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75

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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 142 Ratings

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  • Summary: Feel the freedom of unbounded climbing as you take control of BUD, a procedurally animated robot on a quest to save his planet. Create your own path through an alien world as you control and ride a giant plant on a vertical journey to the stars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. 90
    Despite its short length, Grow Home stands out as one of the most refreshing and original titles to have come out of Ubisoft in recent years.
  2. Feb 25, 2015
    85
    It's delightful to look at and even more delightful to explore. If Ubisoft wants to restore some goodwill with core audiences again, releasing lovely little titles like this is a step in the right direction.
  3. Feb 15, 2015
    81
    As great as Grow Home can be, there is a bit of a tedious process in climbing a 2000m beanstalk and not falling.
  4. 80
    If indie gaming is just a state of mind then Ubisoft is getting increasingly good at encouraging it in their developers, especially in this novel plant-based platformer.
  5. Feb 6, 2015
    78
    Grow Home is like a raw diamond, and as such it must be treated. It's original, fun, and intriguing, but it needs a little more polishing.
  6. Feb 20, 2015
    70
    Grow Home is fun and innovative experience that, unfortunately, gets weighed down by bugs with the climbing system, the iffy camera, and the repetitive audio effects. It's still a blast to play but it could've been much more.
  7. Mar 19, 2015
    35
    If Ubisoft believes that this is a successful attempt at experimental gameplay, I shudder to think of what their failures look like.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Feb 13, 2015
    10
    this is a good game really i wondered from ubisoft for this game
    ubisofts 2d game or really good such as rayman or child of light or valiant
    this is a good game really i wondered from ubisoft for this game
    ubisofts 2d game or really good such as rayman or child of light or valiant heart
    art graphic is good for this game and i love this world !
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  2. Feb 10, 2015
    10
    Lovely and lighthearted game which really should be featured on the front page of Metacritic. The game is alittle short but one can hope forLovely and lighthearted game which really should be featured on the front page of Metacritic. The game is alittle short but one can hope for future extensions. Adorable game, please try! Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2015
    10
    The game is full of creativity,аll very high quality painted,аmazing visual style. Good jokes. Very pleased.Another great game fromThe game is full of creativity,аll very high quality painted,аmazing visual style. Good jokes. Very pleased.Another great game from Ubisoft,would recommend. Expand
  4. Nov 25, 2015
    9
    Do not play this without a controller.. your wrist will thank you lolololol Over all this is a very charming game with a cool look and funDo not play this without a controller.. your wrist will thank you lolololol Over all this is a very charming game with a cool look and fun gameplay mechanic... Very unique... enjoyed it very much. ALSO NO DRM!!!!! Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2017
    8
    Grow Home is a lovely 3D platforming where the main goal is to reach the top of an area (your spaceship) starting to the bottom (a beach, seaGrow Home is a lovely 3D platforming where the main goal is to reach the top of an area (your spaceship) starting to the bottom (a beach, sea level) with the help of seeds that generates a main gigantic plant with flexible finger-plants that will allow you to reach the apparently unreachable. The level design is based on a unique scenario (just one gigantic area surrounded by the sea) where secondary objectives are represented by crystals finding aimed to upgrade your jet pack power (that gives you just little jump-boosts) and flora/fauna collection to bring under scanning through the teleporter machines (placed as sort of checkpoints on different heights) that will enrich your computer database called M.O.M. (your spaceship). Plus, a final objective once you reach the very top and your plant has completely grown.

    Technically, is based on the simple gravity/physics basics but the originality comes out when you understand that your character have inertia speed (once it runs then suddenly stops or just jump+jet pack boosted) and hand grabbing technique (left hand- right hand) that allows you to climb rapidly (once you get it well) or slowly if you carry a specimen on the other hand (there is no inventory! And that's cool). Obviously, the game pad is strongly recommended as the right stick for camera view will be fundamental to add yourself an extra extended view (pressing the right stick) in order to catch all the things that might goes out of sight while you're climbing a rock, for example.

    It's a fresh game play, no matter if the story is simple and short. It's a basic concept to play and enjoy and maybe it will be shaped into something more spectacular, who knows? The effort is considerable but it must be mentioned that is not the entire Ubisoft company that made this...just a little group of people under Ubisoft company, just a little seed, comparable to an indie work...exactly like the entire philosophy of this game!

    Well deserved, guys.
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  6. Aug 20, 2016
    7
    After seeing that a sequel has been made and is now out on game store, I immediately want to try out the prequel. Now, the game's beautiful.After seeing that a sequel has been made and is now out on game store, I immediately want to try out the prequel. Now, the game's beautiful. And the atmosphere, everything sound just right. It has a simple story about a robot name's BUD and he's trying to plant a tree into space (sounds awesome right o_0?) while also trying to collect the plant's seed in order to analyze it. The game mechanics is fun at first, but then can be devastating at times, because if you fall down without having been to the nearest checkpoint you're gonna have to climb back and it takes time and it can be really boring. So if you want something to play to kill time definitely check this out! Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2015
    0
    could be a decent game, but the lack of keyboard binding options makes it absolutely unplayable. the lack of rebinding options is absolutelycould be a decent game, but the lack of keyboard binding options makes it absolutely unplayable. the lack of rebinding options is absolutely lazy and something that is not to be tolerated in this time and age. Expand

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