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.
User reviews: Very Positive (295 reviews)
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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Recommended By Curators

"Though it's meant for children, this game is full of little things only an adult would apreciate."

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.
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 41 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
84.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Best game for children,

I love this game, I love this series, I love everything Humongous has on steam.

Pajama Sam is the best role model, he's everything you want to be.

I'm almost 22 years old and I will always love Pajama Sam.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I was lost, and now I am found. I was blind, but now I can see. I was in the darkest place in my life. I didn't know where to turn. I thought, "what is the point of life?" Then my friend gifted me Pajama Sam. This game saved my life. Pajama Sam was the hero I was looking for. He pulled me out of my darkness by telling me that I did not need to fear it. If you are struggling in life, pick up this masterpiece of a game. Let Pajama Sam be the hero in your life, and bring you out of your darkness. God bless Pajama Sam.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
loud and no settings.
i loved it
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside is a point and click adventure game for kids with a few educational aspects thrown in. The plot is based on a comic that the main character, Pajama Sam, reads. He is on a mission to venture into his closet and defeat darkness so he won't have to be afraid of the dark anymore. You mainly click around to go to different screens and explore. You can talk to other characters, pick up items, and click on various parts of the environments as well for reactions or clues. And key locations of items are changed between playthroughs, giving it a few different ways to play. There's a lot of voicework in the game, with many characters having multiple dialogues for continued clicks. There's also a good amound of music and lots of sound effects to help go along with the colorful, cartoon style. You'll need to use a bit of problem solving for getting items and figuring out where to use them. There are even a few minigames to try out. Plus, there's a side quest for the more adventurous players to try and collect 10 pairs of socks. The socks are hidden throughout the game so you'll have 20 to try and spot as you search the screens of the game. It's a nice little touch for some extra challenge. Oh, and some of the humor is actually pretty good.

However, there are problems with this game. While there are many things to click on in any given location, a majority of them are simply there as goofy asides. There are typically a variety of different reactions for each item, but all they do is distract you from the main game. They don't really add much atmosphere, instead generally being there to keep kids entertained. It makes sense, sure, but it's not really something I'd call good game design, regardless of the target audience. There are even a few parts that don't have any real point to them, depending on which random set of circumstances the game gives you on your playthrough. Sometimes areas will have things to interact with but no reason to do so. Not that the extra bits aren't nice for a little more world there, or possibly an area to house a sock or two, but they don't feel necessary enough to include without looking at it as padding just a little bit. There also doesn't seem to be much reason to get all the socks. Not that there NEEDS to be a reward, and possibly there is as I missed a few, but it seems like the game just ends and doesn't really give you much incentive to go get them other than just wanting to do it for yourself.

Overall, it's a surprisingly solid game. I just randomly won it in a giveaway and figured it was going to be some lame kids' game. It actually isn't too bad. It could do more, do some things better, and be more challenging... but I understand its for kids that would probably spend more time figuring it out as it is. I didn't grow up with this game. I'm not blinded by nostalgia. I just thought it was genuinely a nice little experience. My only gripe is that it costs 7 bucks. That's a bit steep for this game, unless you're actually getting it for a kid. If you're getting it to check it out and you're not a kid, especially considering it's on Steam, then you're better off waiting for a sale to get it for only a few bucks. I wouldn't say it's worth full price, but if you're curious, it IS worth checking out. Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside gets a 6 out of 10 for being an older game for kids that has held up over the years, even without the nostalgia.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
One of the best games I've ever played. I recommend this to any MLG CoD players or anyone who likes nostalgia as much as weed mixed with coke and a LSD pill on the side.
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