Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
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Very Positive (55 reviews) - 96% of the 55 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,237 reviews) - 97% of the 2,237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 7, 2012

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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
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ObiWannnabe (GWJ philucifer)
( 4.3 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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jeanpaul.savoie
( 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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Lanaling7 # Team Heavy
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I was looking forward to playing another Amanita game and this one did not dissapoint! It made me smile and was exactly the kind of whimsical story I love! It reminded me a little of Shaun Tans books (which is a good thing) and it was definately worth the money. It was pretty relaxing which I liked, and thouroughly funny and enjoyable. The only thing i wish was different was that there was a way to get the soundtrack! please get and enjoy this game!!!
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Dinarix
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
A short point and click history of a group of seeds and plants.

Pros:
-Nice Art
-Great Music
-Good background plot.

Cons:
-No list of what items you need or help to find it.
-Sometimes you feel lost.

Although all, its worth if it's in sale!
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Anderson
( 2.5 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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Snao
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Fairly simple point and click adventure game.
There's no dialogue whatsoever.
A cute little tale of good vs evil about planting a tree and silly, zany creatures.
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phynix_87
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It´s nice art work but not all that challenging - preferred machinarum much more
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Đelicious
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Happy music and sounds, good puzzle, adorable history ...
It took me awhile to learn 'How to play the game', but could be me!

Very strange game but I like it and I only played 31min and Im really addicted!
Recommend this game worth all the cents.

9.5/10
:D
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Blackcat
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Calming game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
+ Weird art graphics
+ Happy music and sounds
+ Easy point and click gameplay
+ Cute story

- Some of the puzzles may require unnecessarily subtle movements
- There are many moments, where you wonder what to do as you may not get clues or any other information of objects or areas. Turns out that most of them were just cosmetic.

Overall: Another trippy game of Amanita Design that we love and trust :]
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Very cute. Extremely cute. Probably the cutest games I've played. Cute.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Beautiful art design and illustrations with intersting puzzles and exotic sound effects. The background music is definitely a masterpiece because it will interactive with your mouse. Though the levels are linear, there are several half-open regions for you to explore. The only disadvantage is the lack of hints for solving puzzles. You can't go back to previous level, so make sure to collect all cards before progressing to next level!

Most important of all, you can easily complete all Steam achievements!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
I never write reviews for games. But I had to for this. It's stunningly beautiful and the most delicate way, it's hilarious, and it's full of constant surprises. I sit giggling and squealing with delight every few minutes, driving my son crazy XD. The creative genius that has invented the little creatures is without comparison; he/she/they are geniuses indeed! I'm never bored, I'm never stressed by puzzles because there is so much else to enjoy. I'm taking my time just to savour the beauty and cute fun. Don't want to end; I don't mind if I never complete it!
Now I can't wait to do Machinarium and Samorost by the same devs; more fun and beauty and creative genius is waiting for me beyond Botanicula. I'm so relieved I bought the bundle!
Thank you, geniuses, for making my evenings such fun! Highly recommend this to anyone!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 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
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Probably, Botanicula - one of the cutest games that I had seen. This is one of those games whose charm lies in its simplicity and even a certain naivety, combined with excellent art-style.

Storyline is fully revealed in the first minute of the game. Our brave heroes must save last tree seed from voracious spider-like parasites and... that is it. Well, on the way from the top of tree to its roots, heroes will visit quite strange, unexpected and unpredictable places. Here I must say that sometimes Botanicula seemed for me, well... too eclectic. The first part of the game has a beautiful and clearly defined style, but in the middle of the game appeared... inappropriate elements; for my taste, they just do not fit in original style.

Last part of the game is excellent, it offers an impressive contrast with the beginning. Live intertwining branches, filled with sunlight and scurrying creatures, are replaced by dark and eerie domain of parasites. The tree is dying. I was deeply impressed by last scene... and inspired by hope. The idea is simple and clear: despite everything, do not despair.

As for the gameplay. It is very simple, puzzles are not difficult but well designed and interesting enough. There is almost no inventory management and, in my opinion, it is good, because I do not think that collecting weird stuff and guessing how all this junk should be used, is a necessary element of good game. There are some arcade mini-games, they are well designed and fits perfectly in the mood of the game.

World of Botanicula is inhabited by a variety of strange creatures and I humbly advise you to not hurry. Explore the game, click everywhere and see what happens then. In many cases, your curiosity will be rewarded with short funny scene. Botanicula is filled with humor, this game is truly created with love.

I really liked the soundtrack, this strange and charming melodies, filled with buzzing and other strange sounds, it creates a very special atmosphere. Great job!

Well. I sincerely recommend Botanicula. Odd, touching, optimistic... that is it. Not a masterpiece, maybe, but close enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 17
I can't decide if Botanicula or Machinarium is my favorite game by Animita design. Its a dillema that I'm glad to have.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Strange, whimsical, unique and utterly delightful. I think I preferred this to Amanita's Machinarium just because it was less predictable and beautiful in a totally different way. There's the odd fiddly puzzle and some unclear hit areas but all in all this comes highly recommended if you want something a little unusual.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
A short game from start to finish, but still worth the play. The music and sounds in this game give it a calming yet sometimes creepy atmosphere. Most of the puzzles aren't too challenging and there are a few secrets to find. The story is cute and the design is aesthetically pleasing. It's worth the buy, but considering the short gameplay and lack of replayability (aside from collecting achieves you may have missed) I would recommend waiting for a sale.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
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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