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Submachine 4: the Lab

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Submachine. The game in which with every puzzle solved, every chapter finished you fall deeper and deeper into mystery. Fourth chapter takes us to the heart of the submachine, the place where all questions will be finally answered. Or were finally answered. Once again it's time to ask youself - is it possible that you're too late?



just too fucking awesome. great work

(@ lab): root.ping//

After the disappointment that was Submachine 3, I pretty much had no expectations for the fourth game, but holy shit, was this just what I needed. This is exactly what Submachine 3 should've been. A good point-n'-click with a crazy atmosphere, and not to mention, an actual inventory. This game was incredible, pushing the boundaries of the Submachine world over the limits with crazy teleporting machines, HUGE references to the previous games, and a kick ass sound collection. The sounds are phenomenal, ranging from the famous ambient music that plays throughout, but the lack of music that is replaced with harrowing wind sound effects in the beginning give the game that signature chilling, haunting feel. All the references to the past games are obvious, and fit well with the rest of the Submachine 4, which is why I consider it the best of the series. Collecting the secrets to unlock the bonus content is also a plus, though, I don't understand why I can't collect one of them. But, its pretty minor. I also don't understand the shapes, I needed the walkthrough's help to figure out what that shit was about, and I still don't understand. Overall, this game was a masterpiece. Its got the chilling, adventurous gameplay that was supposed to be in Submachine 3, but made it's way to SM4. Amazing. Now, I'll have to find the root of it all.


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The best point and click you will ever play!

Have you ever played any of the escape series? Yeah there fun, but there not very long and don't have much of a story... The Submachine series will be without a doubt the best point and click "escape" game you will ever play. It has an amazing storyline that will keep you interested and intrigued the entire way. I definitely recommend playing this one from the first to last in order to understand the entire story, and make sure you've got hours of free time to blow, even the brightest of minds will have to spend quite some on this one if you don't use the walkthrough. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

great game

this is a great game and my fav picture in the lucky room is your work area

freaking Amazing!

the hardest part was the bells u ring to open that thing in the red room where you get the fan. this is the best game ever!

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4.44 / 5.00

Apr 21, 2007
6:20 AM EDT
Adventure - Point 'n Click
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