Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. The best adventure game we've played in recent years, and an instant classic.
  2. In short, Monkey Island has amazing production value, great graphics, good comedy, and a compelling story.
  3. 100
    Hilarious, perfectly paced, and just the right amount of difficulty. Very few puzzles are total stumpers.
  4. This comic farce will leave you rolling on the floor with laughter and provide hours of enjoyment, a healthy dose of good-natured, unadulterated fun, and more monkeys than every other game combined.
  5. This is what an adventure game should be: easy to look at, great puzzles and sound, simple interaction, humour, solid writing and the power to transport the player somewhere else for some fun.
  6. I haven’t laughed so much, nor have I had so much fun playing a game in ages.
  7. Monkey Island is still the best place to play.
  8. Despite the sometimes-baffling challenges (which, in all honesty, are pretty typical to the genre), EMI delivers exactly what the Monkey Island name promises-a lighthearted, entertaining, and well-written swashbuckling adventure game.
  9. As with most adventure games, it's startlingly linear, but don't you dare let that rob you of the experience; this is a game that should be bought, played and cherished.
  10. Simply the greatest point-and-click adventure game to date, whilst it may seam a little strange at time hang on there you will be rewarded in the end.
  11. An incredibly amusing experience from start to finish, die-hard fans of Monkey Island shouldn't let the game's new look scare them away; when it comes to heart, this is the same old Guybrush.
  12. EMI's combination of great graphics, hilarious story and solid gameplay is a tough one to beat. If you like adventure games this one's a no-brainer.
  13. Some ill-chosen puzzles, a fatigued conclusion -- no matter, really. You'll be smiling too much to give it much notice. This is nothing less than perfectly perfected perfection. If you like monkeys, anyway.
  14. Get past the dead genre and you'll laugh until your brain bleeds.
  15. The colors are much lighter and cheerful than in "Grim Fandango."
  16. It is the best adventure game for years, it has a sly, well-plotted purpose and it points the way to the 3D adventures of the future. Don't fear the monkeys: embrace them.
  17. 87
    While the glitches are definitely frustrating, and the polish is lacking at times, overall this is a welcome return to the eeps and oops of your childhood.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 23, 2013
    This game would be a good adventure if it hadn't the "Monkey Island" name on the box. Good adventure game, BAAAAD Monkey Island sequel (it's the 4th installment). Full Review »