GROW: Song of the Evertree Reviews

GROW: Song of the Evertree is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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GameSpace
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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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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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Nov 28, 2021

Grow: Song of the Evertree is like a storybook.

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Jan 16, 2022

A game with mystery, world building, farming, fun characters, exploring, customisation – Grow: Song of the Evertree really does have it all. This is one of the most wholesome and wonderful games I have had the pleasure of playing this year, and I’m here to tell you all why you should be playing it too.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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GameSpew
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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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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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7.8 / 10.0
Dec 29, 2021

If you can look past the issues with pacing and the odd graphical stutter, Grow: Song of The Evertree is a thoroughly enjoyable adventure with rewarding exploration as well as tons of fun things to create and collect within its large and colourful game world.

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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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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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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 6, 2021

If you enjoyed Yonder: The Cloudcatcher Chronicles, but wanted a little more to do and a less linear progression, then Grow: The Song of the Evertree is probably for you. It’s not quite as elaborate or sophisticated as other games in this genre, but I don’t know if it’s trying to be. It more than makes up for it’s simplicity with a gorgeous aesthetic, witty humor, and a truly calming experience, if you let it. Hopefully, if they can work out some of their stability issues, this game could gain some serious attention and popularity. The call for more wholesome games is increasing in recent years, and Prideful Sloth has proven again they can meet that demand – as long as we get a proper map next time!!

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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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7.3 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2022

A bit slow at the beginning and a bit repetitive in the long run, overall Grow: Song of the Evertree still offers a pleasant and relaxing experience, with its simple but effective playful loop, its ability to motivate the player without pressure or forcing and that sense of freedom and progression that transmits in a concretely satisfying way.

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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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