Includes all Six Episodes from Season One: Episode 1: Culture Shock Episode 2: Situation: Comedy Episode 3: The Mole, the Mod, and the Meatball Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die! Episode 5: Reality 2.0 Episode 6: Bright Side of the Moon Episode 1 - Culture Shock - The former child stars of the Soda Poppers TV show are wreaking havoc all...
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Very Positive (154 reviews) - 88% of the 154 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2007

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About This Game

Includes all Six Episodes from Season One:

  • Episode 1: Culture Shock
  • Episode 2: Situation: Comedy
  • Episode 3: The Mole, the Mod, and the Meatball
  • Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!
  • Episode 5: Reality 2.0
  • Episode 6: Bright Side of the Moon

Episode 1 - Culture Shock - The former child stars of the Soda Poppers TV show are wreaking havoc all over the neighborhood! But this is no ordinary tale of child stars gone awry. There's a dark force behind the Poppers' baffling antics. Using only their wits and a slew of heavy household objects, it's up to Sam & Max to save the day!

Episode 2 - Situation: Comedy - Talk show host Myra Stump has gone berzerk! Sam & Max head down to the WARP TV studio to find out why she's holding her audience hostage. But getting onto Myra's stage isn't going to be easy. First the Freelance Police will have to prove they're worthy of fifteen minutes of fame.

Episode 3 - The Mole, The Mob, and The Meatball - The commissioner is looking into an underground operation at the Ted E. Bear Mafia-Free Playland and Casino, but the mole he sent in has suddenly gone quiet. To find the mole, Sam & Max must infiltrate the operation and become members of the Toy Mafia themselves.

Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die - The president's lost it. Federally mandated group hugs, a pudding embargo... what's next, gun control? Sam & Max are off to Washington to take care of this bozo, but the political climate will only get stormier... and a new power will rise...

Episode 5 - Reality 2.0 - With an internet crisis looming and a viral video game holding its players hostage, Sam & Max will need to slip into a new reality to set things right. But can the Freelance Police crack this virtual case in time to avoid worldwide system failure?

Episode 6 - Bright Side of the Moon - What started out as a local mind-control scheme has grown to global proportions, and Sam & Max are off to the moon to save the entire planet from a lifetime of hypnotic enslavement. But when chaos collides with tranquility, have the Freelance Police finally met their match?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: 1.5GHz processor
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Video Card: 32MB 3D-accelerated video card
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Very Positive (154 reviews)
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bawdiepie
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Good game, funny. You have to like point and click style games though. Plenty of guides available if you get stuck but not needed so far as puzzles seem fairly logical(!). Works fine for me on Windows 10, so perhaps it's been patched since other review people had issues.
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Apartur soince roks
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
If you like humor with politics and cynicism, you should really consider buying this.
Except if you have windows 10, cuz it doesn't work with it.
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Rawbeard
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Holy jackhammering Jack the Ripper in a rib cage made of whale bone ersatz!

It's the Season One of Sam & Max!
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UthersonL [PL]
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Short, small-scale comedy point-and-click. It takes between an hour and two-and-a-half hours per episode as the episodes become more complex and the puzzles more abstract. I enjoyed it thoroughly, though. A word of warning: it may look child-friendly, but at times it is not, and the writing doesn't feel like it was ever intended to be.
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AtomicToyRobot
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Sam & Max doesn't work on windows 10 gg TellTale
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Bonnie
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Great point-and-click adventure game with likeable characters and a nice story. Just be advised that it doesn't run on Windows 10.
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hooves | trade.tf
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
Worked perfectly fine on Win10 for me.
The low screen res is only a minor annoyance. Change it by pressing escape and going into options.
Why is installing each episode individually a bad thing? It means more support for people with less space.
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Daerphen
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 26
Fun point&click adventure. You are playing Sam (a freelancer police officer) and his sidekick Max. Solve a crime in each episode.

+ fun
+ short

- you have to install every episode individually
- starts with lowest screen resolution
- needs fix for Windows 10

I recommend this to every point&click fan. But maybe you want to grap it, when it's on sale
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Röbton
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
This was a nice change to play from what Telltale puts out these days. Their old games focus more on a linear story, point and click adventure. Rather than having choices that changes the outcome of the game. The challenge here is to gather things and use logic(most of the time…) to find out what items and dialogue triggers what. and you have to do a lot or going back and forth between locations in the game.

