MachiaVillain

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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Goomba Stomp
Mitch Stewart
7.1 / 10.0
May 16, 2018

Ever felt like building your own horror mansion, luring victims in, and then... dealing with them? 'Machiavillain' puts you in the shoes of a minion who does just that!

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May 27, 2018

MachiaVillain promises a great setting, and sometimes delivers it. But the lack of a proper tutorial – especially if you aren’t accustomed to the likes of Prison Architect and Rimworld – leaves a lot to be desired. On top of that, often game breaking bugs can hamper the experience.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2018

Bottom Line? It's a fun and zany game with a quirky art style (feels similar to Don't Starve) but it can be cumbersome. Also, the randomization can hurt: I had to start several games over from minute 1 when there wasn't enough free space to start building my haunted house. Also… the ability to have multiple stories would be nice. Haunted basements, anyone? Attics?

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8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2018

At the end, if you follow the tropes, you will earn yourself upgrades to your crypt, unlocking extra monsters, extra victims, and more. If you don't, though, you will end up in debt and starving, or possibly even have your villain license revoked! I wholeheartedly recommend that everyone that enjoyed prison tycoon style games to give this a look-see. It's worth the price tag, plus it has Twitch integration!

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6 / 10.0
May 24, 2018

MachiaVillain is a fun game at its core but poor UI, fun stuff being suffocated by the pillow of frantic micromanagement, and subpar presentation threaten to drag it down

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7.8 / 10.0
May 17, 2018

MachiaVillain is a fun sandbox style open-ended building and resource management game which can get as complicated as you want it to. There isn't a massive amount of variety but what it does have, it does really well. Micro-management is the key here, if you would rather set a task and ignore your minion from then on, then this probably isn't for you. You must always stay on top of whats happening if you wish to run a successful dead-and-breakfast venue.

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Unscored
Jun 3, 2018

Overall, MachiaVillain starts off a slow burn, but once you find your nasty niche then things get really fun. With a wide variety of options to play with and explore, MachiaVillain promises more than a few hours of devilish fun.

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Unscored
May 16, 2018

The concept is fantastic and with refinement it could be something worth getting but as it stands I don't even want to go near it again.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

Decent evil mansion management with some good stuff for several hours then it gets boring becuse it is not much to do.

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May 16, 2018

MachiaVillain's unique take on the management sim genre is hard to put down, but not all that glitters is gold (or in this case, not everything that glitters grants Prestige).

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