Machinarium is award-winning independent adventure game developed by the makers of Samorost and Botanicula. A little robot who’s been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,968 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2009

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"A charming, beautiful, and elegantly designed modern point and click adventure game."

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“Machinarium is an extraordinarily beautiful creation”
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About This Game

Machinarium is award-winning independent adventure game developed by the makers of Samorost and Botanicula.

A little robot who’s been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.
  • World: Machinarium world is populated only by robots of various forms and functions. One of the most interesting places in this world is old, rusty and legendary city of Machinarium where the game takes place
  • Story: You will have to get rid of wicked robots from the Black Cap Brotherhood and save the head of the city and also your robot-girl friend
  • Puzzles: You will be solving many logical puzzles, adventure quests, brain teasers and mini-games
  • Graphics: Backgrounds and characters are 2D hand-drawn and there is more then one hour of carefully crafted animations
  • Music: Beautiful original soundtrack was composed and recorded by Floex (Samorost2 OST)
  • Communication: You won't find any lengthy boring dialogs in this game, characters talk by comic bubbles with simple animations and symbols

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.8 Ghz Processor
    • Memory: 1GB Ram
    • Hard Drive: 380MB Free space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac 1.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 380MB free space
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Pros:

+ fantastic graphic style
+ great music & sound effects
+ atmosphere
+ locations / world
+ cute main character
+ nice, simple story
+ challenging puzzles
+ intuitive interface
+ lack of dialogues

Cons:

- weak ending scene

One word review: Masterpiece

9,5/10
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
More than a point and click game, but shorter than a traditional puzzle game, Mechinarium relies heavily on its stylized graphics to woo the player. The puzzles are less intuitive than most games, and the creators chose not to use “easy pixels” to highlight important items. This made Mechinarium more challenging than most. It was worth the effort. The story comes through near the end, and I’m glad I stuck with it. Be prepared to think outside the box.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
I adore Amanita Design's games, this one is no exception.

Machinarium is a wonderful example of non-verbal story telling, telling a heart warming story through imagery and game mechanics. Sometimes the puzzles are a bit obtuse in a standard point 'n' click kind of way, so I will admit to looking up walkthroughs a couple of times but that might be my own failing.

I can't post much about the story without spoilers, so I'll just recommend that you get immersed in the wonderful visuals and try to play this in one sitting if you have the time because it's quite lovely.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Pre-Release Review
If you like point and click adventure games this is definitly worth playing.
The atmosphere and flow of the game is great. The story is good. The puzles aren't to hard, nor do they not make sense at time.
I got about 5 hours of gameplay.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Great CZECH adventure with lot of mini-games and brain teasers.
- really nice graphic
- cute story
- good soundtrack
- 9/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
It’s not often that a point and click adventure grabs my attention these days, in fact the only two that come to mind are Back to the Future and Finding Teddy, yet Machinarium had just the right charm to stand out amongst the masses and pull me in.

And it’s a good thing too, because without the adorable robot/steampunkish skin, the precious animations, and fantastic soundscape, Machinarium would just be another generic point and click puzzle game. The puzzles themselves were often convoluted and some just outright infuriated me when I found out what you had to do to solve them. If I had not been so invested in this adorable little robot and watching him move around this world my game time would have ended after about 45 minutes.

