Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

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Tex is an honest and good-natured private investigator with a penchant for bourbon, cigarettes and getting himself into trouble living in a dystopian post-World War III San Francisco in the 2050s.





Tex Murphy wakes up – disoriented and head pounding – on the fire escape outside his office atop the Ritz Hotel. Another typical morning for the last of the old-school detectives. Except it isn’t. What starts out as the worst hangover in history becomes a baffling nightmare: something – or someone – has erased Tex’s memory of the past seven years. Motivated by lost love, revenge and the world’s strongest coffee blend, Tex must retrace his own steps into a maze of unsolved murders, hidden agendas and lost technologies of Nikola Tesla. Only by solving the mysteries of his past can Tex hope to regain his memory in time to restore what’s been lost…and stop a terrifying future.

Tex Murphy will finally be back in 2014 after leaving loyal fans on a cliffhanger for almost 16 years, so come get acquainted in a world filled with dangerous dames, morally ambiguous characters, and lots of mysteries to be solved.

Tesla Effect upgrades the classic Tex Murphy experience with HD live-action - that's right, for those of you not old enough to have played adventure games in the 90s, Tex Murphy embraces the lost art of green screen full-motion video as it interacts with fully modeled 3D environments. Players will be challenged with logic puzzles, interactive dialogue, branching storylines, and alternate endings.
  • Tex Murphy returns to add another incredible chapter to the classic adventure game series. Noir sci-fi with a very healthy dose of humor set the stage for Tex's latest mystery.
  • The triumphant return of the FMV! With noteworthy actors and 1080 resolution, the colorful characters of 2050's San Francisco have never looked so good!
  • The greatest mystery of the century is about to be unraveled. Tex needs to find out what's going on in a hurry, but he'll have to deal with mutants, killers, femme fatales, and a bad case of amnesia to get to the bottom of things.
©2013 Big Finish. Produced by ATLUS. Licensed to and published by Atlus U.S.A., Inc.


Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
Mac OS X10.6.8Download the MacGameStore App to compare your Mac's information in real-time.

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64bit SupportNo
CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU Cores2
CPU Speed2 GHz
System RAM4 GB
Drive Space16.6 GB
Video RAM512 MB
Video (ati)Any
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce 320M *
* Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130
Video (intel)Any
Important Notes:
  • Optional Steam Key provided with purchase. Not required.

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  1. Very special game
    by wobbleboxx, Germany - Mar 19th 2017

    Special type of game with real actors. Interesting concept though.

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  2. Welcome back, Tex Murphy!
    by muschraum, Estonia - Jun 26th 2015

    Definitely a delight for the fans of Tex Murphy. I was positively overwhelmed right from the start. Although I'm not so sure how this game would play for the uninitiated. This series works because of its fantastic yet quirky storytelling and Chris Jones. Mixing live video with 3d environments works at times, but destroys the experience then and again (like when you realize you don't see any human characters during actual gameplay). I for one would welcome a new Tex Murphy adventure anytime. But maybe it's time for a different approach, something more in the vein of Telltale's games.

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  3. Takes me back
    by mudixon, USA - Jan 16th 2015

    I was fortunate to play earlier Tex Murphy games when they first came to the Mac many years ago. They were so ahead of their time. Today, this new episode is more nostalgic but still provides a challenge. I've played 3rd person games so much that when I went back to this 1st person game, I got a little nauseous from rotating around a bit too much. I'm slowing getting used to that. The humor and good voice-acting really makes a difference. Recommended.

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