Gardener’s Path Review (PlayStation 5)

Our Gardener’s Path Review takes on the top-down turn-based puzzle game, about fighting giant insects and protecting underground gardens. Solve increasingly elaborate puzzles scattered throughout 60 handcrafted gardens, each one with its own set of friends and foes. Take advantage of a fight by wielding powerful artifacts, allowing you to travel back in time and perform elemental attacks. Fulfill your duty as a gardener, and fight against the pest of giant insects, to protect the ones you love.

Gardener’s Path Review Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 165.9MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • You slide around the level and stop at walls/rocks/obstacles.
  • Instant restarts.
  • The game is broken up into levels.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • 60 levels to unlock and play.
  • Full statistics breakdown.
  • Bestiary shows info on all the discovered insects and plants.
  • Combat is done by moving into them, they may take several hits or might have to be hit from a certain angle.
  • Customize is where you can change the color of your outfit with the 6 unlockable designs.
  • Die a lot and you can choose to skip the level.
  • Abilities include going back one move or doing an area of effect poison gas attack.

Gardener’s Path Review Cons:

  • Simple Chiptune soundtrack that has a lot of annoying beeps and chimes in it.
  • You don’t get any help just a skip level.
  • No replay value.
  • It’s a game you have played before but in a different art style.

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Gardener’s Path:

Official website.

Developer: Viridino Studios

Publisher: Ratalaika Games S.L.

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10


Gardener’s Path is a slide puzzle game with combat elements. It’s simple enough to learn, you slide around the level with obstacles and enemies stopping you from going off the screen altogether. You need to kill all the bug enemies and then reach the goal diamond. Along the way, you get special items like the ability to go back a turn or use a skull to do a massive poison attack. Down to the actual playing and it’s all too familiar, sliding puzzles with combat is nothing new and to be honest Gardener’s Path doesn’t really innovative to the point where you could say it’s a game-changer it’s a safe easy to play slide puzzle game with pixel-art graphics. Get some easy trophies and maybe get a mental workout but other than that it’s just another one of those.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!