I had to resort to guides online multiple times, at first I thought I was getting stupid, but then I realized I’ve gotten spoiled by newer games. In the end it kinda took me back, and I rather enjoyed playing through it.

I had NO knowledge or prior experience with Sam & Max apart from the Poker games from Telltale, so the terrible jokes(which I like…), references and the way they solve crime blew me away. Not recommended if you are after a “immersive and realistic” type of game.

As for the technical aspect, this is an old game. The engine is outdated and only supports 3 resolutions(at least it did for me, 1024x768 was the highest it would go), this game also ran at 40-50fps max. But it was nothing I really didn’t expect from a game this old, it still played nicely. But if you are running Windows 10 however, it seems like you aren’t gonna be able to play. The support section is filled with those complaints.

So all in all, a fun game series which takes me back, is packed with terrible jokes and references. And doesn’t cost much compared to what you get out of it.(If you aren’t on Win10 that is, then don’t bother…) So I recommend it a lot.
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Takoyaki_Love
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
For those who own Windows 10 and the game won't work, you can try this:
Change your screen resolution to 800X600 before run the game and it should work (at least it worked in my case).
Then turn off its fullscreen option in the game and save.
Quit the game and you can change your resolution back.
The next time you run the game, it will work properly in windowed mode.

Hopefully it could help you.
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BlockBun
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
If you played the old Sam & Max and DoTT, this is more of the same. Good fun.

DO NOT BUY this game if you're running Windows 10 or are planning to "upgrade".
Ever since I switched, the episodes won't run. Compability mode for older versions of Windows doesn't work either.

I can't recommend w/o this fixed. Wait for the revamp of DoTT instead!
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Remixful
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
I used to play Sam & Max before I even knew about Steam. I remember picking up Season 1 (only Episodes 1-3) for $10 at Target, and I loved it. I bought the Sam & Max bundle on Steam a few weeks ago and I just finished Season 1. I've spent around 20+ hours on Season 1, it is definitely worth the money!

I've had many laughs and really enjoyed playing this. This is by far one of the best point & click games I've ever played. It's unfortunate that not many people know about this amazing work of art.

I'm looking forward to playing the rest of the series! ^3^

10/10
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william0125
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
It maybe isn't as good as the recent telltate's games, but it's funny as hell.
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Vortex91G
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
Don't work on windows 10 ... -_-
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Psycho Princess
( 52.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
It is really awesome because the cases get intressting.
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Nigel_Fromage
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
DO NOT BUY IF PLANNING ON USING IT ON A WINDOWS 10 SYSTEM. Unfortunately I had glosed over it as I had been pining after the Sam and Max games for ages and when I saw them on sale jumped for my purse. I have only recently joined Steam, haven't spent my entire life purely confined to the worlds of playstation and after a few other games working perfectly, I did not research this game enough to realise buying it would be erroneous (especially as I had always been impressed by TellTale games). As I'm pretty much a n00b when it comes to computer gaming, it's going to take forever to figure out how to play these games, if they even will work at all.

Completely blank white screen upon running of the game. The figure for gameplay time is completely misleading as I have not yet reached a title screen, let alone any gamplay. The 0.6 hours is made up of trying to start up the game dozens of times after installing things and following guides, all that haven't worked yet.
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GalaxyZero
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
None of these games work on windows 10 and no one is providing a fix for the problems. I'm on a windows 10 HP Pavillion and everytime it launches it just shows a white screen and nothing else and won't ♥♥♥♥ing load anything. In other words. I wasted my money. If you have windows xp go for it, or else dodge the seasons entirely. Only games that work on other operating systems are the ones in season 3.
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Crazy Pyro
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
I love the game, the cartoon show and even when they did poker. I knew I should of done this review sooner but Sam and Max will always be my favorite Freelance Police members. Also even got two pairs of keychains that they came out with on Amazon sometime this year. They're so adorable on my key ring. ^^
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Drumbledore
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
I bought this game (starting with season 1) because i remember playing S&M first on floppy disks, then eventually on CD-ROM with Sam & Max: Hit the Road. I loved those games, and they are some of my favorites from that era of gaming. These games completely live up to that sense of adventure and whimsey. Never have i played a reboot of a series that so accurately captured the look and feel of the original, while adding new content to the series. If you were a fan of the games, or at least the point&click genre, from that time.. do yourself and favor and pick up this game. Also, i am a Windows 10 Pro x64 user, and have had no troubles running the game. Not sure what others' issues are, but i put the game's executable in compatibility mode with Vista and everything runs as smooth as hot butter running down Max's supple, yet firm, back.
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MooCow_RG
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 16, 2015
I purchased and then promptly had to request a refund due to all of season one's episodes being unplayable in Windows 10. Not recommended for anyone running or LOOKING to run windows 10.

