The Cellar is the third (3rd) area in Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.


As a result of the tremors caused by The Machine, this area is slowly collapsing, numerous machinery can be seen falling down.

Another telephone is found near the Cellar entrance. The mysterious man claims that the tremors Mandus feels are "their" attempts to clear the flooding.

Against the Rising WatersEdit

"Bandaged feet and eyes. Small bones in the orchard. I have carried this world on my back, with its legs about me. Damn this wretched soul, I am given birth to nothing but machinery."
-Oswald Mandus

As the player enters the stairs leading to the cellar, a large steel pipe falls from the roof collapsing the stairs and making the player fall. The player then wakes up after the fall and it becomes apparent that there is only one way ahead: deeper into the dark basement.

It is here that the player must repair several machines in order to progress further below. This can be done by replacing the broken cylinders with new ones that are scattered about. The first broken cylinder can be replaced with a new one found near the Telephone, or in the small room near the lever where two cylinders can be found. The second cylinder machine lies further in the Cellar. The player must either bring a good cylinder with them or return to the small room near where the first broken machine is. If the player chooses to go back there, a Manpig will make a brief appearance, but it won't hurt the player.

Once all the levers are activated, the player can advance deeper into the Cellar, and eventually the player will come across the first Decontamination Room.

The cellar is riddled with various machinery and engines and suspended above are a number of walkways and catwalks. The area is also segregated by iron gates. This area leads up to the Alley.

Found Documents Edit

  • June 3rd 1899 - This note is found on a barrel behind you at the very start of the Cellar level.
  • August 19th 1899 - You will encounter three machines in the cellar. After finding the third one on the catwalk, head off to the right and down the stairs. The note is on a box in front of you at the bottom of the stairs.


Found near the Decontamination Chamber entrance.

Professor A - "Extraordinary, quite extraordinary. And you built it all. Good God man, you have been busy."

Mandus - "It is wonderful how tragedy focuses the mind. What else was I to do? Fall into grief, pine and fade in my hopelessness? Why not then simply die in that jungle amongst those dead temples."'


  • There is only two visual, yet harmless encounters in the Cellar - a couple of pigs can be seen running away from the player after their return to certain areas upon a retrieval of machine cylinders. However, Mandus's children's speech is constantly heard, as well as the underground tremors.




Note the map glitch in 4:03 .


Locations of A Machine for Pigs
Mandus Processing Company locations MansionCellarAlleyChurchFactoryTunnelsSewersBilgeReactorEngineStreetsPiglineTeslaTemple
Other locations LondonMexicoThe Temple of the Stone MoonDecontamination Chambers

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