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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 The charming owner of "Meg's Diner".
The Dame Was Loaded DOS Jake would just as soon shoot you as look at you.
The Dame Was Loaded DOS Like in real life, you need a shave every day. Mac is your barber and a bookie on the side.
The Dame Was Loaded DOS Right+Left click of the mouse brings up the inventory list. Right click on anything to read or hear Anger's verbal description. Left click to select an item to use.

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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! Jeanne (76508) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) May, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Riki Nov 01, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Power Play May, 1996 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot May 01, 1996 6.3 out of 10 63
GamesFirst! 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Action May, 1996 55 out of 100 55
PC Joker Jun, 1996 47 out of 100 47
Quandary Mar, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Score Aug 01, 1996 3 out of 10 30


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Jeanne (76508) added The Dame Was Loaded (DOS) on Sep 14, 2001
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