FIX THE GAME TELLTALE!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
If you like humor with politics and cynicism, you should really consider buying this.
Except if you have windows 10, cuz it doesn't work with it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Fun point&click adventure. You are playing Sam (a freelancer police officer) and his sidekick Max. Solve a crime in each episode.

+ fun
+ short

- you have to install every episode individually
- starts with lowest screen resolution
- needs fix for Windows 10

I recommend this to every point&click fan. But maybe you want to grap it, when it's on sale
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
For those who own Windows 10 and the game won't work, you can try this:
Change your screen resolution to 800X600 before run the game and it should work (at least it worked in my case).
Then turn off its fullscreen option in the game and save.
Quit the game and you can change your resolution back.
The next time you run the game, it will work properly in windowed mode.

Hopefully it could help you.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
None of these games work on windows 10 and no one is providing a fix for the problems. I'm on a windows 10 HP Pavillion and everytime it launches it just shows a white screen and nothing else and won't ♥♥♥♥ing load anything. In other words. I wasted my money. If you have windows xp go for it, or else dodge the seasons entirely. Only games that work on other operating systems are the ones in season 3.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
I used to play Sam & Max before I even knew about Steam. I remember picking up Season 1 (only Episodes 1-3) for $10 at Target, and I loved it. I bought the Sam & Max bundle on Steam a few weeks ago and I just finished Season 1. I've spent around 20+ hours on Season 1, it is definitely worth the money!

I've had many laughs and really enjoyed playing this. This is by far one of the best point & click games I've ever played. It's unfortunate that not many people know about this amazing work of art.

I'm looking forward to playing the rest of the series! ^3^

10/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
I purchased and then promptly had to request a refund due to all of season one's episodes being unplayable in Windows 10. Not recommended for anyone running or LOOKING to run windows 10.

FIX THE GAME TELLTALE!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Don't work on windows 10 ... -_-
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Awesome point n' click adventure game and Telltale's first series. Awesome humor and Soda Poppers FTW.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
No Windows 10 compatibility and no sign of developer support. Shame really...
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14 of 27 people (52%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Doesnt work win 10 waste of money .... cheers
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
It maybe isn't as good as the recent telltate's games, but it's funny as hell.
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
This game broke me. It broke my mind. The point where you have to discredit the renaimated statue of Abraham Lincoln by making him read "cue cards" and setting him up with a girlfriend... It killed my sanity. And thank god for that, it was really starting to cramp my style. Classic adventure gaming at it's weirdest and funniest.
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 22, 2014
Your very traditional point-and-click adventure game with goofy characters, pun-based humor, and passable storylines. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If you like point-and-click adventure games that are light-hearted and fairly well-polished with your typical point-and-click puzzle elements, then it is hard to go wrong with any Sam & Max game. These are really terrific to throw on a low-powered laptop and play while you're watching television or waiting at the airport or otherwise needing some simple distraction.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2015
This series is FANTASTIC. I have played the other Telltale Games and even the original Sam & Max, and I adore this series. This first season is the weakest entry in the series, (with Devil's Playhouse contrastly being one of the best adventure games out there), but the series gets better and better with each episode. However, this does have a hard time running on Windows 10, and there is no patch for it from Telltale. If you don't feel like fixing the first two seasons yourself, at least go buy Season 3.

From the excellent writing to the likable characters to the award-winning music to the excellent voice acting - including Roger Jackson of Powderpuff Girls and Scream fame - you can't miss this series. I love it, and a potential Season 4 is my most wanted sequel in gaming, (since Psychonauts 2 just got funded).

