Humor-filled indie adventure game created by the makers of Machinarium.
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Very Positive (61 reviews) - 96% of the 61 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,223 reviews) - 97% of the 2,223 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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Very Positive (61 reviews)
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Puddleglum
( 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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CyrodiilicHerbalist
( 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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Vivisector
( 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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Chebab
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Very cute. Extremely cute. Probably the cutest games I've played. Cute.
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carolina.romano
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Super beautiful game. Full of joy and positive feelings. The music and sound is amazing.
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wogleta
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Great game with plenty of things to see and do. A point-and-click puzzle game that has a great soundtrack, great sound effects, gorgeous graphics, and likeable characters.
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LadyApplejacks
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This game is gogeours looking, artful and unique, but it definitely won't be for everyone. I didn't particularly enjoy it myself, mostly because I got easily frustrated by all the 'click everything and hope it leads to something useful so I can progress' angle.

I think some people might enjoy the slow pace, cuteness and challenge of the game, but for me, I prefer logical puzzles and I struggle with abstract stuff that my brain can't find a pattern in. Most of playing time I spent clicking on things, trying to figure out what the next step was and suddenly I'd be in the next level without even realizing what I'd done to get there or how it fit in to the story.

Like I said, not for everyone, but I can deffinitely see the appeal for people who enjoy a less linear approach to puzzles solving.
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Kaeve
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
This is such a charming little game. The puzzles are nice and relatively easy, but they're not really the point of this game, the overall experience is. I got stuck a couple times but the world is so cute and the music so cheery that even being stuck (briefly) is fun. I'm working my way backwards through Amanita Design's portfolio at the moment, and not one game has disappointed me so far.
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Daydream3r
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 12
A mesmerising relaxing little adventure game. Does not require a lot of thinking. Mostly the solution to every puzzle is: just click on everything. But it is a very entertaining game anyway. Somehow hypnotic. Brings back the memories of all the cartoons you watched and enjoeyed as a little kid. Give it a chance.
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PockyCrusader
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
This is a pretty cute, offbeat little point-and-click puzzle game. It reminds me of the old browser games that came out in the early 2000s. There's not a lot of explanation for some of the puzzle areas - you just have to click around and try different stuff, so it can be a little frustrating at times. The music is kinda cute and great for the setting of the game.
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13 of 14 people (93%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
I received as a gift so technically free!

Regardless. This game is visually pleasing. The sounds and music are all so well blended and bring a sense of wonder and want to play. I didn't really know if I'd enjoy this so when I started playing -- the whole atmosphere -- sound and visual -- just pulled me in and it was cute even if you didn't know what was being said it was clear what the mission was. I loved that it was up to a small team of creatures to do everything and work together to figure out how to achieve goals.

I would love to earn every achievement as well, it's so beautiful and worth it. Please get this.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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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
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I couldn't stop smiling while playing this game. There are so many optional puzzles that enrich the world, and even though most of them are "click the correct stuff; yay! you solved it!" the results of solving the puzzles are often so endearing, it doesn't matter.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
A very beautiful, colourful and interactive ambient, Botanicula is one of the loveliest and most relaxing games I've come across. The images and the sounds are great and, although it's a point and click game, it gives you the feeling that you are inside it, something like the wind. A very good idea in an even better execution. Thank you Amanita.
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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