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Cloud Gardens

Noio, Future Friends PR
Sep 1, 2021 - PC, Xbox One
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

God is a Geek
6.5 / 10
JVL
17 / 20
Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
TechRaptor
8 / 10
LadiesGamers.com
Loved
Pixel Arts
7 / 10
Hey Poor Player
4 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Cloud Gardens

Cloud Gardens is a lovely relaxing game and beautiful to look at, but it gets repetitive rather quickly.

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JVL

Jivé
17 / 20
JVL

Just out of its early access and now also available on Xbox, Cloud Gardens is a great experience. Organic puzzles, that's what had never been made of memory. And the title even has the luxury of doing it well, bringing lightness, calm and a few moments of reflection to meet the challenges required.

Review in French | Read full review

While I can't fault Cloud Gardens for its cool visuals or interesting themes, those things are ultimately lost to fiddley controls and a somewhat obtuse gameplay loop. Many players will likely enjoy the creative side of this game, but others will be left wondering why they are trashing up perfectly nice scenes.

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Cloud Gardens is a gentle-looking, gentle-sounding toy in the “chill” genre. It has a pretty good game hung on top, participation in which is largely optional. Noio’s stated aim “to fill you with satisfaction without the frustration” is a motto that’s been observed. Your mileage will vary based on what you find satisfying and what you find frustrating, but the gameplay, the themes, the music, the sound, and the graphics are all of a piece, admirably on-message, and contribute to a unique, bittersweet atmosphere.

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Cloud Gardens is a dystopian sandbox puzzle-slash-sim from Noio where you make the most of the apocalypse by making plants grow. It's an ultra-Zen title that forces you to slow down, think about life, and do a little gardening - which is a totally welcome experience for when you need a breath of fresh air in today's suffocating world.

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Cloud Gardens is a chill, charming experience to play. The music adds to the relaxing gameplay. Finishing each diorama and moving on to the next brings such a sense of satisfaction. Cloud Gardens isn’t just a game it also encourages its players to be mindful of what is around them. To de-stress, chill out while also being creative and having fun!

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Cloud Gardens is a very relaxing but low-content product that is recommended for everyone if it is available at a much lower price.

Review in Persian | Read full review

Cloud Gardens is a hypnotizingly meditative experience and perhaps one of the best chill games I’ve played all year. Its soothing soundtrack and peaceful dioramas are made more pleasant and calming with each careful move made by a contemplative player. Cloud Gardens reminds us that the apocalypse isn’t bad news for the Earth — just humanity. Life will continue to flourish and thrive long after we’re gone; Cloud Gardens showcases that bittersweet beauty of a world without us.

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