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  • Summary: The UnderGarden is a casual zen-like game that challenges players to explore beautiful underground caverns filled with strange life forms; physics based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. The world comes alive and music evolves as players get deeper into the world of The UnderGarden. With local co-operative gameplay, players can chill out,work together to solve puzzles and explore the world. The UnderGarden offers 20 different levels of modern exploration filled with brain teasing physics and eco-friendly puzzles that evoke an emotional response to the beauty and calm of this underwater oasis. Expand
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  1. Dec 16, 2010
    83
    A higher level of difficulty and a lengthier campaign might have elevated The UnderGarden's score, but as it stands it's still a terrific title that straddles the Zen and puzzle genres with style.
  2. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    Despite its flaws, The Undergarden is both accessible and enjoyable for all types of audiences. Whether you're a hardcore player looking for a break or a causal gamer wanting to try something new, this is one experiment in gameplay that's worth checking out.
  3. Dec 19, 2010
    75
    Surely, if it weren't for the awful, unnecessarily nihilistic item management, I could easily recommend The UnderGarden to just about anyone.
  4. Dec 14, 2010
    70
    Despite its few shortcomings, though, The UnderGarden is an almost entirely pleasant experience, and easy to recommend to anyone who's fed up with shooting people in the face, or fancies some laid-back, same-sofa multiplayer.
  5. Jan 7, 2011
    65
    But it feels more like a fleeting dream than a game--it needs more complexity to grow beyond a diversion. [Feb 2011, p.77]
  6. Jan 9, 2011
    60
    The XBLA market has grown a lot in the last couple of years, and The UnderGarden is a game too simple to find a space on digital market as of now. There are a lot of better games that you could buy.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    42
    It just doesn't have enough substance to stand out on it's own.

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