developer: FAKT Software GmbH
publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Crazy Machines 3 for PC is a logic game that is another installment of the popular series started in 2004. The game was created by FAKT Software, the authors of previous entries in the series.
As in all previous installment in the series, gameplay of Crazy Machines 3 is focused on constructing a complicated series of mechanisms that work thanks to the domino effect – each part activates the next one, leading to the required final effect. The game offers many levels in which one must obtain a specific result – for example deliver an item to the marked location or destroy a specific structure. How the objective is met is up to the player.
Crazy Machines 3 for PC has realistic physical engine which allows the player to predict reactions and effects caused by specific parts of the constructed chain reaction. The engine considers such factors like shape, weight and density of the objects. Other factors that impact the effect are wind, magnetic powers, electricity, steam and shockwaves caused by explosions. All of it is illustrated by three-dimensional graphics (the gameplay mechanisms are two-dimensional).
Various objects and machines are used for constructing the chain reactions and each of them has unique traits and properties. The game was created in such way so that every riddle could be solved by using various methods.
The game contains an editor that allows creating unique parts and levels. The editor is integrated with Steam Workshop and thanks to that players can easily share their designs with the community and they can access a large library of community challenges and inventions.
Game score 5.4 / 10 calculated out of 29 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon HD 6870/Radeon HD 8900 or better, 6 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP2)/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Dual Core 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 770/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP2)/8/10 64-bit