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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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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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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#MakeMarioKissWario
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
probably the best and agruably only really good game telltale's put out as of recently
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PiotrLolo
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
You won't stop laughing :)
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Keef
( 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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luckyjack2.jw
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Smart, funny, creative, likable characters, simple but fun gameplay, and a plot twist that will leave you jaw-dropped. You will struggle tremendously with this game, unless you look up a walk through, I would heavily recomend this game if you're into detective games. If not then you should hopefully still enjoy the humour, references and simple talk that goes between the characters.
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brais.11
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Great game, with a lot of mysteries to solve. And it's a great game if you dont know what toplay as it just takes a few hours to finish it.
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de_dust2
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
(Note that my playtime is just for the first episode)
I can't describe how much i love this game. It was little difficult for me, but thank goodness for the guides.
I got this game from 1$ Humble Bundle and i must say i feel so bad, because this game deservers more than 1$!!!

It was soooo good, that i even shred a tear of joy on the ending (No other game or movie made me shred tears, even Life is Strange and Walking Dead). Many people know Telltale games because of the recent games such as Wolf among us, Walking Dead and so on, but you should NOT avoid Sam & Max! In fact, my first Telltale game was Sam & Max (Full episode of abe lincoln must die) that i installed from a disk that came with one of my favorite gaming magazines, but i didn't really understood it until now.
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ParkerThisIs
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
There are a few funny lines here and there, but that's about the only thing this game's got going for it.
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Nightmarity
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Tales from the Borderlands is unbelievably awesome.
♥♥♥♥♥♥s think it's the best Telltale's game to date.
♥♥♥♥♥♥s are wrong.
Sam & Max - that's where poo gets real. Sam & Max is the pillar of dark humour. Sam & Max is the character chemistry, how it should be done. Sam&Max is (almost) the last bastion of goshdarning puzzles in diddlydarn Telltale's games. Sam & Max is love, Sam & Max is life.

Do it for Sam & Max.
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Cliak
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
A true Sam & Max adventure!
Great humor and fun story.
It can be a little slow some times but it's mostly a fun journey!
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JakeTakesTheCake
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I got this as a part of the Humble Bundle and decided to go back and play the others so I could get some context. Sadly, playing those games added very little context as this game is grounded in complete absurdity, as are the previous titles. Still, I enjoyed every mind melting minute of all of them and this one is easily my favorite. The controls are a bit wonky to start but you get used to them, and the writing is absolutely at its best. And, even though the game is complete batshit insanity at all times, it actually made me feel for the characters involved. At times I actually felt sad for Sam and Max. Actual, real emotions for two characters that have no regard for the feelings of anyone or anything around them.

Oh and for anyone wondering about the length of the season, it's roughly 2-3 hours per episode if you aren't an absolute master at these games and maybe only 1.5 hours if you are. I'm okay at puzzle games like this but due to the complete lack of sanity in the puzzles, some solutions stumped me. Basically, you're looking at 7.5 - 15 hours total which is a decent chunk more than the previous titles.
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Ivosaur//Card Farming
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
10/10, By far some of the most inventive story writing filled with twists, puzzles and suspense to boot. If you like point and click adventure games your definately missing out, if your looking to get into them this is a damn good place to start! You may not get some of the refrences to prior games if you haven't played them but it's not crucial to enjoying this series, considering Win 10 doesn't run Season 1 or 2. If I had to sum up my expirience I'd say I had a damn fun time playing these, which is rare these days. I got about 18 hours playtime and I love a good point and click so if you're new to the genre you'll certainly get more. Absolutely Brilliant, buy this series NOW!
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Da
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
10/10 would cut the cucumber lenghtwise again.
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Doge
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Just get it. Now. This is the best point and click adventure game ever created. Telltale at its best.
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Foreverseeking
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
I have to admit to not truly understanding Sam and Max. The humour is "funny", but I find it never gets a true laugh out of me. The puzzles are straight forward enough for the most part, and very offbeat (think Monkey Island but half as tough), but overall I find the game only mildly entertaining. For lovers of whimsical point and clicks, this will be right up your street. For people looking for an engrossing story or adventure, look elsewhere. 6/10.
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VRG
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
The first I played Sam and Max was 3 years ago when I got it in retail. I had bought the Season 2 of S&M. I loved the game. And now 3 years later bought the 3rd Season and the story and plot is excellent. I finished all the 5 episodes in 2 days! It is one of the best games made, even for a point and click genre.

