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Sam & Max: Save the World

Sam & Max

Sam & Max Save the World was released back in 2006 by Telltale Games (now better known for titles such as ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Wolf among us’). This was one of the first instances of episodic game distribution from Telltale and is a method they still use till this day.

You play as Sam & Max – freelance police, who are hired to investigate a number of incidents involving mind control occurring in their local area. The episodes contain many of the same characters and locations such as Bosco’s convenience store and Sybil’s office.

Sam & Max

The gameplay is your standard point and click adventure game – you will be presented with an obstacle to overcome and will need to find a solution to it using the items in your inventory. The solutions will not always be obvious in this game, often seeming ludicrous at times but it is all part of this series charm.

The first few episodes can feel rather empty or basic at times but it does improve as you progress further through the episodes. I’ve currently finished the first season of Sam & Max but have another two ready to go, hopefully these will be good too.

Sam & Max

Overall this game is a decent point and click adventure game and I’m sure it was good for the time but it can’t hold a candle to some of Telltale’s more recent achievements in my opinion.

Written by Brisingr, Wednesday 6 August 2014

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Joh  6 year(s) ago (68 months)

Nice review. I got a lot of Telltale games from a bundle that I haven't played yet including: Sam and Max, Hector and Back to the Future. I will probably need to check them out at some stage. I thoroughly enjoyed The Walking Dead and another Telltale Game I enjoyed was Poker Night at the Inventory. I will look into their other games that I own at some stage.

Aaron  6 year(s) ago (68 months)

I think it's fair to say that Telltale really worked out their formula with their more recent titles, though I admittedly haven't tried anything before The Walking Dead, so I'm going more on what I've heard. Nicely summarised.

Falcon  6 year(s) ago (68 months)

Glad you enjoyed it. I'm not sure that comparing Sam and Max to Telltale's other games is a fair comparison as Save the World is much older than The Walking Dead or The Wolf among us. Also, other video games produced by Telltale are often serious in nature and therefore a different style of story as Sam and Max is based on zany humour. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the two remaining games.