Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

  • Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
83
Based on 22 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Gameplay stays true to the series, Looks great, The Monkey Island humors intact
  • Feels like returning to an old friend
  • A great revival of the classic games; quirky humor; original voice actors make it feel like home.

Cons:

  • Just three hours of gameplay, No replay value
  • Having to wait for the next instalment

Expert reviews and ratings

By ActiveWin on 91

9 years ago, yes 9 long years ago was the last time we had the chance to play a Monkey Island adventure game. Admittedly Escape from Monkey Island wasn’t the best of the series in my view, but it wasn’t bad either. The Curse of Monkey Island...

By GameZone on 79

It’s a short ride, and not something you’ll probably be playing time and again. For what’s there, Chapter 1 certainly delivers an adequate adventure for a classic hero. It just seems like something new could have been done with...

By Yet Another Review Site on 90

You would think that being an editor of this site would mean I keep on top of all of the big releases, right? Wrong! It worries me when the first new game in 9 years is added to my favourite franchise, and the first I hear of it is a text message...

By AtomicGamer on 80

Its been nine long years since the last Monkey Island game. With the bitter departure of LucasArts employees after the cancellation of 2004s Sam n Max and LucasArts subsequent abandonment of its adventure game roots, there seemed little hope that...

By Tech2 on 80

Of all kinds of series redesigns, 2D to 3D transitions are the toughest to pull off successfully. The number of games that have failed on that front are a testament to the number of pitfalls a developer encounters when taking up such a venture -...

By BrightHub on 80

The colorful and vibrant...

By Games Radar on 90

Nostalgia? Please. As great as the original Secret of Monkey Island is, it’s a new adventure we’ve all been craving. Even though Tales is the first of the series not made by LucasArts (although Telltale have no shortage of people who worked...

By Hooked Gamers on 80

Ahhh, Melee Island... A tranquil little place filled with all the stereotypical aspects of a pirate town. There is a governor’s mansion where a fine young lass awaits for a handsome young man to whisk her away from her life of boredom. There is a...

By GameSpy on 80

Monkey Island was the quintessential adventure game back in its day. The point-and-click escapades of Guybrush Threepwood, wannabe pirate, provided the narrative for a comedic tribute to Disneylands Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and the triad of...

By Gamervision on 88

Check out the Video Review.There are few video game series as loved as the Monkey Island games. Developed on the SCUMM engine by Ron Gilbert,...

By Destructoid on 90

Escape from Monkey Island wasn’t terrible, but it certainly had its share of problems. Released in 2000 for the PC (and 2001 for the PS2), the last Monkey Island title was a mash of old-school throwbacks ("Insult Sword Fighting") and poorly...

By ZTGamerDomain.com on 90

The adventurer with the coolest name returns.I literally jumped for joy when this game was announced. If you owned a PC in the early 90s, you probably played LucasArts adventure games; if you did, you agree that the undisputed best of this Golden Age...

By DarkZero on 90

It was only a five weeks ago Telltale announced to the world that they were working on Tales of Monkey Island. It will be the series’ fifth outing but it’s the first to be released as five monthly episodes, the first of which is Launch of...

By Armchair Empire on 90

Demonically possessed pirates, voodoo queens and seafaring ships braving tropical waters. It’s not another Pirates of the Caribbean movie; it is the long-time-coming return of Guybrush Threepwood, a classic pirate hero from the days when...

By Cheat Code Central on 90

The early 90s can easily be considered the golden age of PC adventure games, thanks in-part to the development efforts of a handful of game designers at LucasArts. Games like Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road, and The Secret of Monkey Island...

By VideoGamer on 60

It's Monkey Island!, Underwhelming characters, No LOL moments, Puzzles often...

International Review By Zeitgeist Game Review on -

I’m not a fan of episodic video games… At all… But I really enjoyed the first episode of Tales of Monkey Island, even though it only took me 5 hours to complete it. The cartoony graphics, funny pop culture references, and hilarious...

International Review By GamingXP on 77

„Monkey Island“ ist grundsätzlich ein sehr gutes Abenteuerspiel, das sich hauptsächlich an Fans der älteren Teile richtet. Ohne Vorkenntnisse entgeht Ihnen nämlich ein großer Teil der Anspielungen an vorangegangene...

International Review By ITpro.no on 83

Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1: The Launch of the Screaming Narwhale er helt klart mer enn bare en av tidenes lengste spilltitler. Spillet er satirisk morsomt og har passelig utfordrende pusleoppgaver. Løsningen på de fleste oppgavene kom...

International Review By Gamereactor on 70

Guybrush Threepwood, mäktig pirat, är tillbaka i episodform och ska roa oss med kluriga pussel, komiska dialoger och en tunna med grogg. Lyckas Telltale ro i land återupplivandet av...