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Machinarium

Machinarium

Amanita Design

The award-winning indie adventure game by Amanita Design.

4.6 Ratings 69K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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The award-winning indie adventure game by Amanita Design.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
68.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    81+%
  2. 4
    8+%
  3. 3
    3+%
  4. 2
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  5. 1
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  • Fun, but too short and bad hint system Aug 4, 2019

    By MahewaJT
    This game has great graphics and I love the tone. The puzzles were interesting and generally well done. There are two main drawbacks for me. First, I think the game is too short given it’s price. Second, I think the hint system, which is crucial for a game like this, has a terrible flaw. Generally I don’t care that you have to play a mini game to access the walkthrough. The problem is that it shows you the walkthrough for the area you’re in, regardless of where you might be in the chain of puzzles. So you might have access to 6 or 7 areas and not be sure where to go next. You’ll have to go to each area, play the mini game, and hope there’s something you can actually do there. This also means that you will sometimes bypass the actual puzzle accidentally because the walkthrough for the area you’re in just has the final solution to another area’s puzzle.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Fatih Kan
    It's unnecessarily hard to play and gain progress. Tips aren't enough. Game tells you less to guide. And naturally it's getting boring after a while. The same music keeps playing gives me head ache too. Sorry but I didn't like the game.
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  • Not bad at all Jul 29, 2020

    By pdflips
    This is a good puzzle solving game. A little hard to be honest , but they provide a hint page. However They literally show you how to solve all the puzzles step by step on the hint page, Kind of takes away from the game in my opinion. But on the flip side there are puzzles with zero hints what so ever, so u have to access the walkthrough page if u really want to move solve them . Also to acces the walk through is annoying , i played that mini game like 3 dozens times. I doubt you can complete this game on the 1st go without using the walk through. Even tho the hints are vague at times. I tried solving all the puzzles without the hints i got pretty far in each puzzle , but i got stuck at the end in a lot of them. And its always for the same reason, i overlooked an item i missed (because items blend in to the surroundings way too good, need to give em a shine of sparkle) i cant recall how many times i walked passed something i needed because it was camoflaged into the background, lol. Good game. Def recomend samorost 3 as well. Puzzles are a little easier to solve there.
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  • Sep 6, 2020

    By Joshua Jones
    Overall a fantastic game, but had some issues with on-screen controls. On-screen buttons can be too precise at times forcing you to be pixel perfect; there was one puzzle with a static joystick that would have been much nicer if it was floating (just feels more comfortable being able to touch anywhere). Apart from that, some puzzle elements were a little hard to see but that of course would vary with device size. Still, I absolutely loved the game; the art, animation, and sound are fantastic.
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  • Even Better Than I expected... Jun 24, 2019

    By jacobyte84
    It’s kind of difficult for me to pull the trigger on a game that costs money these days. There are so many free apps and games out there that I rarely see any value in it. This game is different. I was immediately drawn to this one by its beautiful artwork and animation. It’s like a steampunk-style creation with incredible graphics, a neat little story somehow told with no language, and scores of puzzles that you have to solve with virtually your own brains (though hints and blueprints can be acquired if you really get stuck). My six year-old daughter and I have a blast huddling together over my phone playing together and working out the puzzles with tiny clues often overlooked, and the story progresses at such a steady pace that you just can’t help but get absorbed by it. I would buy this game again and again without hesitation and I would recommend it to anyone.
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  • Nov 16, 2020

    By Bronx Latina
    Terrible glitches. I'm signed in to google yet I've had to restart the game. And now I got to where you get the band to play but when I went to get oil for the Man in the wheel chair the game took all the way back to the beginning. Ok I thought maybe it's part of the game but when I get to the part where an umbrella is needed the umbrella is gone because I already did this part of the game. Now I can't go through because of the pouring rain without an umbrella!!
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  • Sep 5, 2020

    By Sami M.
    It is not a logic-based puzzle, it is a lot of tapping around and guessing to move forward. A beautiful game, but more frustration than fun.
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  • Looks great, but some real problems Feb 12, 2018

    By Canavansbackyard
    On the plus side of the ledger, I absolutely loved this game's graphics and found the storyline cute and engaging. Machinarium is, however, plagued by some significant problems. Game play is occasionally hampered by poor touch screen control — the pleasure derived by puzzle games lies in their ability to stimulate the mind; they shouldn’t rely on the user tapping exactly the right pixel at exactly the right millisecond, as too frequently happens in this game. More critically, gameplay can be completely blocked by any of various bugs. My own progress came to a shrieking halt about three-quarters of the way through (not an inconsiderable investment of my time) after encountering one such documented bug.
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  • Too many logic puzzles May 8, 2020

