Prepare for a different kind of poker night in a very different kind of club and play against familiar faces.
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Very Positive (5,206 reviews) - 85% of the 5,206 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 22, 2010

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Includes 21 items: Back to the Future: The Game, Bone: Out From Boneville, Bone: The Great Cow Race, Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series, Hector: Badge of Carnage - Full Series, Jurassic Park: The Game, Poker Night 2, Poker Night at the Inventory, Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, Sam & Max: Season One, Sam & Max: Season Two, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse , Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1, Tales from the Borderlands, Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack, Telltale Texas Hold ‘Em, The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: 400 Days, The Walking Dead: Season 2, The Wolf Among Us

 

About This Game

***Not Compatible with Mac OS 10.8.x and above***

Prepare for a different kind of poker night in a very different kind of club. In Poker Night at the Inventory, you'll deal with Penny Arcade's clever, cunning Tycho, Team Fortress 2's hulking Heavy, Homestar Runner's self-proclaimed "awesome icon" Strong Bad and the hyperkinetic "rabbity-thing" from Sam & Max. These characters come together in ways some never thought possible, in a setting few would have predicted.
Unlock new TF2 items by beating The Heavy, Max, Tycho, or Strong Bad at high stakes games of poker.

The Enthusiast's Timepiece: Tycho's favorite timepiece (equippable by the Spy)

License to Maim: Max's Badge (equippable by all classes)
The Lugermorph: A second chance at Max's personal armament (equippable by the Scout and the Engineer)


The Iron Curtain: The Heavy's first love (equippable by the Heavy, obviously)


Dangeresque, Too?: Strong Bad's styling glasses (equippable by the Demoman)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or better
    • Hard Drive: 100MB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or better
    • Hard Drive: 100MB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or newer (Not Compatible with Mac OS 10.8.x and above)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: Macs with integrated graphics
    • Hard Drive: 100MB space free
Helpful customer reviews
138 of 159 people (87%) found this review helpful
147 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
got this game for free TF2 items

how do i even play poker

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63 of 87 people (72%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
*Opens game.
*Wins first match.
*Wins 3 tf2 items.
*I havent beat heavy so I dont have the minigun.
*Tycho beats the heavy and gets his mingun.
*Closes game
*Smahes chair
*loses 9000 times
*Kills 9000 chairs
*finally wins the minigun
*Looks at stats and realises that I have -$200,000

11/10 would be poor again
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
If you're looking for some long story about how Sam, Tycho, the Heavy and Strong Bad all ended up playing poker ... well, there's not much of one. It's just the four of them hanging out and playing at The Inventory, an underground club that supposedly has its roots in Prohibiton, but offers nothing more than a setting. And that's fine, because really, this game doesn't have a need for a story.

Visually, Poker Night's a good looking game. The Heavy, Strong Bad and Max all use models from Valve and Telltale's games, respectively, and their animations are very smooth. Tycho's model, on the other hand, is brand-new, and oddly enough, he's the one who looks a little out of place from time to time. There's also a few graphical glitches if you move the game along too fast: in one instance, I couldn't see my cards for an entire hand because they never actually loaded. I'd folded too quickly and skipped to the end of the hand before the game could make the change, it seems.

Another cool little feature is that in the background, the characters will appear as you knock them out of the game. They don't do a whole lot, but it's kind of cool to see Strong Bad playing the arcade machine, or the Heavy at the bar after a bitter defeat at the table.

Where Poker Night excels, though, is in the chatter at the table between the Heavy, Tycho, Strong Bad and Max. The scritping and the actual voice acting itself is spot-on, a testament to the abilities of whoever's responsible at Telltale for writing this game's dialogue. Tycho's voice is a bit jarring at first, but you get used to it the more you play, until it seems natural.

What's also great is that each character's quirks are also included in their dialogue: for example, there are Heavy's "funny" stories about summer camp that are actually quite morbid, and Tycho's obsession/lust over giraffes makes it into the game, the latter of which made me laugh out loud the first time I heard it. In short, they've nailed the spirit of all four characters perfectly. My only complaint is that they engage each other, but never really bring the player into their conversations. You kind of feel more like an invisible observer than a player at the table with these guys for the bulk of the experience.

Outside of their clever quips, the actual computer players seem... well, I'm not sure how to describe them. Maybe a bit erratic? At times, they seem to take unnecessarily big risks or make strange plays, like going almost all in and folding. At other times, the AI seems to know exactly what the flop, turn and river cards are going to be ahead of time, and is able to make strong bets based on that knowledge. I know part of poker is that the game can turn on its head with the draw of the right card and make a winning hand a losing one. But in Poker Night, it feels like those sudden moments are, at times, manufactured by the game more than they would occur naturally.

Poker Night's gameplay pretty much boils down to good ol' fashioned Texas Hold 'Em, the kind you see on TV. It helps a bit if you know what beats what ahead of playing this game, as it makes it easier to gamble, but you can definitely pick up how to play over time. Navigating the in-game interface to make calls, raises and folds is relatively simple. Plus, in addition to the new items, winning games unlocks new tables and decks to play with, giving you the opportunity to customize the game's look a little bit.

On the downside, there's not a whole lot else you can change. The AI has two difficulty options - normal and hard - and you can adjust the level of conversation that goes on as well as if it’s censored or not. But you can’t change anything about how much the buy-in is, presumably to keep people from somehow gaming the system to get the Team Fortress 2 items easily, what blinds start at, etc. Maybe adding in a few other options that unlocked once you had all of the items would have helped keep some replay value.

All this boils down to Poker Night's biggest problem: it gets repetitive very quickly. Once you've heard Tycho and Heavy's tenth Class discussion for the twentieth time, it loses a lot of its initial charm. On top of that, with no real options to modify the game's stakes, you're always playing the same $10,000 buy-in game once you have the new Team Fortress 2 items. Thankfully, Telltale's included the option to right click through any conversation as a means of speeding up the game's pace and perhaps saving your sanity. The only bad part, of course, is right-clicking takes a lot of the fun out of the game because you're not getting those interactions anymore.

In the end, for 4,99€, you can’t really go wrong, and this game delivers way more than the typical ultra-budget title. On top of all of the TF2 enhancements, you get the added fun of seeing some great characters in a funny setting. It's fun, it's cheap, and it gets you Team Fortress 2 upgrades while letting you play poker against a bunch of fun characters. It's a good game, even if you don't play TF2. The controls arent great and the poker isn't the best, but it's still a blast.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Enjoyable as almost every other poker game, but not only that! With added features, including gameplay based reactions and story based informative conversations between your playmates-characters from other well known games, Poker Night at The Inventory genuily creates a feeling of a poker tournament played with your friend as if you were really there.

You will hear a few entertaining and interesting dialogues at The Inventory club, sadly a lot not so interesting or exciting ones. After a while I clicked through the most of them just to let the game continue. Althought there are some precious and fitting ones. My favourite is this one said by Tycho, because I'm Czech and its nice to see we are not totally unknown to the world "Checking is lame. Unless you are Czech. Which I would find amusing.".

5.5 /10 Slightly above average
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
Like most people I bought this for the Team Fortress items.

I have no ♥♥♥♥in' idea how to play poker, but I beat these ♥♥♥♥ers and got my items.

Atmosphere is actually pretty cool and the dialogues of the characters are nice.

If it's on sale and you are a TF2 player, it's definitely worth it. If you just like poker, then I guess it's a good buy aswell.
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