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Generally favorable reviews- based on 674 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: 91 out of 117
  2. Negative: 7 out of 117
  1. Jul 30, 2011
    10
    best game i have played in my life . Fantastic music, beautiful art, charm in spadefuls mean that otherwise frustratingly difficult puzzlesbest game i have played in my life . Fantastic music, beautiful art, charm in spadefuls mean that otherwise frustratingly difficult puzzles are just a reason to sit and have an assault on your senses. Not only that, you're free to look at the solution if you get too annoyed, though if you do solve them you'll be grinning from the genius of it for ages. 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. Dec 12, 2013
    9
    Almost a classic... almost, because he lacks VERY little to be it...

    However, highly recommended graphic adventure: the choice of the
    Almost a classic... almost, because he lacks VERY little to be it...

    However, highly recommended graphic adventure: the choice of the setting, with a series of "neurotic" robots, one more "cute" than the other, makes it almost irresistible.

    Again, warmly recommended...
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  5. Jul 11, 2012
    8
    What a ripper of a game, normally not my type of thing, but they have nailed it. The whole thing is put together really well, clever puzzlesWhat a ripper of a game, normally not my type of thing, but they have nailed it. The whole thing is put together really well, clever puzzles and amazing aesthetics is the going experience. The great art direction does a good job of hinting just enough on what to do next, and if you do get stuck they have incorporated a mini game which takes about a minute to complete to have a peak at a comic style set of pictures nudging you on what you should be doing. The only thing is would say was a disappointment was the length, if only the game was longer . It set out to do what it wanted to and i think the length was decent for what the game actually is, but i enjoyed it so much that i wanted more! Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2012
    8
    really really great ambient music and awesome graphics is what makes this game great in my opinion. though for me, some puzzles were way too obscure.
  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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