Tex Murphy: Overseer

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Description

The Adventure Game of the 21st Century The client is drop-dead gorgeous. Her father is just plain dead—of an apparent suicide. She's certain he was murdered and is willing to do anything to prove it. Tex Murphy, the P.I., is willing to do almost anything to make rent. The investigation leads Tex into the heart of a dark secret. An elite team of specialists have created something unspeakable. Now each of them are marked for death, and so begins the reign of the Overseer...


Key Features:

  • First product designed specifically for DVD. Featuring Dolby AC-3 5-channel surround sound.

  • Award-winning 3-D Virtual World Engine put you in the 21st Century.

  • From the creators of "Adventure Games of the Year," Under a Killing Moon, and The Pandora Directive.

  • Dazzling graphics - Travel through Anasazi ruins, hidden passages and urban landscapes - explore the deadly secrets of the Rock - Alcatraz Island.

  • A fast-paced chase through double-crosses, fistfights, ambushes and gun battles, where wits and ingenuity are the only way to survive.

  • Two levels of play, over 60 unique puzzles and a complete on-line hint system.

  • An excellent cast, including Michael York, Rebecca Broussard, Henry Darrow, and martial arts expert Richard Norton. Edited and directed by Adrian Carr.


Overseer is a retelling of the story from Mean Streets, and contradicts many of the events and character descriptions in the original story. Since Overseer is part of the "modern era" of Tex adventures, it is safe to consider the new, retold story as "canon."

Customer reviews

70

Good entry and the cliff hanger ending was recently resolved

Legolas_Katarn | Jan. 4, 2016 | See all Legolas_Katarn's reviews »

Tex Murphy: Overseer was the last entry in the Tex Murphy series for many years and was mostly a remake of the first game in the series, Mean Streets. The game's story is told through flashback as Tex, played very well again by Chris Jones, tells the story of his first case to his girlfriend. Once again you have two difficulty modes when it comes to puzzles, with the easier mode also allowing you to skip some of them if you want to. You no longer have choices that lead to different paths or endings like you did in the previous game or like you do in the newest entry. The story is enjoyable, though it is a remake for those who had played the original game, and you get to see Tex as a rookie instead of the more cynical and down on his luck characters that we are used to seeing. Acting is what you could have come to expect from the series has some good and many entertaining performances. The game is good, disappointing in some ways when compared to the previous entry, puzzles include a lot of cryptology which could be a good or bad thing to different people, it still has a clunky interface with controls that could be better, and we were left with a cliff hanger for 16 years but luckily that was resolved with the newest game.