Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 93% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,251 reviews) - 97% of the 2,251 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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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
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Bitwarp
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
After the great Machinarium, Amanita Design is back with another wonderful puzzler. As expected by this small studio, Botanicula features funny scenes, original characters and puzzles that take some thinking but are not overly difficult. The game gets mildly trippy sometimes but in a good-natured way.
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41nd
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Nice game but.. no 1280x720 support..? Also puzzles are pretty annoying..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63V3tFRoUY0
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Pixie™
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
This game is an amalgamation of one of those old point+click children's education games, the worst night terror I've ever had, and a trip on some particularly strong acid.
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Dr Giraffe
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game is a reason why I have a WEED category in my Steam library.
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Adonik
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
If this game doesn't make you smile, you have no heart.

Amanita Design does it again with this simple yet soulful point and click adventure. I did find the majority of the puzzles to be a bit easier than Machinarium, for instance. Still, I think it is set correctly to keep the pace of the game, and because of this I found it hard to put down. The world is very cute but often surreal...I suppose it should be expected from a company named after a psychedelic mushroom.

The game is short (3 hours for me) but so worth the price tag.

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Janos Biro
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Fun wordless point and click game that you don't need to hide from small children.

Botanicula feels like playing outside. It's an epic adventure where some really small friends try to save a tree from evil dark spider-lings. It's the old tale of life versus death, but it's deadly cute. Touched my heart. It can even be educational: it can teach the value of using drugs to enhance your creativity. ;)

It's fun, beautiful, well thought, challenging, and with a great soundtrack. A great visual, musical and cognitive experience.

+ No need to read.
+ Easier than Machinarium.
+ No violence.
+ Beautiful graphics.
+ Cute but not dumb.
+ Short enough.

- Makes you want to play outside.
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beaker
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
A quirky little adventure game, with a beautiful art style, that you can 100% within a few hours.
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ObiWannnabe (GWJ philucifer)
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
A point-and-click adventure game made by people on acid for people on acid.
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Juan Savvy
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
A quirky, amusing, charming, game that also looks great. It has around 5 hours worth of gameplay to finish the game. Highly recommended.
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Joeon
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Great.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
Usually I'm not fanatic or hyped but this wonderful experience by the name of Botanicula deserves all the praise in the world.
When this point & click is launched, all is all right with the world. Immense flow of positive energy and goodwill for adults and children of all ages alike.

Will update this reception as time goes on.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
A quirky, amusing, charming, game that also looks great. It has around 5 hours worth of gameplay to finish the game. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
A quirky little adventure game, with a beautiful art style, that you can 100% within a few hours.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
If this game doesn't make you smile, you have no heart.

Amanita Design does it again with this simple yet soulful point and click adventure. I did find the majority of the puzzles to be a bit easier than Machinarium, for instance. Still, I think it is set correctly to keep the pace of the game, and because of this I found it hard to put down. The world is very cute but often surreal...I suppose it should be expected from a company named after a psychedelic mushroom.

The game is short (3 hours for me) but so worth the price tag.

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47 of 47 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 22, 2015
Masterfully crafted.

Botanicula is 2D point and click adventure game developed by Aminata Design.


The Good
- Excellent sound
- Beautiful artstyle
- Humour
- Plenty of interactivity
- Good story
- Environment comes alive
- Many secrets to unlock

The Bad
- May need walkthrough


Overall if you want the perfect relaxing and unique adventure game, this game will definitely meet the criteria.
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56 of 62 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
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...

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44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Botanicula
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Adventure; Casual; Puzzle
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 4-7 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Novelty seekers; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Botanicula is an incredibly charming, short-and-sweet game which is frequently described as having a “happy” identity. It is a point-and-click style, casual adventure game that takes you on a wondrous ride through a microcosmic fantasy world inhabited by bugs and critters. Any fan of point-and-click, adventure-puzzle games will likely enjoy the experience.

The best feature of this game is the overall charm inherent in its delivery. The art style and the soundscape together create the alluring atmosphere of the game. The simple story is told through animations and emotion-filled sounds rather than through text and dialogue. Despite the simple storytelling mechanics, all the characters you play and those you meet are uniquely interesting and charming.

The actual gameplay requires you to progress the story by solving puzzles via interaction with the world around you. It will be mostly trial and error; but nothing is too daunting. I felt the puzzles were a good balance of tricky and sensible; but they are not all necessarily logical. You will have to think about the puzzles in terms of the wacky game-world dynamics.

The game is rather short, even shorter if you rush through the main objectives. It is more enjoyable (and still somewhat short) if you take the time to interact with everything and see what you can discover. There are plenty of hidden “Easter eggs” and collectibles scattered throughout the game to cater to those who enjoy treasure hunts and achievements.

Botanicula is definitely a well-designed game that was created with love and care. I recommend that any point-and-click, adventure-puzzle gamer considering trying it. Its charm will cater to fans of the genre both young and old.

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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 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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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2013
Delightful surrealist art! Great use of the element of surprise, adorable humor, cute characters, bright and lively visuals, very good soundtrack, clever puzzles...Botanicula explores themes of nature, cooperation and discovery; awe-inspiring and very charming.
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