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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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

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    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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
The most fatal flaw this game has made, is to improve on nothing from its predecessor. This unto itself has made it obsolete.

Pros:
+ Capable control system
+ Simple dynamics, allowing storytelling to take centre stage
+ Unique story & setting
+ Excellent musical score

Cons
- No innovation over Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- Short Playthrough (my play time is the full game, including replaying two chapters when it crashed)
- Unthreatening enemies - very few scares or threats
- Unchallenging puzzles
- Dated graphics
- A few technical issues (Two crashes on playthrough, gamma settings altered on system after game closed)

Overall there's nothing amiss with this game, but it's not particularly worth playing if you've already experienced Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The storyline never felt compelling enough to push me forwards, the twists were predictable, and I never felt particularly threatened, scared or under pressure.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Today we walk around and try to get scared. Somewhat disappointed with this not so great sequel to an amazing indie horror game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjHQRJJ2py0

I certainly hope SOMETHING happens in this game eventually because otherwise it really is just a glorified walking simulator. I am massively disappointed with this one especially after playing through The Dark Descent multiple times.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
No one can ask me about this game without a painful groan.

Its just so boring. Nothing happens. Nothing is offensively bad. Controls work and it looks ok. That is really all I can say aboout it.

There is just nothing there. Its dull.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I finished the game and I still don't know what the story is about. Dark Descent is better.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This is a very different game from the first Amnesia. That being said, I loved it. You have to go thorugh and actually READ all the stuff you find, because the plot is all in the finding of things. The freaking pig-people encounters are so much more stressful than any of the encounters from the first game, because these monsters chase you more (though they don't hit as hard and you can survive a few scratches). However, it feels less interactive, somehow, than the first game, and Mandus is far less sympathetic than Daniel from off the get-go, which makes me care less about what happens to him. And that makes it a little less satisfying than The Dark Descent. But it's still very, very creepy, and worth a play.

If you liked the first story you'll probably like this one. The soundtrack is absolutely gorgeous, by the way.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
A big ♥♥♥ machine and Electro Pig. Good game (6/10)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs tells one of the best stories that I have ever experienced in a game. Everything in this game was planned out so well, the soundtrack and the voice acting was much better than the original game, and everything was much more polished and there was a lot more in the environment to work with. This piece of art is one of my top 10 favorite PC games for sure.
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6 of 14 people (43%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Terrible sequel, one of the worst games I've played. Strips away all the interesting gameplay mechanics from the original (sanity, inventory management, stamina, lantern oil, puzzles, basically everything) and turns it into an extremely basic walking simulator with a bloated and incomprehensible plot that pales in comparison to the original.

Developers are also huge a$$holes, smack talking better, far more talented devs on Twitter. If I could refund this I would. Garbage.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Boring and not that scary.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
261 of 316 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
There is a lot of people that hate this game, and I know why:

TDD was a fad. The game became popular because of one thing, and one thing only: it was scary. Tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands likely bought this game because they wanted to get scared; they wanted a joyride complete with overwhelming fear. I don't blame them. The game is pretty scary, but here's the thing:

It seems that most people do not understand that Amnesia, and the games before it, were not just haunted-house amusement park rides like they like to act like it is. No, it's a lot more than that. The game has thick atmosphere, superb pacing and storytelling backed by a very dark story that keeps you curious from beginning and even to the end. To be able to truly appreciate TDD, you need to look further than the scare factor; it is not the only thing that made the game great. Guess what the Chinese Room capitalised on? The story. They wanted to tell a story, much like TDD did. MFP was much more of a psychological experience; the game did not need to scare you with darkness or spooky monsters, all it needed was an incredibly wicked story. This was fulfilled. I expected an atmospheric, thought-provoking horror experience that would keep me on the edge and this is exactly what the game did.

But what did everyone else expect? Probably something entirely different. They probably just wanted to get scared. Most of the fanbase is filled with people that appreciated TDD for nothing more than its scare factor, and therefor this is all they had expected from MFP. They are probably the kind of people that either skipped or skimmed through most of TDD's note readings, not givng a ♥♥♥♥ about the backstory whatsoever. They just wanted to get to the next "scare." The bad reception for this game purely comes from delusioned expectations, is what I believe. Horror is a much deeper genre than you'd think. Read up.
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Lucan
4.7 hrs
Posted: September 21
After slowly creeping, sneaking and otherwise holding my breath through the first Amnesia it was no surprise I was eager to jump straight into its sequel for another dose of bowel loosening terror.

Where the first game relied heavily on item management to persevere through the rigours of mental torture and keep your lantern filled, the sequel only uses the journal for guidance as did its predecessor the rest of the game is spent traversing a mess of industrial era buildings filled with cacophonous machines, dark passageways and hideously filthy experimental rooms. The puzzles laid out are nothing fiendish however when you have something lurking nearby that could rip you apart mistakes are easily made.

The atmosphere isn't much different from the first although in actuality the creatures chasing you (yes I said creatures as in more than one) are far more horrifying the locales are even more twisted and the ambient sounds really mess with your mind, armed only with a lantern with a focussing lens which adapts it to work further but on a narrow beam I spent more time beneath the cities streets than I care to remember, slowly working my way forward I cringed every time the monster squealed nearby it was all I could do to pray the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s didn't find me, this is another solid game for the Amnesia series, one that doesn't disappoint... At giving me nightmares for a month.
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Kakihara
5.2 hrs
Posted: September 21
The game is Awseome, Very scary and disturbing, I love the story, I would say buy it if you are commited to quality horror games with great story's. The bad is.. it is only a 4 hour campaighn. However those 4 hours, are the best damn scariest 4 hours ever! Do i have regrets about paying full price? No. Do i think its over priced? Yes.
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TheSnackZyder
3.4 hrs
Posted: September 15
Very disappointing sequel to one of the better horror games out there.
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TheUnbornSilent
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 14
6/10
I beat it in 2 hours 30 mins
Really isn't anything special, maybe get it if its on sale for cheap.
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Kaneki Ken™
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 10
If you want to play a great horror game like Outlast then I recommend Amnesia, when playing in the dark and with headphones you get the real feeling. I recommend playing in the dark too, Amnesia has really made me terrified of the game and I am still stuck on a part of the game where the monster chases you and I have not been able to install it again since I was too terrified. Yes you might say I am a ♥♥♥♥♥ for not wanting to play a game that is not that scary well let me tell you that it is scary and I am not really afraid of that many Horror games but Amnesia has really scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me. So my point is that you should buy this game and even though it's pretty old the jumpscares will still get you, buy it and try to finish the mission I never could.
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