- Publisher: Frictional Games
- Release Date: Sep 10, 2013
- Summary: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is an upcoming survival horror video game developed by thechineseroom and produced by Frictional Games. The game is an indirect sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which was developed and produced by Frictional Games.
- Developer: Frictional Games
- Genre(s): Horror, Horror, Action Adventure, Survival
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Teaser Trailer
Positive: 26 out of 59
Mixed: 32 out of 59
Negative: 1 out of 59
Sep 10, 2013Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a well-oiled horror mechanism. It's a great sequel that will be loved by the old and new players.
Pelit (Finland)Oct 5, 2013Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs has its faults as a game, but as an experience it can’t be faulted. [Oct 2013]
Sep 9, 2013Scary as hell, but not so much like its predecessor The Dark Descent - considered one of the scariest games ever made -, this Machine for Pigs is truly a terrifying Lovecraftian tale of Victorian and industrial horror, with unthinkable machines, mad doctors and more, but with some wrong design decisions.
Sep 9, 2013It is a definite step back from The Dark Descent, but even several steps back makes this better than almost any other horror game released in the past decade.
Dec 12, 2013A Machine for Pigs is a well made and impressive game with a thorough thematic design and atmosphere. As a horror game it is rather spartan yet brilliant in that it let’s your brain conjure most of its horrors. Unfortunately it comes with a rather numbing effect that makes later parts of the game feel more formulaic and not as scary.
Sep 11, 2013Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs is a pretty good game, with a well written story, good voice acting, an atmospheric musical score, suitably varied and eerie environments, and quite a few stomach churning and downright creepy moments. It never gets boring or frustrating, and there are no passages in particular that qualify as less than enjoyable. Unfortunately, though, it’s just not that scary. And that’s quite the let down for a horror game.
Sep 11, 2013A Machine for Pigs takes Amnesia's formula and shows us how to screw it up. The idea had huge potential, but it's squandered on what frankly is a cheap and uninvolving game. This was an extremely disappointing experience.
Positive: 94 out of 351
Mixed: 118 out of 351
Negative: 139 out of 351
Sep 10, 2013Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is definitely not the same game as The Dark Descent. It's quite different. It's got fewer jump scares and it's notAmnesia: A Machine for Pigs is definitely not the same game as The Dark Descent. It's quite different. It's got fewer jump scares and it's not as splatter-horror-y as some fans might have wished. But boy, that overwhelming, thick sense of dread that comes with every step down into the unholy machine. Not to mention the brillant soundtrack by Jessica Curry (do yourselves a favour and buy it) and the brillant writing by Dan Pinchbeck. I guess it takes a bit of effort to actually get involved into the story (similar to Dear Esther) but you'll probably get one of the most literary experiences in video games to date.… Expand
Sep 16, 2013Simply put, this is the exact median between Dear Esther and The Dark Decent. I went into this game expecting a campy storyline with someSimply put, this is the exact median between Dear Esther and The Dark Decent. I went into this game expecting a campy storyline with some great scares, but what I got instead was the most unsettling game I have ever played. Surprisingly enough, for how amazing of a plot this game has (as pretentiously metaphorical it can be sometimes), there's very few plot holes and the level design is near perfect despite it being so incredibly linear. I have no problem with that, as I know that linear gameplay is the best way to tell a story. The writing is great, the voice acting is top notch (despite some cheap sound effects), and the atmosphere is PERFECT. The graphics are also fantastic despite having indie origins. The plot lays out like Bioshock, which also means it has pacing issues. Also, the inconsistency of the enemy encounters is noticeably annoying, but the encounters it does have are BLISTERINGLY intense. Way more frightening than anything in the first game.… Expand
Nov 3, 2018Long story short. It's a good horror game. But not the original amnesia. They try to scare you in a different way. I like the effort, I'mLong story short. It's a good horror game. But not the original amnesia. They try to scare you in a different way. I like the effort, I'm shocked that people didn't get that. You want new, unique games, you want new experiences, but when somebody tries to do so you decide that they shouldn't. Go back, stick to what you did good, don't try to be better. Because you are not better, you are like one of us, mediocre, boring, you had only one good idea (amnesia the dark descent), don't you even dare to try again...
I like it, I liked the dark descent too, but those are 2 different games. I bet it would get better ratings if it was called just A machine for pigs, without amnesia in the title.
