Tex Murphy: Overseer (Windows)

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Description

It seems that the relationship between Tex Murphy, the private investigator in post-apocalyptic San Francisco, and his sweetheart Chelsee finally entered a happy phase. Tex is going on a date with Chelsee, they talk about their feelings and their future, and Chelsee asks Tex to tell her the story of his first case as a PI. This is where the player begins the game - as young Tex, still an idealist, full of energy and with none of the ironic bitterness of his later years.

A beautiful girl enters his office. Her name is Sylvia Linsky, and she asks him to investigate a case. Her father, Carl Linsky, has apparently committed suicide. But although there seems to be nothing suspicious in the circumstances of his death, Sylvia tells Tex she is convinced it was a murder. Tex's first investigation, which will influence his entire life, is about to begin.

The general storyline of Overseer is similar to that of Mean Streets, the first game in Tex Murphy series, but it is told in a much more detailed way; gameplay style and locations are for the most part completely different. The gameplay system is similar to the one first implemented in Under a Killing Moon. The player can move around in a fully 3D environment, which can be viewed from different positions and angles at any time. Dialogues and cutscenes feature live actors. There are a number of puzzles to solve in Overseer, but in-game help is available if players find them too difficult.

Screenshots

Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Moving controls can be shown at the bottom.
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Gideon's bedroom. Apparently Sylvia knew the shortcut.
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Law and Order building.
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows The first case ever, does look challenging, indeed.

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The end of the road for one of the greatest series ever! William Shawn McDonie (1092) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Once Upon a Time... MAT (93445) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 20, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Power Unlimited Sep, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Adventure Gamers Sep 10, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Apr, 1998 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1998 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1998 77 out of 100 77
PC Action Jun 17, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Gamezilla May 03, 1998 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Apr 06, 1998 6.3 out of 10 63
Génération 4 Sep, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

The release with the alternate front cover (i.e. with flashing LED) also includes an alternate back cover.

It's a cardboard sheet that covers the box's back cover and comes loose when you remove the shrinkwrap. The alternate back cover features larger text and larger screenshots. The back of this sheet is the free "Day One Cheetsheet" referenced on the top-right corner of front (in the red triangle).

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MAT (93445) added Tex Murphy: Overseer (Windows) on May 19, 2000