Retro Machina Image
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Retro Machina is a single-player action and exploration game set in a retro-futuristic universe. Experience the journey of a little robot as they solve intricate puzzles and begin unraveling the mysteries of a world long forgotten.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. CD-Action
    Jul 23, 2021
    70
    On the one hand we have beautiful visuals, distinct melancholic atmosphere, and an interesting backstory to uncover. On the other – mediocre combat, repetitive puzzles, slow pace, and various technical issues. It is definitely an enjoyable game though and I’m looking forward to Orbit Studio’s next title. [08/2021, p.72]
  2. May 13, 2021
    65
    Despite checking many of the most important boxes in the adventure game design guide, Retro Machina is a beautifully envisioned world waiting to be demolished. However, all of the best elements are derailed due to monotonous combat and drastically over-engineered puzzles. This will be a pretty ride, but one you might never see through to completion.
  3. May 13, 2021
    60
    A great example of a game that is slightly hampered by the fact that it's a game. The amount of charm to Retro Machina is undeniable—nostalgic, beautifully crafted visuals; a sense of ambition, and a dedication to classic sci-fi. Frustratingly, it also falls victim to a trap of sticking to one or two gameplay formulas that sound better on paper than otherwise. I predict the game may end up slightly divisive, with those more keen on the superb visuals and subtle storytelling being kinder than the alternative. Should you take the chance, take heed of your desire for excessive combat and puzzles. You'll certainly find it here.
  4. Jun 3, 2021
    60
    If you happen to be craving a new isometric puzzle-platformer then this could make for an alright distraction, but you have many other better options out there. Retro Machina is a game that takes too much inspiration from the past, which may sadly lead to it being forgotten in the future.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 15, 2021
    8
    Um jogo com um belo trabalho gráfico e fluidez de gameplay, um enredo interessante e funcional, vale muito a pena conferir.
  2. Nov 19, 2021
    7
    Remember the parts in Ratchet & Clank where you play Clank? The ones with some simplistic combat mechanics with some heavier emphasis onRemember the parts in Ratchet & Clank where you play Clank? The ones with some simplistic combat mechanics with some heavier emphasis on puzzles and platforming? Imagine that with stunning hand drawn isometric visuals and you will get Retro Machina. Unfortunately, it also has several issues which come to surface as you progress through the game.

    Retro Machina is heavily crippled by its level design and backtracking. The gameplay loop is simple. Kill enemies, find some keys and unlock some new areas to progress. But there comes a point in Retro Machina that you keep finding yourself simply lost in its large map with no visual clue as to where to go next. Having to backtrack to every location just to figure out my next steps started feeling tedious and I did not have the patience to play it through.

    My early experience with the game was an easy 8/10. As I progressed, it got worse. It is a hard pass and I am afraid I could like it even less if I kept on playing. On the other hand, I am curious what the Brazilian studio will come up with next time.

    6.5/10
    Expand