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Martian Memorandum is the sequel to Mean Streets. Six years have found the private investigator Tex Murphy broke, down on his luck, and seriously in need of a new case. He gets a call from Marshall Alexander, a business tycoon who owns most of the industry on Mars. It seems his daughter Alexis has run away from home, and taken "something else" with her. Marshall won't say what that something else is, but he is willing to pay handsomely to get it (and his daughter) back.

Unlike its predecessor, the game contains only adventure gameplay, removing flight simulation and action sequences. Basic gameplay mechanics are very similar to those of the first game, placing interrogation and choices above object-based puzzles. Verb commands are used to interact with the environment, while interrogating suspects usually involves selecting conversation options. Making a wrong choice may sometimes prematurely end the game or render it unwinnable.


Martian Memorandum DOS The Martian dome.
Martian Memorandum DOS Still plenty of pop culture references and gags.
Martian Memorandum DOS The smugglers jungle hideout!
Martian Memorandum DOS Meeting your benefactor

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tex Murphy: Martian Memorandum" -- Steam release

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User Reviews

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Monkey Island meets Sam Spade. DOS Sam Hardy (82)
Tex is back! DOS Toka (16)
So this is what Mars looks like DOS Katakis | カタキス (39781)
Those streets don't look so mean no more... DOS Zovni (10646)

Critic Reviews

GameZebo DOS Jul 06, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Jan 07, 1998 4 out of 5 80
Just Games Retro DOS May 26, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Gamers DOS May 19, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Retro Archives DOS Jul 04, 2018 14 out of 20 70
Power Play DOS Dec, 1991 53 out of 100 53
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1991 27 out of 100 27
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1992 Unscored Unscored
PC Review (Germany) DOS Nov, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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Tex Murphy

As in all other Tex Murphy games, principal designer Chris Jones plays the titular character. However, this is the last title in which he remains silent.

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