VRGR - 10/10
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Aidan Hatcher
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Ive played aton of telltale game sin my time from wolf among us to walking dead and i must say that this is the most mind bobbling episode of any telltale game i ever played. would reccomend strongly but if you are really thick you wont have a chance. I got stuck so many times but then i realised i am brainy and completed it so yeah ;) btw not really brainy just pressed every button hoping the best
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TimeShed
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
As funny as a cucumber cut lengthwise.
11/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Tales from the Borderlands is unbelievably awesome.
♥♥♥♥♥♥s think it's the best Telltale's game to date.
♥♥♥♥♥♥s are wrong.
Sam & Max - that's where poo gets real. Sam & Max is the pillar of dark humour. Sam & Max is the character chemistry, how it should be done. Sam&Max is (almost) the last bastion of goshdarning puzzles in diddlydarn Telltale's games. Sam & Max is love, Sam & Max is life.

Do it for Sam & Max.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
(Note that my playtime is just for the first episode)
I can't describe how much i love this game. It was little difficult for me, but thank goodness for the guides.
I got this game from 1$ Humble Bundle and i must say i feel so bad, because this game deservers more than 1$!!!

It was soooo good, that i even shred a tear of joy on the ending (No other game or movie made me shred tears, even Life is Strange and Walking Dead). Many people know Telltale games because of the recent games such as Wolf among us, Walking Dead and so on, but you should NOT avoid Sam & Max! In fact, my first Telltale game was Sam & Max (Full episode of abe lincoln must die) that i installed from a disk that came with one of my favorite gaming magazines, but i didn't really understood it until now.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
10/10 would cut the cucumber lenghtwise again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
I love Sam & Max and have played through all seasons of this episodic game series, but I have to say, this was my least favorite of the three seasons. I found the second episode especially tedious to get through. The other thing I didn't like about this season is the introduction of the navigation where you awkwardly click the mouse button and then drag in the direction that you want Sam to go. In some of the locations, it was especially annoying to get Sam to go where you wanted him to be. I then discovered accidentally that you could also use the arrow keys to move him around and this was better, but by the time I figured that out, I was already in the habit of using the mouse. Overall, I still like this season and it certainly ended in an epic fashion, with some cool twists.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
89 of 108 people (82%) found this review helpful
57 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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84 of 101 people (83%) found this review helpful
64 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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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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34 of 47 people (72%) found this review helpful
29 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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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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34 of 48 people (71%) found this review helpful
17 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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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Sam and max the devil's playhouse gives a whole new style to the sam and max series by adding in new game mechanics,and be honest nobody wants to play a 100 episodes with the SAME plot-line. I especially recommend this game because of it's varied jokes and references.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Absolutely perfects everything the Telltale series had been doing. I heartily reccomend it.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
I've been a fan of Sam & Max since I was about 7. I used to love the cartoon and the comics. However, I only recently encountered the games. I decided to get this one on sale, and boy oh boy i'm glad I did! Its one of my favourite games of all time. Its witty, action packed and all around fun! One of Telltale's best, in my opinion.
9/10
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Out of all three seasons of Sam & Max, this is easily the best. If you come off playing the first two season (which are great don't get me wrong) you might feel overwhelmed at first, because there's a lot of new stuff coming at you at once. There's Max's powers, new and old faces. Lots of locales (instead of just about everything happening on their own street). The story is better with this one. It's weird and manages to hold everything together and stuff. The puzzles are btter with two possible categories of solutions, Max's powers and your regular inventory. Coming up with the right solution can be incredibly satisfying. I loved this season and was sad when it was over.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 27, 2014
Fantastic Game(s)

- Fair priced

- Lots and lots of fun gameplay

- The gameplay varies alot from the different chapters

- Very hard xD (specially 3rd chapter)

- Funny ingame characters, not only Sam and Max

All in all a fantastic game!
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