Prepare for a different kind of poker night in a very different kind of club and play against familiar faces.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (144 reviews) - 81% of the 144 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,291 reviews) - 85% of the 5,291 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 22, 2010

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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
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Very Positive (144 reviews)
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ButterShutter
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I myself am complete ♥♥♥♥ at poker so this may be biased, but the AI is WAY too good at this game. No matter what hand you get, one of them is guaranteed to have an ace. EVERY. ♥♥♥♥ING. TIME.
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Soldier
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Это чертовски отличная игра + она связана с TF2.
Осторочжно, вызывает желание играть в покер.
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DaRoyalYoshi
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Game data reset for no reason. 0/10 15 hours down the drain.
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tec9emilis - Hentai Dealer
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game taught me how to play poker! Cool! Thanks!
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Brodo™
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Free Items for Team Fortress 2
Also youre chance of winning strip poker is slightly increased
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MUTANT OVERLORD
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Not a fan of poker, but at least this game make it more interesting....
Also Team Fortress 2 items.
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Siman
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
It's good, it's great, but I WILL END YOUR FREAKING LIFE YOU BUNNY D**K
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The Coconut Lord
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Beat me once, shame on me Beat me twice, also shame on me Beat me three times... I am sent to my death
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Trump 4 Prez
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is a pretty nice simulation of poker. It has great dialouge between the players. It also has collectibles so you can spend plenty of time in the game. The RNG isn't bad but it is better than the second. 7/10
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[Monark] Silas Greaves
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is simply somehow addicting and fun . Much better that real poker
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TheOneTheyCallWaffle
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Come for the items, stay for the Poker

Poker night 1/At the inventory stars 4 different characters from other franchieses and they all battle each other in a game of high stakes poker!

The items you can get for TF2 are definetly worth the price itself, My demoman has fancy glasses :D

Solid game which can entertain you, 7/10
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Microsoft Powerpoint
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
If you like tf2, poker or any of the cameo characters get this game, get it even if you don't has top banter freehats/10
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Captain Obvious
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
A nice and simple game. Came for the tf2 items, stayed for the poker.
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Vali Razna
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game is very funny with its quotes between the characters, thanks to this game because it learned me how to play poker and gave me some team fortress 2 items!
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Leif Eriksson
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
i got some sick shades and learned pokr
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izZzi
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
It's kinda okay if you like poker, from time to time it has some lame dialogues.
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Spheal//YT:Kubie Slijm
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Stoupid game not fun i want refund
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DavG25
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
If you know how to play poker, this game will entratain you a lot!
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-HoofBump !- | i'm a nub sorry
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I bought this game for tf2, haven't play it yet
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
It's good I guess. I played Poker Night 2 first and I felt bit spoiled here. You play with half the money then the sequel but you get to play with new characters at the same cost as the sequel. You play with Tyron (whoever the ♥♥♥♥ he is), The Heavy (Or Heavy Weapons Guy), Max and Strong Bad with the owner being the dealer which made me miss Glados as the dealer. I just miss her little insults she would make at you but to make up for it, it has a more friendly astmosphere to it. Instead of having Ash and Claptrap having a passive agressive talk with each other, You got The Heavy having a friendly talk with Max about his childhood which I like because it feels less compative and more a friendly match but with this, you get a lot more ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

This game is more unfair to you since I somehow got a flush which then gets beat by someone getting a royal flush out of ♥♥♥♥ing nowhere and when you finally got some money, its very little. I mean, I won a match with a royal flush and get $900 from the main pot while THE ♥♥♥♥ING HEAVY GETS $380000 FROM THE ♥♥♥♥ING SIDE POT WITH A PAIR OF 2s. THAT IS JUST SO MUCH ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T. You can change the difficulty which is a ♥♥♥♥ing lie since you are stuck to normal and you can't change jackshit. You can change the table conversations which yet again does jackshit and you have to turn on the strong langauge which is just so stupid. Hey Telltale, I'm playing Poker by myself in my room. I highly doubt I'm a 8 year old who can buy stuff from steam by myself.

