From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new first-person horrorgame that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart.
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Mixed (61 reviews) - 54% of the 61 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (4,041 reviews) - 64% of the 4,041 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2013

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About This Game

This world is a Machine. A Machine for Pigs. Fit only for the slaughtering of Pigs.

From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new first-person horrorgame that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart.

The year is 1899

Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition to Mexico, broken on the failing dreams of an industrial utopia, wracked with guilt and tropical disease, he wakes into a nightmare. The house is silent, the ground beneath him shaking at the will of some infernal machine: all he knows is that his children are in grave peril, and it is up to him to save them.

Unique Selling Points

  • Fresh and new approach to the Amnesia world while staying true to its origins.
  • The darkest, most horrific tale ever told in a videogame.
  • Stunning soundtrack by award-winning composer Jessica Curry.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 CPU or equivalent.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-range NVIDIA GeForce 200 / AMD Radeon HD 5000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5 / AMD FX CPU or equivalent.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: High-range NVIDIA GeForce 400 / AMD Radeon HD 6000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 CPU or equivalent.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-range NVIDIA GeForce 200 / AMD Radeon HD 5000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7.5
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5 / AMD FX CPU or equivalent.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: High-range NVIDIA GeForce 400 / AMD Radeon HD 6000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Major Linux Distribution from 2010.
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i3 / AMD A6 CPU or equivalent.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Mid-range NVIDIA GeForce 200 / AMD Radeon HD 5000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Major Linux Distribution from 2012
    • Processor: High-range Intel Core i5 / AMD FX CPU or equivalent.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: High-range NVIDIA GeForce 400 / AMD Radeon HD 6000. Integrated Intel HD Graphics should work but is not supported; problems are generally solved with a driver update.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Mixed (61 reviews)
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Víctor González
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Story: Good Job.
Music: Hell yeah.
Gameplay: A walk simulator, not the system of The Dark Descent, and the monsters...I know this game is called A Machine For Pigs, but they are all pigs...at least they could made them more terrorific...but no.

The Chinese Room...You don't know how to make survival horror games.
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Thugs In Mugs
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Honestly, you can find first-time created custom stories better than this garbage. (most well built stories were better than the original story anyways).
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Valgash 98
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
If you like horror-games,this game is perfect for you,it is very horror for a game.

for a horror game 10/10
for a simple game 8.50/10
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Werewing
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Removed many mechanics from the previous game, the graphics generally look worse, and is plagued by crashing errors with uncertain solutions.
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tj.mortimer
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
As someone else said, it's "Dear Esther" with pigs.

Embrace this as the Chinese Room walking simulator it is - you will be disappointed if you expect a traditional Amnesia sequel (that's what SOMA is for).

Machine For Pigs is a very well woven story in an incredibly atmospheric game with some not-too-puzzling puzzles - well worth the few hours it takes to play through.

The downside? Surprisingly for an "Amnesia" game, the few monsters you meet add little to the narrative and the encounters are more irritating than terrifying.
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HolyFather
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game follows destiny of many sequels.

