Grow Home

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

  • Fun game world with simple mechanics
  • Have to be a completionist to get full game value

Grow Home is an adventure where you’ll literally have to grow their Star Plant to be able to return home. While there is some platforming involved this short robotic adventure is more about the exploration based journey than the challenge.


Set in a colourful game world players control B.U.D. (Botanical Utility Droid) a robotic life form in charge of growing a plant to oxygenate your home planet. This will take you across an open world with floating islands, strange plants and animals. From finding a hidden cave to climbing up a rockface and then gliding down the the surface every inch of Grow Home is beautifully designed.

Controlling B.U.D. does take some getting used to with a unique control scheme that gives you control over each of his hands which is used to grab and push various game world elements. To assist your adventure players will also have the steady voice of M.O.M. who will guide you to objectives and be supportive like any mom should be.

Central to gameplay is the growing of Star Shoots which come out of the Star Plant, a central element of your adventure. These Star Shoots are used to reach out to the various Energy Rocks to boost the Star Plant growth closer to your objective.


A key stepping stone to this objective is collecting the crystals hidden around the game world which at certain levels will boost your power with things like more camera control and a jet pack to make your exploration easier. These crystals will also make a distinct tone when nearby which helps you track down the ones hidden from plain view. Other game mechanics to assist players include flower parachutes and a waypoint system for teleporting and to serve as a respawn location.

While Grow Home can be short if you don’t plan to be a completionist the game is best enjoyed by taking your time and taking every colourful element.


  • Control your little robot named B.U.D.
  • Collect the scattered crystals to boost your power and skills.
  • Explore a colourful world of sky islands, rivers and caves.
  • Build the Star Plant by connecting the Star Shoots to Energy Rocks.
  • For Windows, Linux and PlayStation 4.



Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on February 27, 2016. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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