Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,451 reviews)
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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

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 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
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
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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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I've thought about writing a review for Botanicula for a few weeks now. Aside from the fact that there are numerous apt (and more briefly stated) praises already posted here, the game has been out for a few years now.

It's an Indie, point-and-click, puzzle adventure; brought to us by the Czech creators of Samorost 1&2 and Machinarium, Amanita Design – if you enjoy either of those games, you will take delight in this. The thoroughly organic world and its inhabitants are highly imaginative, some even bizarre-looking and -sounding. Some players may consider it too succinct, or even more attuned toward children. The simple story, though solid and sweet, does not require heavy ruminations – this is a game of the senses, pure and simple. You control a group of four friends on a mission to plant a seed. The main goal on each level progresses you to the next level; the puzzles are intuitive. The price of the game, whether regular or on sale, is appropriate. Yes, it is a Flash game. (Interesting to note that I cannot enjoy tBoI or Windosill on my current PC setup without gameplay becoming bogged down almost instantly; but with Botanicula, never any bogging or catching.) Summed up: the graphics, gameplay, sound and music - all superb, A+++. What more can I say to get you to try out this lovely gem?...

There was a tremendous amount of heart put into this game, truly.

Botanicula is a visual and (emphasis on) auditory indulgence: you may think you're just going to ease into it, test the waters with your big toe; but you will be swept away and never realise it till the ride comes to its satisfyingly, cyclical conclusion. It offers a kind of cleansing and respite, whether from the mundane of the outside world, or to just step away from frenetic and adrenaline-packed L4D2 runs.

The sounds are sheer ear candy – you want to touch everything. The world is strange and wondrous: during first-time gameplay, you never know what manner of creature or environment alteration will manifest itself from your curiosity-driven touching; subsequent gameplays (for myself, anyway) do not fail to continually instill such positive feelings because the graphics, music, creatures and environment (plus their corresponding sounds) are just that sublime.

While there are, sadly, no cards to obtain from playing this game toward earning badges, the 47 in-game, animated cards more than make up for it; and count toward the game's 53 achievements. It is rewarding to collect them all (and yes, you will aspire to collect each and every one of them in every gameplay you attempt, even the time-spent Svolavac. (Though, I think there should be a card for the 3 jingle-y leaves that tumble out around your feet - other gamers like myself may know what I'm alluding to.) The names of the creatures achievements are in Czech, and punching them up into Google translate will not only add to your enjoyment, but enlighten it, as well.

The music steals you off from the word go, setting a pace perfectly harmonised to what is happening in the game, at that time. A previous reviewer here made mention of the burst of cheery song that erupts when you achieve a goal – it really does fill you with sheer happiness, no kidding... and lately, when playing L4D2, I've been thinking how cool (if a bit bizarre) it would be, hearing that tune after everyone's made it alive to the saferoom...

Definitely give it a try, if only to experience the eye and ear candy... if it doesn't turn out to be your kind of game - or you can only enjoy one gameplay - you will know someone who'll love it...

11/10
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
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.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This maybe one of your favorite game

This game have beautiful graphic, story and nice soundtrack

if you want to play a indie or puzzle games for relax

This game is one of them :D
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
“If we do not change we do not grow. If we do not grow, we are not really living."

Botanicula is a delightful point & click adventure game with an inspiring atmosphere and music. In addition it offers original characters, lovely visuals and creative puzzles. Not to forget five cute botanical companions.
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My rating system consists of five categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Puzzles
- Details
- Story
- Controls

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
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Atmosphere: A-Rank

Puzzles: A-Rank

Details: A-Rank

Story: B-Rank

Controls: B-Rank [with a gamepad]
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To conquer all achievements of Botanicula, you will most likely spend around 4 hours.

Achievement difficulty: 1 of 10

Common:
- Singleplayer [+1]
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Botanicula (PC) – 2D adventure game + Point & Click
(Fantasy) – 2012
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I love this game so much, it's one of my favourite games. It's not very long, but sometimes that can be a positive - the game doesn't outstay its welcome and the pacing is perfect.

You can see in the screenshots that this game has a striking visual style, and personally I think it is beautiful. The creature designs are so wonderful and unique, and despite having a pretty serious phobia of insects I managed to complete the game without freaking out.

The sound design is the best I've ever heard in a game, the music is intertwined with the game mechanics and in some puzzles the background music joins in with what's going on. It's hard to describe, but if you have any itnerest in interactive audio design then it's well worth checking this out.

This is another game by Amanita Design that incorporates non-verbal story telling and they're really good at it. There isn't a single word spoken or written throughout the game, and yet you're able to follow the story through the visuals.

The puzzles were actually quite easy by adventure game standards and I don't think I had to look anything up. There is a bit of backtracking, but not too much I felt.

All in all a pretty fantastic game, I would recommend it to anyone.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
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
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
Marvelous music.

Fabulous gameplay.

Funny, tender, interesting, mesmerising.


Fantastic!

Just "OH!"
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
good game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
This is one of the best games I've ever played. It's decievingly simple, to the point where you find yourself overthinking things, but it makes for an awesome adventure. The imagery is beautiful, the characters are so cute, and the music is hilarious. It's a very easy game to get addicted to.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Totally bizarre, completely eccentric - love this game!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
If you are looking for a unique and imaginative experience, this is it. It happens to be a very well-constructed, atmospheric, and charming adventure game as well, but what really sets it apart is its personality. This game allows you to relive the sense of wonder you had about the world as a child. It only took me four hours to complete and I enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
One of the best Point & Click game I have ever played. + great Visual/Audio aspect. 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Beautiful game. A Point&Click Adventure for kids (and adults aswell, it took me a while to figure everything out ^^). I did beat it in about 4 hours, but i enjoyed almost every minute. Though it looks like a game for kids, some puzzles are a bit harder than you expect them to be in such a kind of game - but everything is beatable if you take your time to figure it out.

My advice is to play it with sound and no other source of interference (tv set, radio, music, whatever) to stay in the atmosphere, it's not as deep as a AAA horror movie, but still compelling.

With family sharing, you can pass it on later to your kid(s), if you want to. But be prepared for alot of "what to do next, daddy" questions by playing it once by yourself ;)

And avoid walkthroughs in order to feel the triumph for solving a puzzle after a few minutes of trial and error - the puzzles are essential, so don't betray yourself (or this game might get boring, soon) ;-P
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Botanicula is a very charming puzzle game about a group of unlikely hero's going on a quest to save the tree of life. It's simplistic in nature, a game you play more for the story interaction than out of any difficulty. I not once found myself lost at what to do next, so the pace of the game was never thrown off by puzzle-induced frustration.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
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
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I thought that the game would be boring, and yet I found it deeply enjoyable
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