5 Games, 1 Price! Delivered monthly Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in epic comedy saga over 5 monthly episodes An otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it -- intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane.
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Very Positive (258 reviews) - 94% of the 258 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2010

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5 Games, 1 Price! Delivered monthly

Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in epic comedy saga over 5 monthly episodes

An otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it -- intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane.

Gaming's greatest dog and rabbit sleuths Sam & Max seek the power’s ancient secrets, as manic Max gains shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future vision abilities for battling these foes.

The saga plays out in a surreal 5 month-long symphony of mayhem that gets deeper and more twisted with each episode.

  • Episode 1: The Penal Zone - Now Available!
  • Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak - Now Available!
  • Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain! - Now Available!
  • Episode 4: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls - Now Available!
  • Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep - Finale!

Key Features

  • Wield psychic powers against fearsome villains: shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future vision.
  • Sam & Max’s biggest, boldest, most bizarre and best-looking series yet
  • Epic comedy saga across 5 monthly episodes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent rec.)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 128MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card (128MB rec.)
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or better
    • Hard Drive: 2.7 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 256MB of RAM
    • Graphics: Not Recommended For: Macs with integrated graphics
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Overall:
Very Positive (258 reviews)
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Birdeynamnam
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I have played this game for 12 minutes and I hate it. I might get better, but the gameplay was weird, the humour falls flat, and the characters are super annoying. 0/10 would not touch with a ten-foot-pole again
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Sarkoth
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
The devil's Playhouse features a completely crazy storyline with our two favourite oldschool heroes, good gameplay, great dialogue and a continuation of the weirdest detective duo you have ever seen.

By far the best entry / season of the entire series.
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Mario is not amused
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
haha, penal zone..
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Tenacious Turnip
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Haha..."Penal Zone".
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F*ck this, Iam out
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
One of the best point and click adventure games on Steam.
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Gerach
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Was a first Sam & Max i ever played and it was a lot of fun!
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densylt
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
probably the best and agruably only really good game telltale's put out as of now
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PiotrLolo
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
You won't stop laughing :)
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Murf
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I love point and click adventures, and I've enjoyed Sam and Max in the past, this storytelling is really weird though. Jumps all over the place and is confusing. Seems a bit stale compared to other point and click comedies.
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gantauer
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
TELLTALE I LOVE U BUT Y U NO MAKE GAMES LIKE DIS NO MORE?!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
92 of 111 people (83%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
Sam: "This payphone only takes dutch coins."
Max: "I only have 6 euros, some italian money,etc."
Sam: "Jee, max where do you keep all of that?"
Max: "In my sock."
Sam: "You're naked... where do you keep your sock?
Max: "Thats none of your d*** buisness.

11/10 would have a conversation again.
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87 of 104 people (84%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
my favorite mythical creature is Sam & Max Season 4
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60 of 81 people (74%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
I WANT A FOURTTH SEASON I WANT A FOURTH ♥♥♥♥ING SEASON I WANT A MOTHER ♥♥♥♥ING FOURTH SEASON TELL TALE anyway after my rant lets sum this up best season out of the three no buts thats it.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
Usually im kinda lighthearted with my reviews on games, but not this time.

This game series is, simply put, pure genius.

The colorful humor, the great characters, the detailed locations, the story-rich gameplay, and much, much, more.
If you don't know these guys, Sam and Max are freelance police working together through unconventional means to solve mysteries and solve crimes. The series runs in episodes, each season after season 1 has had 5 episodes in total, this being the third season. They also used to have comics, and a tv show back in the 90's.

Buy this.
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35 of 48 people (73%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
10/10 Would cut my cucumber lengthways again.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
Brief Synopsis: The Devil's Playhouse is the third season of the Sam & Max series. It is comprised of five episodes. Sam & Max games are point and click adventures which are set in a fictional version of New York City. The games are full of slap stick comedy, word plays, and in jokes. They're simple to play, yet have a nice level of challenge to them in that the solutions to the puzzles often require doing things in a certain order.

Long Review:

Story: This is, in my opinion, the weirdest season of Sam & Max yet. Max has developed psychic powers from being exposed to toys from "The Devil's Toybox" and the freelance police duo soon find themselves the target of several different beings who want the powers for themselves.

