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Release Date: Apr 27, 2011

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About This Game

Detective Inspector Hector – the hard-nosed, soft-bellied lawman of Clappers Wreake, a town that took the “Great” out of Britain. He’s violent, drunken, and has a taste for all things criminal, corrupt, or smothered in curry.

All 3 episodes available now, get the full season!

  • Episode 1 – We Negotiate with Terrorists:
    When a hostage crisis erupts in the centre of Clappers Wreake, Hector has to make a choice: carry out a terrorist’s demands, or let innocent hostages die. Hector’s still on the fence.
  • Episode 2 – Senseless Acts of Justice:
    Hunting a psychopath, Hector is pulled down a twisted trail of meat, sin, sleaze, and more meat.
  • Episode 3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom:
    Can Hector escape his squalid demise and stagger back to Clappers Wreake to save it from extinction?

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 Mb
    • Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Audio Card required
    • OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 Mb
    • Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Audio Card required
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.3 Ghz Intel or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500Mb
    • Video Card: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Additional: Not recommended for Mac Minis or early-generation MacBooks
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
“If I could get off this thing I’d come over, shake your hand and say congratulations, you’re ret@rded.”

There is no mistake that the humour in this game series is the highlight of the whole experience. It’s a slightly darkish humour but funny none the less. Especially if you get the quirky little remarks and references only a fellow brit would.

Hector: Badge of Carnage is a point and click adventure game set in a small ♥♥♥♥♥♥ British town that has been overrun with corruption and lack of giving a toss. Full of chavs, junkies, prozzies and rather crappy coppers you play as Hector, a questionable detective who is going to help the town, catch the bad guy and save the day!
…so he can indirectly help himself to probably go back to the pub or for a kip.

Dialog in this game is very amusing, at least it was to me. I would recommend the game for that alone.

Characters are enjoyable most of the time, the main ones are loveable, the… chav and junkie extras and whatnot not so much. But they’re WRITTEN to be annoying! So good job, old bean!

What I remember of the music wasn’t bad. Didn’t make me want to pull my hair out so that’s a good start.

Graphics are nice, I enjoy classic point and clicks more so then the newer ones and this game series is definitely one that should be on the list for anyone that likes the same.

Literally the only problem I had with this series is that I had a crash during the second episode. I lost no progress but it was still mildly annoying. Apart from that and me having a slow start with it (probably the old point and click brain trying to boot up again) I haven’t a bad word to say about it.

TL;DR : Great/slightly dark British humour, amusing characters, nice graphics and an all-around great little series, I recommend any point and click fan buys it.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
It's pretty much Rosetta Stone for British Slang. 8/10, I now know what a "tosser" is.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
If stuffing a comatose heroin addict into a love doll box and returning him to a adult toy store for an exchange offends you, then this is not the game for you!

Is it a fun adventure game? Yes. Not a very challenging adventure game but it is fun.

Is the storyline fun? Yes, although there is a LOT of british slang dialogue, it's not hard to understand the humor.

Would I replay this game, probably not, but that won't stop me from giving it a rating of 7/10.

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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
+ Funny game with excellent dialogue. Lots of British slang. The mechanics of the game is simple: click once to See an item, double-click to Use it. All 3 episodes are connected, but Episode 2 is probably my favourite because it has the largest number of locations. The story isn't the greatest, but there is a big plot-twist at the end of Episode 2.

- The graphics are cute but the game's maximum resolution is quite-small, and doesn't support wide-screen.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2015
This point&click adventure is really funny. Puzzles are decently complicated, the story makes sense in its own way, and what will keep you interested is the fantastic (and really cynical) humour. Don't get fooled by the thick British accent: it's not just about British humour! There's some "heavy" stuff involving taking a crap to make a building explode, and using drug addicts to get refunds. And much more.

It's certainly worth paying a few euros/dollars/pounds for 10 hours (maybe slightly less, I'm counting the three episodes all together) of entertaining dialogues and puzzles.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2014
Very fun and the puzzles are relatively easy and logical. The dialogs are funny and good for learning Cockney English... so that's a plus!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2013
Note that even if the title says "Hector: Episode 3", the review is for the full 3-episode series.

Detective Inspector Hector is sort of like The Dude. He's the right man for his place and time. Hector is a cop in the degenerate town of Clappers Wreake, a place which has so abandoned the notion of anything wholesome that the street out front of the police station itself features ♥♥♥♥♥s, drunks, and looting.

