Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,623 reviews)
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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

 

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"An adventure game unlike any other adventure game with an a striking and unique visual style and soundtrack."

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“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 a humor-filled adventure game created by the makers of award-winning Machinarium, studio Amanita Design and Czech band DVA.
Five friends, little tree creatures, set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.

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

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Pros:

+ marvelous sound effects
+ music
+ unique graphic style
+ atmosphere
+ bizarre characters & world
+ collectible cards system (in game)
+ simple interface

Cons:

- too easy
- sometimes too bizarre
- weak plot & ending

One word review: Cute

7/10
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Botanicula is a point & click adventure set into a strange microcosmic world. I got the game during a Steam sale due to the enticing visuals. And after watching the intro, I got immediately hooked into the storyline. Amazing that this game was created by such a small development team. Botanicula will not appeal to everyone, but if you like a creative adventure/puzzle game with a decent plot, this is highly recommended! An enjoyable experience!

Pro:
+ appealing visuals
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+ nice story
+ good mix of easy/average/difficult puzzles to solve
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+ mood setting music
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Con:
- finished after +/- 4 hours
- lack of replayability
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Surrealistic voyage of point and click tripping, in which irrational becomes logical. Five friends, each with his own unique traits, are on quest to save their world. It reminds me friendship of rectangles in "Thomas was alone", where each one's weakness can find it's strenght in certain situation, along their journey. Another wonderful trip from Amanita Design!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Charming, delightful, and at times breathtakingly beautiful, Botanicula is a great point and click adventure for anyone of any age who appreciates an imaginitive world full of endearing characters. All the communication among the characters consists of emotive noises and gestures, so anyone can understand what's going on, regardless of their native language(s). Unique hand-drawn artwork and a wonderful music score and overall sound design. A game children, parents and grandparents might enjoy, alone or together.

I will note that the puzzles sometimes seem arbitrary rather than logical - sometimes getting ahead in the story involves just clicking on everything until something happens, but that didn't detract too much from my enjoyment of the game. Indeed it often lead to discovering whimsical little moments in the game that might otherwise have been missed.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
I absolutely loved this game. The graphics are beautiful and very dream like. The animation and storyline is very cute especially in the way that it is recounted to you. I still need to get more of the achievements, but the game itself will keep you hooked. This not a point and click adventure game of old, this is a new Myst 2D adventure type where you have to figure out how things work and how you will be able to solve puzzles. While there may be times where you are pixel hunting, the game makes up for this with its whimsical appearance, sound and humor.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Love this games art style and music choices. This game is just the right amount of challenging puzzler. With point and click style enviroment exploration game. Had a lot of fun. Highly recommend.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Botanicula is a dreamy and colorful adventure game set in a plant's microcosm, full of stylish and particular locations and characters. You play as five different beings who live in this incredible world, with the objective to save it from a bacterial cancer that is threatening every form of life.

The game is rather easy to play and finish, but if you like puzzles and adventures I think you'll enjoy every single minute of this cheerful ride, also thanks to simple but sleek graphics and an awesome musical score. And a second playthrough could be done in order to discover all the little secrets that Amanita Design hid in almost every location.

Ultimately, after the acclaimed Machinarium, another classy hit from this gifted Czech developer. Keep up the good work!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
A stunning point-and-click tale of death and rebirth, told through the eyes of 5 adorable botanical critters. A group of spiders, hell-bent on sucking every last drop of energy from Mother Tree, attack your home. Using the simple, yet innovated powers of your little band of clorophyll clansmen, you will wage war against the dangers of the changing environment by solving a variety of challenging, inquisitive puzzles, as well as solving the mysteries of the tree with the help of local prophets. A beautiful world and soundtrack will accompany you through this journey, and I hope that you, like me, will find this game to be inspiring, heart-warming, and even hilarious. Botanicula is a unique gaming experience that is worth every cent.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Marvelous music.

Fabulous gameplay.

Funny, tender, interesting, mesmerising.


Fantastic!

Just "OH!"
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Awesome game! The challenges are interesting, the characters are very charismatic, the story is fun and engaging! The music and sound effects, in my opinion, are the absolute highlight, made with experimentalism - for exemple, coral voices a little "angelic" and ridiculous at the same time that give the game an air of fantasy, exploration, innocence and silly comedy. The feeling is you are listening to a track of a movie or an experimental musician - for example, the March of the Penguins (with incredible track made by Emilie Simon), or some albuns of Björk, or even a cheerful folk with life, child and funny at the same time.

pros:
- Beautiful graphics;
- Almost everything have interaction in the forest;
- Has some easter eggs;
- Humorous;
- The music and sound effects.