But still, it's not the best horror game in my life. I rate it 8/10, I will remember this experience for long. See ya all in hell… Expand
Sep 24, 2013This game is not what i was expecting. It so predictable and not so scary, even the puzzles are easy and the game helps the player throughThis game is not what i was expecting. It so predictable and not so scary, even the puzzles are easy and the game helps the player through them. But its not all bad. Its not an "Amnesia" game, its a totally different one but still enjoyable. The atmosphere its better and improved, soundtrack the best i ever heard and the graphics also improved despite some minor insignificant bugs but what i really like is the story which i say Congratulations to The Chinese Room for possibly the best story ever in a video game, even had a few scares. So for all the people who say this game is i strongly advise to play it again and absorb its story and its atmosphere and then we will talk.… Expand
Sep 11, 2013What the hell happened here? I have been looking forward to this game for AGES, and it was probably one of the most disappointing games I'veWhat the hell happened here? I have been looking forward to this game for AGES, and it was probably one of the most disappointing games I've played this year.
This game had the potential to be the scariest game this year, what were the developers thinking?!? There are no new features in this game, it actually downgraded from the previous game Amnesia: the dark decent. Did they add 1st person full body awareness? NOPE. Did they add 1st person interactive animations with doors and objects? NOPE. What about jumpscares? NOPE, lets just make the entire place shake every 30 seconds, that'll scare the shiet out of them. Why don't we add some terrifying creatures? NAH BRO LETS ADD A PIG MAN that doesnt even look terrifying.
This game isn't even a survival horror game anymore, no more tinderboxes, which is understandable because of the time of plot being in the 1800's where electricity started to develop. Yeah ofcourse you get a latern, but it will stay lit for an infinite amount of time! WOW what a good idea, the lantern will start flickering whenever enemies are nearby, meaning that you will never be surprised by monsters being in the area. What a way to go. It should be mentioned that you don't even have to use the lantern, because areas are so lit up even if the brightness is on its lowest.
And also, you don't see other people in the game, it's as if they all just dissapeared! you'd expect with a better budget that they would add some additional characters that can acompany you in your journey. You hear people talking and screaming, but they are placed in cages with a big cloth over them so you cant even see them.
You can't interact with each object individually, it's like they are glued to everything, where as in the previous game you can pick up any loose object and toss it around, in this game that is very limited to only "quest items". That being said, there is no inventory system, that got completely removed as well. The sanity system also got removed as well as the health system. You can't even open most doors or drawers anymore because they have locks on them that prevent them from being open. When you pick up documents and diaries, there are no more voice overs to read it for you. So basically they removed EVERYTHING that made Amnesia Amnesia!
TO SUM IT UP:
-No more health system or Sanity system
-Rooms and areas are so lit up the lantern is useless
-Very limited objects to be interacted with
-All doors and drawers are conveniently locked, that shouldn't be.
-Same old things from the previous game, no added 1st person animations
-Terrible character development, you dont even care about the guy you play as.
This game is a rushed piece of cash in, your game is bad! and you should feel bad! I expected something better than this you could have done way better!… Expand
Sep 11, 2013Sorry about the low score but if you read you will know why
Well what can I say, I was worried about this game and thought it would beSorry about the low score but if you read you will know why
Well what can I say, I was worried about this game and thought it would be Amnesia exactly the same as the first one, now i wish it was. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is a game that has been streamed down as much as possible to give them a wider audience the puzzles are no longer puzzles, no sanity bar, regenerating health and no inventory.
The game lacks fear and suspense, you can now run around the enemies as long as they don't hit you 3 times your fine, you always know were your going as the game is so linear, so run forward and eventually a gate close on the enemies. everything is scripted, so no more random encounters which you had in the first game, which is sad. and the story is uninteresting you just wish it would end. fortunately the game is around 4 hours long and even less is you don't read anything
I don't have a lot of good to say about this game as even the graphics are poor, very low polly textured static meshes. you like picking up glasses or any object you can see and smashing them against the wall, well its been taken out.
overall i'm hoping this was just a spin off and this was just something just to keep us going until Amnesia 2 (if there will be) .
I don't like giving out scores but how much the game is worth so i give it a 5 Gbp (Pounds) meaning bear minimal effort has been taken to make this game and if it does sell well its because it has the name Amnesia in the title.… Expand
Jan 10, 2018Juego facilón, falto de atmósfera, y del suspense de la saga, e historia muy mal contada
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