Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space takes the right steps to improve upon the original, whilst still keeping everything that worked the first time around intact.
  2. If you like your point and click adventures there really is only one reason why you shouldn’t buy this, and that is if you already bought it on PC. Otherwise this is a great addition to Xbox Live Arcade’s selection of point and click adventures. You won’t find many games funnier than this.
  3. Don’t let the basic gameplay fool you, Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space is a challenging, fun and surprisingly funny romp through a genre that hasn’t gotten much love in recent years. Proof positive that a game can entertain without having to resort to flashy animations and complex control schemes.
  4. Though there are control issues that make it a more clunky experience than we’d like, the quality of the story and jokes is enough to make it worth enduring those issues.
  5. While the gameplay is basic, Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space is a witty, and entertaining ride. However, if adventure games aren't your cup of tea, then this title isn't really for you.
  6. Despite having one less episode than the previous season, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space seemed to improve upon Save the World in almost every aspect. The storytelling in the game is top notch, and Telltale has really delivered a unique gaming experience with their episodic model.
  7. Games Master UK
    Another great value and unerringly brilliant series. A must for adventure fans. [Christmas 2009, p.80]
  8. While this game has several spots that would appeal to the masses, most of it would not. That is why I am only suggesting this game for the fans of the series and those who really like detective type games.
  9. Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space is a correctly good arcade game even with some small bugs. For 1600 Microsoft Points (€17) you receive five funny and exciting stories about Sam and Max.
  10. 70
    If you appreciate the humor and don't mind the awkward control scheme, there's a lot to like about the game. If you want smarter puzzles and solid presentation, you're better off skipping this one.
  11. With its second season, its safe to say that Sam and Max has found its groove in this current generation of gaming, delivering a refreshing change of pace from the standard gameplay types that some gamers, including myself, can get tired of every once in a while.
  12. The only people that wouldn't appreciate this download are either people with no sense of humour or who can't appreciate a less action-orientated title.
  13. 75
    Sam & Max represents fantastic value.
  14. An overarching story broken up into five hilarious adventures, Beyond Time and Space is an incredible value. Sharp, witty dialogue and creative puzzles make this laugh-out-loud package a true delight.
  15. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Adventure fans point your clicker this way. [Christmas 2009, p.105]
  16. 80
    Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space is a hilarious collection of episodic adventure games, that outshines the previous season in variety, gameplay and plot. Visual and control issues in this 360 port are the only things that disappoint.
  17. Overall, if you like point and click adventure games, then I definitely reccommend giving this one a try.
  18. 80
    Beyond Time and Space is one of the best of the scarce adventure genre in Xbox Live Arcade.
  19. If you enjoyed Sam and Max’s first XBLA outing, this release is a no-brainer.
  20. Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space offers loads of laughs and brain bending puzzles to keep you occupied for ages.
  21. If you can appreciate the bizarre style of writing and humor, there's a good, lengthy, old-fashioned, point-and-click adventure to be had.
  22. X-ONE Magazine UK
    The puzzles lack inspiration. [Issue#53, p.105]
  23. 80
    Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space is yet another step forward in the resurrection of the adventure genre. Xbox Live owners should be reveling in the fact that they get to experience these great collections for a fraction of the original cost.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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