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  • Summary: The Sam & Max franchise gets a film noir twist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. For anyone that is still wondering if they should spend the money on Season 3, they should. Telltale has managed to craft something so great that anyone who has a PC should pick it up. It is a very rare for a string of episodic releases to be this good.
  2. It has an amusing script, good puzzles and wonderful voice-acting. [Sept 2010, p.88]
  3. It's not a drastic improvement over the last game, but considering how high-quality the season has been so far, I doubt anyone is going to complain.
  4. The most interesting part of the episode is how it plays with the characters. [Sept 2010, p.104]
  5. The lastborn from Telltale is once again a great product. The game is witty, hilarious and has a great story, if you loved the previous chapters you'll love this one too. Unfortunately it's not as original as The Tomb of Sammun Mak, especially in the puzzle department. Get the whole series, you won't be disappointed.
  6. Sam & Max return in the darkest, angriest episode yet! Even if it's not as strong as last month's outing, They Stole Max's Brain is well worth your time.
  7. Surprising introductory puzzle aside, it does nothing to innovate and barely feels like its moving the plot along. Much as I enjoy this particular series, They Stole Max's Brain! -- nothing personal, Sam -- is for the dogs.

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  1. Jun 5, 2014
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    [Sam&Max Season 3 - SteamPC - 9/10] Point and click adventure goodness with Detectives Sam and Max using new twists. The writers succeeded in creating more interesting puzzles and interesting and successful story mechanics - Simultaneous Multiple Universes - Present Past and Future coexisting in your Brain - and to top it all off they worked in some special powers for Max. The unusual irreverent humor is Present and In Your Face. Add to Fart. Bingo.

    [Released 2010 and played four years later]
    [DRM] Steam only, thank goodness there are no GamesForWindowsLive on this title, nor Uplay, nor Origin, nor RockstarSocialClub, I did not have to create an alternative account.

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