    By RFK1976
    Machinarium is a mixed bag. On the plus side it’s a beautiful game with wonderfully drawn characters. The music is hit or miss; some of it is nicely done but some of it is just random noise. The problem is the plot, such as it is, is just a device to move you from logic puzzle to logic puzzle. And there were way too many logic puzzles for this game to be enjoyable. Most are too difficult and non-intuitive. I was constantly having to go online guides to figure out what I was supposed to do next. Not an enjoyable experience. I thought I was purchasing an adventure game in the spirit of the Monkey Island series. Instead I got something that felt like math class.
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  1. Use your brain to solve puzzles in this award winning indie game that will put your wits to the test
  2. Challenge yourself by helping Josef the robot save his beloved, Berta, from the Black Cap Brotherhood gang
  3. Beautiful graphics and soundscape are brought to you by the same creators of Samorost, Botanicula, and CHUCHEL

Reviewed by Chris on September 13, 2018

  • Not bad at all Jul 29, 2020

    By pdflips
    This is a good puzzle solving game. A little hard to be honest , but they provide a hint page. However They literally show you how to solve all the puzzles step by step on the hint page, Kind of takes away from the game in my opinion. But on the flip side there are puzzles with zero hints what so ever, so u have to access the walkthrough page if u really want to move solve them . Also to acces the walk through is annoying , i played that mini game like 3 dozens times. I doubt you can complete this game on the 1st go without using the walk through. Even tho the hints are vague at times. I tried solving all the puzzles without the hints i got pretty far in each puzzle , but i got stuck at the end in a lot of them. And its always for the same reason, i overlooked an item i missed (because items blend in to the surroundings way too good, need to give em a shine of sparkle) i cant recall how many times i walked passed something i needed because it was camoflaged into the background, lol. Good game. Def recomend samorost 3 as well. Puzzles are a little easier to solve there.
    more
  • Even Better Than I expected... Jun 24, 2019

    By jacobyte84
    It’s kind of difficult for me to pull the trigger on a game that costs money these days. There are so many free apps and games out there that I rarely see any value in it. This game is different. I was immediately drawn to this one by its beautiful artwork and animation. It’s like a steampunk-style creation with incredible graphics, a neat little story somehow told with no language, and scores of puzzles that you have to solve with virtually your own brains (though hints and blueprints can be acquired if you really get stuck). My six year-old daughter and I have a blast huddling together over my phone playing together and working out the puzzles with tiny clues often overlooked, and the story progresses at such a steady pace that you just can’t help but get absorbed by it. I would buy this game again and again without hesitation and I would recommend it to anyone.
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  • Oct 17, 2020

    By Phineas Wilton
    I love this game. The puzzles, the game play, the music,the art, it's all AMAZING. But on mobile, the minigames, especially the space invaders one, are very hard because of the buttons. If it is possible to improve this, it would make it much more enjoyable to play. Thank you for making yet another breathtaking game, Amanita Design!
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  • Nov 16, 2020

    By Mathieu Leroy
    Appart from one or two instances of pixel peeping, unintuitive puzzles or hard to control mini games, this game was a delight. The devs truly managed to create a world that feels alive with memorable characters and locations and puzzles that flow together quite nicely. One of the best point and click adventures I've played and certainly one of the best on mobile.
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  • Aug 29, 2020

    By Peter Gorelov
    It's just gorgeous! An astounding graphics, a gripping plot, an interesting and rich soundwork, a good old sense of humor—all these points give us an exceptional gameplay experience. Machinarium is not just pleasing aesthetically, but causing a great deal of compassion. Hat off, it's nothing less than a piece of art. Thank you, developers! PS And yes, touch controls are much much handier than a mouse emulation!
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  • Fun, but too short and bad hint system Aug 4, 2019

    By MahewaJT
    This game has great graphics and I love the tone. The puzzles were interesting and generally well done. There are two main drawbacks for me. First, I think the game is too short given it’s price. Second, I think the hint system, which is crucial for a game like this, has a terrible flaw. Generally I don’t care that you have to play a mini game to access the walkthrough. The problem is that it shows you the walkthrough for the area you’re in, regardless of where you might be in the chain of puzzles. So you might have access to 6 or 7 areas and not be sure where to go next. You’ll have to go to each area, play the mini game, and hope there’s something you can actually do there. This also means that you will sometimes bypass the actual puzzle accidentally because the walkthrough for the area you’re in just has the final solution to another area’s puzzle.
    more
  • Sep 6, 2020

    By Joshua Jones
    Overall a fantastic game, but had some issues with on-screen controls. On-screen buttons can be too precise at times forcing you to be pixel perfect; there was one puzzle with a static joystick that would have been much nicer if it was floating (just feels more comfortable being able to touch anywhere). Apart from that, some puzzle elements were a little hard to see but that of course would vary with device size. Still, I absolutely loved the game; the art, animation, and sound are fantastic.
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  • Sep 21, 2020

    By Julia Kazantseva
    The game is pretty good, yet there are minigames that I think are neither necessary nor plain nor puzzle. The first arcade machine is just space invaders, that's it, and you need to score 1000 points which is too much, I want to play a quest, not arcade. The other one is at the end where you need to defeat 40 enemies inside a maze, it isn't even hard, just boring. I don't understand why you would need to press the elevator button, it's small and hard to tap, instead the whole door area.
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  • Best game ever; frustrating on iPhone May 7, 2017

