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.

Step back into the horror. Like The Dark Descent, this is a game driven by its story, exploration of the world and the constant fear of the unknown. You can expect classic Amnesia gameplay, physics interaction and the signature blend of high-end gaming with low system requirements.

Think you understand fear? Think again. A Machine for Pigs takes both the world of Amnesia and the technology of The Dark Descent to new heights of horror. Built using an updated version of HPL2 engine, the game features stunning visual and environment design, incredible music and audio effects and adapted artificial intelligence. These are all driven by a gut-wrenching, blood-curdling new story, set sixty years after the events of the original game.

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Psilocin23 Sep 15 2013 says:

I have 5 hours played and did my best to not skip anything and I beat it already. What a waste, don't buy this. Had it's scares but it's just lacking, no inventory, no refilling of oil, no loss of sanity ... which leads to lack of suspense

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DML664 Sep 14 2013 buried:


WHe I Have The Moey I Will Do A Lets Play Of This Game n My Youtube Channel I Hope ts Better Then The First, I CANT WAIT TO PLAY IT!! :D

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IAmAWallet Sep 14 2013 says:

This game is a horrifying experience. It's not surpossed to be a jumpscare game. if some of you actually read the summery than you'd know.
"this is a game driven by its story, exploration of the world and the constant fear of the unknown. You can expect classic Amnesia gameplay, physics interaction and the signature blend of high-end gaming with low system requirements." i really don't know why people are butthurt and not liking it because of "Not enough jumpscares" or "NO Actual gameplay! too boring". read the description first. This game is a 10/10 game.

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TheUnbeholden Jan 9 2014 replied:

Read the description? True, but the trailer makes the game seem scarier than it really is (it even has scares that didn't make it into the game). If the trailer is misleading, how can you blame us for having the "wrong idea"? Not to mention there are quite a few jump scares in the game (more than in Amnesia TDD).

Its not a horrifying experience, but its supposed to be... thats the issue. There aren't enough actual threats and that ends up severely impacting the established atmosphere once the player realizes this! If the game isn't going to offer up a chase scene or have a patrolling pigman that you have to sneak past... why put all those jump scares in? (the many loud noises that startle the player), if the game is being psychological why even have that? There where a total of 2 moments in the game where you are actually in danger... dying in this game is almost impossible.. thats how bad the gameplay is.

Again your position doesn't make sense. Chineseroom shot them self in the foot, and frictional games didn't do the quality control they said they would. The game is lacking in every way except for story telling.

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NeoCrawler Sep 15 2013 replied:

Tbh, I think there were more jumpscares in this one as there were in the original amnesia lol.

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WickedArt Sep 13 2013 says:

Clearly not as good as the first one. I hate the fact that the tinderboxes and oil were replaced by a lantern that works 24/7 ... It's just dumb. Where's all the excitement and agony when you run out of them? And the closets too ... The monsters also look pretty wierd and on top of that, the music that crawls under your skin when you are being chased is gone!!

All in all .. it gave me some heartattacks, but I really don't know why did they delay it so much when all they did was 3,4 hours of gameplay while the first one had more than 10. It doesn't deserve the word "Amnesia" in its title.

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DrBrute Sep 13 2013 says:

Ah, IT ISN'T AN AMNESIA GAME. It's just a dull ****...I'm very very disappointed :/ I think The Dark Descent was brillant,but this is..just chaotic.

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IAmAWallet Sep 14 2013 replied:

This game wasn't aimed to be Jumpscares and in your face. it was a disturbing and ****** up vision into the madness and industrialization of the 19th century.

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Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs
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Released Sep 8, 2013
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Highest Rated (5 agree) 7/10

I enjoyed this game quite a lot. I personally think that handing this to thechineseroom was not too much of the greatest idea, rather, Frictional Games should have done all the work, ALL, and they should have said NO DON'T DO THAT! AND THAT! BAD BAD! Removing elements (Yes I'M GONNA BRAG ABOUT IT BALHBVALH, I'LL TELL YOU WHY:) such as the sanity was something TDD was special for, because it created tension, and so did running out of oil, and what the hell am I gonna do with my life after it depletes…

Sep 11 2013 by Kasumi-G

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 4/10

Compared to Amnesia: The Dark Descent I can only give 4 out of 10 points because it is not as scary and I miss the looting for laudanum and oil and the influence of the sanity. Also I miss the fear of running out of oil or walking in the dark.

Sep 10 2013 by Big_Shield

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