Graphics: The graphics are pretty much the same as they've been from season 1 (simple, cartoony). Any other type of style just wouldn't work well with this game, which is perfectly fine. There are very few, if any, glitches or other graphical bugs in the game.

Music/Sounds: The music and sounds are what you would expect in a Sam & Max game. The music is upbeat and catchy where needed, downbeat and slow where applicable, and cheesy everywhere else. The sound effects fit into the game well and are of a decent sound level so as to not drown out the voices and background music.

Length: Each episode takes around 2-3 hours to play if you're following a walkthrough. If you're playing the game purely under your own steam, then each episode will probably take you around 4-5 hours to complete.

Replayability: There really isn't any replayability to this game. Once you finish it, that's it. There are no alternate endings or variations to the story.

Overall, I recommend this game. The jokes are funny, the story imaginative and irreverent, and the length of each episode makes the asking price well worth it. My advice however is to purchase all three seasons in the series and play them in order as they are all a continuation of one huge story; that is, the story of the lives of Sam and Max.
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36 of 50 people (72%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 2, 2015
Pre-ordered this game and got Max's Severed Head, which is now 2 1/2 times the value of the third season of Sam & Max itself.

10/10 would get pre-order bonuses again.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 30, 2013
The third season of Sam & Max represents a shift in tone and gameplay. The changes are obvious from the very beginning - a narrator to set the scene, new control scheme (same as Tales of Monkey Island; clearly favouring consoles), a new villain, an opening tutorial of sorts (which is so entertaining and interactive that it puts most other tutorials to shame), psychic powers for Max and a grainier, darker graphical style.

It may sound like a lot of changes to a successful formula, but it works well. Not only does it provide a quite accessible introduction for newcomers to the series (including clever little pop-up profiles of characters and notes in a journal about the case and clues), but it also provides a fresh spin on the series for veterans.

Of course, the series lives or dies by the writing and puzzles, and thankfully both are still strong. The new villain, Skunkape, is wonderfully voiced and a highly entertaining character. A few old favourites are missing, while others return (as well as some who are not quite favourites; the Stinky clan seem only slightly more popular than the late, unlamented Soda Poppers…). There are some wonderful lines, with even more smashing of the fourth wall than usual – a few particularly good remarks about non-player characters, for instance.

Puzzles are made a little more interesting through Max's future vision, which offers a glimpse of dialogue from a later scene. It's generally relevant to a puzzle at a particular location, and offers an idea of what to do without giving too much away. Another power, teleportation, saves a lot of the tedious trekking around, which is especially useful as load times seem a little longer than previous games. There's also a bit of a change in mindset with collecting items; they're no longer all directly used for puzzles, with some being clues to unlock new locations. Those new locations look quite similar to the old ones (lampshaded by Max), but at least offer a bit of a feeling about a wider gameworld.

There's a few scripting oddities, with certain events not triggering when they are supposed to (the intended initial teleport scene, for instance, didn't come up for me until quite late in the game because I chose something they apparently didn't expect the first time), but other than that the game seems to work well.

The episode is probably the most promising start to a Sam and Max season yet, and with the tease of more powers to come, and hints at future storylines, there's a lot to draw a player into the following episodes.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Sam and Max..... oh my..... this is quite a story with a lot of cheeky jokes. If you can bear with the puzzles that range from easy to "OMG! I've been here for hours! How do you get through the door covered in cheese?!" then it could be quite an expirience.

Make no mistake, I DO NOT recommend this game to everyone. It is a very accuired taste for a point and click puzzle game. The only pro's in my opinion being the jokes and story itself; Those jokes being some of the cheesiest I've ever heard. The puzzles have no rhyme or reason and have very little payout as they only lead to deeper puzzles and a small part of the story.

In all it is a decent game and you'll get a few chuckles. However, you will have to strain for those jokes.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
(Review counted as the Complete Sam and Max Series 1,2 and 3)
Really entertaining and funny point and click adventure game. Though I admit I am a bit dumb when it came to puzzles in this game...often ended up looking up guides >w> SHHHHH! In all honesty the puzzles (basicly everything you do in the game) are all well thought out so there isn't any super unrealistic answer to a problem that hasn't been hinted slightly in the game....Like pixel searching or using items together in a way that makes no sense to solve a problem.

Get it if you love point and click adventure games because this is as good as it gets!! ^.^ As long as you dont mind 15 games appearing in your games library after only buying 3.....
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