Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Dec 19, 2010
    Eye-catching visuals, a dynamic score, and a variety of puzzles make it easy to lose yourself in this magical world.
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    The UnderGarden's unique elements come together to make for an enjoyable and relaxing game experience.
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    Turn out the lights and turn up the sound and immerse yourself in one of the most colorful and delightfully charming non-games of the year.
  4. Jan 3, 2011
    For those that are willing to give it a shot, The Undergarden is just a joy to be in. It's so peaceful and wonderful that everything else doesn't seem to matter. It doesn't rush you and it's not too challenging and is perfect for a little break from the hectic real life.
  5. Dec 19, 2010
    More "experience" than "videogame", The UnderGarden is a pure delight that proves you don't have to be a super tough "hardcore" title in order to be fun. It's not action packed, it's not punishing, and it's not what you would normally turn your Xbox 360 on for.
  6. Dec 19, 2010
    A wonderful puzzle game and also a visual adventures, which knows how to use curiosity for unknown, shiny and beautiful things to build objectives.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    Even with some annoying flaws, The UnderGarden provides a unique puzzle experience that will surely win you over with its charming visuals and beautiful music.
  8. Dec 19, 2010
    The Undergarden is laid back, gorgeous, and pretty damn weird - the main character is some kind of strange grinning monkey thing and your mission is to grow flowers in underground caverns.
  9. Dec 19, 2010
    Surely, if it weren't for the awful, unnecessarily nihilistic item management, I could easily recommend The UnderGarden to just about anyone.
  10. Dec 16, 2010
    Its elegant simplicity will keep you engaged for hours without shooting, powerups, upgrading, leveling, dialog trees or versus play. The game's artwork delights and its music transports, making for three to four hours of pure gaming bliss.
  11. Dec 16, 2010
    Overall, the Undergarden is a breath of fresh air. It's a fantastic puzzler that achieves what it set out to do.
  12. Dec 16, 2010
    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.
  13. Dec 16, 2010
    The Undergarden is both a return to the compulsion of traditional point-driven gaming and an exercise in non-compulsory experiential gaming, and it delivers both styles in one of the most pleasant indie packages since Flower.
  14. Dec 16, 2010
    The Undergarden can certainly be described as an experience, and a beautiful interesting one at that, but as a game, it falls a bit short.

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