There's no reason to be afraid of the dark. Fed up with his fear of the dark, Sam transforms himself into Pajama Sam - world's youngest superhero and resolves to confront Darkness! With help from King the mine car, Otto the boat, and a host of fascinating characters.
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Very Positive (14 reviews) - 100% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (370 reviews) - 97% of the 370 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 4, 1996

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Packages that include this game

Buy Pajama Sam Complete Pack

Contains the following Pajama Sam games:
Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside (1996)
Pajama Sam's Sock Works (1997)
Pajama Sam's Lost & Found (1998)
Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening (1998)
Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet (2000)
Pajama Sam 4: Life Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff! (2003)

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The Humongous Entertainment Complete Pack gives you instant access to all 35 games from the following bundles.
Putt-Putt Complete Pack
Pajama Sam Complete Pack
Freddi Fish Complete Pack
Spy Fox Complete Pack
Junior Field Trip Complete Pack
Big Thinkers! 1st Grade
Big Thinkers Kindergarten
Fatty Bear's Birthday Surprise

 

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Reviews

“If your child has any lingering fear of the dark, this software is a must!”
100 – Gamer's Zone

“With this Pajama Sam title Humongous have produced a wonderfully entertaining game with an equally entertaining story.”
100 – Quandary

“Though sure to keep children entertained and engaged for hours, this charming adventure will bring plenty of smiles to their parents as well.”
83 – 1UP

About This Game

Sam is an ordinary kid who, with the help of his red cape, turns into "superhero" Pajama Sam. In No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside, Pajama Sam journeys into the land of darkness (his closet) to face his fears. Help Pajama Sam figure out who or what is behind the darkness and realize that there is no need to hide when it’s dark outside!

Game Features:

  • Think, listen, explore--fun learning encourages critical thinking, fosters listening and memory skills, and reinforces good social skills.
  • Cartoon-quality learning adventure where you choose where the characters go.
  • Explore exciting locations and collect information to complete the adventure.
  • The adventure changes each time you play!

This product uses ScummVM across Windows, Mac and Linux which is released under the GNU GPL v2.
For more information, please visit - http://www.scummvm.org
The GNU GPL can be viewed here - https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7 or newer
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Very Positive (14 reviews)
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Kimchi Tea
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Short and easy point & click adventure with great voice work and some clever writing. I have very fond memories of this game as a kid; glad to see it still holds up. I still haven't found all the socks.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Hyruxs
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Hello Darkness, My Old Friend.
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Calico_Starfish
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
it's pretty much cancer
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Spaghetti Desu
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
In this game, you go on a quest to find an unlikely friend stuck in the closet who only desires to play with some friends. We, as the nice man Sam that we are, kick his booty in some Cheese & Crackers. At the end, I no longer feared darkers. 10/10 immersive as ♥♥♥♥.
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CUSTOS
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game was ♥♥♥♥ing lit in preschool, especially if you got to the computer first after nap time. 10/10
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An Elf Bard
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Wish I could buy it 50 more times.
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American Noodle
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Oh my gosh, what a great game. It is in my top 3 favorite videogames. I remember playing the second one when I was younger. This game is just so awesome no matter how old you are. In fact it is actually kind of challenging for a little kid game. Also, I just want to say that wood can float. :)
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tntmegahawk
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
This game is a must have for a good time
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★ЯedRoyál☆
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
I used to own this game, when my dad bought it for me when i was a little boy. I remember i used to love it, i found it was on a steam sale and before i found it on steam i was forced to use other techniques of playing it. Its alot different graphics than todays games (obviously) but even if its a kids game ill still play it and bring back the memories of my childhood.
10/10 Rating
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mccilliamly
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
I played this game as a kid but my disc had a problem; right before the end it would always crash. Thank God for steam. Absolutely worth the money to finally know the truth.

