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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
8.1 out of 10

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

GamingNexus
24 September 2013
  • Summary: You can't blame me for going into A Machine for Pigs expecting to be scared out of my mind. For two years I've been listening to people tell me how Amnesia: The Dark Descent is the scariest game of all time, so you can understand why my expectations were at an all-time high.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

Square-Go
23 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The fear of the dark is one of humanities greatest assets. Since the days of cavemen, it’s kept us huddled round fires and shuttered in at night. It’s laced the Earth in the yellow glow of tens of billions of streetlights, and it makes sure that we don’t go sticking our noses in places where they...
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Overall 8
8.0

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Review (PC)

Softpedia
22 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The sequel to that experience is called A Machine for Pigs and the name itself is impressive, implying dark mechanics and the sort of terror that can only be described via hyperbole and suggestion, because facing it would be too much for a player.
  • Pros: + Horror story, + Focus on atmosphere, + Streamlined
  • Cons: - Missing sanity mechanic, - Some unanswered questions
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Overall 8
8.0

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Review (PC)

Softpedia
22 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The sequel to that experience is called A Machine for Pigs and the name itself is impressive, implying dark mechanics and the sort of terror that can only be described via hyperbole and suggestion, because facing it would be too much for a player.
  • Pros: + Horror story, + Focus on atmosphere, + Streamlined
  • Cons: - Missing sanity mechanic, - Some unanswered questions
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Overall 7
7.0

amnesia: a machine for pigs

Destructoid
18 September 2013
  • Summary: Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a beloved title for a number of reasons. As well as becoming a viral darling thanks to a cavalcade of shrieking YouTube videos, Dark Descent was praised for bringing back a sense of true survival horror at a time when so many publishers were adamant the genre was dead.
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Overall 8
7.5

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Strategy Informer
16 September 2013
  • Conclusion: While undoubtedly completely less OH MY GOD RUN HIDE than the first game Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs manages to still be a worthwhile purchase thanks to The Chinese Room putting so much effort into maintaining a creepy, freaky atmosphere.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
16 September 2013
  • Conclusion: All of this—the frantic narrator ranting about the filth of the world, the endless and nihilistic sprawl of the factory, the sound design that overwhelms—combine to disturb more deeply than any throwaway jump scare.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Looks 8
8.0

‘Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs’ Review: Well-oiled

Stick Skills
15 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Amnesia: The Dark Descent first arrived back in 2010, and brought with it a new brand of survival horror. Much in the same vein of its previous work, Frictional Games threw players into terrifying situations as a completely helpless individual.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 7
7.0

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Digital Chumps
14 September 2013
  • Conclusion: A Machine For Pigs may not appease fans of The Dark Descent, but it does offer a compelling entry into the genre, even if it's inferior to its predecessor.
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Overall 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 7
7.0

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

Digital Chumps
14 September 2013
  • Conclusion: A Machine For Pigs may not appease fans of The Dark Descent, but it does offer a compelling entry into the genre, even if it's inferior to its predecessor.
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