Polygon wrapped up 2018 by posting its list of the best games of 2018. The Gardens Between, the adventure puzzle game from The Voxel Agents in which players manipulate time to guide two best friends through a surreal world of mysterious garden islands, landed a spot in their top 50 with a rationale provided by Emily Heller.
In her praises, Emily points out that The Gardens Between earns its spot based on how well it elevates some common themes.
The Gardens Between isn’t the first game to explore memory and growing up. It probably won’t be the last. But the visuals, story and bending of time harmonize in way that elevates the game, bringing new light to an overworked theme.