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Mean Streets was where the Tex Murphy series began, but thank god they got better

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random games back into the light. This week, how many Mean Streets must a man walk down? In Tex Murphy’s case… none. He has a flying car.

The Tex Murphy series hasn’t… uh… done well in PC Gamer over the years, but never mind. I love these games. 3D worlds to explore. Quirky FMV characters. And above all, Chris Jones as Tex Murphy himself: a 1940s PI about a hundred years out of his time, still rocking the fedora and trenchcoat look in a mutated, radiation-filled San Francisco, living case to case despite regularly saving the whole world.

The never-aging Chris Jones. Vampire, or Dorian Gray-style painting in his house? It has to be one of them.

The never-aging Chris Jones. Vampire, or Dorian Gray-style painting in his house? It has to be one of them.

That’s only the series as of the third game though, Under a Killing Moon. Before that came a pair of 2D adventures, this one and its sequel, Martian Memorandum. Martian Memorandum is fairly traditional and deeply crap. Mean Streets, though? Only halfway there. See if you can guess which half.


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