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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Verdeeld (16 recensies) - 62% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Erg positief (709 recensies) - 89% van de 709 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: 8 mei 2014

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-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

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Geheugen: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: NVIDIA 200 Series
    • DirectX: Versie 9.0c
    • Opslagruimte: 15 GB beschikbare ruimte
    • Geluidskaart: Direct X 9.0c compatible device
    Minimum:
    • Besturingssysteem: 10.6.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 duo
    • Geheugen: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: NVIDIA GeForce 320 M
    • Opslagruimte: 16 GB beschikbare ruimte
    Aanbevolen:
    • Besturingssysteem: 10.7.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Geheugen: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafische kaart: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Opslagruimte: 16 GB beschikbare ruimte
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ChargingTrestles
( 30.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 april
This was the first Tex Murphy game I've played and I really enjoyed it. I stumbled onto it because I was looking for a retro type FMV game after enjoying a game called "Her Story". This did not disappoint. The FMV scenes are laughably bad (in a good way) and playing a 1940's style private detective fits perfectly with the cheesy acting and dialogue. While the game has a retro feel, it also has many modern conveniences such as: being able to instantly skip puzzles that are too difficult or convoluted and being able to teleport directly to key locations. While some of the puzzles were difficult, I never felt like they were unfair or too random. Anytime that I skipped a puzzle, I always had a "Oh sh*t, I should have thought of that " moment. Would def recommend this to anyone who gamed in the 90's or is just looking for a cool retro style game without retro style crappy controls and puzzles. Enjoy.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
tuna head
( 11.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 april
If you enjoyed "Under a Killing Moon", you'll love this game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
SASKIYEAAAAAH
( 11.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 april
A ♥♥♥♥ing masterpiece
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Syrsly
( 0.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 april
This game is a technical marvel, I guess, being one of the few times I've seen a game work so much video content into every nook and cranny of its gameplay experience, but the video content is the highlight of the game. The walking mechanic is tedious because the player character is too slow. The acting is horrendous, and the writing is also pretty bad. However, the game is funny at times, and I thought some of the scenery was interesting to interact with. Considering I got this game with a cheap bundle, I'm not going to diss it for its price. However, I wouldn't pay for this game alone, and I warn you that it's a very big download (16 gigs).
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Pigeon
( 1.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 16 april
this game has changed my life
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
James
( 0.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 16 april
It's alright but not brilliant. 9/15
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Ben "The Thing" Grimm
( 11.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 15 april
dasa spicy meatball
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
★Syndrom69★
( 2.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 12 april
i love this game...nice motion game and a olt of mistery i recomend to ppl ho like this kind of games ! ;)
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
TheFlamingGalah - <3 TRUMP!
( 1.6 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 29 maart
A bad effort.

Some of the puzzles don't make sense, like I have to ask a guy about a ladder in order for a hotel to open, there is no logic there it's just forcing me to engage in some useless dialog with someone that I had to look up a walk through to find out. The areas are too big and you can spend a lot of time wandering around. It also keeps going back to some dated footage from the previous game. The odd clip might give some veterans of the series nostalgia but for me it's just anoying. Given the ammount of money and hype around this game you'd expect it to be at least equal with some of the other adventure titles out there like technobabelon or gemini rue. Blah... I don't know if I'll finish this game, but if I do I want be loosing sleep about using walkthroughs to get through it a bit quicker.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
phaley06
( 17.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 9 maart
I've never played the old Tex Murphy games, but I thought this game was ok. I got it on sale for $4, and it was certainly worth it for that price. However, I wouldn't buy it for $20 unless you are a Tex Murphy fan.

The good:
The live action videos were actually pretty well done, and the story was better than I expected. The environment looks pretty good, and Tex makes subtle jokes all time when you click on various things. There are also random puzzles scattered around that must be completed to unlock containers or doors. These puzzles don't really fit the story, but I enjoyed them nonetheless.

