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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...
Release Date: Jul 2010
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Includes 19 items: Bone: The Great Cow Race, Bone: Out From Boneville, Telltale Texas Hold ‘Em, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1, Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse , Puzzle Agent, Poker Night at the Inventory, Back to the Future: The Game, Jurassic Park: The Game, Hector: Badge of Carnage - Full Series, Sam & Max: Season One, Sam & Max: Season Two, Puzzle Agent 2, Law & Order: Legacies, The Walking Dead, Poker Night 2, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead: Season 2

About the Game

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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
94 products in account
3 reviews
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 1st, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
224 products in account
79 reviews
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 28th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
228 products in account
35 reviews
3.4 hrs on record
Nice little game with humor and some fun puzzles. It's very reminicent of Fargo/Twin Peaks, which is a good thing. A nice way to relax while still usining your brain a bit.
Posted: March 3rd, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
3 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
While the story was charatars were fun and the story was 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 10th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
173 products in account
4 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
You'd think you've got the correct answer when trying to solve a puzzle.
Much like math. You're always wrong even when you think you could be right.

Anyways, good game 7/10.
Posted: June 7th, 2014
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
675 products in account
93 reviews
3.7 hrs on record
Puzzle Agent is an amusing puzzle game in the vein of the Professor Layton series on the Nintendo DS, where a narrative is played out interspersed with (seemingly random and often unrelated) visual puzzles which the player must solve. The puzzles are fairly easy (with one or two exceptions which are QUITE obtuse), and shouldn't cause most people much trouble. Furthermore, it's worth noting that the game is rather short, and the story ends rather abruptly (to be continued in the sequel). It's not a "to be continued," mind you, but....well, you'll see.

The story is....weird. It is to be experienced. It's kinda the point, and is rather surreal (in a literal sense). I found it amusing, but my sense of humor is nicely warped, so that's not too surprising. It might not be for everyone, but I'd recommend it.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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