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Machinarium (Windows)

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Machinarium is a point-and-click adventure set in a mechanical world where the player controls a small robot that has been kicked out of the city. He has to return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood who terrorizes his kind and took away his girlfriend. The game consists of a number of static, non-scrolling screens the player gets to explore. This is done by clicking on objects in the environment to manipulate them, gathering them in an inventory and solving a wide array of puzzles, ranging from simple item combinations to more complex pattern analysis. The player's robot can scale his height to solve a number of problems, and communication is often presented graphically through speech bubbles that describe a scene using animated images, rather than words.

It is not possible to die, and when stuck, the player can opt to use a single hint (one per screen) or consult a walkthrough book. Pages in this book show the full solution to the level in the form of concept art panels, but to reach it a short side-scrolling shooter mini-game needs to be played. Therefore, the player cannot access it right away. In the beginning progress is done screen by screen, but after a while the world opens up more with many locations available at the same time.


Machinarium Windows Main menu
Machinarium Windows Some repairs are in progress here.
Machinarium Windows Robots and water do not mix, of course.
Machinarium Windows Spoiler alert: the walkthrough book for the first scene of the game

Alternate Titles

  • "Машинариум" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Point 'n' click is not dead yet Mik_1_ (18) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

Indie Game Magazine May 31, 2010 93 out of 100 93
Gamer Limit Oct 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Games32 Nov 03, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Adventurearchiv Nov 14, 2009 87 out of 100 87
3D Juegos Oct 22, 2009 8.6 out of 10 86
Indius Jan 11, 2012 17 out of 20 85
Adventures United Nov 16, 2009 82 out of 100 82
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Jul 28, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 07, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Teletext Oct, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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Next to the Windows and Macintosh version of Machinarium, the German retail release also includes:

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Sciere (234307) added Machinarium (Windows) on Oct 17, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (15063), Sciere (234307), Kabushi (116470), Iggi (4315) and Sicarius (61034)