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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 An elevator at the mission.
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Sonny Fletcher - a washed up PI.
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Of course nobody ever really follows that rule...
Tex Murphy: Overseer Windows Quote by Tex: "Tell me, why do they call you Big Jim Slade?"

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User Reviews

The best Tex Murphy story in the hardest Tex Murphy game אולג 小奥 (168985) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
The end of the road for one of the greatest series ever! William Shawn McDonie (1152) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Once Upon a Time... MAT (72512) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming Apr 09, 1998 5 out of 5 100
Just Adventure 2000 A 100
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 20, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 30, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Apr, 1998 79 out of 100 79
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
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

When Tex is inside the Gideon's mansion, in pool-room there's a small gaming machine where you can play action scenes from the actual "Mean Streets" game. It doesn't look any better in 640x480 resolution whatsoever ;)

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MAT (72512) added Tex Murphy: Overseer (Windows) on May 19, 2000