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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. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Mar 8, 2011
    91
    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.
  2. Feb 4, 2011
    85
    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.
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    74
    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.
  4. Feb 9, 2011
    70
    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.
  5. Dec 19, 2010
    60
    Though it's competently made and packs in a good amount of content overall The UnderGarden makes for a fairly dull experience.
  6. Feb 11, 2011
    50
    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.
  7. Feb 7, 2011
    40
    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.

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  1. May 12, 2011
    7
    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. Collapse