huge snail or hell-knows-what-with-tentacles has it's own special collectible card we keep safe in our improvised "card index" located in upper left corner of the screen. Paying attention to things happening in the game, our card collection grows by the minute, turning into a full-grown set consisting of more than 100 cards. Since it's an adventure game, a process of seeking, solving and using items is well implemented here. We always on a lookout for something or someone missing, busy gathering a set of items or looking for a way to pass or walk around a monster. Downsides: lame visuals and lackluster backgrounds which gives rather tedious and boring feel sometimes. Can't say the same about audio design though. The game sounds just great.

Bizarre fusion of grotesque forms, curves and sounds. An intereresting interactive performance for connoisseurs.
Posted: April 5
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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Do you like to have fun?
Do you enjoy videogames?
Do you like wonder, magic and amazement?

Botanicula is a work of love, wonder at every screen, laugh at every surprise, sure its not for everyone, but if you believe that modern videogames are the ultimate form of entertainment, then Botanicula will undoubtedly leave you wanting more, few games have heart and even fewer magic.
Botanicula has both.

Enjoy this "simple" gem for what it is, a true modern masterpiece in every sense, in its simplicity lies its wonder, playing it makes you feel like a child again, full of amazement, full of joy...

Posted: December 2, 2013
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