Take the first part, make it less scary and mystic, reduce puzzles to "hit this button", remove inventory and sane meter. What is left is Machine for Pigs. This game does not worth the money paid. Do not be a pig, do not buy it.
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SrazerBlade
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
If you liked Amnesia: The Dark Descent you'll love this game (Maybe even more). This game has an amazing story to tell and a very eerie real-life connection at the end of the game that will leave you thinking about it for a while. I actually put off buying this game when it came out because of the reveiws about it "not being as good as the original" but I am happy to say they were quite wrong. I think this is a well developed game and worth your time if you like horror/story intensive games.
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jimbofluffy
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Combine Dear Esther and Amnesia: TDD and get A Machine for Pigs. It is a little more than a walking simulator. The atmosphere is not as spooky as I remember TDD being. Unfortunately the game stutters a lot, though it is still worth a quick play through.
One thing I found out is that a pig corpse will prevent a gigantic truck from backing up. Who would have thought?
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David0vić
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
I enjoyed my experience with a machine with pigs because I found it very intriguing throughout the whole experience. It has so many problems and it is a major step back from the original. However I was thoroughly entertained and always wanted to keep progressing to see what new ideas they would throw out in the level design and the visuals. It’s a horror game that fails at being scary. The loud jumpscares rarely ever made me jump and the man pig chasing you throughout the game was more of a nuisance than a scary threat. The atmosphere is quite nice but there is no sense of exploration because the game is a very linear corridor and the only way to progress is always just to go straight. This removes the scare factor completely because you know the way to escape is just to keep moving forward. The opened up level design in the original is gone so there is no reason to look around and explore for items to help you survive because they removed the survival aspect of the original as well. They removed most of the features that made the original unique like the sanity meter or inventory and supply management. It’s overall just a very limiting experience because there is barely any interaction with the world, it’s a heavily scripted game. Even though it wasn’t scary it did do a good job of building atmosphere with the visual design and sound design like certain sound effects and the soundtrack. I did enjoy going through the linear levels because I found them interesting and the story is decent just like the original. I enjoyed the simplicity of the puzzles because there were times where the original was very vague in its solutions and I didn’t feel like experiencing complex puzzles again like in the original which was nice. I think it’s worth trying out as long as you have your expectations in check.
6/10 (Decent)
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✪Dziewiąty
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Kinda short and poor gameplay, not so scary and stressful as The Dark Descent, but storyline and atmosphere is way better. Don't buy it if you are looking for frightening horror. But if you want a game with deep and philosophical story along with dark and terrifying atmosphere, you will love this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I got Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs for just $16.00 for the preorder. It's now 80% off and less than $4. Don't be a swine.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Like 'Dear Esther' but with pigs
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Not nearly as good as The Dark Descent, there's no inventory and no insanity meter, the monster isn't nearly as scary to me either and it's easy to soft-lock the game while playing through it normally. Also, frame-rate is capped at 60 FPS with no way to unlock it (setting Engine LimitFPS to false didn't work for me).
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Nice work Chinese Room, way to ruin this game. Can't really say I'm surprised this was so bad after playing Dear Terrible by them. Take everything good about the first Amnesia, get rid of it, and you have this piece of garbage. No inventory, no sanity, infinite lantern, mostly nonsensical story, and no challenge. You spend most of the game walking/running down long corridors. "Puzzles" consist mostly of you touching a switch in one room, which will let you go touch a switch in another room, which lets you continue to the next long corridor. Occasionally you have the real brainburner "puzzle" of inserting two objects into something (fuses, vials, coal, gears), which will of course then allow you to press a switch, which of course allows you to continue to the next long corridor. You figure out pretty early on that there aren't going to be many enemy encounters, which removes most of the horror. There might be 4 enemy encounters throughout the course of the game, all of which are very easy to get through. Even the "final boss" is a joke. He appears and then you press two switches in the room you're in and he goes away. Way to work hard on that idea guys.

Seeing as how everything else about this game is terrible, you'd think there would at least be a decent story, but there isn't. You get what's happening pretty quickly, though the how and why take a while to develop. I'll save you a little time, this guy doesn't like people. He does, however, love pigmen. Now, as the story goes on, I began to question his pigman masterplan. It seemed like there might be a few flaws in it. Towards the end, it began to appear that I was wrong to ever doubt his evil schemes. Apparently, the small army of pigmen are well coordinated and too powerful for normal people to handle. This criminal mastermind's dastardly plan for world domination and the extinction of humanity was underway. I then began to question new flaws in his plan, such as the very large issue of getting the pigmen army out of England and to the mainland continents. I wondered about the navigational ability of the pigmen. Would they be able to board ships and navigate the high seas? Would they be able to read the maps or would they just kind of float around until they wrecked somewhere? If they ♥♥♥♥♥ and pillaged after landing, would they be Viking Pigmen? Fortunately, the hero of the game kept me from having to wonder to much about these questions, as he destroyed the pigman making machine and saved the world...... except from the small pigmen army which had previously been released and was currently running amok and killing people. RIP England. You'll be remembered as the country that was overwhelmed by the awesome military might of the pigmen.

There was one part of the game that I did enjoy. That was when I got to enter into his secret creeper room, where he drew sexy photos of his wife while watching her bathe through a one way mirror. She never suspected a thing.

To wrap this up, this game sucks. I'm reluctant to even call it a game. You spend most of the game walking around being bored and wanting it to end. Especially terrible are the parts where the game forces you to walk in slow motion. This game kind of reminds me of Dear Terrible, except it's 4 hours long instead of 40 minutes, and you get to press a button now and then instead of not being able to do anything. It also has 100% more pigmen in it then their other game.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
This game follows destiny of many sequels.

Take the first part, make it less scary and mystic, reduce puzzles to "hit this button", remove inventory and sane meter. What is left is Machine for Pigs. This game does not worth the money paid. Do not be a pig, do not buy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Is this meant to be a horror game? Because it got pretty boring for the 2 hours I played. Just walked around and touched ♥♥♥♥.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Removed many mechanics from the previous game, the graphics generally look worse, and is plagued by crashing errors with uncertain solutions.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
It's not even a very good walking simulator.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Went for the bacon, ended up starving :(
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This is one of the most boring games I've ever played.
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