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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.

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Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows A psychoanalisis session
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Brady Culture, our heroes' nemesis
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Our old rabbitty friend
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows Game Save/Load Screen

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6973) 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

Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Oct 28, 2006 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 17, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
2404.org PC Gaming Sep 17, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games Dec 11, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Feb 19, 2007 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Nov 02, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Game Talk Jan 14, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Aventura y Cía Oct 17, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Jesse James's severed hand (which played a key role in Hit the Road) is on a plaque above Sam & Max's closet.

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