The bad:
The gameplay eventually becomes burdensome, and I just wanted to get to the next part of the story. For a while wandering around and looking for clues was interesting, but eventually it becomes so annoying walking back and forth to pick up this, activate that, pickup this, bring it over there, etc. I guess that sort of thing can be considered a puzzle, but it is like a puzzle where upon figuring out what to try next, you have to walk for 2 minutes to the proper location to try it (and sometimes avoid obstacles like landmines). Basically too much of the game is spent walking around, wasting the player's time.

I would like to see the other endings, but I am afraid it will take too much time to see them. I also don't know which decisions caused the ending I got or how to get the other endings.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
YoshiRider
( 16.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 6 maart
The (almost) perfect game. Awesome story, brilliant characters, well-balanced puzzles, multiple endings and with a lot of sarcasm, irony and movie references a huge cherry on top.
The mix of video scenes and video game is so much better than what Telltale or anyone else produces these days. In my opinion only the slight touch of splatter at the end is unnecessary. But other than that, playing this game is pure joy and equally good as legends such as Monkey Island or Day of Tentacle.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Stupid Sexy Flanders
( 0.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 5 maart
Pleaes help me remove this from my library have uninstalled but it wont go away
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
REK1
( 0.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 26 februari
You know how many better games you can buy with $20 than this crap? I pick up what there putting down, but either way I would rather burn the hair of my left testicle than to play another 30 minutes of this game.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
SkyeRise
( 1.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 februari
Buy this for 1$! No more though...
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
VisageOfAnAngel
( 15.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 februari
Steam needs a "maybe" option. I've been playing Tex Murphy games since the mid-90s. To this day I will still occasionally throw in Under a Killing Moon or The Pandora Directive and thoroughly enjoy them. Tesla Effect will be this one playthrough.

It's a Unity game and it shows. The amount of audio channels is limited (engine issue) and will occasionally cause some artifacting. The graphics are worse than what a lot of indie developers are putting out these days. The worst--and most unforgivable--part of this is on Chandler Avenue.

Chandler Avenue is the main setting for the game and at least half your playtime will be spent there. That's fine for a Tex Murphy game, they've all been like that, but what is not fine is that their 3D artist had no concept of LOD. The entire street has one LOD and it all seems to be loaded even if you're on the other end of the block. This produces a ridiculous amount of frame rate loss and is rather inexcusable for a game these days.

The story was convoluted to the point where Kafka might have ghost-written it. Characters are completely re-written and made into new mechanations that are not true to the decade, or so, of writing that made them.

A lot of the puzzles are obtuse and needlessly gimicky.

The pros:

The game still has the Tex Murphy charm which is worth the price alone. The acting is fantastic (in it's intentionally over-the-top fashion) and it was fun to see the old characters back again even if a lot of who they are has changed.

The overall sound design stayed true to the original games. I got giddy when I first heard "You have a fax."

Most importantly, the game knows what it is and is true to itself for the most part.

