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Box artwork for Mean Streets.
Mean Streets
Developer(s)Access Software
Publisher(s)Access Software
System(s)DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64
Followed byMartian Memorandum
SeriesTex Murphy
Release date(s)
ModesSingle player
TwitchMean Streets Channel

Mean Streets is a dystopian cyberpunk noir adventure game that was released in 1989 for MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, and Commodore 64. It was developed and published by Access Software. The game is the first in the series of Tex Murphy mysteries; its immediate sequel is Martian Memorandum.

The player plays the role of Tex Murphy, a down-and-out private investigator living in post-apocalyptic San Francisco. Tex is hired by a beautiful young woman named Sylvia Linsky to investigate the death of her father, Dr. Carl Linsky, a professor at the University of San Francisco. Prior to his death, Carl would not talk to his daughter about the secret project he was working on, and days later, he was seen falling off the Golden Gate Bridge. Sylvia suspects murder, but the police say it was routine suicide. To help get him started, Tex is given $10,000 and a few leads.

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