And so the story is set in motion: a sniper appears in a window in town, gunning down police and boasting a roomful of hostages. Hector is called to the scene to deliver his unique brand of justice, only to be set on a series of errands for the mysterious gunman who claims only to have the betterment of Clappers Wreake at heart.

Hector is fat, blunt, rude, an alcoholic, and not a connoisseur of self-respect. He's every ounce as much of a degenerate as the rest of the population, but he's smarter than a good deal of them, and he's willing to do what it takes to save the day. For... well, some reason or other, anyways.

Hector: Badge of Carnage contains a lot of crude humor. The first screen of the first game involves fishing in a disgusting toilet with a used condom. But there's an interesting wit about it - particularly in Hector's observations on the situation. Yeah, this series is for the immature, through and through. But it's a sarcastic immaturity that's aware of its actions, and doesn't just settle for, "Look, poop, ha ha!" as an entire joke.

The voicework is not a highlight. The first game sounds as though it's voiced entirely by one guy speaking into his laptop's built-in microphone. The second game adds a genuine female voice to the cast, but that's still only two voices, seemingly digitally altered to sound more diverse. At the very least, the delivery's good, so it's nothing that'll ruin your experience.

On the whole, the puzzles are decent enough. The third game has a habit of making new elements appear in locations you've already visited, and then not alerting you to them, so that you have to stumble across them in a fit of random, confused wandering. But overall, I like Hector: Badge of Carnage. And if, like me, you're both an adventure game fan and a scumbag, then you probably will, too.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Hector: Badge of Carnage is a hidden gem in the TellTale Adventure games. You play as Hector, a crude and vulgar British Detective over 3 episodes which are all linked together very well. The storyline and characters you meet are interesting and are always surprising. The writing, voice acting and comedy are superb and the hand drawn characters and environments are all well done. If you're looking for a comedic point and click adventure game, this is a must have! I wish TellTale would come out with more episodes!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Hector: The badge of Carnage is sold as full package that includes all of the episodes, so I’ll give my review as a single game even though it has three separate executables. The series tells a single story arching over the three episodes and therefore act as one in that sense as well.

A terrorist is on loose at Clappers Wreake and it’s your job as titular Hector to save the town. Very little is actually worth saving since the place is run down and infested with trash – both literal and as in its citizens. In your aid is an annoying and useless (the game’s own words) sidekick called Lambert. Hector himself is no ordinary policeman and neither are his methods: There is not a single decent thing you do in this game! You have to insult people, drug people, cheat people. You’ll participate in organ trading, church burning and evidence forging among other things. I especially liked the part where you beat up a dairy farmer.

This might seem as crude and you can be sure it is. It’s all presented with loads of dark and tasteless humour that you either love or you hate. Every human orifice and fluids found within gets some time in the spotlight. I kind of liked the totally absurd conversation options and just listening to the madness. Puzzles are relatively easy and you can breeze through most of the game. There is a really generous hint system if you ever get stuck and even a full walkthough can be found in the menus.

Graphics have nothing to give praise for. Animation is there just to get the job done but it's not very polished. The game does support wide range of resolutions, at least up to 1920x1080, but the assets are not 16:9. Instead the game leaves black bars on both sides of the screen and it’s really hard to tell any meaningful difference between the resolution settings. The graphical quality cannot be customised any other way. I didn’t notice any crashing, bugs etc. during my playthrough, which took about 4 hours per episode.

Hector’s voice acting really hits the spot and his delivery combined with the horrible things he’s saying is what kept me motivated. Every character has a thick British accent with a lot of slang that is at times hard to understand. No matter, since every unfamiliar word is an insult anyway. Whatever other sounds or music there was didn't make any impact.

I’m a little bit ashamed to admit it but I laughed far more than anyone should at this game. I have given warnings about the content and if it still sounds like something you might enjoy, you’ll get your moneys worth. Recommended!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2014
This review is for the series as a whole. Hector: Badge of Carnage is a point & click game, the style and humour of the game isn't for everyone, frequently being offensive and vulgar but never the less i found it hilarious. I think you'll either love it or you'll hate it, so be warned. The player takes control of Hector a drunk, mean, unclassy detective, that happens to be quite good at his job, to save the town Clapper's Wreake from a terrorist attack.

