Almost ten years after the original game, Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993), the sequel Sam & Max Freelance Police was announced, again developed by LucasArts. The game was however cancelled on 3rd March 2004.
After Sam & Max sequel got cancelled, the creator of the series took back ownership of the franchise and released the first in a series of 'episodic' mini adventure games, available only as a download from Telltale Games.
Sold in stores as well as online, this is a compilation of all six episodes from Season One. It appears this will stay the norm for the series (6 episodes for season two, each released aprox 1 month apart, follow by a year-end compilation of the entire season).
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?
A surprise trip to the tropics turns into a working vacation when Sam & Max sign up to stop a massive volcano eruption. Will their special blend of bewildering wit and renegade justice be enough to win over the gods? (Not to mention the locals?)
Zombie attack! Droves of undead are converging in the streets. Now Sam & Max must confront their leader – a Eurotrash vampire with a style all his own. Are the Freelance Police cool enough to outsmart this emo before his flesh-eating army usurps the western world?
Bosco's vanished from the face of the Earth—literally! When Sam & Max manage to track him down, what they find is so mind boggling, you'll have to see it to believe it. Can the Freelance Police set things right, or will life as they know it fall victim to the capricious whims of T-H-E-M?
Judgment day is at hand, and it's time for a showdown with the guy downstairs to bargain for Bosco's soul. But in the corporate wasteland known as Hell, not even the Freelance Police are safe from eternal damnation. Can Sam & Max fight free from Satan's grasp, or have they reached the end of the line?
Suite of adventure games featuring as main protagonists Steve Purcell's surreal crime-fighting comic book (1987) and animated series (1997) duo of Sam, the gruff, hard-bitten film noir private investigator dog, and Max, his deranged rabbit buddy, as they travel to exotic locales in a DeSoto Adventurer and engage whimsical bad guys in their capacity as so-called "Freelance Police".
Sam & Max make cameo easter-egg appearances in many LucasArts games. These games are not included in the group.
Almost ten years after the original game, Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993), the sequel Sam & Max Freelance Police was announced, again developed by LucasArts. The game was however cancelled on 3rd March 2004. Bad Brain Entertainment tried to acquire the license, but on 2nd March 2005 LucasArts broke off all negotiations.
The license with the original creator Steve Purcell expired in May 2005 and he took it to Telltale Games. The sequel was released in episodic nature between October 2006 and May 2007, with six standalone installments forming a single season.