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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.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2010
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Buy Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

$19.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Sam and Max Complete Pack

Includes 3 items: Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse , Sam & Max: Season One, Sam & Max: Season Two

Buy Telltale Collection

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

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

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
306 products in account
1 review
4.0 hrs on record
I'll give this game a soft recommend. Sam and Max contains a lot of humor, most of it pretty dry, but it works well for the game. The actual stories are fun and it isn't 100% straightforward so you might have some difficulty finding the answer. Note: in the game, you can actually change the amount of hints that Sam and Max give you as you play.

The controls are pretty bad. This is not a deal breaker because the game doesn't rely on quick actions--far from it. But the movement of characters through the game space is pretty difficult, especially if you are only planning on using a mouse. It was slightly more palatable with a keyboard.

In the end, this was just a small blip in the experience. Sam and Max is a bit of fun and I know each episode I can complete in about 2-4 hours which is nice.

I would recommend not paying the full price--the collection of the five episodes is probably worth it at around $10 or less.
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
948 products in account
73 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 26th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
193 products in account
10 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
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!
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
222 products in account
19 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
The Sam & Max series are very, very fun. Every minute of the game is exciting and its puzzles are fantastic. They aren't too hard but aren't too easy at the same time. I actually had to use a walkthrough because it was so silly. I give these games a 15/Elephant. As soon as you start the game it will have you asking, "Who let the dogs out?"
Posted: May 7th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
131 products in account
15 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
Holy ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥, this game is superb. The puzzles are clever are fun to play with. The psychic powers add a whole new element to the gameplay and Sam is still fat. If you love adventure games, you're a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ for not buying this. (P.S. You're not a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, sorry.)
Posted: March 28th, 2014
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