Parents' Guide to

Sam & Max Season Two

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

One of the best parody games on the market.

Game Windows 2008
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These little mysteries are full of pop culture parody and puns. For instance, the titles "Moai Better Blues" is a nod to filmmaker Spike Lee and "Night of the Raving Dead" is a riff on George Romero's zombie flicks. Expect to titter even more as you meet diner owner Stinky and an evil being from Hell called the Shambling Corporate Presence. The package also contains a DVD which includes designer commentaries, concept art bloopers, and special videos like the 20-minute long Sam & Max Nearly Save Christmas.

This game, which features mild violence and even milder sexual innuendo, isn't for small kids by any means. And both freelance police characters tote guns (heck, even Santa has a gun!). Yet kids 13 and over who are Web and pop culture savvy will come to love it -- especially if they have a sense of humor. What makes Season 2 so good is that it features Pixar quality characters and environments, a valuable hint system, and a difficulty adjustment function to help you solve the tougher problems more easily.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release date: August 26, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for suggestive themes, animated violence, alcohol reference
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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