EDIT: There IS a way to easily fix this on your Windows 10 computers! What you need to do is this...

(credit to Kong)

The following is working for me with Season 2 on Windows 10:

Open the files folder for the game on your harddrive.
Backup prefs.prop and all .save files.
Delete those files from game folder.

Run REGEDIT
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Telltale Games\Sam & Max Season 2
Modify Windowed from 0 to 1

Run game. It should now be running windowed!
I had to play through one episode in a very compressed Windows mode, but by the next I was playing at full screen again!

If you want full screen, follow this guide...

Step 1 : You need to download and install Notepad++ from the following link:
https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/

(NOTE - Didn't need to download Notepad, I had it already).

Step 2 : Open up your Steam folder, by default it's in 'C:\program files (x86)\steam'. in the Steam folder you must go to '\steamapps\common' and there you must look for the 'sam and max' folders with the season and episode number behind it. Here you must open up the folder of one of the episodes that won't work for you.

Step 3 : You might want to copy the 'prefs.prop' to a save place in case you break something in the next steps, but this is not required if you know what you are doing.

Step 4 : Open the 'prefs.prop' for the Sam&Max episode that doesn't work for you by right clicking the file and selecting 'Edit with Notepad++' (or edit normally)

Step 5 : The file opened will look unreadable at first and you must scroll the bar to the right to find the word 'Windowed' followed by the number 0. You could also use the Search option inside Notepad++ to locate this word. Now you only have to change the 0 to 1 and save the file. (In case there is no 'Windowed' in the file, rightclick the game in the library within Steam go to 'Properties', and then click on 'SET LAUNCH OPTIONS...' and enter -sw. Launch the game once, it will crash but the 'prefs.prop' should be altered and have 'Windowed0' in it again after opening it with Notepad++. after this remove the -sw from the launch options)

Step 6 : Start the game, this is to check if the game runs in Windowed mode like it should. You can change the resolution to what you like, but never ever click the fullscreen option again or you will have to edit the 'prefs.prop' file once again.

Now we can make the game run in Fullscreen using Borderless Gaming

Step 7 : Install Borderless Gaming and start it (after you bought it offcourse). After that go to 'Options' and make sure it starts every time you start Windows by checking 'Run On Windows Startup'. You could also go to 'Tools' and click 'Disable Steam Hook' to make sure Steam won't tell you are in-App Bordelless Gaming all the time each time Borderless Gaming is launched.

Step 8 : Start Sam&Max in Windowed mode and in under the Applications window in Borderless Gaming you will see 'Telltale Games' appear. Click on that and then followed by the arrow pointing to the right so 'Telltale Games' will be visible under 'Favourites (automatic)'. Rightclick 'Telltale Games' in here and make sure that 'Fullscreen' and 'Auto-Maximize' are checked.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Buy this game play it, play it again, NEVER STOP PLAYING IT! as there is always a joke or something in the backround that you always miss.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
(Review counted as the Complete Sam and Max Seasons 1,2 and 3 HOWEVER seasons 1 and 2 currently do not work on Windows 10)
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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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
If you're not sure whether you'd enjoy a point and click adventure game, Sam & Max provides the style and humor to carry you over til you know for sure whether you just hate the gameplay. Personally, I'd play it even if I despised adventures because of the characters and humor. Zany and sometimes not safe for kids is right up my alley. 4/5
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Love these games, everything by telltales that I've played have been great but this especially so. While not as difficult as Hit the Road it still has some interesting puzzles to figure out.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
A genuinely funny and well written point and click game. The episodic nature makes it great for casual gamers, while the continuity between episodes makes and setting diversity makes playing all the episodes in one sitting a great experience. The only problem I ever had with it was that once in a while even when I knew what to do it was difficult to get the sequence of events in just the right order to work out. Overall 10/10 If this doesn't make you laugh nothing will.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
THE BEST CLICK GAME THERE IS
personaly im not a point and click fan at all but the humor in this game is something else.
i laughed for many good hours and probably weeks with the whole game serie
would recomend this game to everyone who has a great taste to comedy even if your not a fan of click games
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