Originally Posted by doom saber
True. I mean, Lucas arts did release screenshots and a preview of the game, which shows Max's violent and rude personality. As to Sir Lemming's comment, it is also easier to say games as oppose to the LA game and the preview and screenshots of the cancelled Freelance police game. Both are games despite one is cancelled near completion and as Chri5 have said, the game still exist....on some programmer's harddrive.
Besides, in episode 2 of season 1, Max did referenced the scene in the freelance police preview, where he is stomping on some crook while saying "Why won't you just die!"
Also, there's a case file in the office that is dated the same time as the release of the canceled game. Sam & Max say that they remember the particularly gruesome case.