Close search results

Grow Up (Series) Review

Play YouTube video

Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 11 weeks 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

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 26/08/2016

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Platform and Simulation

Developer: @UbiReflections


Duration: 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.
Players: This is a single player game.


Grow Up usually costs £7.99.

Grow Up

Xbox One £7.99
PS4 £7.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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.



We haven't recorded accessibility settings 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.

Content devider

Games Like Grow Up

Our experts have hand-picked the following similar games for you. These offer a similar way to play to Grow Up or are games with a similar theme or topic. These are good alternative games to Grow Up.

Content devider

Image of the cover of the hardback edition of the Taming Gaming book  by Andy Robertson Image 311 Thank you for using our resource, supported by AskAboutGames, ParentZone and PlayAbility Initiative. We are editorially independent, written by parents for parents, but welcome sponsorship, partnership and suggestions. Email our editor for details on these opportunities.

The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | Discord | Contact | Help