There is more to talk about but it's just more whining. I only recommend this if you like Poker Night 2 and want to see the characters and here more lines or want the poker version of Dark Souls.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
58.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Free tf 2 items. And funny. Good game
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
If only I could use Max's gun to shoot Strong Bad.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
i got some sick shades and learned pokr
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Started the game and ended up glitching it and getting all the achievements

Programming/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Words cannot express how much hype I had when I first saw the trailer for this. All of the characters (except for Tycho, who I was honestly unfamiliar with at the time) together was just something so hard for me to process. I also somehow didn't expect it to actually be a poker game before release, so I had to learn it.

Thankfully this game is pretty easy to handle once you get the feel for it. I think most sales honestly came from TF2, where you get some unlocks from this game. But I honestly find myself revisiting this every now and then just to hear all the characters talk to each other. Especially Strong Bad and Heavy, like TF2 and Homestar Runner together was a huge thing for me. Almost disappointing all classes couldn't wear the Dangeresque shades, but I still wore them proudly.

Actually diving into it. Of course all the characters are amazing, granted you recognize them all. And it provides for some amazing talk between them all (and you will eventually hear all the lines if you play it enough). You get rewarded (as said above) not only for TF2, but you can also unlock different tabletops and stuff. Granted you're good enough at poker unlike me. In the end, it's really just that. A well planned out and put together poker game with 4 very memorable characters all from different series.

Unfortunately Poker Night 2 was an unfair mess that was truly annoying (at least in my opinion) and had sorta boring unlocks for TF2.

Forgetting about that. If you wanna see Homestar Runner, Sam & Max, Penny Arcade, and the TF2 universe combined just to play a simple game of poker, this is definitely worth the $5.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
This game is a pretty nice simulation of poker. It has great dialouge between the players. It also has collectibles so you can spend plenty of time in the game. The RNG isn't bad but it is better than the second. 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Come for the items, stay for the Poker

Poker night 1/At the inventory stars 4 different characters from other franchieses and they all battle each other in a game of high stakes poker!

The items you can get for TF2 are definetly worth the price itself, My demoman has fancy glasses :D

Solid game which can entertain you, 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Not a fan of poker, but at least this game make it more interesting....
Also Team Fortress 2 items.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Free Items for Team Fortress 2
Also youre chance of winning strip poker is slightly increased
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
I myself am complete ♥♥♥♥ at poker so this may be biased, but the AI is WAY too good at this game. No matter what hand you get, one of them is guaranteed to have an ace. EVERY. ♥♥♥♥ING. TIME.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
ez game, ez life, free lugimorph in tf2 xD
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game is somehow rigged even worse than an actual casino. That's much more impressive than the game itself, which is just frustrating after you've heard all the banter. You will just keep getting crappy hand after crappy hand while the computer always gets the good cards and knows when your cards are inferior to theirs. It takes hours of losing to finally (possibly) get lucky and get one more unlockable. I want to uninstall this piece of crap but feel at this point as if I need to finish it before I can plunge it down into the deepest recesses of my Steam library.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Really enjoyable light-hearted poker game. You unlock stuff, you laugh at the gags and facepalm at the failed jokes with a smile on your face, you get the achievements, eventually you will get bored and move on. But it is totally worth the time and money spent :D

And the sequel is a good continuation if you want more of that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
A Very Good Game To play in offline mod when you have such a Horrible Internet in my Country ;) The good Thing in it is The Heavy Stories , So Dont make Him angry like Tycho did
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Not only is the game fun but the tf2 stuff you get is really cool
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
This game is so cool with the heavy !
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
It's good, it's great, but I WILL END YOUR FREAKING LIFE YOU BUNNY D**K
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
I want to bash Tychos head in with a sledgehammer
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