    By Mithrandir1
    I've been doing puzzle games since Zork; I've probably played hundreds. I love a good story and difficult solving. Machinarium is my favorite game of all time--killer music and environmental audio, gorgeous visuals, clever puzzling (the garden entrance puzzle may be the best ever). Plus, it has walkthroughs if you just get stumped and can't figure out where to go next. I've played through this probably four times, but always on a computer. On a tiny iPhone 6 screen, it's nearly impossible to see every clue or manipulate every control. The bomb puzzle nearly requires a magnifying glass, and several others had such specific click zones it took dozens of tries for an otherwise easy puzzle. This is really not the fault of the developers--they've built a lush, rich environment, densely packed with visual clues. There's probably no way to make the work on an iPhone. iPad, maybe. Computer, definitely.
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  • Nov 5, 2020

    By Ben Altair Ingham
    Beautiful game but not optimized for mobile at all! Small text, can't even read it. Buttons are tiny. Aspect ratio is weird and mixed. I get that so much work has gone into this but it just feels like a PC game at PC scaling, on a small screen.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Fatih Kan
    It's unnecessarily hard to play and gain progress. Tips aren't enough. Game tells you less to guide. And naturally it's getting boring after a while. The same music keeps playing gives me head ache too. Sorry but I didn't like the game.
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  • Too many bugs Feb 6, 2018

    By temp.qiqqqo
    I’ve heard a lot good reviews before I downloaded it to my iPad. Then I found that maybe the game itself has a unique style, but the experience of playing it is terrible. And I’m sure it’s not my device’s problem since mine is the new iPad Pro and I’ve played many other games while none of them have any issue. 1. The music and sound effects disappeared for many times and restart the game won’t even fix it 2. The whole screen got stuck when I tried to solve a puzzle and went back to normal once I stopped trying. So I have to give up and delete this game because I couldn’t move forward anymore. 3. The controls are very difficult. If you want to use some of the equipments you’ve obtained, you have to place them PRECISELY where they belong and sometimes even try several times for it to work. I still think this is a good game and I assume it might work better on PC or Mac. But please fix these bugs in this iOS version. Look forward to seeing its update.
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  • Beautiful world in artwork and concept Jul 16, 2017

    By Klars622
    I wish this game was an animated movie or short and not just a game. A robot city with thieves, an underdog hero, and a love story is wonderful. That said, as s puzzle game, I found Machinarium to be too difficult. Puzzles come in two forms: First is the set of steps you must preform as the hero. Walking around the city, collecting items and performing tasks. These are never obvious (hence a puzzle) but to the extreme. The discoverability of what's possible is frustrating; you end up touching everything in view to see what it does or doesn't do. This gets old quickly. The second form are the mini puzzle games you must complete. Zero instruction is provided and sometimes it feels like your reading the developer's mind to know what to do. I wish this game had been developed with variable difficulty in mind.
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Sand Ants
    This game is beautiful, nice and interesting. Although there is some parts that are puzzling, I think the difficulty of the tic-tac-toe should dumb down as it is infuriating to beat the opponent and not let him win.
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  • Sep 5, 2020

    By Sami M.
    It is not a logic-based puzzle, it is a lot of tapping around and guessing to move forward. A beautiful game, but more frustration than fun.
    more
  • Looks great, but some real problems Feb 12, 2018

    By Canavansbackyard
    On the plus side of the ledger, I absolutely loved this game's graphics and found the storyline cute and engaging. Machinarium is, however, plagued by some significant problems. Game play is occasionally hampered by poor touch screen control — the pleasure derived by puzzle games lies in their ability to stimulate the mind; they shouldn’t rely on the user tapping exactly the right pixel at exactly the right millisecond, as too frequently happens in this game. More critically, gameplay can be completely blocked by any of various bugs. My own progress came to a shrieking halt about three-quarters of the way through (not an inconsiderable investment of my time) after encountering one such documented bug.
    more
  • Too many logic puzzles May 8, 2020

    By RFK1976
    Machinarium is a mixed bag. On the plus side it’s a beautiful game with wonderfully drawn characters. The music is hit or miss; some of it is nicely done but some of it is just random noise. The problem is the plot, such as it is, is just a device to move you from logic puzzle to logic puzzle. And there were way too many logic puzzles for this game to be enjoyable. Most are too difficult and non-intuitive. I was constantly having to go online guides to figure out what I was supposed to do next. Not an enjoyable experience. I thought I was purchasing an adventure game in the spirit of the Monkey Island series. Instead I got something that felt like math class.
    more
  • Nov 16, 2020

    By Bronx Latina
    Terrible glitches. I'm signed in to google yet I've had to restart the game. And now I got to where you get the band to play but when I went to get oil for the Man in the wheel chair the game took all the way back to the beginning. Ok I thought maybe it's part of the game but when I get to the part where an umbrella is needed the umbrella is gone because I already did this part of the game. Now I can't go through because of the pouring rain without an umbrella!!
    more

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