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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 1: The Penal Zone

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81.76% Overall Rank: 3510
PlayStation 3 Rank: 300
2010 Games Rank: 3496
2010 PlayStation 3 Rank: 300
Score based on 17 reviews


Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy suit sporting a trombone-sized .44 hand-cannon. Max is three feet of pure unleashed id with a saw blade grin and the impulsive nature of the average piranha. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, pummeling perps, and ridding the urban landscape of the shifty legions of "self-propelled gutter trash" that litter their streets. Sam and Max got their start in comics in 1987, courtesy of cartoonist Steve Purcell. They have appeared in many formats over the years, including two seasons of an episodic graphic adventure game series; an award-winning animated series in 1998; an online web comic in 2006, for which Purcell was awarded an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic; and The 20th Anniversary Edition of the Surfin' the Highway comic anthology which was nominated for a Eisner Award in 2009.
Release Date: April 15, 2010

Latest Reviews

Play UK 08/01/10 Review 90 out of 100
Game Chronicles 07/08/10 Review 7 out of 10
PlayStation LifeStyle 04/01/10 Review 9 out of 10
PSM3 Magazine UK 06/01/10 Review 86 out of 100
AceGamez 05/17/10 Review 70 out of 100
TotalPlaystation 05/13/10 Review 9 out of 10
Gaming Age 05/07/10 Review C+
Gamervision 05/03/10 Review 8.5 out of 10
Game Revolution 04/29/10 Review A-
IGN 04/27/10 Review 7.2 out of 10