Cons:
- The game is delightfully short. You want to play more, devours the game, but it ends up fast before my desire to see more. HONESTLY I hope there is an expansion that give me triple playable hours. I want more, more of these characters, more from this universe that was created.

In short: I recommend this game!
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Jogo incrível! Os desafios são interessantes, a jogabilidade é extremamente fácil, os personagens são muito carismáticos, a história é divertida e envolvente! As músicas e efeitos sonoros, na minha opinião, são o destaque absoluto! Tudo com experimentalismos, coral de vozes ao mesmo tempo angelicais e ridículas que dão ao jogo um ar de fantasia, exploração, inocência e humor bobo. A sensação é que você está ouvindo trilha de algum filme ou um musicista experimental - me lembrei, por exemplo, do Marcha dos Pinguins, com a trilha da incrível Emilie Simon, de alguns trabalhos da Björk, de um folk meio alegre com a vida, infantil e ao mesmo tempo engraçado.

Prós:
- Gráficos muito bonitos;
- Praticamente tudo possui interação na floresta;
- Possui alguns easter eggs;
- Bem humorado;
- As músicas e efeitos sonoros.

Contras:
- O jogo é deliciosamente curto. Você quer jogar mais, devora o jogo, mas ele acaba rápido perante a minha vontade de ver mais. Espero HONESTAMENTE que haja uma expansão, que me dê o triplo de horas jogáveis. Quero mais, muito mais destes personagens, deste universo que foi criado.

Resumindo: Recomendo, como aquele amor delicioso que se vive nas férias, mas que termina rapidamente no fim do verão.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
I have probably played this game at least five times. Whenever I have a bad day, I start up the game and get lost in the story. Botanicula is so cute with a great soundtrack. I do not see any faults with this game and I would love to find another game just like this. All I wish is that there could be a sequel to this great game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This is a gorgeous game. Everything about it is lovely, from the cute characters, the great music and design, to the overall story.

After playing, I introduced it to my almost 5 year old, and they absolutely love it. (And can solve the first level and a half without much difficulty), so I would recommend it for children, too. It has an ecological message beneath it, there are very clear goodies and baddies, and while it does get a little more complex and tricky for youngsters as it goes on, mine was still entranced by the scenarios and characters, as we played together.

Truly delightful. If you like games like Machinarium, Tiny Bang Story, or any point-and-click puzzle-solving games this is charming beyond words and the focus is more on discovery and the characters, rather than it being *too* tricky in the puzzles (it can still be challenging at times, but not frustratingly so). Highly, highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
This is a cleaver game! It's very challenging at first until you figure out the little critters and then you can enjoy their personalities as you try to beat the bad spiders who are killing everything!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Relaxing. Fun. Charming. Beautiful.
This is a great point and click adventure with some puzzles. It takes place on a big tree. You control a group of 5 different characters. Each on of them is special. Your group is on a quest to save the world from evil invader. You have to use them individually to overcome obstacles.
On your journey you meet various denizens. Many of them are strange looking, sounding and behaving. They are all unique and worth discovering.
Solving puzzles and making progess is one thing. The other is meeting and experiencing all those unique creatures.

The game is fantastic. It's truly a pleasant experience. It has interesting story, simple mechanics and breathtaking setting. You visit new places, meet new creatures (collect their cards) and keep the story going forward. The game looks great, they style is fantastic, it sounds well and the music adds to the atmosphere.

Great game with unique world. Definitely worth visiting :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Machinarium and Botanicula are both innovative and great games to play. The puzzles are easy and creatively constructed. The animation is very unique and distinct with the artist and is very adorable. The music in the game is amazing and I could see myself putting it on loop at work.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Fantastic! Great graphics, music, level design, puzzles, and concept. I found myself chuckling several times at the hillarity of the environment and the sounds/expressions of the majical world of Botanicula.

From the creators of Machinarium and Samarost - comes a genuinely unique and clever world that these talented developers brought to life.

Loved it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
An unforgettable journey. The sound effects are particulary endearing. Unlike most adventure games, there are no obscure puzzles between where you are and where you need to be.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Absolutely adorable, this game combines ingenuity and humour to entertain and, above all, amuse. It is pretty strictly scripted though, with at best two or three right ways to do something. Play this for a break from killing. It's more a game that makes you smile than anything else.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Imaginative, easy, short and creative.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I love how interactive this game is. Random bugs, plants, etc. can be clicked on and most give you achievements. Very cute art style, as well as nice music. Such a happy game.
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