When White House inquiries to the Scoggins Eraser Co. are answered only with curious puzzles, Nelson Tethers from the U.S. Department of Puzzle Research is sent on the case. The strange events in Scoggins will challenge every ounce of Tethers’ expertise, and possibly his very wits too, with brainteasers at every turn: mazes, logic...
User reviews: Very Positive (448 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 2010

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When White House inquiries to the Scoggins Eraser Co. are answered only with curious puzzles, Nelson Tethers from the U.S. Department of Puzzle Research is sent on the case.

The strange events in Scoggins will challenge every ounce of Tethers’ expertise, and possibly his very wits too, with brainteasers at every turn: mazes, logic puzzles, riddles, and more. He soon realizes that these - along with the clinically pre-occupied townspeople, secret societies, and peculiar sounds from the forest - are intimately connected to the core mystery. And what's with the gnomes?

Created with indie comic artist Graham Annable's unique narrative and visual sensibilities, delivered with the distinctive Telltale storytelling style, Puzzle Agent is sure to challenge, thrill and engage in more ways than you can shake a cryptogram at!

  • Plentiful puzzles to challenge your neurons. See if you can find every puzzle to solve the mystery of Scoggins -- mazes, logic, riddles, brainteasers and more.
  • Investigate the strange, peculiar and mind-boggling to crack the case! Your discoveries provide clues to the larger mystery crippling the town, or uncover puzzles that must be solved to reveal answers ... or even more questions.
  • Hunting for Hints: Chewing gum helps Agent Tethers think and solve. Find and collect gum wads around the town to uncover hints if you get "stuck" in any puzzles.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz +
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Graphics: 64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 220MB
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 or greater sound device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 3 GHz Pentium 4 or greater
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: 128MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 220MB
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 or greater sound device
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    • Other: Not recommended for: Macs with integrated graphics
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Interesting game. Some of the puzzles actually gave me a headache, and I had to sit down and scribble on a bunch of post-it notes. The story is actually really compelling, compelling enough for me to want to buy the second game.
Sadly, this game is very short, since most puzzles were quite easy to solve (some are actually jigsaw puzzles, come on...). Also, I cannot say I recommend this game to anyone looking for a classic-style point-and-click adventure like Monkey Island, Edna & Harvey, and such. This really is more like a stripped down point-and-click game, where all focus is on separate puzzles. This means no items and inventory, and no multi-room puzzles (the most challenging and best puzzles, IMO).

This game could be better if the developers would have made the puzzles harder. Perhaps even adding a couple of puzzles. But I suppose that for the itty bitty price tag, it was totally worth it.

Long story short: Good game, great story, could be better though if it was longer and harder (that's what she said).
Posted: May 1
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Not a bad pilot series from Telltale games.
It definately has a Sam & Max feel to it concerning the music. Essentially it's an advanced puzzle game with point & click elements, it isn't as bad as it sounds or looks because the game offers hints and there are guides on Steam for it.

It's worth your time.
Posted: April 28
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
While the charatars were fun and the story clever the puzzles(the actual game element of the game) were borderline insulting. Most of the "puzzles" early on were nothing more than an elaborate game of connect the dots. If you are a fan of games like Professor Layton STAY AWAY form Puzzle Agent, you will not have a good time.
Posted: August 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
A game filled with puzzles that are fully plausible, but logically intensive, that progress you through the story wonderfully. Doesn't seem to be too interesting, but as you continue you start to piece things together and get more in depth into the story. You will be driven to keep playing even though the small amounts of horror keep you frightened to continue. The ending will leave you stupefied as you solve the last final puzzle of the game. Giving you the feeling of accomplishment and amazement, but leaving you craving for more. A game like no other that is sure to please. 10/10.
Posted: May 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
A good alternative of Layton for pc. It plays exacly like the Layton series, you do not wonder from room to room in order to find a key but solving puzzles to do almost everything. You want some information? First solve a puzzle that person you want to talk is working on. You want to look through window? Solve another one.

While it is fun game with a fun story like every TT game it is episodic. Well, almost, there is only two episodes and after finishing the first one it does not feel like you complete a game because of the story and the game lasts for 5 hours max. Nevertheless I can recommend Puzzle Agent for people looking for not very hard puzzles and fun story.

PS: Sorry for my Engrish :(
Posted: May 6
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