Tex Murphy is the last of the hard-boiled gumshoe detectives living in dystopian post-World War III San Francisco in the 2050s. Tex is an honest and good-natured private investigator with a penchant for bourbon, cigarettes and getting himself into trouble.
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Very Positive (708 reviews) - 89% of the 708 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 8, 2014

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About This Game

-Winner of Best Character from Adventuregamers.com as well as 10 of their Readers Choice awards including Best Story and Best Adventure of 2014.

Tex Murphy wakes up – disoriented and head pounding – on the fire escape outside his office atop the Ritz Hotel. Another typical morning for the last of the old-school detectives. Except it isn’t. What starts out as the worst hangover in history becomes a baffling nightmare: something – or someone – has erased Tex’s memory of the past seven years. Motivated by lost love, revenge and the world’s strongest coffee blend, Tex must retrace his own steps into a maze of unsolved murders, hidden agendas and lost technologies of Nikola Tesla. Only by solving the mysteries of his past can Tex hope to regain his memory in time to restore what’s been lost…and stop a terrifying future.

Tex Murphy will finally be back in 2014 after leaving loyal fans on a cliffhanger for almost 16 years, so come get acquainted in a world filled with dangerous dames, morally ambiguous characters, and lots of mysteries to be solved.

Tesla Effect upgrades the classic Tex Murphy experience with HD live-action -- that's right, for those of you not old enough to have played adventure games in the 90s, Tex Murphy embraces the lost art of green screen full-motion video as it interacts with fully modeled 3D environments. Players will be challenged with logic puzzles, interactive dialogue, branching storylines, and alternate endings.

Tesla Effect shines with an eclectic cast of actors, including:
• Todd Bridges (Willis from Diff'rent Strokes...ask someone older if you don't know what that is)
• June "TV's Greatest Mom" Lockhart (ask someone even older if you don't know who that is)
• Larry "Soup Nazi" Thomas (you all have seen Seinfeld, right?)
• Kevin "Tom Servo" Murphy (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
• The original Tex himself, Chris Jones

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 200 Series
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible device
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320 M
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
The full motion videos are amazing. Even though some actors aren't Hollywood-class professionals, I can enjoy them all. Chris Jones as Tex Murphy did an amazing job! The soundtrack is amazing from the start to the end. Some puzzles are challenging, but they also can get repetitive and irritating because of small little things that are easy to miss. I pre-ordered this game at full price and haven't regretted my choice. I would give this game 4/5 stars. Don't even hesitate buying it, just do it.

What a great game.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
Decent first person adventure with puzzles. Some of them are great, others – not so much. The main thing why this game is unique is real actors acting in front of the green screen during cut scenes and dialogues. It gives some kind of old school vibe to the game. The story is kind of strange and I can see that not everyone is going to like it.
Sometimes it's very hard to spot the object with which you have to interact, so I'd recommend playing on casual mode – it will show sparkles around those kind of objects when you point your flashlight at them. I played on the harder mode and, I admit, I had to check a couple of playthrough videos on YouTube in order to continue.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
First FMV game! i've got to say, this has really opened me up to this new genre in gaming and this certainly wont be my last FMV game. 3 hours into this and Telsa Effect makes me want to buy the previous games before it just to 'see how it was' back in the day.

If this is your first FMV game, buy this.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
i love this game...nice motion game and a olt of mistery i recomend to ppl ho like this kind of games ! ;)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
I bought this because someone told me I was sardonic, and this game claims to be sardonic so I gave it my money. I regret nothing, says random person on the internet who doesn't care how you spend your money and should defiantly not be taken seriously when it comes the deciding factor for buying this game.
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