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The year is 2033. Your name is Tex Murphy, Private Investigator in San Francisco. You've been hired by the beautiful daughter of a university professor to uncover the facts about his death. As you begin your investigation you uncover the deaths of several prominent members of the scientific community.
Release Date: Jan 1, 1989
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Buy Tex Murphy: Mean Streets

$5.99

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Includes 5 items: Tex Murphy: Mean Streets, Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum, Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon, Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive, Tex Murphy: Overseer

Reviews

“The mystery was amusing, and the game itself was the first ever attempt to incorporate 256 colors into an adventure game (sorry, Sierra). I loved this game!”
100 – Techtite

“The premise behind Mean Streets is simple. What can be better than a modern sci-fi story like Blade Runner or an old-fashioned Agatha Christy murder mystery? The answer is obvious—the two combined! Take a post nuclear war Earth, a classic detective noir, a mysterious foe, a femme fatale, and an evil plot to destroy mankind; mix the ingredients, stir, and voila, you have a fantastic adventure game called Mean Streets!”
80 – Adventure Classic Gaming

About the Game

The year is 2033. Your name is Tex Murphy, Private Investigator in San Francisco. You've been hired by the beautiful daughter of a university professor to uncover the facts about his death. As you begin your investigation you uncover the deaths of several prominent members of the scientific community. Are these deaths coincidental or is there something more sinister going on?

And which characters could have a motive? Could it be J. Saint Gideon, former head of British Intelligence? Could Frank Schimming, president of the largest surveillance company in the world be hiding something? Or what about Sylvia, the professor's daughter. Is she as innocent as she seems? And why is an infamous Detroit hit man in town?

You'll interact with more than 27 digitized animated characters who respond to questions, bribes, and threats.

You'll rummage through offices, warehouses and factories looking for clues. With out innovative "tree" system you can search without typing.

Use your Lotus Speeder to fly to major cities along the West Coast. This land/air vehicle is a full 3-D solid fill flight simulator.

Stunning 256K VGA graphics combined with RealSound produce a software experience close to real life than has ever been achieved before. Some characters actually talk and respond to questions.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound

Mac System Requirements

    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: 100 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: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound

Linux System Requirements

    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: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,718 products in account
212 reviews
25.9 hrs on record
Mean Streets is an open world game set in the far off future of 2033 complete with flying cars that have wireless fax machines, imagine that! You take on the role of detective Tex Murphy to solve the mysterious death of a University professor. Next time you see that someone wants a GTA style open world game, tip your fedora, saying you want a real open world game Tex Murphy style. This is vintage gaming at its best, the game comes with a manual, where the manual for the first time ever in the history of me gaming on steam is required.

Queue up your flashback remix of the 80's, open the manual in one window and the game in another other window, its time to hit the streets! Using the manual while playing might sound like a bad choice but you quickly feel like a real detective playing the game using the manual as part of your investigation while getting sucked into the pixelated past of Tex Murphy. Upgrade your $5,000 liquid cooled gaming rig, the manual on the last page has instructions and schematics to jury rig your internal speaker to transmit the audio to your boombox. EPIC!

Driving in the game is a bear, for some like me it requires keys I dont have on my keyboard like "home" and "end", far as I can tell there is no mouse in this game. Fear not junior private investigators the vehicle has an auto pilot where you type in a 4 digit number and it takes you to your location. The "h" key is your best friend in this game, hit "h" anytime to get help on how to play the game.

This old game isnt a reboot, its not an HD remake, this is the original, how people used to really play games. If your not jamming out with 80's trash tracks while rocking this game your doin it wrong! This game is a time capsule of the past, surround yourself with all things 80's, get a mohawk goin with some neon clothes, and get ready to hit the streets of Post Apocalyptic San Francisco. Stay Classy!

Rating: 10/10 Value: $4.99




Bears Mean Streets Soundtrack:

(Ah-Ha) - Take On Me
(Alphaville) - Forever Young
Animotion) - Obsession
(Axel F) - Beverly Hills
(Bananarama) - Cruel Summer
((Bangles) - Walk Like An Egyptian
(Clash) - Rock The Casbah
(Corey Hart) - Sunglasses At Night
(Devo) - Whip It
(Dire Straits) - Money for Nothing
(Duran Duran) - Hungry Like The Wolf
(E-Rotic) - Money Money Money
(Eurythmics) - Sweet Dreams
(Falco) - Rock Me Amadeus
(Flock Of Seagulls) - I Ran
(Frankie Hollywood) - Two Tribes
(Gary Numan) - Cars
(Guy Called Gerald) - Voodoo Ray
(Hall & Oates) - Out Of Touch
(Human League) - Fascination
(Joe Jackson) - Steppin Out
(Journey) - Don't Stop Believin
(Kim Wilde) - Kids in America
(LaTour) - People Are Still Having Sex
(Men At Work) - Down Under
(Michael Sembello) - Maniac
(Murray Head) - One Night In Bangkok
(Oingo Boingo) - Weird Science
(Outfield) - Your Love
(Peter Gabriel) - Shock The Monkey
(Phil Collins) - Sussudio
(Psychedelic Furs) - Love My Way
(Quietdrive) - Time After Time
(REO Speedwagon) - Keep on Loving You
(Rockwell) - Somebody's Watching Me
(Rupert Holmes) - Escape
(Sigue Sigue Sputnik) - Love Missile F1-11
(Siouxsie & the Banshees) - Kiss Them For Me
(Snickers) - Feast
(Soft Cell) - Tainted Love
(Spandau Ballet) - Gold
(Steve Miller Band) - Abracadabra
(Stimulator) - Magic
(Styx) - Mr. Roboto
(Survivor) - Eye of the Tiger
(Taco) - Puttin On The Ritz
(Talk Talk) - It's My Life
(Talking Heads) - Burning Down The House
(Tears For Fears) - Rule The World
(Thomas Dolby) - Blinded Me With Science
(Thomas Dolby) - Hyperactive
(Tommy Tutone) - 867-5309 Jenny
(Vapors) - Turning Japanese
((Wall of Voodoo) - Mexican Radio
(Wang Chung) - Dance Hall Days
(Yes) - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
(ZZ-Top) - Legs

(Beating the game with no walkthrough's or anything really is the best feeling in the world. Glad I stumbled across this, because for me this game was one I will never forget!)
Posted: June 14th, 2014
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0 of 12 people (0%) found this review helpful
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33 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Very little directions and bad graphics doom this game. Need to remain in the in the late 80's, early 90's where it started. Can see where it could have been fun then , but not now.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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4 of 26 people (15%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Not for people who aren't used to dos based games in the 80's. Hard to play. The pictures in the description are not an accurate depiction of the game.
Posted: June 13th, 2014
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