NFG Summary:“Flower is a breathtaking and unique gaming experience that breaks away from traditional conventions. With its stunning visuals, relaxing gameplay, and emotionally engaging narrative, Flower allows players to immerse themselves in a world where nature takes center stage and becomes the primary character. The simple controls and dynamically adjusting experience make it accessible to both casual and hardcore gamers, offering a truly unforgettable escape on the PS3.”

Categories: Miscellaneous
Meta Score: 87
Store: flower (Price: $ 2,17)
User Score: 83.0
Platform: iOS (iPhone/iPad), PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4
Publisher Names: SCEA
Support Language: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish – Spain, Arabic
Publish Date: 2009-02-12

PC Requirements:


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 or AMD A8-5600K
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 580 or GeForce GTX 650 or AMD Radeon R7
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: Must support AVX Instruction Set.


[Playstation Network] The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network title "flOw" are back with another concept that challenges traditional gaming conventions. Flower expands the team’s tradition of delivering simple gameplay, accessible controls and a medium to explore emotional chords uncommon in video games. In Flower, the surrounding environment, most often pushed to the background in games, is pulled to the forefront and becomes the primary "character." The player fades from an external and stressful world in the opening of this fresh and genuine game only for PS3, and journeys through beautifully vivid landscapes, changing the his surroundings and exploring nature along the way. Playing as the wind, the player guides and grows a swarm of pedals by interacting with other flowers and the surrounding environment. The goals and journey in each level vary, but all involve flight, exploration and interaction with the level. Using simple SIXAXIS wireless controls, the player guides the lead petal and accumulates a swarm of flower petals as he moves at his own pace within the environment, causing the on-screen world to change. Flower’s gameplay offers different experiences, pacing and rhythm to all players. Along the way, the environment will pose challenges to the player’s progress. Both pastoral and at times chaotic, Flower is a visual, audio and interactive escape on PS3. Simple Gameplay Controls – Accessible controls appeal to both the casual and hardcore gamer and offer simplistic and relaxing gaming. Freely playing as the wind is as easy as titling the SIXAXIS wireless controller. Lush and Interactive Environment on PS3 – In Flower, over 200,000 blades of grass are simulated and animated simultaneously on-screen, creating an verdant environment not possible on any other platform. Dynamically Adjusting Experience – Players with differing skill levels and/or moods can intuitively customize their game experience and enjoy the game at their own pace. [SCEA]

Positive Comment(s)

It’s an interesting take on a form of entertainment that often puts destruction over creation, and I definitely think some interesting conversation can come out of the theme presented by this title.100Gaming Age
The perfect combination of art and technology, this game is a must-play for any gamer!100Giant Bomb
Flower is as much an experience as it is a game.98Gamers’ Temple
Even if there is no multiplayer mode in the game, it is a great one! The game offers not many, but excellent features.97GamingXP
Visually potent and occasionally beautiful, Flower fulfills its premise with enviable grace.91The A.V. Club
An absolutely brilliant game, and one that does more to stir the emotions than any AAA epic you’ve like played in recent memory.90TotalPlayStation
An interactive experience like no other. Perfect for unwinding after a long day.90Gameplanet
A unique, beautiful title that tells a story without uttering a word – Flower is a quality game that deserves your time and attention.90GamePro
The game’s intuitive design allows players to quickly pick up the rules of the game and progress with ease.90GameDaily
Most original game you want to play over and over and over. Fl0wer is an experimental game that focused on playability and it works perfectly. An addictive experience for everyone! [Feb 2009]90LEVEL (Czech Republic)

Negative Comment(s)

Flower… original and very beautiful game i ever seen, but besides that, very boring, you can play only 1 hour before falling asleep. I think it is just an excuse to show the potential of the PS3.50nausycka

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