Sam & Max Episode 105: Reality 2.0 PC

  • Publisher: GameTap
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2007

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. With short but sweet game play, easy puzzles and jokes that had the staff hurting from laughter, this episode needs to be played.
  2. It's a little longer, a lot meatier and a lot more fun than the last four chapters, though, and the still hard to argue with
  3. AceGamez
    This isn't the funniest episode - that was Abe Lincoln Must Die! - but I would call it the most fun. It is silly and the Internet references are spread across the past fifteen years or more, making it at once naive and relevant while keeping the emphasis on fun, Fun, FUN throughout.
  4. It's remarkable that Telltale can still, at this point in the series, reinvent the entire concept and create such an original and delightful adventure experience. The best episode yet.
  5. Just as before, gameplay isn’t much of an hour-eating affair, clocking in around two hours to complete, which goes back to the norm for the first three episodes while disappointingly straying from the longer gaming session to be had in Abe Lincoln Must Die!
  6. It's easy to love a game like Reality 2.0, it tells one of the best stories in the season, it's full of laugh out loud moments, and most gamers will get a kick out of all of the classic video game references.
  7. If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines waiting to see how the series developed before committing to it, then Reality 2.0 should be enough to convince you to go for it at this point.
  8. PC Gamer
    All in all, this episode doesn't quite reach the pinnacle of excellence that episode four managed, but its gags and puzzles are as clever as ever. [June 2007, p.71]
  9. Reality 2.0 is the first Sam & Max episode I would recommend without reservation. I laughed, I cried (with laughter), and I think everyone who plays will do the same.
  10. The puzzles are interesting and sometimes challenging, and the humor is spot-on. The story is a hoot, and the voice-acting is great. What more could you ask for?
  11. Particularly welcome though is the increasing comfort Telltale are apparently gaining when it comes to handling the scripts and situations – it really is starting to feel more and more like the Sam & Max of ye olden days.
  12. A fun experience crammed with humor. I'd recommend it inexperienced gamers as well as players who are into classic adventure games.
  13. Reality 2.0 is easily the best of the episodes released to date.
  14. The humor is still hilarious and the charm is still riveting.
  15. PC Zone UK
    It's like going to bed with clean sheets, and squirming around because you'd forgotten how great going to bed was. [June 2007, p.85]
  16. 82
    The jokes and puzzles are much more satisfying than we've seen in the series so far. Our only complaint now is that there doesn't seem to be enough connection between the episodes.
  17. While you'd probably be lost if you came in this late to the series, the fifth episode of Sam & Max is sharp and funny, more so than the previous installments.
  18. It's witty, smoothly produced, and absorbing.
  19. Reality 2.0 is definitely a step in the right direction for Telltale, with a more interesting premise, a better structure and some absolutely hilarious set-pieces to look back on.
  20. Creating the rat cannon was a sure fire giggle and I loved collecting coins al la Mario in order to pay Bosco for his latest sales item.
  21. 70
    Reality 2.0 marks a dramatic improvement in the pure "gameplay" portion of the game, and the storyline is certainly funny enough, but we'd love to see future episodes of the series have this level of interactivity with the kinds of incredible scripts we know that Telltale Games team is capable of producing.
  22. 70
    But all transgressions are forgiven once you make it to Episode 5's finale -- a surprising, sparse, and spot-on little jaunt into "Reality 1.5" that'll likely stand as the series' landmark moment once it's bundled into a season.
  23. PC Gamer UK
    Still fun, but disappointing. Here's hoping for a great finale. [June 2007, p.83]

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User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 28, 2014
    Length and difficulty are pretty much similar to previous episode (harder than 102 and 103). Compared to previous episodes there are moreLength and difficulty are pretty much similar to previous episode (harder than 102 and 103). Compared to previous episodes there are more puzzles that you basically just have to figure out by trial and error. Also one puzzle I missed just because of critical item was semi-hidden (which hasn't been very typical to this series). All in all the game is still quite logical and most puzzles are hard just because they involve multiple steps. Full Review »