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The Gardens Between (2018) is a puzzle game set in dreamlike island gardens where you play as best friends Arina and Frendt. You work around the island levels collecting balls of light in your lantern, manipulating time to solve puzzles and remove obstacles. As you progress you explore the interrelated cause and effect of each aspect of the island.

The game examines the significance of their friendship, their memories, what they have to let go of, and what they value most. The game is visually stunning in its simplistic design and thoughtful colour palette, invoking the feeling of childhood play by surrounding the friends with oversized inanimate objects like TVs and vintage games consoles.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Gardens Between 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Puzzle game with Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to make connections between their character’s movement and the passage of time. Lateral thinking and problem-solving are also key skills to get the most out of this game.


The Gardens Between usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.

The Gardens Between

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store PC £15.99
Steam Store Mac £15.99 Free

Apple Arcade

PlayStation Store PS5 £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

Android Store Android Free Free

Google Play Pass

App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

The Gardens Between

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
XBox Store PC £16.74
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/09/2018

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 3 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: The Voxel Agents (@TheVoxelAgents)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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