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Sam and Max are back! And they must stop a bunch of young stars from a 70's TV series who are annoying the neighborhood. They'll soon discover those kids are under the effect of hypnosis, perpetrated by an evil genius known as Brady Culture.

Sam and Max: Culture Shock is the first of a series of episodes Telltale is releasing based upon the freelance police dog & rabbit franchise created by Steve Purcell. Their new distribution method is similar to that of the TV series: short, independent episodes released periodically to form a whole package described as a "season".

The gameplay is a point-and-click adventure similar in concept and gameplay mechanics to LucasArts games in the same genre, in particular Sam & Max Hit the Road. The game is done entirely in 3D. The player controls Sam, navigating him though locations viewed from fixed camera angles. It is possible to examine objects, pick them up, and engage in branching conversations with other characters. Most of the puzzles involve either manipulation of inventory items or making the right choices in conversations.


Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Sam still drives his familiar car.
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Our old rabbitty friend
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows A psychoanalisis session
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Start Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Sam & Max 101: Culture Shock" -- Steam title

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Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6975) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
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The Triumphant Return Of Everyone's Favorite Bipedal Dog And Psychotic Rabbity-Thing! MasterMegid (897) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

GotNext Oct 17, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Armchair Empire, The Oct 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
2404.org PC Gaming Sep 17, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Powerplay Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Just Adventure Oct 17, 2006 B+ 83
PC Player (Denmark) Nov, 2006 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Sep 29, 2006 16 out of 20 80
3DAvenue Oct 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP Oct 17, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited Feb, 2009 65 out of 100 65


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kelmer44 (1185) added Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock (Windows) on Oct 22, 2006