Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Feb 9, 2011
    The UnderGarden is a calming albeit somewhat boring experience that is for those looking to relax and not have to worry about frustrating puzzles or killing everything that moves.
  2. Feb 2, 2011
    If you can get past these problems, The Undergarden is a competent puzzle game with beautiful (if a bit samey) art and music direction, a light hearted concept, and an absolutely adorable protagonist.
  3. Dec 19, 2010
    Though it's competently made and packs in a good amount of content overall The UnderGarden makes for a fairly dull experience.
  4. Feb 25, 2011
    The laidback atmosphere and gentle flower tending hide a game that is far too predictable and frustrating to offer any lasting entertainment.
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    While the game doesn't drive you to finish it, and isn't the best platformer to come out in recent months, it still has undeniable quality with generally awesome aesthetics.
  6. There's not much depth, but plenty of eye candy, puzzling and cute. [May 2011, p.117]
  7. Mar 8, 2011
    The gameplay of the PixelJunk games combined with the audio of Flower and the graphical style of Trine is game like The Undergarden you gonna get. A good and very peaceful PlayStation Network title that is relaxed to play. One of the best PSN games at the moment.
  8. Apr 10, 2011
    Very addictive. [May 2011, p.92]
  9. Feb 4, 2011
    It isn't about super tight controls, an engrossing storyline, or intensely challenging puzzles that will tax you to the limits. It's about huddling beneath a warm, velvety quilt that imparts a very comforting feeling.
  10. Feb 11, 2011
    Overall, The UnderGarden is not a terrible game. It just failed to bring anything to the table that kept me amused for more than a few minutes at a time.
  11. Feb 7, 2011
    All in all, The Undergarden is definitely a game that is to be avoided by puzzle enthusiasts, ultra violent droogies, or people who like to be given a clear purpose before giving anything their attention.
  12. Mar 25, 2011
    The UnderGarden is a simple game that doesn't make you think to much. You'll be fully relaxed thanks to all the bright lights and smooth sounds coming from your television.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 12, 2011
    Think Flow meets the Teletubbies with a drizzle of Gardener's Question Time, so long as the question is 'can I blow up those rocks with exploding fruit?' Brilliantly, the answer is yes, as you drag your chubby little pixie through underwater caves, pollinating flowers and solving puzzles using different fruits. Some float, some sink, some power machines with electricity, and all have to be pulled around behind you, which is weirdly both relaxing and satisfying. Watching the flora burst into life at your touch is so pretty you can imagine them prescribing this to the violently deranged as therapy: 'There Roger, watch the little pixie and put the machete down, eh?' There's not much depth, but plenty of eye candy, puzzling and cute. Full Review »