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Generally favorable reviews- based on 650 Ratings

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  • Summary: Machinarium is independent puzzle / adventure game developed by the makers of popular web-games Samorost and Samorost2. A little robot who’s been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. One of the most beautiful games to hit home computers in a long time.
  2. One of the greatest PC games that we've tried so far this year is a puzzle game mixed with stunning graphics. A truly robotical adventure that's meant to be one of this year's GOTY without any doubt.
  3. games(TM)
    90
    Remakes and IP revivals may be raking in the big bucks at the moment, but this artistically unique original is the game that really deserves your love and respect. [Nov 2009, p.106]
  4. Therefore, Machinarium can be considered a very successful adventure game, which I recommend to any player, be it or not a passionate of the genre.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    85
    Machinarium is a successful mix of unique audiovisual atmosphere and traditional point-and-click adventuring. While the character control is a bit flimsy, beautiful hand drawn graphics and funny puzzles make it a true gem among indie games. [Feb 2010]
  6. But the puzzles themselves are nearly an unmitigated joy.
  7. Old school graphic adventure that doesn't pull its punches with either the puzzles or the gorgeous art.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 115
  2. Negative: 7 out of 115
  1. Mar 14, 2011
    10
    Entrancingly beautiful and very playable with some fiendishly difficult puzzles. Wonderful atmosphere and music. If you played the flash gameEntrancingly beautiful and very playable with some fiendishly difficult puzzles. Wonderful atmosphere and music. If you played the flash game Samorost you will have an idea of what is in store for you. A classic graphical adventure / puzzle game that will keep you busy for a few days. Expand
  2. DaveS
    Oct 19, 2009
    10
    Perhaps one of the best true point and click adventures since the likes of The Neverhood and Grim Fandago. Unique and charming, this games Perhaps one of the best true point and click adventures since the likes of The Neverhood and Grim Fandago. Unique and charming, this games really draws you in to it's surreal world of hand drawn robots and incredible backgrounds. Shame its not longer. Expand
  3. krise
    Jan 21, 2010
    10
    Wonderfully artistic with extreme detail, lovable characters and interesting puzzles which clue you to the next level. Absolutely gorgeous! I Wonderfully artistic with extreme detail, lovable characters and interesting puzzles which clue you to the next level. Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait for Amanita Design's next adventure. Expand
  4. Jul 28, 2013
    9
    Definitely not a game for people with short patience. Hard puzzles, but not impossible, that make you think before making your next move, andDefinitely not a game for people with short patience. Hard puzzles, but not impossible, that make you think before making your next move, and not randomly clicking your way to find the exit as fast as possible. Beautiful artwork and backgrounds, good soundtrack and likable characters with a simple story to tell. I got on steam for $3 and it definitely paid off.
    The only reason I find to not give this game a 10, is that sometimes, depending on your graphic settings, the game just froze and the animation crashed. But despite some minor glitches, it's a gem hidden in a sea of mindless "point'n'clicks".
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  5. Mar 12, 2020
    8
    Its short length may make it more worth it on a sale, but the storytelling is solidly simple, the visuals are beautifully drawn, and theIts short length may make it more worth it on a sale, but the storytelling is solidly simple, the visuals are beautifully drawn, and the non-stop puzzles succeed in making you think. Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2012
    8
    Okay it might just be a flash game (deletes all browsing history on computer = loses all Machinarium save data - Ahhhhh!), but it oozes charm.Okay it might just be a flash game (deletes all browsing history on computer = loses all Machinarium save data - Ahhhhh!), but it oozes charm. An absolute delight of a game with beautiful hand drawn scenes and wonderful memorable characters (I still feel bloody awful about that cat). As a point-and-click adventure it does of course suffer from moments of random clicking allover the screen as you fail to pick up on a clue, but less so than other games of its type. I think the only thing which I didn't appreciate about the game, was the fact that it was flash based. It would have been nice to have something a little more robust, especially for my money. But I'm nit picking there because this is a truly wonderful little game with some brilliantly designed puzzles and oodles of charm. Expand
  7. May 3, 2020
    0
    Le petit étron indé foireux du jour sonne creux comme une gourde en fer blanc... ça fait toc toute cette ferraille en solde ! Cela dit, pourLe petit étron indé foireux du jour sonne creux comme une gourde en fer blanc... ça fait toc toute cette ferraille en solde ! Cela dit, pour un jeu qui se passe à la décharge, ça ne lui fera pas loin pour aller à la poubelle... tiens, il doit y avoir une benne pour toi, petit robot mongolo, vas-y ! fais comme chez toi...

    Quoi, ça ? ça, c'est le broyeur où on met en pièces détachées les **** robots mongolos dans ton genre, celui des jeux (?) d'aventure à cliqueurs à la mords-moi-le-noeud... si on aime se faire chier, il paraît que c'est l'idéal. Contre la constipation.

    En plus, sur le PC, là, il est même pas en plein écran, cet étron indé de mon cul ! c'est tout en 2D de toute façon, comme une vieille daube du siècle dernier, tu le crois ça ? et la musique plaira sûrement aux ascenseurs mais c'est tout...
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