If you played the games from the 90s then you should be able to spend $20 on a trip through memory lane. It's less than the cost of a movie and you will get at least a dozen hours out of it. It won't all be great but there is enough to justify the price.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
SR212787
( 14.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 17 februari
This has honestly become my favorite game. Some how I missed the Tex Murphy series as I grew up. That this game is so long after that last, I love the "memory loss" take on it. As someone who never played or even heard about a Tex Murphy game, it makes you feel like you too have just forgoten like Tex. You fit right into the game never feeling like you missed something. Now that I have played it through I am now making my way through the other 5 games and I love every bit of them. Besides nostalgia, or even anti nostalgia, The game plays extramely well. Some puzzles can be a bit hard, but that's the point. The only one thin about it is that the graphics aren't up to date, but now playing the older ones, I wouldn't want them to be (I know it was a kickstarter and they only had so much budget). Whether you are a long time fan or just getting into video games, this is a damn good pick. There needs to be more "Future Noir"!
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Königin der Flammen
( 11.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 14 februari
I would give this neutral if I could, but when I thought if I'd recommend it to a friend, the answer's probably no. If you like Tex Murphy out of nostalgia purposes, then go ahead and buy it. The game really is funny. I definitely chuckled sometimes, but there were other times when I was super frustrated playing this game. My computer just doesn't run this thing well. There is massive lag and framerate issues. Now my computer isn't no prize chicken, but it can run Skyrim, Fallout, Civilization, and other graphic intensive games. The graphics of this game don't even hold a candle so it's a wonder why my computer can't play it. As for gameplay and story, it is just "Eh." I kind of had to force myself to continue.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
ChaosDMNS
( 13.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 11 februari
EPIC!!!!! A true Tex Murphy game.... ( Was afraid it would sux , but it didn't. =D )
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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2.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 april
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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Geplaatst: 23 april
A ♥♥♥♥ing masterpiece
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30.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 april
This was the first Tex Murphy game I've played and I really enjoyed it. I stumbled onto it because I was looking for a retro type FMV game after enjoying a game called "Her Story". This did not disappoint. The FMV scenes are laughably bad (in a good way) and playing a 1940's style private detective fits perfectly with the cheesy acting and dialogue. While the game has a retro feel, it also has many modern conveniences such as: being able to instantly skip puzzles that are too difficult or convoluted and being able to teleport directly to key locations. While some of the puzzles were difficult, I never felt like they were unfair or too random. Anytime that I skipped a puzzle, I always had a "Oh sh*t, I should have thought of that " moment. Would def recommend this to anyone who gamed in the 90's or is just looking for a cool retro style game without retro style crappy controls and puzzles. Enjoy.
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17.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 maart
I've never played the old Tex Murphy games, but I thought this game was ok. I got it on sale for $4, and it was certainly worth it for that price. However, I wouldn't buy it for $20 unless you are a Tex Murphy fan.

The good:
The live action videos were actually pretty well done, and the story was better than I expected. The environment looks pretty good, and Tex makes subtle jokes all time when you click on various things. There are also random puzzles scattered around that must be completed to unlock containers or doors. These puzzles don't really fit the story, but I enjoyed them nonetheless.

The bad:
The gameplay eventually becomes burdensome, and I just wanted to get to the next part of the story. For a while wandering around and looking for clues was interesting, but eventually it becomes so annoying walking back and forth to pick up this, activate that, pickup this, bring it over there, etc. I guess that sort of thing can be considered a puzzle, but it is like a puzzle where upon figuring out what to try next, you have to walk for 2 minutes to the proper location to try it (and sometimes avoid obstacles like landmines). Basically too much of the game is spent walking around, wasting the player's time.

I would like to see the other endings, but I am afraid it will take too much time to see them. I also don't know which decisions caused the ending I got or how to get the other endings.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
16.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 maart
The (almost) perfect game. Awesome story, brilliant characters, well-balanced puzzles, multiple endings and with a lot of sarcasm, irony and movie references a huge cherry on top.
The mix of video scenes and video game is so much better than what Telltale or anyone else produces these days. In my opinion only the slight touch of splatter at the end is unnecessary. But other than that, playing this game is pure joy and equally good as legends such as Monkey Island or Day of Tentacle.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
15.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 februari
Steam needs a "maybe" option. I've been playing Tex Murphy games since the mid-90s. To this day I will still occasionally throw in Under a Killing Moon or The Pandora Directive and thoroughly enjoy them. Tesla Effect will be this one playthrough.

It's a Unity game and it shows. The amount of audio channels is limited (engine issue) and will occasionally cause some artifacting. The graphics are worse than what a lot of indie developers are putting out these days. The worst--and most unforgivable--part of this is on Chandler Avenue.

