The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
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  • Plenty of laughoutloud moments.
  • Inventive, satisfying puzzles.
  • New hint system lessens frustration.


  • Point and click gameplay doesn’t respond well sometimes.
  • No option to hear voice acting with original visuals.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Game Observer on 76

I enjoyed playing Monkey Island for the laughs, but it’s the game part of the danged game that I was annoyed with. And really, should the video game part of a video game feel like the real inconvenience? Longtime Adventure gamers will most likely...

By Know Your Mobile on 100

Reverence doesn’t come much holier than that afforded to the Monkey Island series. If you’re not familiar with it, Monkey Island is one of the most loved videogame series of the 90s. It’s based around the adventures of Guybrush...

By BrightHub on 80


By GamingShogun on

Lucasarts Games returns to the old school with the special edition of their classic adventure game: The Secret of Monkey Island. Does it swim on its own or get keel hauled? Find out after the break, if you dare, matey!Full Review:Lucasarts Games has...

By Destructoid on 95

Let’s rewind to E3 2009. I’m inside LucasArts’ conference room. I’m a few minutes early for the Star Wars: The Old Republic presentation. They have food and drink in both corners of the entrance. I’m told to help myself,...

By 1Up on 94

First, a moment of full and honest disclosure: The Secret of Monkey Island is the game that got me into PC gaming. Sure, back in 1990, I was loving me some Super Mario Bros. 3 and Final Fantasy for the NES, but playing a game focused on dialogue and...

By cnet on 80

Forgoing the history lesson on an almost-20-year-old game, The Secret of Monkey Island is a point-and-click adventure in which you assume the role of a wannabe pirate named Guybrush Threepwood. In order to become a pirate, Threepwood must prove...

By GameSpot on 80

If youve got opposable thumbs, a sense of humor, and a brain that youre not afraid to use, this puzzle-filled adventure is one well worth taking....

By Games Radar on 80

The Secret of Monkey Island is a fun, small, adorable adventure game. There’s a lovely cast of silly characters, and an almost coherent story about trying to become a pirate and rescuing a girl from the evil ghost LeChuck.It’s been almost 20...

By Gamers Daily News on 80

The Secret of Monkey Island holds a very special place in the heart of many adventure game fans, as it was one of the earliest Lucasarts style titles in the genre, emphasizing humor and telling a story over regularly killing you for innocent...

By GameSpy on 90

The games we commonly refer to as "classics" tend to be the ones with an uncanny knack for resisting the ravages of time. When you pop the latest Super Mario Bros. 3 or Street Fighter II remake in, theyre still awesome, no matter what year it is, and...

By Cheat Code Central on 70

The Secret of Monkey Island released in 1990 to unanimous praise. The mixture of humor, high production value, and complex puzzles made this game an instant classic, eventually spawning a bunch of sequels and creating a massive fan following. I'm...

International Review By on 87

von Riad Oelschlägel Natürlich haben es sich die Entwickler nicht getraut, neue Inhalte in die Special Edition des ersten Monkey Island-Teils einzubauen oder gar etwas an der Geschichte oder dem Spielverlauf zu ändern. Doch das macht...

International Review By Clubic on 80

Véritable référence du point & click, The Secret Of Monkey Island méritait sans conteste dêtre le premier LucasArts à bénéficier de ce « traitement contre le vieillissement » et bien que nous ne soyons...