Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. "Best Innovation" for the 2008 Swedish Game Awards, BlueBerry Garden is a sort of beautiful, strange and melancholic daydream. A brilliant and challenging gameplay is just a part of incredible audio visual experience, set in a flooded garden where the player has to reach the moon.
  2. A touching game we thought about long after its end. [Issue#23, p.62]
  3. A short but exceedingly sweet indie project that's less about innovation, more about crafting an unforgettable experience. [Sept 2009, p.76]
  4. Short but sweeter than a bucket full of magic flying berries. Take a time-out from your busy life and try it. [Sept 2009, p.88]
  5. With the indie scene’s biggest award under its belt, the simple Blueberry Garden may make you wonder “What’s the fuss?” But take it at its own pace, and it’ll give you a soothing surprise.
  6. An experience, not a game. [Oct 2009, p.70]
  7. 60
    I found it to be a little too aimless, and it felt insubstantial once it was all over. Simply navigating the garden often feels like a chore thanks to the controls. Winning top prize at the Independent Game Festival is no small feat, but once you've visited this Garden you may wonder what the big deal is.
  8. Minimalist graphics and enchanted music arises your imagination and shows that the great story doesn’t need any scripted sequences. Such a pity the game ends too soon to ignore. Add some levels and Bluberry Garden is a sure nominee to the Hall of Fame of games.
  9. Blueberry Garden is hardly any better than freeware games, because it misses originality and doesn't look like a finished product.
  10. This little platformer isn't engaging, charming, or clever enough to even be worth its low asking price.
  11. A curiosity worth looking at. [Sept 2009, p.100]
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. ceejay
    Jun 19, 2009
    8
    I played the game for about 3 hours, beat it twice. I paid $5 for it, just downloading it from Steam. I think I got more than my money's I played the game for about 3 hours, beat it twice. I paid $5 for it, just downloading it from Steam. I think I got more than my money's worth: the music and artistic style is very soothing. It reminds me of dreams. The game is kinda charming since you gather up a bunch of surprisingly random objects. The game has underwater portions, which are interesting, although the whole game flows-like-water to me. I would like to see more levels in the future in exchange for more $$. Full Review »
  2. Jul 20, 2013
    4
    This game may have won some awards, but I honestly can't say why. There is very little to do, very little to explore, and the ending wasn'tThis game may have won some awards, but I honestly can't say why. There is very little to do, very little to explore, and the ending wasn't even worth finishing the game for. Full Review »
  3. Jan 4, 2013
    1
    This game poorly done and not something anyone should ever waste any amount of money on. Not when there are hundreds of free flash games outThis game poorly done and not something anyone should ever waste any amount of money on. Not when there are hundreds of free flash games out there which offer better atmosphere, scenery, direction, and gameplay. It's art is sub-par to the point of being grade school quality. There is no direction in the game and if the point of it is to explore a 'dream like world' then there should be something worth looking at. The only saving grace if it can be called that mellow piano music clear and done well even it does put you to sleep. Full Review »