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Machinarium
8.7 out of 10

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Overall 8
8.0

Machinarium

Adventure Classic Gaming
7 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Czech developer Amanita Design has been creating standalone online Flash games for a while now, some serving as interactive advertising for well-known brands such as Nike. Machinarium is the developer's first full-length game. Like the developer's previous game, Samorost2, Machinarium is a quirky and clever puzzle game that takes you on an episodic ride with all the hallmarks of classic point-and-click adventuring.
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Overall 8
8.0

Machinarium

Adventure Classic Gaming
7 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Czech developer Amanita Design has been creating standalone online Flash games for a while now, some serving as interactive advertising for well-known brands such as Nike. Machinarium is the developer's first full-length game. Like the developer's previous game, Samorost2, Machinarium is a quirky and clever puzzle game that takes you on an episodic ride with all the hallmarks of classic point-and-click adventuring.
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Overall 8
7.5

Machinarium

ztgd.com
27 January 2011
  • Excerpt: A solid puzzler with a mute and lovable protagonist.. Machinarium was a puzzler that was […]
  • Pros: + Great story, + Effective art style, + Fleshed out world
  • Cons: Help Book is a pain, Puzzles can blend with the background
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Overall 8
8.0

Machinarium

Gaming Evolution
3 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Playing Machinarium, I sometimes felt that I was at odds with it. I was infatuated with its beauty and craft, yet infuriated when its artistic qualities clashed with its basic mechanical design. As much as I love and appreciate its aesthetic, my adoration so often melted away in the face of frustration. Every new location and character brought butterflies to my stomach and each new puzzle violently killed them.
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Overall 8
8.4

Machinarium (PC)

ccgr.org
17 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Amanita Design has made several short Flash games before, but Machinarium is their first full length adventure.  In Machiniarium, you play as a robot who was captured and dumped for trash, in several pieces.  Unfortunately, a gang of bad robots took your girlfriend and have locked her up.  After putting yourself back together, you take it upon yourself to free her, even though you have to face the whole gang by yourself.
  • Pros: Very creative art style; lovely music; simple point and click adventure game play; some puzzles are very challenging; Mac/Linux versions
  • Cons: One bug required changing the display size to complete the puzzle; has only 2 fixed resolutions; seems a bit short
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 8
8.0

The Lightning Bolt is for Being Awesome!

RPGamer
1 March 2010
  • Excerpt: "Four Gods wait on the windowsill, where once eight Gods did war and will. And if the Gods themselves may die, what does that say for you and I?" Thus begins On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One , the beginning of the much anticipated downloadable RPG series from the creators of popular webcomic Penny Arcade.
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Overall 8
8.3

Machinarium

ActionTrip
17 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Ironically, Machinarium's chief weakness is also its main strength. It's a been a while since we've had a proper puzzle flavored adventure game and in that sense Machinarium brings more than a satisfactory choice of challenges. If it weren't for certain gameplay mishaps, the game would've got more attention altogether.
  • Pros: Beautifully drawn levels and characters, imaginative setting, cute music and sounds, challenging puzzles...
  • Cons: The extreme difficulty of certain puzzles often kills the fun.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 9
9.3
Sound 9
9.2

Machinarium (PC)

hardware heaven
13 November 2009
Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
9 November 2009
  • Summary: Machinarium's robotic hero is one of the year's finest leading men: He's dedicated, resourceful, and oozes charisma--yet he doesn't speak a word of dialogue. Nor, for that matter, does anyone else in this traditional point-and-click adventure game. Yet in spite of their vocal silence, Machinarium's mechanical inhabitants communicate more effectively than many of the wordiest game characters, using often hysterical gestures and diagrams within speech bubbles to clearly...
  • Pros: Tells a delightful story without a word of dialogue, Excellent, challenging puzzles, Lovely hand-drawn visuals and offbeat soundtrack, Great in-game hint system
  • Cons: Non-adventure elements aren't very good, A few interface and presentation quirks
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Overall 8
8.0

Machinarium PC Review

DarkZero
28 November 2009
  • Excerpt: After its real peak in the lighter half of the nineties the point and click genre felt almost instantly out of date. It was hit by a kind of grass-is-always-greener philosophy and where the FPS genre was green the point-and-clicks were like trying to find golf turf in Dune . By that point the genre began festering away behind flashy advancements in graphics systems that allowed for further generations of successful 3D titles.
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