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Posted: 24 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Grow Up is a running and jumping adventure. It is the sequel to 2015's Grow Home and extends the real physics exploration that lets you push, pull, climb and direct how plants grow in the world.

Grow Up builds on the gameplay of its predecessor. You again are in control of a robot named B.U.D, who can climb on landscapes, pick up items and manipulate objects with the game's physics. Your task is to direct the stalks of Starplants towards energy sources to help them grow so that you can access new parts of the world and recover parts of your ship.

New to Grow Up, is the ability to scan plants and discover their properties - like enabling B.U.D to jump high or launch into the air. You access these abilities by plant a seed for the related plant. As you progress you can gain the ability to jetpack, glide, and roll.

It's the unusual way of getting around that stands out in Grow Up. You can grab onto things in the world by hold a button down for each of your hands. This, the tranquil music, and the way you can progress at your own pace, make it a unique and relaxing challenge.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/08/2016

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Adventure, Open World, Platform and Simulation)

Developer: Ubi Reflections (@UbiReflections)




Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete. The game will take around 15 hours to collect everything and complete the challenges.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 because it features occasional, very mild violence in a comical context. The intro of the game shows your ship getting hit by asteroids, after which you crash on an alien planet. The planet features a small amount of environmental hazards, such as Venus fly trap plants. When your robot falls from great heights, falls in one of the oceans or dies in another way, it falls apart like Lego. Immediately after this, you reappear at the last save station.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to consider the consequences of how you grow things and their direction of travel. There's also relatively complex traversal of the 3D world and puzzle solving to unblock ways forward.


Grow Up usually costs £7.99 to £8.59.

Grow Up

XBox Store Xbox One £7.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99
Steam Store PC £8.59
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Grow Up Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@UbiReflections) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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