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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.

Screenshots

Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Windows A psychoanalisis session
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 Game Save/Load Screen

Promo Images

Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Sam, no! The cheese was innocent! vicrabb (6939) 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 (896) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameBoomers Oct, 2006 A 100
GamingTrend 2006 90 out of 100 90
GotNext Oct 17, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Adventure Corner Nov 01, 2006 83 out of 100 83
La Aventura es la Aventura Oct 17, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Thunderbolt Games Apr 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70
1UP Oct 17, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Power Unlimited Feb, 2009 65 out of 100 65

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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