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.
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
53 of 56 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
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Great mood! Great Music! Great Artwork! Great idea! and.... Great game!
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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
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Definitivelly recommended game. Interesting story without a line of dialogue. Everything is done trough animations and it's pretty obvious what game wants you to do.

But the puzzles, on the other hand, some of them border on intelligence test: someone will find them easy, some hard or even impossible.

Graphics are pretty good and suit the game perfectly altho it's a flash game.

Soundtrack is something worth paying extra. You do have a couple of songs in game files (.ogg if i'm not mistaken) which i listened to even when i finished the game. And i did it twice.

Story(potential spoiler) is about two robots who get separated and boy needs to find the girl. I think that's spoiler free.

Try it out, and i think you won't regret it.
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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: January 4
I pretty much only need to ask 3 questions to see if you will enjoy this game:

1: Do you like pretty games?
2: Do you like pretty music in pretty games?
3: Do you like games that you can play freaking over and over again and still have fun?

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If theese answered yes, just please; stop reading this and buy the game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
I think this game is a great flavor addition to League of Legends. I mean, Blitzcrank's origin story? I mean who wouldn't want to play that right? He's easily the most developed and dynamic character in LoL so I can respect Riot's decision to make this game for his fans. Only problem I had is that I can't figure out how to cast Rocket Grab and I feel like that's a core component to the Blitzcrank experience but maybe that's just me. 8/10 would love to see one of these about Gangplank
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Graphics, sounds and scenario are awesome.
Just enjoy this beautiful game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I'm going to recommend this game, but only barely.

Pros:
- Absolutely beautiful. One of the best games I've ever looked at
- Fun aesthetic, neat world that they built, characters are enjoyable
- Logic mini-games inside the game were super fun (but I like that sort of thing)

Cons:
- Puzzles were completely unintuitive, and that almost killed the game for me. I like not using hints in puzzle games, even if it takes a long time. Hints (or a detailed walkthrough which I resorted to in the end) are straight up mandatory.

OH! Use the cat on the digeridoo! DUH! (Actual thing in game.)

In the end, I'd still say but it; it's totally worth the experience, but sweet merciful crap, find a walkthrough.

Adendum: After another playthrough, I've come to like it a lot more. I just had to get over my frustration. It's awesome; totally get it. Oh, get the bundle with Botanicula; that game was just fantastic.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Fun game if you like puzzels and stuff like that
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Awesome Game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
"This game changed my life"

-Tidal former speedrun world record holder
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Beautiful art, but the puzzles are a little too fiddly for me.
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