The Uncertainty Machine

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The Uncertainty Machine is an AGS adventure sci-fi game released in 2003 by Portuguese gamemaker Eduardo "Ratracer" Campos.


Set in the near future in a city in the western world, where people live perfect life and the felons are kept in secluded areas, and they are known as the "off-limiters".

The protagonist, news journalist Susan Gant, witnesses a robbery of an old man from an off-limiter, and is sent to investigate the burglary of the Vice-Consul's mansion, before realizing there's much more behind it.


  • It was reviewed in by Frodo and received a 3.7/5 rating.
  • It was reviewed in Just Adventure by Jerome and received a C+ rating.
  • It was reviewed in by Artman and received 90% rate.
  • It was reviewed in Quandary and was rated 3/5 stars.
  • It was reviewed in AGS Ezine blog and received 78%.
  • It was reviewed in Adventure-Archiv and received 71%.


The game was nominated for eight categories in AGS Awards 2003, but didn't win any, making it a record at the time, until Reactor 09 was nominated for 9 categories and didn't win.

  • Best Game
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Story
  • Best Dialogue
  • Best Room Art
  • Best Character Art
  • Best Scripting