Botanicula is point'n'click exploration game created by Jaromír Plachý and Amanita Design.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,336 reviews)
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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

 

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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 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
4 of 4 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Beautiful game, nice art!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Well, what can be expected from the makers of Machinarium. Brilliant game with brilliant soundtrack.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Dalsi skvela hra od Amanita Design.
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0 of 12 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
meh.
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Very nice point'n'click puzzler with a very engaging soundtrack.
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5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I've had this game for a while and I'm about to play it again, the atmosphere and art are superb!
It's a really great little game, it's not too challenging or anything and the characters are really cute.
I love it a lot, and you should give it a try.
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6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Cute point-and-click game with puzzles that make sense. Needed very little help to finish this game.
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3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Intuitive puzzles and charming appeal.
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3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Beautiful graphics, wonderful music, satisfying sound effects. It's not boringly easy, but speaking as someone who keeps getting lost in any Zelda game (don't judge me) I can still figure out what I need to do, for the most part.

Clicky clicky clicky. I like this.

I caught myself smiling while I was playing because everything is so charming.

I plan on buying other games from this Amanita.
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
<3 Really enjoyed it. And DVA's soundtrack to it is really nice :)
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Quite confusing and it involved a lot of random clicking to solve some of the puzzles, but the atmosphere and music is definitely worth experiencing.

I also missed out on discovering a lot of the small things which are not required to complete the game, because it lets to continue through with no warning that you cannot go back that specific place, a warning or way to show that there was no turning back would have helped so that I could fully explore each area before moving on.
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6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Really cute point-and-click game with an adorable story. The soundtrack adds to it.

Definitely another work of art by Amanita Design.
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
This is great! The uninstall goes really fluid! I'm impressed, never before has any of my games uninstalled this fast! As soon as I opened the game, I thought to "uninstall now!" I've NEVER done that before! 10/10
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Nice Game! :D
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The beautiful, funny game with an awesome music and atmosphere. There's an short but interesting adventure of five botanical creatures
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
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.
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9 of 11 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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