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  • Summary: The president's lost it. Federally mandated group hugs, a pudding embargo...what's next, gun control? Sam & Max are off to Washington to take care of this bozo, but the political climate will only get stormier...and a new power will rise. [TellTale Games]
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  1. This is simply amazing writing with some of the best satirical political commentary without even mentioning specifics about either Democrats or Republicans along with longer and tougher gameplay.
  2. Here is the Sam & Max episode you've been waiting for. Absolute, complete fun, and an effort that Telltale should be very proud of.
  3. If you’ve played the first three episodes, then by all means play Episode 4. It’s one of the better episodes in the series and will hopefully build some momentum for the series as it enters its final two episodes.
  4. Episode 4's brand of observational satire is new territory for the series, and the game's anthropomorphic stars are very much at home with it.
  5. 80
    Sam & Max follows a formula, sure, but sitcom predictability is proving to be this series' secret strength -- it's rare to see a game conjure up such strong narrative continuity and familiarity in such short a time span. In Telltale's hands, recycled assets take on the aspect of recurring joys.
  6. It feels like someone at Telltale noticed the baloon was deflating, and brought out a comically oversized pump. [May 2007, p.71]
  7. Abe Lincoln Must Die is by no means a 'bad' episode, but it feels like the series is stuck in something of a rut already. I just hope it's not too late for the talented people at the studio to get it firmly back on track for the last two episodes and end this bold episodic experiment in style.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. WilfridW.
    Mar 10, 2007
    I have played all 4 episodes so far and this one is by far the best of all. I couldn't stop laughing while playing the game. Very well thought. Tougher puzzles and much longer gameplay. Bravo! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Nov 13, 2007
    Sam and Max are just too much! -Or maybe, not enough? The puzzles can seem hard at first but are always fun.
  3. ArtjomR.
    Mar 8, 2008
    I've just played this game to the end and let me just say that it has been YEARS since I actually completed a game the last time. It may be because the game is so short, but I just want to say that I really enjoyed it. I was smiling practically the whole time. The voices are great and the plot is just stunningly humorous. I can honestly say that I've grown very very fond of Sam & Max! I can definitely recommend this game to everyone. Haha. And this episode can actually be played free over Steam. Expand
  4. PatrickF.
    Oct 23, 2007
    A lot of love into the deatils, like the WAR Song.. extremly funny ;).
  5. BrandonS
    Jul 10, 2008
    One of the best games in the series but had some rough gags but still one of the best.
  6. LL.
    Nov 11, 2007
    Solid stuff, i really enjoyed this episode. The Gags, the Locations, the Political Humor, the Song...all brilliant. Since the "rating" option goes from 0 to 10 i don't know what the benchmark is, so ill go with 8... but know this is totalt worth your time if your into this kinda game. Great Work Telltale. Expand
  7. MattG.
    Jun 25, 2008
    Pathetic... a little bit hard..but the humor was crap.

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