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Machinarium (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the price and gameplay. The graphics and design also get good views, but many are negative about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Machinarium (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Machinarium

 

Remember when point-and-click adventure games were actually popular?These days, they're often associated with children's educationalsoftware and Web-based Flash games, which hardly push the boundaries ofgaming brilliance. But the beautifully animated...

Beautiful aesthetics. Engaging storyline. Universal binary

Buggy controls. Puzzles can get really challenging

Machinarium has everything that made point-and-click adventure games a success in the first place: a charming storyline, melodic music, and skillfully designed aesthetics. The mind-bending puzzles will keep you coming back...unless they break you.

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Machinarium

 

A solid puzzler with a mute and lovable protagonist.. Machinarium was a puzzler that was released last year, but I only recently had the chance to play it in its...

Great story ; Effective art style ; Fleshed out world

Help Book is a pain ; Puzzles can blend with the background

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Machinarium

 

I love adventure games. I love Monkey Island; I love Grim Fandango; I love The Longest Journey; I love the Sam and Max Episodes; I even love Indigo Prophecy. It stands to reason, then, that I wanted to love Amanita Design's indie adventure title...

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Machinarium

 

Imagine an idyllic, unhurried childhood, full of curiosity and quiet adventure. Set that childhood in a decaying city of robots, and you have Machinarium, which serves up its post-apocalyptic junkyard style with whimsy, tranquility, and some good...

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Machinarium Review

 

One the best Indie games of 2009.

Gorgeous graphics; wonderful atmosphere; tough, rewarding puzzle-solving

Difficulty spikes; stupid "hint" minigame

Aside from the lameness of the tutorial minigame and the occasional obtuse puzzle, this is indie gold. A fantastic, rewarding, deeply satisfying adventure with one of the most beautiful game worlds you'll see this side of a team Ico game; it's a rare...

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Machinarium

 

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Machinarium

 

Every once in a while, we prefer turning our heads away from bloated, big-budget shooters, flashy sequels and other triple-A releases that continually overwhelm us (before you say it, no, we don't spend the extra time to level our WoW characters). What...

Beautifully drawn levels and characters, imaginative setting, cute music and sounds, challenging puzzles

The extreme difficulty of certain puzzles often kills the fun

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Machinarium - PC

 

A Beautiful Adventure

How was I unaware of this game's existence? It looks right up my alley

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Machinarium

 

Finally, a new adventure classic.

Regardless, Machinarium is not one to miss. Nostalgic fans of point-and-click adventures will find solid, well-designed puzzle and casual gamers will find an appealing, artistically ambitious presentation that is impossible to deny. Moreover, fans of...

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Machinarium

 

I honestly enjoyed Machinarium, which, coming from me, is saying quite a bit. I usually detest adventure games. They're frequently exercises in defusing the obtuse logic of the puzzle designers, and, at worst, they devolve into maddening pixel-hunts as...

This is excellent, independent game design - a small, self-contained, and awesome experience, easily justifying the $20 asking price

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