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Description

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.

Screenshots

Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Game Save/Load Screen
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Sam still drives his familiar car.
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Bosco's Inconvenience
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Options Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6974) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Sam & Max are BACK!! NatsFan (132) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
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

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Oct, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Oct 17, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamer 2.0 Feb 20, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Games (Germany) Oct 23, 2006 82 out of 100 82
GameDaily Oct 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Advocate Nov 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos Nov 10, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 25, 2006 77 out of 100 77
Factornews Oct 31, 2006 7 out of 10 70
1UP Oct 17, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

In Sam and Max's office, there's a cardboard box with the date 03-03-04. If you look at it, Sam will say "That was a particularly gruesome case..." This is the exact date that LucasArts announced the cancellation of Sam and Max: Freelance Police.

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