Sam & Max Save The World Remastered Reviews

Sam & Max Save The World Remastered is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2022

Sam & Max make a largely triumphant return, with a reminder of just how special and stupid a series it can be. Save the World benefits the most from the overhaul, but Beyond Time and Space remains the peak of this former Telltale Games series.

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65 / 100
Oct 2, 2022

A product of its time, Sam & Max Save the World is a remaster dedicated to fans of the series and point and click games, but in the current market, the audience might not be much bigger than that.

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7 / 10
Dec 2, 2020

Thanks to a great remaster and a portable release, Sam & Max Save the World can now hit the road in style.

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7 / 10
Jan 20, 2021

Sam and Max Save the World Remastered is pretty much what you'd expect - a modern update to a much-loved classic. As much as I love stepping back into the chaotic shoes of Sam and Max, I'm left a little disappointed by the fuzziness in handheld mode and the slightly confused script revisions. That said, the game is still one of the funniest point-and-click adventures I've had the pleasure of playing.

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9 / 10
Dec 2, 2020

Sam & Max Remastered is an exceptional remake of a beloved game from Telltale’s early days. Fans of the original will be really satisfied with what Skunkape Games has done here, as the visual and audio upgrades give a modern feel to the aging game. Though it’s a bit of a letdown that there’s no extra content or additions to the story, Sam & Max Save the World Remastered makes it more than worth returning to a 2000s classic.

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90 / 100
Sep 29, 2022

Both Sam & Max Save the World and Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space remain great games after all these years. These remasters honor what made the originals special, while simultaneously modernizing the games. Updated graphics, audio, and accessibility features are just a few of the quality-of-life improvements found in these charmingly bizarre yet well-crafted adventures. New players and old fans alike will find plenty to love.

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95 / 100
Dec 10, 2020

While Sam & Max Save the World remastered makes a few concessions for its console release and the touch screen support is lacking, it's still a gorgeous and hilarious game that is well worth playing in any form.

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95 / 100
Dec 2, 2020

Sam and Max Save the World looks as great as it sounds. With upgraded visuals, fresh jazzy music, remastered audio across the board, this is the best this game series has ever looked.  Bring on Season 2, 3, and beyond!

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Dec 2, 2020

Sam and Max Save the World Remastered is just as chuckle friendly as it was when it originally launched. Though some of the writing feels dated, and it's not as difficult as older adventure titles or as engaging as modern ones.

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8 / 10
Sep 29, 2022

Point-and-click narratives are fairly rare nowadays and this remaster gets more than the job done, offering a good time for old and new fans. Better yet, it brings back an old forgotten style, reminding us that, sometimes, perhaps the most simple way to tell a story might be the best way.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2021

Anyone who enjoys point and click adventures absolutely should not skip Sam & Max Save The World. The humor is unmatched in its cynicism and outlandishness. What other game has a statue of Lincoln come to life and fight one of the main characters for presidency, and child stars trying to help a television has-been take over the world? It’s surprisingly fresh over a decade later, and its timeless point and click gameplay delivers it all well. My inner teen is really happy Sam & Max has escaped the fall of Telltale.

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Dec 3, 2020

Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is a great revival for the franchise and Skunkape Games have done an amazing job on implementing the much-needed updates without losing any of the original charm. Die-hard fans will welcome all the obvious and subtle changes that have been made and releasing a new version on the Switch, was definitely a great choice to attract a new generation of fans. Some people may find the humour is slightly dated and inappropriate, however I feel Steve Purcell's stellar writing still makes me chuckle after all these years.

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8.7 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

‎Sam & Max Save The World Remastered is a game that I was eager to try since it was announced, I have to admit, but when I finally installed it I was afraid of being disappointed, that it was not up to the task and having to wait another decade to enjoy these characters. Luckily Skunkape showed me that my concerns, although logical, were unfounded and this remaster may well be called that with the improvements and care they took of the franchise.‎

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8 / 10
Dec 6, 2020

This six-episode compilation remains just as entertaining as it ever was, and the new remaster means it feels far more stable than before. It's not the truly jaw-dropping complete makeover some may have been hoping for, but the former Telltale staff behind this remaster have clearly decided that they shouldn't fix what wasn't broken. Except the broken bits. But they've been fixed.

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9 / 10.0
May 13, 2019

It’s hard to explain these stories without spoiling them, and they’re so bizarre that you just have to experience them for yourself. Were it not for the great art, writing, and puzzle design, the very creative storylines just wouldn’t hold much water, but that isn’t a problem here — Sam & Max Save the World fires on all cylinders very well, with little room left for disappointment.

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5 / 5.0
Sep 10, 2021

Sam and Max Save the World (Remastered) is an incredible triumph. Hands down a fantastic release and an insanely comical and enjoyable title to play.

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KeenGamer
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2020

When the world is threatened by a sinister plot involving hypnosis, washed up child stars, and a self-help cult it falls to the dynamic duo of Sam & Max to save the day in the remastered Sam & Max Save The World! But the game any good? Read the review to find out!

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7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2020

If you've never played Sam & Max Save the World, this remaster is certainly worth investigating. It's kind of clever, kind of funny, and appropriately priced. It doesn't warrant a second playthrough, but few adventure games ever do.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2020

Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is the perfect antidote to 2020. With updated visuals, great Switch porting, and terrific writing that still holds up over a decade later, only a few frustrating puzzle solutions stand in the way of practical perfection.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2020

The remastering of Sam & Max Saves the World is a delightful return to the comedic antics of our crime fighting duo. Some jokes might not land and a lot of puzzles can feel too easy, but the duo's wit has staying power. Add that with some catchy new tracks and a remastering that makes the game more stylish than less, and you have a proper return to form. If you never had a chance to play Sam and Max Save the World, this is the best way to experience one of Telltale's first games.

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