Sam & Max

Sam & Max (201) Ice Station Santa

Father Christmas takes on Sam and Max

The Sam and Max series is one of the most entertaining game series out there and this latest installment featuring Father Christmas might be a bit out of season but still delivers some fun. View full description

PROS

  • Great graphics and sound

CONS

  • Lacks challenging gameplay

Is it a long game?

Very good
8

The Sam and Max series is one of the most entertaining game series out there and this latest installment featuring Father Christmas might be a bit out of season but still delivers some fun.

The game description goes thus: "He's the most ancient and powerful opponent they've ever faced, a hairy, bloated, pagan God - Santa Claus! With Christmas presents on the attack and carols of gunshots drowning out the bells, Sam & Max must storm the North Pole to bring down a less-than-jolly foe. Can the Freelance Police make sense of this Christmas conundrum in time to save the world's children from a holiday tainted by tears, turmoil, and Torture-Me-Elmer?" You basically have to get the two intrepid heroes to the North Pole to stop a crazed Santa from destroying everything with his explosive presents. The graphics are first rate as you expect from this series although the gameplay is a little stunted - it seems the developers have spent more time making it look good than making the game really challenging and playable. However, it is a lot of fun trying to get to the North Pole with all the obstacles the bearded one has left in your way and the sound effects are also excellent with realistic cartoon style voices and sounds.

Another great installment of the Sam and Max series although it could have done with a bit more focus in the playability department.

One's a six-foot tall canine shamus with a love of justice. The other's a hyperkinetic rabbity-thing with a taste for violence and an oversized Luger.

Together, Sam & Max are the Freelance Police, ridding the streets of bottom-feeding sludge one dastardly miscreant at a time.

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Sam & Max (201) Ice Station Santa