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Sam & Max licensees

Group Description

Adventure games featuring as main protagonists Steve Purcell's surreal crime-fighting comic book (1987) and animated series (1997) duo of Sam, the gruff, hard-bitten film noir private investigator dog, and Max, his deranged rabbit buddy, as they travel to exotic locales in a DeSoto Adventurer and engage whimsical bad guys in their capacity as so-called 'Freelance Police'.

Sam & Max make cameo easter-egg appearances in many LucasArts games. These games are not included in the group.

Almost ten years after the original game, Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993), the sequel Sam & Max Freelance Police was announced, again developed by LucasArts. The game was however cancelled on March 3rd, 2004. Bad Brain Entertainment tried to acquire the license, but on March 2nd, 2005 LucasArts broke off all negotiations.

The license with the original creator Steve Purcell expired in May 2005 and he took it to Telltale Games. The sequel was released in episodic nature between October 2006 and May 2007, with six standalone installments forming a single season.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2005 (Issue #249) – Worst Cancellation of the Year (for the cancelled LucasArts sequel)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2007 – Most Funniest Games in 2006 (for the first two episodes of the first Teltale season)

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Sam & Max: Save the World2020Nintendo Switch, WindowsSkunkape Games LLC...
Sam & Max 305: The City That Dares Not Sleep2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, WindowsTelltale, Inc.3.83
Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone2010iPad, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, WindowsTelltale, Inc.3.56
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, WindowsTelltale, Inc.4.00
Sam & Max 303: They Stole Max's Brain!2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, WindowsTelltale, Inc.3.64
Sam & Max 302: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, WindowsTelltale, Inc.3.56
Sam & Max 304: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, WindowsTelltale, Inc.3.81
Sam & Max: Season 1 - Episodes 4-62009WindowsTelltale, Inc....
Sam & Max: Season One - Episodes 1-32009WindowsTelltale, Inc....
Sam & Max: Season Two - Chariots of the Dogs2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation Now, WindowsGameTap LLC3.72
Sam & Max: Season Two - Moai Better Blues2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation Now, WindowsGameTap LLC3.91
Sam & Max: Season Two - Night of the Raving Dead2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation Now, WindowsGameTap LLC3.81
Sam & Max: Season Two - What's New Beelzebub?2008iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation Now, WindowsGameTap LLC3.88
Sam & Max: Season Two2008Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Atari, Inc.4.09
Sam & Max: Complete Pack - Seasons One & Two2008WindowsTelltale, Inc....
Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball2007WindowsGameTap LLC3.78
Sam & Max: Season Two - Episode 1: Ice Station Santa2007iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation Now, WindowsGameTap LLC3.91
Sam & Max: Season One2007Wii, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneThe Adventure Company3.92
Sam & Max: Episode 6 - Bright Side of the Moon2007WindowsGameTap LLC3.95
Sam & Max: Episode 5 - Reality 2.02007WindowsGameTap LLC3.99
Sam & Max: Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die!2007WindowsGameTap LLC4.07
Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock2006WindowsGameTap LLC3.75
Sam & Max: Episode 2 - Situation: Comedy2006WindowsGameTap LLC3.82
Sam & Max and Day of the Tentacle Classic Adventures Pack1997Amiga, DOSAmigaKit.com4.11
Sam & Max: Hit the Road1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.08

Selected Covers

Sam & Max: Season Two Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sam & Max: Season Two
Sam & Max: Hit the Road DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sam & Max: Hit the Road

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Sam & Max: Hit the Road
Game group created by Jeanne (76324), additional games added to group by Cantillon (36591), Plokite_Wolf (47154), Sciere (716605) and Xoleras (66513)