Unfortunatly there isn't really much replay value, but what's there story/graphics/voice acting etc is great for the type of game.

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4.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
The thrilling conclusion to the Hector trilogy has you once again playing Hector on a mission to stop a madman from destroying the city of Clappers Wreake. There’s nothing new gameplay-wise (you get to play your sidekick for a spell again) however, it does wrap everything up quite nicely and they tied in a lot of characters from the first and second episodes in a few interesting plotlines. All in all a decent series by Telltale and Straandlooper and well worth the $7 I paid for it.
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Wooden Nickles
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 6
The whole series is very entertaining. so don't mug off hector and buy the game..
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5.0 hrs
Posted: July 8
A very witty series that really captures the essence of what is needed in a point n' click comedy atmosphere.
The game is unapologetically crude in the best possibly way-- at times hilariously insulting on just about every front you can think of.
The puzzles are not overly difficult but not ridiculously obvious either. The characters are incredibly memorable and I found myself giggling like an idiot every time Hector uttered "Ballbags" in one of the funniest exaggerated cockney british accents I think I've ever heard.
The length of the game is as expected: A sweet but predictably short venture through a variety of purpose-driven environments. A few environments were re-used in later episodes than EP1, but generally very tastefully so. Less of an issue if you bought all episodes at once so it feels more like one package than individual installments re-using areas.

All in all I can overwhelmingly recommend it whenever it is on sale. I do believe, considering the short duration, it should not have a pricetag of 20 USD however. Nonetheless I can't -NOT- recommend a game with such golden comedic moments as I had with this one. If you're in the mood for a laugh from sheer absurdity, grab it.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: June 1
I haven\'t played this game for 5 years and it still chears me up!

If you like vulgar humor from drunkard police detective then game is for you, be warned tho, game is very short and is divided in 3 episodes.
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Bruce Wayne
3.0 hrs
Posted: May 20
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3.9 hrs
Posted: April 16
Hector is a point-and-click adventure game with a lot of vulgar humour. I'm not entirely sure why it got made as 3 separate games instead of being packaged into one, so this review is for all 3 together. Total playtime ended up between 6-8 hours.

The art in this game is very comical and fits nicely with the sort of jokes in the game. It's high-quality with just a few spotty patches in the entire series. The voice acting in this is very good, with a wide range of 'british' accents, which help to add to the wide variety of amusing characters.

The humour, as mentioned, is very vulgar, so it won't be to everyones liking. It ranges from chav humour, to off-colour jokes about the local deadbeat population. Surprisingly, it manages to do so without resorting to a waterfall of swear words, with Hector showing off a wider vocabulary than you might initally expect, which really adds to the humour. There are also a few meta-jokes in there for good measure, which aren't too in-your-face.

The puzzles in this game are generally pretty good, with solutions that need you to think a bit, but aren't ridiculously complicated or out of the box. Its your standard p&c puzzles of helping out characters to get items to progress with others. There were one or two spots that left me stumped, but the in-game help is very good at giving both subtle and obvious hints at how to solve things. The way you can interact when you get to play as both lambert and hector at once is a nice way to spice things up.

My real complaint with this game is the interface. I never really got the hang of click once to view and click twice to interact, and often trying to double click just gets interpreted as a single click. Plus, on a 1080x1920 screen, the scenes sort of got squashed into a 1080x1400 letterboxed screen. A bit annoying.

But other than interface issues, this is a good p&c adventure game, and if you like a vulgar/british stereotype style of humour, then its definitely worth playing.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: March 10
Really good point and click game with some cynical, offensive humor that actually got me quite a few times. I'd throw out warnings for some bad sex worker jokes in the first part, but it improves significantly from there.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: February 4
Funny. I don't have much patience for quests lately but I had great fun on this one
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Elwood Blues
3.8 hrs
Posted: January 24
1. Bad words. As NOT an Engligh native speaker, sometimes I have no idea what`s going on and WTF is that guy talking about, sometimes I even wonder what kind language is that?!
2. Dirty jokes.
3. Stupid story.
4. So many kinds of realistic freak.
5. Things we want to do to others but we can`t, somehow Hector did all of these craps.
6. Just like watch an adult swim cartoon with the chav accent.
7. Get insulted and roasted by hints.
But all in good ways.

Some weird achievements?
Some cards and who cares badge?
Some new stories?

7/10 a big wimp to EP4
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