The Gardens Between

The Voxel Agents

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
77%
Critics Recommend
Based on 66 critic reviews
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The Gardens Between

Rating Summary

Based on 66 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 66 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 20, 2018
PCSep 20, 2018
Nintendo SwitchSep 20, 2018

Developer: The Voxel Agents

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure

The Gardens Between is a single-player adventure-puzzle game about time, memory and friendship.

Best friends Arina and Frendt fall into a series of vibrant, dreamlike island gardens peppered with everyday objects from their childhood. Together they embark on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship.

Manipulate time to solve puzzles and reach the apex of each isle. Follow the duo as they unpack and explore their precious moments spent together, lighting up constellations and illuminating threads of a bittersweet narrative.

FEATURES
Manipulate time to solve ingenious puzzles

Vibrant, storybook-inspired art style

Dreamy tale of adventure, friendship and growing-up

More than twenty gorgeous and surreal gardens islands to explore

Accessible design; simple controls, no text, speech, time pressure or complex UI

Relaxing ambient soundtrack by feature-artist Tim Shiel

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Strong Head
18
Fair Head
8
Weak Head
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The Gardens Between - Arriving September 20!

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The Gardens Between Is Coming to Switch! (ESRB)

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The Gardens Between coming to PlayStation® 4 in 2018.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A childhood bond reimagined as a series of elegant, time-based diorama puzzles, The Gardens Between is short but very sweet.

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Polygon

Unscored
Polygon

The Gardens Between is a magical journey that's well worth your time

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GameSpot

8 / 10
GameSpot

With a bittersweet story and a gorgeous, dreamlike world, The Gardens Between is time-bending puzzle game that you won't soon forget.

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USgamer

USgamer

The Gardens Between is a great example of a puzzle game with the most simple of mechanics, showcasing how much can be stretched out of so little. Its light story of friendship is sweet (if not a bit too saccharine). It complements the core mechanic of controlling the passage of time, and well, the inevitability of how no matter how much you'd like time to stand still sometimes, it'll move along regardless.

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