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  • Summary: A scurvy-inducing new chapter in the legendary Monkey Island adventure series unfolds in rollicking 3-D. Developed by the team who created LucasArts' irreverent classic "Sam & Max Hit The Road," Escape features an original cinematic story full of drama, intrigue, and, of course, side-splitting humor. [LucasArts] Expand
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 85
    The biggest change Escape from Monkey Island has undergone is its change to 3D. Far from ruining the game, as many fans feared, this makes EMI the best-looking Monkey Island title yet.
  6. Although not the high point of the Monkey Island series, EMI earns an overall score of 80 as a worthy addition to the adventure game genre.
  7. EFMI brings nothing new to the table. It will not attract a new generation of gamers and was made for the hardcore adventure gamer who enjoyed the previous episodes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. MitrengaG.
    Mar 29, 2004
    It is excellent! It has everything in it : Fun (lots of it) , adventure , fighting and what i like the most , mindless chatting and mindless actions. Hahaha excellent game. Expand
  2. DougF.
    Feb 4, 2002
    It's simply the best!!!
  3. ReevanF.
    Aug 11, 2003
    Great game. Never played a better one before.
  4. MaureenD.
    Jan 3, 2003
    I think Escape from monkey Island is a cool game..but if I never had the walk through I would't even be able to do a thing! :) Its hard..but it makes oyu use your brain..and think. Its very fun. Expand
  5. Alex
    Feb 20, 2005
    Now, i'm not going to say this is the best game in the series. its far from it. but its still pretty kick ass. setting aside the wierd interface and controls, this is one very solid, very funny adventure game. you can't play the first 3 Monkey Island games and not play this one. its like eating a 4 course meal and... um... leaving out the 4th course. Expand
  6. Kon
    Mar 3, 2007
    This game has a lot of humor and color in it, the characters are very well developed and consistent (with the visual exception) throughout the series. The controls can be a bit awkward, especially with a fixed angle camera on every area. A very decent game for it's genre. Expand
  7. 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). Expand

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