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.
Part of the Following Groups
The Press Says
||Nov 20, 2004
||17 out of 20
||8.2 out of 10
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)
||82 out of 100
||Sep 10, 2004
||79 out of 100
|PC Player (Germany)
||77 out of 100
||Jun 17, 1998
||70 out of 100
||May 03, 1998
||68 out of 100
||Apr 06, 1998
||6.3 out of 10
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)
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Chris Jones, the game's producer and "Tex" himself (he played the part of the hero throughout the last 3, video using, games), always wanted to continue the series. That's the reason Overseer's ending demands continuation and explanation, one that never came. Or, i should say, never came in the form of a game. November 2001 saw the publication of episode 1 of "The Tex Murphy Radio Theater" on a Tex Murphy fan site, the first chapter of an episodic radio drama created by Chris Jones and Aaron Conners, another original developer, detailing what happens after Overseer. The drama is planned to span 6 episodes, and you can find it here: http://www.unofficialtexmurphy.com/theater/theater.shtml
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by MAT (53336)
on May 19, 2000.