Crazy Machines 2 is packed with all new features to help you create your wackiest "Rube Goldberg-style" contraptions yet! All new elements, plus an amazing 3D physics engine lets you craft even more complex gadgets and effects.
User reviews: Mixed (107 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 20, 2008
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About This Game

Crazy Machines 2 is packed with all new features to help you create your wackiest "Rube Goldberg-style" contraptions yet! All new elements, plus an amazing 3D physics engine lets you craft even more complex gadgets and effects.
Go on tour with the crazy professor and put your skills to the test with challenges from around the globe. Travel, from the bazaars of Egypt to the white sands of the Caribbean, then blast off into space for an out of this world gaming experience. Check out the crazy machines community online! Post machines you've created and download those made by others. Compete for tropies and high ratings.

Key Features

  • All new "Rube Goldberg-style" puzzles
  • Over 150 elements to create and destroy through 200 levels!
  • World tour, online, and free-style game modes
  • All new parts: amazing lightning machines and laser beams!
  • Hall of Fame: Win a trophy for your contraption
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Online community!
  • Incredible 3D graphics with brand new effects!
  • Ageia PhysX hardware support

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compliant card NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series or ATI Radeon X700 or higher
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9-comp sound card
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Pre-Release Review
Just not worth it. Reviews are right. It's not an game of "inventions", it's just whether or not you can set everything up EXACTLY how they want you to, in essence just seeing if you can mimic them, which is the opposite of innovation. Also controls and placing of items are finnicky and annoying. 3/10.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Pre-Release Review
No. Just no.
If you've played The Incredible Machine, you'll hate this one.
The controls are just horrible and it completely ruins the whole thing.
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37 of 51 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Ignore all the stupid people, searched a little bit, made sure PhysX version is correct, OpenAL is installed, works perfectly fine on Win 7 x64. If you want to try the game first to make sure it runs, download the demo!

(seriously, so much stupidity in the reviews)
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Even though I havn't played this game very long on steam, I was actualy introduced to a vertion after it came up for free on Amazon. My daughter and I played this game off and on for weeks until there were no more puzzles left. No, Crazy Machines isn't nessarily *FOR* adults but the game is enjoyable enough so that adults could get into it. Those of you who are having technical problems try this link http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-695153.html . We got Crazy Machines 2 working on our windows 8 laptop by installing the nvidia PhysX driver.
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29 of 50 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Pre-Release Review
The concept of this seemed very interesting, but the game is clearly made for very young children. I would say it's best for ages 6-12, but it certainly doesn't pose a challenge for adults.
Almost every text is read aloud, and the experiments tend to only have one solution. The menu structure is a bit weird and the controls could have been implemented way better.

In general I would say: Buy it, if you got a child / cousin / friend in the correct age and let them play it, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Pre-Release Review
DO NOT BUY THIS if you don't have a Pixelshader 2.0 combatible NVIDIA card. It will not run no matter what you do.

To be honest you should not buy this game even if you have the required hardware because it seems to be coded like crap. Starts with the first start installation where it can't continue to install software because the version you have installed is newer. And no it doesn't just skip those steps, it just refuses to continue at all. End ends with non existant combatibility checks of the game.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2013
Pre-Release Review
I've never played The Impossible Machine, but this game just strikes me as a lot of fun!

Well, a fair amount of fun. Not the most fun I've had in a puzzle game, but still certainly worth playing!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
Pre-Release Review
The game shows potential but any form of enjoyability is ruined by the clumsy and poorly designed user interface. Rotating objects is a pain because of their small size, you have to click the object extremely precisely; even then, the pop up menu appears after a second or two (the delay becomes very annoying). Attaching ropes to objects is a pain. You have to place the objects first, then click each end of the rope and attach them to the objects. That's about 4 clicks but turns out to be 20 because of that extreme precision required. I have still not been able to figure out how to resize walls. Sometimes they obey the clicks, at other times they stay unresponsive.
The backgrounds and shadows in the game make the levels seem very cramped and cluttered and if it were not for the on screen markers at the start of the level (a bit like how they show play-by-play in sports like soccer), you would never be able to guess which object they were talking about. The shadows can be disabled but the backgrounds can't (or at least I haven't figured that out).
WIth the large number of objects available, you would think there would be comprehensive information about how some of the trickier objects work. No such luck.

The positive points of the game include smooth and beautiful object animations and well implemented physics. Due to the problems listed above, I couldn't progress much into the game to properly appreciate it. It was THAT annoying.

All in all, the game can be enjoyable if the user interface and responsiveness are improved. In its current state, the game quickly becomes irritating.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
Pre-Release Review
I think placement was too frustrating to truly enjoy what is otherwise a good adaptation of the Incredible Machine concept.
I found the game was way too picky about what was placed where.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
Pre-Release Review
The game was really annoying, and the tutorial in this game was terrible. The game reminded me of a bad Incredible Machine
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Extremely glitchy, finicky and overly sensitive click detection make this game completely and utterly unplayable. I can't even get past the second tutorial level because of a broken hotspot--and this is after having to deal with several extremely finicky hotspots in the previous level. Definitely not worth buying.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
i can run it on my win 8 sl,
but this game is simple waste of money.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Pre-Release Review
crazy machines2 is a fun level building game. It has more elements and levels than any other crazy machines game. The only thing it doesn't have like is the ability to set wood on fire like crazy machines elements. it is a bit complicated so i would suggest that you play the first 10 levels. This game like many of the other crazy machines games has an ingame editor. like crazy machines elements you have to earn the parts to use in the editor. If you want to have the parts unlocked forever once you start type in "gimmeall. once you type that in you should see cheat all part available. To have unlimeted uses of parts in the editor type in moreelements with no spaces but you will have to type in this code every time you login to crazy machines 2. All in all this is a fun challenging game.
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33 of 67 people (49%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Pre-Release Review
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AS IT WONT RUN ON NEWER COMPUTERS AND STEAM WILL NOT HELP YOU OR REFUND YOUR MONEY!
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Pre-Release Review
It's bad.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Pre-Release Review
Pretty poor, just don't buy. Stay away.. 3/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
Pre-Release Review
For those times when you simply want to build some Golberg machines (or whatever you call them in your region).
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2011
Pre-Release Review
Great brain workout, guaranteed to give hours and hours of fun (if you are into puzzles and logical games that is) and you always have the chance to build your own machines if you are bored of solving the Professor's ones... lt the creativity flow!
100% recommended!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2012
Pre-Release Review
I had a game way back years ago on my Windows 95 comp, it was called "The incredible Machine" (when it was running the game the computer just called it "TIM") it was made by a company called Sierra. Crazy Machines has alot of the same mechanics as TIM, which is why I bought it. Crazy Machines is very lively and full of intrigue to me, I can't help but notice that it is a very precocious game, like it is ahead of its time, but still right where it should be. All-n-all it's very fun to play, I must say.
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17 of 36 people (47%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Really good game, got it running. You need to download a couple of drivers, like PHYS X and stuff. Still, really good game.
Better than the Saints Row IV.
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