Game Groups > Sam & Max licensees

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.

Awards

  • 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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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Day of the Tentacle / Outlaws / Sam & Max 2000 DOS Compilation
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box cover thumbnail LucasArts Classic: The Entertainment Pack 2002 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone 2010 Windows, Macintosh (+2 more) Adventure
8.0
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max 302: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak 2010 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Adventure
8.2
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max 303: They Stole Max's Brain! 2010 Windows, PlayStation 3 (+1 more) Adventure
7.6
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max 304: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls 2010 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Adventure
7.7
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max 305: The City That Dares Not Sleep 2010 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Adventure
7.7
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max and Day of the Tentacle Classic... 1997 DOS, Amiga Adventure, Compilation
7.7
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space 2021 Windows, Xbox One (+2 more) Adventure, Compilation
7.6
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space... 2023 Windows, Nintendo Switch Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Complete Pack - Seasons One & Two 2008 Windows Adventure, Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Episode 1 - Culture Shock 2006 Windows Adventure
7.9
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Episode 2 - Situation: Comedy 2006 Windows Adventure
7.7
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob,... 2007 Windows Adventure
7.5
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die! 2007 Windows Adventure
8.0
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Episode 5 - Reality 2.0 2007 Windows Adventure
8.0
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Episode 6 - Bright Side of the Moon 2007 Windows Adventure
7.9
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Hit the Road 1993 DOS, Linux (+3 more) Adventure
8.3
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Save the World 2020 Windows, Xbox One (+3 more) Adventure, Compilation
8.0
Sam & Max: Save the World (Collector's Edition) 2022 Windows Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Save the World (Collector's Edition) 2022 Nintendo Switch Special edition
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box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season 1 - Episodes 4-6 2009 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season One 2007 Windows, Xbox 360 (+2 more) Adventure, Compilation, Special edition
7.9
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season One - Episodes 1-3 2009 Windows Compilation
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box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season Two 2008 Windows, Xbox 360 (+3 more) Adventure
7.7
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season Two - Chariots of the Dogs 2008 Windows, Macintosh (+3 more) Adventure
8.2
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season Two - Episode 1: Ice... 2007 Windows, Macintosh (+3 more) Adventure
8.1
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season Two - Moai Better Blues 2008 Windows, iPad (+3 more) Adventure
7.8
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season Two - Night of the Raving Dead 2008 Windows, Macintosh (+3 more) Adventure
7.9
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: Season Two - What's New Beelzebub? 2008 Windows, Macintosh (+3 more) Adventure
8.2
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse 2010 Windows, Macintosh (+1 more) Adventure, Compilation
7.9
box cover thumbnail Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! 2021 Quest, PlayStation 4 (+1 more) Adventure
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box cover thumbnail Softgold presents: LucasArts Top... 1994 DOS Compilation
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box cover thumbnail The LucasArts Archives: Vol. I 1994 DOS, Macintosh Compilation
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