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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 Loading Screen (very similar to saving one)
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Frank Schimming - the man who just pushed his way to power over Gideon Enterprises.
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Quote by Tex: "Tell me, why do they call you Big Jim Slade?"
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Bumping into Robert Knott.

Promo Images

Tex Murphy: Overseer Screenshot
Tex Murphy: Overseer Screenshot
Tex Murphy: Overseer Screenshot
Tex Murphy: Overseer Screenshot

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User Reviews

The end of the road for one of the greatest series ever! William Shawn McDonie (1088) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Once Upon a Time... MAT (141771) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Adventure Classic Gaming Apr 09, 1998 5 out of 5 100
Just Adventure 2000 A 100
Power Unlimited Sep, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Adventure Gamers Sep 10, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action Jun 17, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Gamezilla May 03, 1998 68 out of 100 68
Gambler Jul, 1998 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Apr 06, 1998 6.3 out of 10 63
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Génération 4 Sep, 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

The original US release of Overseer had a blinking LED light located on the top of the tower on the cover's artwork (in the center;just above the older guy's head). When the game was new and you had several of these blinking on the store shelves... you NOTICED it!

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MAT (141771) added Tex Murphy: Overseer (Windows) on May 19, 2000