10/10 wouldn't hide when it's dark outside again
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Pajama Sam
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Better than cs.
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ColeWazHere
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
1 Buys game
2 Thinks it will be easy because its a kids game
3 Gets stuck on the first part
4 Rages
5 Finally Gets Past
6 Brag about it to all your friends
7 Remembers its a game meant for kids
8 Kids who are smarter than a 12th grader
9 Refunds game
10 I never got to see what happened at the end

10/10 would get stuck at the first level again
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Babolar
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Only 90s gamers remember this
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Brandon Doge
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
No need to hide when its dark outside :)
:) :) :) :) but kidnappers :) :)
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Chef.exe
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Hey thats pretty good!
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Somebody
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
I... Loved the game... It's so... GREAT... I mean the story line is like... Great... The no answer questions... great... and the extremely easy "tutorial" that we totally get was great :^) please make more... Idc if you're not making more... make more :^)
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Jax and Daxter
( 37.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
10/10

As a kid I loved this game and I still do to this day. This game is a point and click game set in an intriguing enviroment. You can interect with most of the enviroment, even the things that are not needed to complete the game. An interesting feature is that the game will change a little the next time you play it. The changes are not huge though but enough to have you play the game multiple times. An example of one of the changes is being able to acess a room that was blocked off before. In this way you will be given new puzzles that were not present in the previous playthough. It is things like this that make this game great. The game isn't super long but its replay value makes up for it. The story is good enough albeit peculiar, Sam is scared of the dark and tries to capture it. I really enjoyed the ending but I don't want to spoil it for you. The game is great for all ages(especially kids) and I highly recommend it.
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Hydro
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Played with my 5 year old, he deeply enjoyed it!
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BOT BRUCE
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
One of the best adventure games ever. Great aesthetics, mildly educational and all-around witty. The great voice-acting and soundtrack really brings the visually detailed environment of lava mines, underground geysers and treehouse lairs to life. Every interaction brings insight into the perspective of a kid, where mystery and wonder were still alive and each object was a world. It ends on a good note too!
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c:
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Best Hour I have spent in my life. Trust me, Im a pig. I can ♥♥♥♥♥♥ for 30 mins.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
In this game, you go on a quest to find an unlikely friend stuck in the closet who only desires to play with some friends. We, as the nice man Sam that we are, kick his booty in some Cheese & Crackers. At the end, I no longer feared darkers. 10/10 immersive as ♥♥♥♥.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Short and easy point & click adventure with great voice work and some clever writing. I have very fond memories of this game as a kid; glad to see it still holds up. I still haven't found all the socks.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Only 90s gamers remember this
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
10/10

As a kid I loved this game and I still do to this day. This game is a point and click game set in an intriguing enviroment. You can interect with most of the enviroment, even the things that are not needed to complete the game. An interesting feature is that the game will change a little the next time you play it. The changes are not huge though but enough to have you play the game multiple times. An example of one of the changes is being able to acess a room that was blocked off before. In this way you will be given new puzzles that were not present in the previous playthough. It is things like this that make this game great. The game isn't super long but its replay value makes up for it. The story is good enough albeit peculiar, Sam is scared of the dark and tries to capture it. I really enjoyed the ending but I don't want to spoil it for you. The game is great for all ages(especially kids) and I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Just played through this game this week end with my kids and we really enjoyed it. My kids are 3 1/2 and 5 years old. I mostly guided them but they each found some stuffs and enjoyed making hypothesis about where to use the objects. They also liked the "vilain".
The game is short. We completed it in 4 hours but we took some time playing games inside the game.
It runs very well on Linux.
Only think NOT AT ALL INTUITIVE: you have to use the keyboard "S" to save a game, and "L" to load. If you don't know it, you may just miss a great game.
In the end, 7€ may be too much for such an old game, but it should provide you a great time with your kids.
Oh, and the French voices are really good.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Pajama Sam, a name that I have known for my entire life. I have played the series since the beginning purchasing all of them at my local Costco ever since I first opened this on christmas of 1997. I would leave our 90's computer on all day and constantly go back and play Pajama Sam. I continually go back and replay this amazing game through all the years. I lost the disks of my Pajama Sam games so when I saw this on steam I had to buy it. Yes it is a children's game but it will always be one of my favorite games of all time. If you haven't played it I highly recommend it, whether it is for you or for a child. Every child should play this game.

