Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aug 7, 2012
    As attractive in motion as it is in design, Unmechanical is a majestic 2.5D puzzler.
  2. Sep 26, 2012
    Unmechanical provides players with addictive and mind-perplexing puzzles, in addition to both a charming and atmospheric presentation. Stunning visuals and a captivating soundtrack combine for one of the best looking and sounding independent games in recent history. Unfortunately, the gameplay experience of Unmechanical suffers from the lack of a proper narrative and details on the game's setting and characters.
  3. Aug 23, 2012
    Unmechanical delivers a unique puzzle/ platforming experience along with quite an inspired art direction. If you're looking for something different and cheap (but, mind you, quite short) then this game is for you.
  4. Oct 24, 2012
    This is a charming puzzler with a unique setting and varied tasks. But is also rather short and a little too easy.
  5. Sep 28, 2012
    Like Like so many indie games hitting the market these days, Unmechanical has found yet another way to break the platformer mold and offer up a hefty amount of puzzle solving gameplay for a small price. For the adventures in this title, you will take on the role of a small robot with a propeller and a limited range tractor beam.
  6. Aug 24, 2012
    The only real problem with the length is the pacing, with no indication given that you're on the last area and solving the final puzzle until, surprise!, end credits. It's analagous to reading a review that, while technically it's said everything it needs to, simply comes to a stop.
  7. Aug 13, 2012
    Unmechanical could have made more of an effort on its storytelling to get us somewhere. But the puzzles are good, even though they remain simple, and the game's gorgeous. More than enough to be happy.
  8. Aug 13, 2012
    The only downside of Unmechanical is that it's quite a linear experience and it's a little too short. However for the price, it's definitely worth investigating if you're looking for a a fun yet sometimes frustrating puzzler. Recommended!
  9. Aug 10, 2012
    It's charming, well planned and its atmosphere and gameplay won't let you go until you finish it up. Once you are done with it, you won't complain about its short length –you will be happy because you've enjoyed such a experience. It is not very original, but if you're a puzzle-based adventure games fan, it's a must-have.
  10. PC Gamer
    Oct 5, 2012
    Unmechanical dazzles with its gorgeous artwork and smart physics-based puzzle, but its ending is ultimately unsatisfactory. [Dec 2012, p.66]
  11. CD-Action
    Aug 29, 2012
    The journey through Unmechanical's underground complex is an engaging and enriching experience. [10/2012, p.66]
  12. Aug 20, 2012
    Unmechanical is a great puzzle game. Every aspect of the game is well balanced and the player has always the freedom to solve puzzles in lots of ways, avoiding annoyance.
  13. Aug 9, 2012
    Playing Unmechanical is a very pleasant experience. You get from one puzzle to another and try very hard to come up with a solution – what needs to be moved, pressed, stacked or opened to progress. Unfortunately, the end comes too quickly. The whole game will take up to 4 hours for a skilled player. There are a few ways to get to the finale, but still Unmechanical leaves you wanting more. Perhaps it is so, because a longer gameplay would become frustrating? It's hard to say.
  14. Aug 14, 2012
    A nice, short little puzzle that entertains for five hours and shows a good use of the Unreal Engine.
  15. Oct 27, 2012
    This physics based puzzle game is gorgeous to look at, with the Unreal Engine providing some spooky visuals that blur the line between the mechanical and organic matter. Unfortunately the experience is over too quickly for you to really enjoy the experience.
  16. PC PowerPlay
    Oct 11, 2012
    Hypnotic experience. [Oct 2012, p.72]
  17. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 10, 2012
    Cosy 2.5D puzzler comes with a plethora of creative tasks and a visually stunning world. The shortness is its only weakness. [Sept 2012]
  18. Aug 30, 2012
    Unmechanical is a puzzle games that offers a pretty, but all too familiar experience of solving difficult puzzles in order to advance through a subterranean underworld. Easy and minimalistic controls make the game easy enough to pick up for gamers of any skill level, but some of the more complex puzzles may put them off or force them to seek out solutions. If it's a challenge you seek, Unmechanical will give it to you.
  19. Aug 24, 2012
    Unmechanical is a pretty and pleasant puzzler, though it doesn't make a lasting impression.
  20. Aug 8, 2012
    Thanks to a generally well done puzzle design, the Swedish game Unmechanical offers good entertainment that manages to stick out in the crowd of indie games despite a few borrowed concepts.
  21. Aug 1, 2012
    Graphics aside, it's a short and sweet adventure that's a fun way to spend a few hours, but nothing to write home about. The puzzles are interesting while they last but are done and forgotten very quickly. There's no bigger picture or point to solving the puzzles other than to get to the next one, and that isn't quite enough for me to say it's a great game.
  22. Oct 22, 2012
    A title with some good aspects, especially like the scenario, the gameplay and the graphic appearance; a poor length and a low level of difficulty, though, don't allow Unmechanical to reach a higher rating.
  23. Aug 20, 2012
    The game is easily short enough to finish in an afternoon even if you're doing other things at the same time. Its finale feels even more abrupt than it is, because there's no crescendo of difficulty or complexity, no "boss" puzzle. With little warning, Unmechanical simply ends, and without a strong story or memorable puzzles to hang its hat on, it fails to leave a mark, despite its lovely visuals.
  24. Aug 30, 2012
    Unmechanical is nice to look at, but overly simple and not that interesting.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 83
  2. Negative: 8 out of 83
  1. Aug 11, 2012
    Unmechanical is a fairly enjoyable little physics puzzler.
    It plays very intuitively, with the controls being simplistic yet fully
    Unmechanical is a fairly enjoyable little physics puzzler.
    It plays very intuitively, with the controls being simplistic yet fully functional. Thanks to the physics engine, your little robot flies with a real sense of weight and, at times, clunkiness that makes you feel just a little bad about bumping him against the environment. Carrying things with his tractor beam drags it down just enough to make you feel like you're actually lifting something heavy, which takes a bit of effort and control.

    Graphics-wise the game is just stunning. Gorgeous to look at and get lost in, with lots of beautiful detail and atmosphere.

    The puzzles are very much enjoyable and brain-teasing, yet I think they should have put more puzzles into the game. The current amount of puzzles just doesn't cut it after you're done with the game, which can be easily achieved in less than 3 hours, and as it is, physics puzzles aren't offering that much replay-value (if you're not into speed-running games like these, anyway).

    Considering the limited amount of unique content, I am not sure if the asking price is really appropriate, despite it being a very solid experience from start to finish. Nonetheless, they've achieved what they wanted with the game, it is a solid product I'd very much like to see more of in the future.
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  2. Aug 9, 2012
    iI am thoroughly enjoying this one right now do as i did and jump into this very personal, unique, and awesome adventure that's crafted withiI am thoroughly enjoying this one right now do as i did and jump into this very personal, unique, and awesome adventure that's crafted with lots of creativity.. Have fun! Full Review »
  3. Jun 15, 2013
    A puzzle game that keeps it light. Casual and short (about 2 hours of gameplay). Frustration level stays pretty low although I could have usedA puzzle game that keeps it light. Casual and short (about 2 hours of gameplay). Frustration level stays pretty low although I could have used a little more guidance (closing off areas you're done with, indicating what has changed because of your last action). The physics are well executed and the masses 'feel' correct. Graphics are well done, but could have used more color. Full Review »