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 (130 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 20, 2008
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Includes 11 items: Crazy Machines 2, Crazy Machines 2 - Invaders from Space, Crazy Machines 2 - Jewel Digger DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Halloween, Crazy Machines 2: Anniversary DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Back to the Shop Add-On, Crazy Machines 2: Happy New Year DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Invaders From Space, 2nd Wave DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Liquid Force Add-on, Crazy Machines 2: Pirates, Crazy Machines 2: Time Travel Add-On

Buy Crazy Machines: Wacky Contraption Ultimate Collection

Includes 17 items: Crazy Machines, Crazy Machines 1.5, Crazy Machines 1.5 Inventors Training Camp, Crazy Machines 1.5 New from the Lab, Crazy Machines 2, Crazy Machines 2 - Invaders from Space, Crazy Machines 2 - Jewel Digger DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Halloween, Crazy Machines 2: Anniversary DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Happy New Year DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Invaders From Space, 2nd Wave DLC, Crazy Machines 2: Liquid Force Add-on, Crazy Machines 2: Pirates, Crazy Machines 2: Time Travel Add-On, Crazy Machines Elements, Crazy Machines Elements DLC - Collision Course & Mental Activity, Crazy Machines Elements DLC - Gadget Fun & Tricky Riddles

 

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June 29

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June 6

CM2.exe is not a virus. We promise :)

Hi everyone!

There has been some concerns that CM2.exe is flagged by some A/V vendors as a malicious file. We want you to know that our files are 100% virus free and with any game developer, there is this very tiny chance that the coding of the files resembles a malicious threat. This is never intended. While we thank our fans for the reports, as a work around it is suggested to add the games directory to the exclusion list. It is also suggested that our fans contact the security software vendors respectively and let them know our game is not malicious. This can help get the game whitelisted so it won't be flagged in future security update signatures.

Happy Gaming! And if there is ever anything I can help with please drop us a note in the forum, add me as a friend and discuss in private message or personally email me at Jason.Carver@encore.com

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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
21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Note this game does not run on newer Nvidia graphics cards. Windows 7 isn’t supported.

Had to get out my old XP laptop to spin this game up.

A frustrating and cheap copy of the older pc game 'The Incredible Machine' aimed at small children.

Nasty, clumsy user interface. Unplayable tutorial.

You have to place items just where the game wants and exactly where the solution requires it,
no room for creativity or inventiveness here.

Thankfully I didn’t waste too much money on this POS as it was part of a bundle.

Stay well away.

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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
This game dissapoints me. It runs fun on my computer and I have no trouble getting it running on any of my laptops but as an incredible machine style game it fails on several levels.
The first is the Part variety, now there is a wide range of interesting parts and even some that use Nvidia physx, I particularly like the water physics, HOWEVER there is a distinct lack of things like walls, floors and slopes in player made puzzles. Yeah you see all those curved walls everywhere in the screenshots? To the best of my knowledge you either have to unlock those or cannot use those at all in your own puzzles. Also the only walls you can make can be broken and both the shelves and walls have very limited size.
This leaves me feeling creatively stunted as it looks like I more or less have to use everything they give me in very specific ways rather than letting me expeiriment with using things in ways other than its primary use.

The other thing that dissapoints me about this game is that they slapped a completely arbitrary limit on how many of every item you can use in free build mode, granted its 20 per item but its still dissapointing to see item limits applied to specific items rather than across the entire contraption as a whole.

I did not have trouble getting the game to run, it started up completely fine for me but I've heard that some people have issues with getting the game to run and I cannot comment on that because I don't have that issue.

Now when I saw this game back whenever I bought it several years ago I had three things on my mind that sold me on it "its the incredible machine, it has physx, and its in 3d." Having spent a LONG time as a kid throwing together rube goldberg contraptions in the incredible machine this sounded like a dream come true for me. And then the let downs started rolling in:
First: you don't have all the parts unlocked at the start, you have to go through the campaign to unlock them, this is bad because you don't have all the tools nessasary to start building puzzles on your own.
Second: the way the basic walls and floors are discourages building more interesting puzzles because you cannot effectively seperate things out to force the player to think the way you want them to
Third: the campaign puzzles seem arbitrary and lack a lot of the life puzzles in the incredible machine had, the decoration elements are very much lacking compared to what you could do in the incredible machine(meaning I hope you like the brick background because you'll be seeing it a LOT)
Fourth: Physx is cool but I get the impression that even with the fluids dlc(which came out some years after the game itself) that it isn't being used effectively, it seems to work fine for solid body physics but considering the trouble it causes for people to install the game I would have liked to have more things be destructable(like some of the floor blocks in the incredible machine)

All in all I'm dissapointed in Crazy Machines 2 as a follow up to the incredible machine because I think moving to 3d put a lot of the basic mechanics a step back even while it added more advanced mechanics. I don't feel like these new mechanics have as much potential for interesting puzzles or are as open ended or well thought out as some of the things in the original Incredible Machine game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Reminds me of the fun i used to have with Tim.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This game does not work on Windows 7, hence I was not able to play it. Of course, rather than warn us on the Steam Page, they ignore the issue. Even worse, Windows 7 is noted in the system requirements, which might mislead someone into thinking this would work on their system.

Given what the other reviews have said, it doesn't seem like it's a good game anyway.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Steam Overlay does not work with this game, which itself is so full of physics issues it's practically unplayable. Items don't work (this issue is so bad you can't even complete the tutorial), controls are clumsy, this is essentially a terrible - though pretty - remake of the ancient The Incredible Machine. Not recommended, waste of money.
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