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  • Summary: Machiavillain is an evil mansion management and strategy game, inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Prison Architect and all the horror movie clichés! Build your own manor, raise your monsters, set up your traps, and exterminate your victims. But to gain reputation you'll have to slay by the horrorMachiavillain is an evil mansion management and strategy game, inspired by Dungeon Keeper, Prison Architect and all the horror movie clichés! Build your own manor, raise your monsters, set up your traps, and exterminate your victims. But to gain reputation you'll have to slay by the horror movie rules. Expand

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 30, 2018
    80
    MachiaVillain is a smart management game which rests on a appealing idea: being a bad guy and killing people with style. Cartoonish but deep, the only big issue is its overloaded interface which can be misleading.
  2. May 16, 2018
    70
    MachiaVillain is a provides a terribly fun concept for a management simulation game. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but momentary bits of frustration aren’t enough to turn players off from the enjoyable core mechanics. This is the sort of game that can easily be played for hours on end and feel like only minutes have passed.
  3. May 16, 2018
    70
    MachiaVillain is a interesting mix between the horror movies clichés and a sim but after few hours the game feels clumsy and devious in its mechanics.
  4. May 25, 2018
    70
    In terms of malice this is in one line with classics like Dungeon Keeper or Evil Genius. But building and maintaining the horror house of your nightmares is more tedious than expected.
  5. May 20, 2018
    66
    Ultimately, MachiaVillain needs a lot of cleaning up, explanations and balance fixes. Then maybe we can all come together to have a bloody good time.
  6. Jun 6, 2018
    65
    It’s a fun and zany game with a quirky art style (feels similar to Don’t Starve) but it can be cumbersome. Also, the randomization can hurt: I had to start several games over from minute 1 when there wasn’t enough free space to start building my haunted house. Also… the ability to have multiple stories would be nice. Haunted basements, anyone? Attics?
  7. Games Master UK
    Jun 17, 2018
    45
    A well-presented game, but exploring shows it's more dilapidated cabin than ominous mansion. [July 2018, p.65]

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  1. May 16, 2018
    7
    Machiavillain comes with its challenges for the start and has a good learning curve to get through, but once you master all the managementMachiavillain comes with its challenges for the start and has a good learning curve to get through, but once you master all the management side of things and the HUD navigation you will see that Wild Factor have created a fully enjoyable experience with fantastic comedy and a great 90’s horror background. The building mechanics allow you to design anything really, only your imagination will hold you back. Visually the cartoon styling really compliments the game and will have you hooked for hours on end. Don’t expect to just pickup the game and be able to master it from the offset, however. Give yourself a good couple of hours and a few resets and you’ll be killing off victims by the truck load. Expand