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The Dame Was Loaded is a detective mystery adventure game reminiscent of private eye movies of the 1940's. The player controls detective Scott Anger, a Sam Spade type of character, who is hired by a mysterious woman to find her missing brother, Dan. What at first appears to be just another missing persons case, Anger's investigation soon reveals that Dan was somehow involved in some much larger crimes including several murders and a bank robbery.

The game is somewhat similar in style to Tex Murphy games, requiring the player to use sleuthing skills to interact with characters (represented by live actors) and solve puzzles. As opposed to Tex Murphy games, The Dame Was Loaded features pre-rendered backgrounds instead of real 3D graphics and navigation.


The Dame Was Loaded DOS This dame is loaded in more ways than one.
The Dame Was Loaded DOS Frankie, an ex-girlfriend and reporter for the local "Tribune"
The Dame Was Loaded DOS Louise is a "real looker"!
The Dame Was Loaded DOS Scott's 1940s Pontiac. This is what the car looks like at night. Honk the horn, turn on the radio or open the glovebox.

Promo Images

The Dame Was Loaded Screenshot
The Dame Was Loaded Magazine Advertisement
The Dame Was Loaded Screenshot
The Dame Was Loaded Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Une Poupée Pleine Aux As" -- French title
  • "Puppen, Perlen und Pistolen" -- German title
  • "La signora calibro 32" -- Italian title

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User Reviews

Tex Murphy – move over! DOS Jeanne (76388)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS May, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Riki DOS Nov 01, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Gamezilla DOS Aug 17, 2000 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 6.3 out of 10 63
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamesFirst! DOS 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Action DOS May, 1996 55 out of 100 55
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1996 47 out of 100 47
Quandary DOS Mar, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jul, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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CD-i & Mac versions unreleased? 2 Sciere (636506)
Mar 08, 2018


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