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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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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49 of 53 people (92%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
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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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
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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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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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.

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:

(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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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
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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3.8 hrs
Posted: October 5
Nice adventure. I liked all the episodes. It's verry funny and sometimes it gave me a lot of work to do puzzles.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: September 21
I recommend ALL Sam & Max they are great fun and I really like them.

but be careful with Win10 as there is a few problems but nothing that so far cant be fixed manually...
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Micro Masta
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 5
The Sam & Max games are some of my absolute favorites of the point and click genre. They have such a great sense of humor that'll keep you laughing until you finish them (I've finished the first 2 seasons on Xbox 360 years ago, don't let my low hours fool you). Sam & Max is probably the quirkiest telltale series and my favorite of theirs. If you like solving puzzles, interesting characters and witty humor, then give this game a try!
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a singular weed
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
i wanted to ♥♥♥♥ max but the game wouldnt let me 43/15
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0.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
Unfortunately the game does not start on Windows 10 without manual hoops to jump through :(

The game is amazing, and I hate to downvote it but dag yo... GOG has it working :\
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4.2 hrs
Posted: August 1
I do love Sam and Max series and I strongly recommend them to anyone who like Adventure games.

However, season 1 episodes are poorly compatible with Windows 10 and do not support widesceen. Although Windows 10 compatibility issue can be manually fixable (see discussion page), I believe Telltale should addresses these issues especially allowing the game to run in Window Mode by default since it was never made for widescreens.

Anyway, this episode is my least favourite which is mainly why I voted Not Recommend. The Poppers characters are extremely annoying.
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18.0 hrs
Posted: July 31
If you like point n click adventures like Day of the Tentacle Buy this game Brilliant + funny
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3.1 hrs
Posted: July 29
Very funny and original point n click dventure game. Sometimes you'll get stuck on certain parts but it's not impossible. Having a blast playing through the whole series!
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 29
I love the Sam & Max game series and I always have fun playing it. It's funny, creative, has a nice art style, and has a cast of characters that I enjoy(except for the Soda Poppers, they're so ♥♥♥♥ing annoying they make me want to jab forks into my ears and scrape out my eardrums). It's one of TellTale's first games so it doesn't have the same quality writing that the newer ones such as TFTBL or TWAU have, but it's still pretty enjoyable and charming for what it is.

For some reason, however, I'm having trouble playing this particular episode(I can play Season 3, though, and I haven't tried playing Season 2 yet but I'm sure it has the same problem). I'm guessing it's because I have Windows 10, so it'd be nice if this game could be updated because I have no idea how to fix this problem. I'm not too frustrated because I bought this game with the Sam & Max Complete Pack while it was on sale so it's not like I threw away too much money, but I'm still a bit disappointed.

Don't get me wrong, I love this game. This series is one of my favorites from TellTale, but I just can't recommend it right now until this problem gets fixed. If it weren't for this one compatibility issue, I'd say it's worth the money if you're into silly cartoonish games just for the fun of it.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: July 12
Damn. damn, damn, damn,
This Game, Excuse Me, This Series, Excuse me, this Episodic Series, Excuse me. This Masterpiece.
is just amazing. funny, fun, requires thinking (which i love). One Of The Best Games By Telltale.
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