DescriptionIt 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
- Enhanced remakes
- Premier Collection releases
- Tex Murphy series
- Visual technique / style: Live-action cutscenes
|The best Tex Murphy story in the hardest Tex Murphy game||YID YANG (164669)|
|The end of the road for one of the greatest series ever!||William Shawn McDonie (1152)|
|Once Upon a Time...||MAT (64315)|
The Press Says
|Adventure Classic Gaming||Apr 09, 1998||5 out of 5||100|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Mar 30, 1998||80|
|Adventure Gamers||Sep 10, 2004||80|
|Power Play||Apr, 1998||79 out of 100||79|
|PC Player (Germany)||Apr, 1998||77 out of 100||77|
|PC Games (Germany)||May 06, 1998||73 out of 100||73|
|PC Action||Jun 17, 1998||70 out of 100||70|
|Gamezilla||May 03, 1998||68 out of 100||68|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jun, 1998||60|
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TriviaThe 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).
Related Web Sites
- Tex Murphy: Overseer -- The official homepage.
- Hints for Overseer -- These hints will help you solve the game without spoiling it for you.
- Tex Murphy Web Ring -- Webring for all Tex Murphy related sites
- Unoffical Tex Murphy Site -- Go here to get all the scoop on everyones favorite PI.