The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Plenty of laughoutloud moments.
Inventive, satisfying puzzles.
New hint system lessens frustration.
Loads of well written characters to interact with.
Look behind you, a three headed monkey.
The classic game holds up.
Revamped art style and interface work really well.
The new visuals as well as being able to switch back and forth between new and classic versions.
Point and click gameplay doesn’t respond well sometimes.
No option to hear voice acting with original visuals.
Hint system doesnt always work.
Can't skip dialogue.
Voice underscores repetitiveness of conversations.
By Game Observer on December 14, 2010
I enjoyed playing Monkey Island for the laughs, but its 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...76
By Know Your Mobile on July 30, 2009
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...100
By BrightHub on July 24, 2009
By GamingShogun on July 21, 2009
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 July 18, 2009
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,...95
By 1UP on July 17, 2009
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...94
By cnet on July 16, 2009
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...80
By GameSpot on July 16, 2009
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....80
By Games Radar on July 16, 2009
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...80
By Gamers Daily News on July 16, 2009
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...80