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Description

Abe Lincoln Must Die! is the fourth game in the Sam & Max episodic series. The Commissioner sends the duo to Washington as the president has gone insane. Just like Myra in Situation: Comedy, he seems to have been hypnotized. They soon find out the president has been replaced by a puppet.

In a twisted series of events, involving familiar characters such as Three Soda Poppers who have become governors, Sybil Pandemik who is involved in a love scandal and starts a carbon-dating service, Bosco, Hugh Bliss and Secret Agent Chuckles, Max has to run for office against a giant mecha statue of Abraham Lincoln and use a lot of dirty tricks to win the polls. Through a truth serum, Secretary's day (a new holiday), a war between three different states for the claim to Mount Rushmore, and lots of missiles, the mission becomes clear: the rampaging Abraham Lincoln must die!

The gameplay is identical to the previous games in the series, including an interactive driving scene. The game is entirely in 3D and the player controls Sam. Sam can interact with the environment through mouse-based actions. He can talk to other characters, examine the environment, pick up items and use them with other objects. The inventory is shown as a cardboard box at the bottom of the screen.

Screenshots

Sam & Max: Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows The listening device of the previous episode does an impersonation of a demon from the film The Exorcist.
Sam & Max: Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows Standing in front of the White House.
Sam & Max: Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows Max has his own ideas about what a conversation is about to look like.
Sam & Max: Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die! Windows A musical intermezzo to announce war.

Alternate Titles

  • "Sam & Max: Season One - Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die!" -- GameTap release title
  • "Sam & Max 104: Abe Lincoln Must Die!" -- Steam product page title

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Critic Reviews

JeuxVideoPC.com Mar 01, 2007 18 out of 20 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2007 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) Apr 03, 2007 83 out of 100 83
TTGamer Mar 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Yahoo! Games Mar 02, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Feb 28, 2007 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Denmark) Apr, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Feb 23, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
GotNext Feb 23, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
UltraNinjas Apr 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

When Sam & Max first arrive at the White House, Sam says "Here we are, standing in an open field west of the White House." This is a reference to the opening sequence of Zork: You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.

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Sciere (373740) added Sam & Max: Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die! (Windows) on Feb 24, 2007