If you love what you see in the screenshots, and are not totally averse to the Point and Click genre then I think there’s a ton of enjoyment to be had with Machinarium. However, if you find this genre of game insufferable or don’t find the same charm in the art that I do, then steer clear because there’s nothing here that you’re not expecting.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Pre-Release Review
One of the best adventure games I've ever played. A very cute and detailed graphics using flash animation. The puzzles can be from simple to super complex. The storyline is told through actions and not through words, in fact the only dialogue resemble what adults sound like in the Snoopy cartoons. Follow the story of a robot searching for his lost girlfriend. Meet great characters along the way on this whimsical journey. This is great game, you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
A really pretty and charming point-and-click adventure with puzzles which are tough without just being stupid and illogical. The's hand-drawn steampunk art is really great to look at, and the thought bubbles instead of speech make for no reading in the entire game other than signs in-universe, and the hint system is pretty cool, giving first a basic hint then giving you a full solution after playing a minigame - however I'd still recommend using an online walkthrough as 1) the minigame is rather slow and 2) the minigame-like puzzles, however fun, will certainly get you stuck the most, and are not detailed in the in-game walkthrough.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
In this game I used toilet paper and a bit of sewage to make a cigarette, then traded it for someone's arm.
11/10 would deal weed again.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
멋진 분위기! 멋진 음악! 멋진 아트워크! 멋진 아이디어! 그리고 멋진 게임!
Great mood! Great Music! Great Artwork! Great idea! and.... Great game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
An "indie" game from before they were cool, Machinarium combines creative point and click tasks with excellent puzzles that briefly pop you out of the point and click interface to solve problems similar to classic real world mind benders like unhook the horeshoe/nails puzzle (but not that). It wraps all this up in an immersive world of decrepit technology and cute little sentient robots. One thing that works well in this game is the complete absence of dialog. And I don't mean just spoken dialog - there is no spoken or written language at all. The story and game progression is communicated through hand drawn diagrams and trail and error. The game is entirely in flash, so your controls are usually limited to left mouse button and mouse movement. Although, the game has a built in hint system comprised of a very short SHMUP sequence that allows you to use the keyboard. Strangely an end game action sequence forced me to use mouse control which was the only real point where I experienced significant frustration while playing the game.

Overall, this game is easy to recommend even at full price. The puzzles are challenging but not frustrating and the pace of self discovery is excellent for a point and click game. The art style really makes you feel like you are discovering a new world, and invites you to participate in it with its quirky characters.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Amazing Soundtrack, and beautiful artwork with a charming story, yep, Machinarium has all that you can wish for in a point and click adventure game, not to mention the amount of steampunkiness in this game. 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Machinarium is a classic point-and-click adventure game. It has an incredibly deep ambiance, amazing and utterly captivating graphics and such a cute little story!
Although you can play it from 3 to 6 hours without stopping, it is a short one when compared to the bigger names.
Nonetheless, it is exactly this shortness that makes it even better.

Another good side of Machinarium is the puzzle-ful environment. Everything you have to achieve is reached via puzzles.

The only negative side I can think of is the small resolution which is due to the game being hand-drawn (as far as I know).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Machinarium is an alternate universe puzzle point and click adventure in which you play as a small robot known as Josef who is looking for his missing girlfriend Berta. The adventure starts with you laying in a scrapheap figuring out how to piece yourself together. And once you get past that little puzzle, you quickly realise this is not an easy game... The puzzles are definitely more inline with the difficultly of the 16bit area of video gaming, not that it is a bad thing thing. The difficulty of the game naturally fits in with the aesthetics of the art, one can spend so long on certain puzzles, it gives plenty of time to admire the sheer beauty of the hand drawn art. The puzzles are creative and fresh, with a strong touch of quirkiness and humour with every completion. The music is easy on the ears and integrates with the games deep atmosphere. My criticisms of Machinarium would be that pointer can be a little imprecise, also if you move Josef while he is in tall or shot form, he hobbles along at a tedious pace. And the game does not offer any video settings, on certain monitors it can appear 'boxed'. Besides these minor setbacks, Machinarium is a beautiful work of art and a solid puzzle game full of humour, unique surprises and character. I strongly recommend this one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Absolute must play for anyone who likes point and clicks. I always loved the steampunk atmosphere and music of the game -Best song being Clockwise Operetta, all by Tomáš Dvořák <3 Google him if you liked his music here-
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
A great puzzle game with an amazing and original art style. The story is slowly told throughout the game using illustrated thoughts of different characters and it is rather amazing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Amazing soundtrack, cool visuals and great puzzles.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Beautiful, quaint artwork, paired with a nice soundtrack. I enjoyed the puzzles, which became more and more difficult as the game went on. For some of the puzzles, I had to resort to using their hints. That being said, the only thing I didn't like was that you have to play the mini-game each time you want to look at the hints, even if you've already played the mini-game to unlock a certain puzzle's hints; it became quite tedious.
Overall, Machinarium is a lovely point-and-click adventure game with a cute little storyline and characters and challenging puzzles!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Im a huge fan of point and click adventure, I thorougly enjoyed this game as it reminded me of gamestyle I enjoyed most grwoing up. Graphics and sound/music is stunning, hoping to see more games from this developer. However i felt the end was lacking a bit, still definately worth playing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Amazing little game with awesome art! Don't get fooled from the little robot or the suit music, this game has very very very challenging puzzles!
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