GROW: Song of the Evertree Reviews

GROW: Song of the Evertree is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2021

To conclude then and ultimately advise whether GROW: Song of the Evertree is worth your time and money. The answer is, if you enjoyed Yonder, then you will love this. If you never tried it, then sure there are several games that offer similar approaches, but the combination of ease-of-play, excellent audio/visual fidelity and the wonderfully relaxed pacing makes this a joy-to-play and well-worth checking out if you haven’t dived into this type of non-combat gameplay experience before.

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GameSpace
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2021

There’s an open ended element to Grow that makes it something special. Far beyond the inviting graphics and the urgent environmental tale it tells, this is a thoughtful and deliberate balance of cute and considered gameplay concepts that make it a serious time sink.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2021

Grow: Song of the Evertree is a game full of charm, and will be a relaxing world-builder for some, but a repetitive experience for others.

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8 / 10
Nov 16, 2021

Gorgeous and relaxing, Grow: Song of the Evertree will strongly appeal to fans of games about gardening and enjoying the Zen qualities of nature.

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Nov 16, 2021

Once you get going, it’s hard to put Grow down. Animal Crossing tends to have a firm cut off point each day where you know you’re best leaving it until the island replenishes, but in Grow, you can sleep and keep going. It’s therapeutic in a way that even its inspirations aren’t. Often games like this can get overwhelming fast as new features pile on. Grow doesn’t - it’s simple and to the point, so that relaxing sensation never wanes.

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7.3 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

If you love Animal Crossing-like games, you will definitely enjoy Grow.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2021

Overall, a fantastic game that yields a relaxing experience and a gaming experience for all. The adventure is fun and awe-inducing. The graphics and music are coupled well together and marry each other to make for an amazing fantasy feel.

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Liked-a-lot
Nov 19, 2021

Grow: Song of the Evertree is a sweet and wholesome game. As I’ve previously mentioned it wouldn’t be a game suited to all. But if you like helping people, making them happy, collecting resources and exploring a beautiful world then Grow: Song of the Evertree would be a game for you. Also if you have played Prideful Sloths previous game Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles you will feel right at home in the world of Alaria.

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71 / 100
Nov 19, 2021

For those who love a good management title, I do recommend Grow: Song of the Evertree. For those looking for an Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley replacement, I cannot say that this is an equal option, but it is still a lot of fun. For the price, this is a great experience, but it does still need some refining. If you don’t mind a resource management title that is a bit rough on the edges, then Grow: Song of the Evertree is a perfect fit for you.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2021

Many melodies can present varied forms in terms of their harmony, while many other times they take advantage of other chord progressions present throughout it. With a somewhat more refined style that offers trickster melodies and emotional and moving lyrics, Grow: Song of the Evertree takes root in a human affective structure.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2021

If you are a huge fan of games that never seem to end – Animal Crossing springs to mind – Grow: Song of the Evertree is a exceedingly charming title that brings you on board, whole hog, and gives you endless reasons to stick around. If, like me, you want a game to give you play in bite sized pieces, the servings get too meaty very fast, and you’ll quickly fill up on Grow without having room for more. It’s an excellent experience, but it’s simply too much: I have to take a step back and imagine that Alaria flourishes without me.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2021

Grow: Song of the Evertree is the epitome of cosy, wholesome gaming. With a healthy mix of town-building, farming and adventuring, there’s a huge amount of content here for the modest asking price. If you enjoy relaxing games that you can take at your own pace, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a shame that it’s still waiting for some bugs to be ironed out, but once they’re fixed, this will be a must-have.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

Performance concerns are certainly worth being aware of on Switch, but they rarely hamper the actual gameplay. If you need a break from Animal Crossing or want something even calmer than Story of Seasons, Grow: Song of the Evertree isn't likely to steer you wrong. This is without a doubt one of the most pleasantly cozy experiences I've had playing a game.

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75 / 100
Nov 24, 2021

In Grow: Song of Evertree we will have to step into the shoes of the last alchemist in the world of Alaria to try to bring the Eternal Tree back to life and prevent the withering that devastates all parts of the world from continuing to spread. We are an ideal title for all those who like management and exploration games where we will find many things to do to complete our adventure. While it is true that at certain times the game can be repeated in terms of playability, but as a general rule we find a title that can be quite entertaining and generate hours of entertainment.

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9 / 10
Nov 25, 2021

Grow: Song of the Evertree is for anyone who loves a sandbox sim adventure game. There isn’t much from the genre that Grow doesn’t include. It’s visually pretty, technically sound, and engaging throughout. With many environments to manage, craft and build as well as places to explore and make your own. You will be happily lost within the many worlds grow invites you into.

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85 / 100
Nov 26, 2021

Game developer, Prideful Sloth, places a premium on marrying narrative storytelling with detailed world building. This is a great game for players who just want to unwind or for parents looking for a safe game for their children to play.

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Nov 28, 2021

Grow: Song of the Evertree is like a storybook.

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7.4 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

A very pleasant management sandbox with a very relaxed pace that in the long run suffers from some gameplay uncertainty and too much micro-management.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2021

There are some rough edges to be found, and one person’s relaxation will be another’s repetition. However, Grow: Song of the Evertree succeeds in its attempts at presenting a wholesome, laid-back experience. Its successes are admirable, and its missteps are negligible. It lives up to its philosophy and presents something that has all the satisfying progression of a typical game experience, but without all the violence. There’s still room to grow, but the roots are firmly planted.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

Grow: Song of The Evertree is reasonably compelling for the first few hours. But in juggling a lot, some of its more commonplace elements are uneven. While the story sings a familiar tune and long load times add up, this is still a worthwhile adventure with many surprises. Just be prepared for some feeling of recognizable repetition as you play at your own pace.

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