Tales of Monkey Island

  • Tales of Monkey Island
83
Based on 31 scores, 35 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Quirky sense of humor.
  • Engaging.
  • Superbly voiced characters.

Cons:

  • Occasional presentation hitches.
  • Some slow parts.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ImpulseGamer on 80

Ah, the point-and-click adventure game. The mere mention of that long-neglected genre brings back memories of a time when Lucasarts had more in their stable than Star Wars and Indiana Jones. A time when games were about linear progression, and having...

By Fusion Mods on 80

Released a full decade after the previous title in 1999, “Tales of Monkey Island” is the latest installment in the classic point-and-click adventure series developed by Telltale Games and published by Lucas Arts. Once again players take the...

By cnet on 85

The beloved adventure game franchise Monkey Island set sail on a new episodic journey earlier this year and has recently come into port with its fifth and final episode. Tales of Monkey Island chronicles the further adventures of Guybrush...

By GameSpot on 85

Once clear of its port of origin, this clever, humorous tale unfurls its sails and becomes a thoroughly entertaining swashbuckling adventure....

By Hooked Gamers on 70

Please note…if you haven’t played the previous episodes in the series, this review will contain some spoilers.The penultimate episode in the first series of the Tales of Monkey Island series left us with a number of unanswered questions. Could...

By Hooked Gamers on 75

It would be hard not to write a review of this chapter without publishing a few spoilers – but I’ll try my best to keep most of it a secret so that those of you who want to play the game, aren’t discouraged.The game opens up as the...

By Hooked Gamers on 85

As with the previous chapter, the game opens up with the Voodoo Lady giving an account of Guybrush’s adventures and the current state of affairs. If you haven’t played Episode One or Episode Two, then you may want to play them first so that...

By Gear Diary on

Before I can start to talk about Tales of Monkey Island, the five-part episodic adventure game made by TellTale Games in cooperation with LucasArts, I need to step into the way-back machine nearly twenty years and talk about one of the true...

By itreviews.com on

Its been a long wait for the legions of fans of the Monkey Island series but this new episodic adventure maintains the madcap humour and style of the originals whilst giving the graphics a welcome boost and providing plenty of offbeat puzzles to tax...

By GamingShogun on

Can Telltale Games reboot a series loved by every old school gamer out there while at the same time attracting new players? Break out yer swashbucklin gear and find out after the break says I!Full Review:The summer of 2009 is quickly becoming a...

By Ars Technica on

I have to start this review with a disclaimer: Ive never played any of the original Monkey Island games before, so I dont feel any sort of nostalgic attachment to the franchise. But since Telltale Games is touting the new episodic treatment of its...

By NowGamer on 90

If the full season of Tales can keep up to this same high standard then it will be the best Telltale serial to date and will also be able to take its place alongside the classic LucasArts entries with pride. We can’t predict whether that will...

By Strategy Informer on 85

However, in amongst all that excitement were understandably fears of whether a brand new team could recapture the magic of the now old series. As Monkey Island magic isn’t just good graphics, a decent story and some witty one-liners: it’s...

By 1Up on 100

Telltale Games' spate of regularly updated, episodic games, like the Sam & Max revamp and the newer Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, has brought the seemingly outdated point-and-click adventure genre from fading obscurity back to... at least...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Verdict: Tales of Monkey Island is a stupendous amount of fun and revives all the brilliant points of the classic original. Its almost 10 years since we last saw Guybrush Threepwood, the slightly inept pirate of the Monkey Island series, but hes...

International Review By Skillpoint on 80

Telltale Games har åstadkommit en hedervärd renässans för många av mina och andras gamla äventyrsspelsfavoriter. Sam & Max har avklarat två säsonger nu, Back to the Future sin första och på gång...

International Review By GamingXP on 81

Wer „“ noch nicht besitzt und Abenteuer mit Humor mag, sollte sich dieses Meisterwerk unbedingt zulegen. Ein witzigeres Spiel werden Sie wohl kaum finden. Weder die – ebenfalls von Telltale Games programmierten - „Sam and...

International Review By GamerLobby on 80

"Tales of Monkey Island" ist nicht mehr das, was man kannte, obwohl viel altes noch dabei ist. Aber vielleicht ist die Zeit einfach nicht mehr da, für ein Rätselspiel mit langen Ketten und zahlreichen Verknüpfungen. Aber nicht falsch...

International Review By playNATION on 80

Telltale hat schon mit den Neuauflagen von Sam & Max sowie den Adventures mit Wallace & Gromit gezeigt, dass die Mannen der Spieleschmiede tolle Adventures kreieren können. Auch Tales of Monkey Island ist ein guter Titel geworden. Der typische...

International Review By I Am Gamer on 74

Guybrush Threepwood, der mächtige Pirat, entert mit seinen episodenhaften Abenteuern, die es bisher nur einzeln und in englischer Sprachausgabe als Download zu erbeuten gab, endlich auch die Läden. Tales of Monkey Island umfasst alle fünf...