Explore the Land of Darkness to find your stuff! Every character in the game has such a great personality and memorability that keeps you coming back to see them again! Every time you play the game is a different adventure!

10 / 10 Makes me a kid again.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Last year I got "Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet" and told everyone in a review that if I could choose between that game and my girlfriend, I'd choose that game. I was single in a few months...Long story short she and I got back together a few weeks ago.

I just found this game, and I think it's safe to assume that if I could pick between THIS game and my girlfend, I'd pick this game. Will I ever learn?
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
cured my fear of the dark
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Playing with cheese with a toaster and a shadow. Eating all the memes. Finding socks. 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I can't play this game at night


Wet Blanket/10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
For those of you who don't know. Thos game is about a boy named sam, who wears pajamas
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705 of 732 people (96%) found this review helpful
114 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
Absolute 10/10 would pick up socks again
thx mom luv u
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693 of 743 people (93%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
Amnesia. Slender. Outlast. Pajama Sam.

Don't play it alone.
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486 of 514 people (95%) found this review helpful
307 people found this review funny
Recommended
999.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I was brought before the devil.. He peered at me with his glowing yellow eyes, echoing greed across the craven cavern. Or rather, I was cravenly, for I had been presented to Satan himself. But I held fast, knowing these might be my last words I may ever speak again.

"Let's make a deal, you son of a ♥♥♥♥♥."

The devil smirked, for he had made a million handshakes over a million deals, and this one would be no different. Men had cowardly traded their souls for greed, power, women. What would be the predictable request of this one?

"Speak."

I gulped, for gulping was quite the only appropriate response. Hesitantly, I returned fire.

"Half Life 3. You give me Half Life 3, and I give you my soul."

The lord of hellfire stroked his mangled beard. A proposition so ridiculous, there was certainly a string attached loosely, but a string Satan himself wanted to attach.

"Too easy. Your soul? Please. I have billions upon billions."

I recoiled, then fired back.

"Then what do you have in mind?

Satan once again gave his beard a tug, deep in thought. He carefully perused his mind for ideas, then rested upon one only he could conjure up. A nightmare so nightmarish that a nightmare would never hold a candle.

"You will get your Half Life. I will promise that. But you will do something for me."

"... Yes. Yes, what do you want?"

"You will play a game that few play, a jewel lost in the desert of Steam. You will make a pilgrimage. You will play Pajama Sam. You will be afraid of the dark that shrouds the outside, you will quiver and hide in terror."

I stumbled backwards, jumbling and fumbling, I could not comprehend his request. It was that of a villain, a villain who could be none other than the demon who guards the gates of Hell.

"Very well, and if I don't?"

"I will take your soul at this very moment, and that will be the end of it. You will never see Gordon Freeman wield a crowbar ever again."

"So what, I just play this stupid game and get Half Life 3?"

The devil smirked, for tricks and turns were his finely tuned speciality.

"No, it is not the mere act of playing, but the act of dedication, of concentration, of disassociated delusion."

I put my foot forward, taking part no more in his babbling.

"Enough riddles, demon. Explain what I must do."

A long pause seperated the two for what could have been an entire eternity.

"One thousand hours. You will play Pajama Sam for a thousand hours."

I think he wanted to break me. I knew he wanted to break me. But I had come this far, and I would not be beat.

"It's a deal,"

The fallen angel adopted an expression of absolute shock.

"Excuse me?"

I firmly restated my position.

"It's a deal, you son of a ♥♥♥♥♥. I will put in my time. I will conquer this game again, and again, and again, a thousand agains until the time count brings you to your knees."

"You're a fool."

"No. You see, I'm not afraid. I won't hide."

"You won't hide?"

"Not when it's dark outside."
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432 of 482 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
10/10 Would fight Darkness again
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205 of 222 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
I definitely reccommend this game to anyone who want to know how to make a game a classis. It's the Great Gatsby of point and click adventure games. Get this right now or else the future will be ruined.
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165 of 179 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
MAXIMUM NOSTALGIA OH MY GOODNESS.
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159 of 174 people (91%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
I played tic-tac-toe with a toaster in the park.

10/10
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210 of 246 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
420/10 best game N/A
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