Chandler Avenue is the main setting for the game and at least half your playtime will be spent there. That's fine for a Tex Murphy game, they've all been like that, but what is not fine is that their 3D artist had no concept of LOD. The entire street has one LOD and it all seems to be loaded even if you're on the other end of the block. This produces a ridiculous amount of frame rate loss and is rather inexcusable for a game these days.

The story was convoluted to the point where Kafka might have ghost-written it. Characters are completely re-written and made into new mechanations that are not true to the decade, or so, of writing that made them.

A lot of the puzzles are obtuse and needlessly gimicky.

The pros:

The game still has the Tex Murphy charm which is worth the price alone. The acting is fantastic (in it's intentionally over-the-top fashion) and it was fun to see the old characters back again even if a lot of who they are has changed.

The overall sound design stayed true to the original games. I got giddy when I first heard "You have a fax."

Most importantly, the game knows what it is and is true to itself for the most part.

If you played the games from the 90s then you should be able to spend $20 on a trip through memory lane. It's less than the cost of a movie and you will get at least a dozen hours out of it. It won't all be great but there is enough to justify the price.
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
18.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 februari
First time I've played Adventure game with FMV. First time I've heard about Tex Murphy. It is clear to me now, that I missed a milestone. One of the best detective stories I've ever experienced in Point and Click genre. It is really great in building atmosphere of future city. Scenes are gorgeous and our main hero Tex, is an complex character and a very funny one. He could've read an TV manual in such a way that we would all burst into laugh. Many stories to tell many riddles to solve. Finding objects is sometimes difficult but game is rewarding it really well. Plot is great here goes clear recomendation for this future noir trip with tons of humor.
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11.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 november 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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9.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 november 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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15.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 november 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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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Aanbevolen
70.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 november 2015
I waited for 15 years to play a new tex murphy adventure, and for the most part this has it. I'd like more pandora over under a killing moon, but that's a personal preference. The reality is when something is on your mind for over a decade, and finally it's here, and you enjoy it - and its over - if you walk away perfectly content it's done it's job and then some. Thank you so much Chris, Aaron & all for your fine work!!!!
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8.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 december 2015
This game is underrated, and if I did a list of top ten games of 2014 I would put this on my list. I have never heard of the Tesla effect series until I played this game and this game was a new experience for me. The game has an interesting story, well developed characters, especially the main protagonist Tex Murphy and thrilling asmophere that drawn me into the experience.
FMV's are often making fun of, of how crappy they are and there comes a time when a game amazes you and this is the game. The downsides are the puzzles but happily some are easy to pick through and others you wish you didn't press the skip button and lost points (Yes watch out for that) Overall good game and I would recommended it.
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Aanbevolen
16.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 januari
Post-apocalyptic trash noir with good humour - that's realy cool (mb only for 0ldf@gs like me:)
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6.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 december 2015
I got this game for dirt cheap and didn't expect it to be something I'd be putting some time into. But, 6 hours in and I'm determined to solve it the mystery! Eventually..
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6.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 december 2015
Brings back the old charm.
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13.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 december 2015
This was a good game. I am a fan of Tex Murphy series, and it didn't disappoint. looking forward to another.
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12.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 december 2015
If'n you liked the previous entries in this B-movie Noir series, then you'll enjoy this one as well! Here's hoping they make another.
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13.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 januari
So I played Under a Killing Moon when I was a kid and loved it. Imagine my surprise when I found out Steam had all the Tex Murphy games including a new one from 2014!?! This game was amazing!! The graphics were great, the story was captivating and the puzzles were a mix of challenging, but do-able. It was also great to see all the characters from the originals. Thanks Tex Murphy!!
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20.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 januari
Great game if you like all things private eye and getting to be a detective. Impressive musical scores and lots of humor make this an all around pleasure to play. Highly recommended
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11.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 december 2015
If you, like me, really like and appreciate detective noir type of games, and is up for a little laugh, this is the game for you.
While it starts quite good the end kind of goes apeshit, a bit like Indigo Prophecy, but not as much, recomended game
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