Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. It's better than Ice Station Santa, yet not quite as good as Moai Better Blues. It remains small in both size and scope, while those who have stuck with the series since Season 1 will find that much of the actual gameplay is basic meat-and-potatoes fetch-questing. And yet...it's indecently cheap and, for all its minor flaws, the ongoing saga of Sam & Max is still the funniest game around.
  2. This episode is the weakest this season so far as in terms of humor, but is the strongest in terms of puzzle solving. However, Sam & Max fans want the hysterical gags the series usually offers, so they may be a little disappointed.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    70
    So without trying to sound too overjoyed by a game which satirises, and celebrates, a culture of nonchalant melancholia, it would be very difficult to hate this episode. In the words of Max: “You have a castle and a zombie army. What do you have to be so down about?” [Apr 2008, p.68]
  4. 68
    The puzzles are just fine, but the gags just aren't as funny or as frequent as we've come to expect from the series.
  5. PC Format
    64
    It's a better game than last month's "Moai Better Blues," if only because the ever insufferable Bosco is missing in action. [Apr 2008, p.113]
  6. PC Gamer UK
    62
    This is better (and easier) than last month's "Maoi Better Blues," but nowhere near as good as "Abe Lincoln Must Die." [Apr 2008, p.83]
  7. 60
    After the high quality of the first two episodes of Season Two, it's disappointing to see the series misfire as it reaches its midpoint.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Jun 19, 2018
    8
    Right back on track!
    Probably the most comical episode so far! . . .
  2. JimboHutch
    Feb 17, 2008
    7
    Just as good as the other ones in the season, but loses a point for not improving on certain things. The game still feels low budget, with outJust as good as the other ones in the season, but loses a point for not improving on certain things. The game still feels low budget, with out of place reused characters continuing to detract from the experience. The jokes are as before, on occasion being chuckle-funny but for the most part just missing. Entertainment wise, the game is still a decent deal. Also, the memory leak is still there that will somehow manage to eat up a whole gig of RAM. Full Review »