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

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84.84% Overall Rank: 2159
PC Rank: 487
2010 Games Rank: 2149
2010 PC Rank: 487
Score based on 25 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

Armchair Empire 06/23/10 Review 9 out of 10
PC Power Play 07/01/10 Review 8 out of 10
PC Zone UK 07/01/10 Review 88 out of 100
PC Format UK 06/01/10 Review 82 out of 100
Gaming Nexus 05/13/10 Review A
Just Adventure 05/12/10 Review B+
PC Gamer UK 06/01/10 Review 82 out of 100
Mygamer 05/08/10 Review 9 out of 10
The Gamers Temple 05/06/10 Review 87 out of 100
gamrReview 05/03/10 Review 8 out of 10