Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Tales of Monkey Island: Episode Two manages to be better than the first one in many, many ways.
  2. Despite clocking in with noticeably less gameplay than in Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, the Siege of Spinner Cay episode has a more involved storyline to submerge gamers in.
  3. The lack of minigames is a bit dissapointing right now, but there's still time to implement them. The interface wasn't improved at all, and although I don't mind that, others have complained about a few bits. What's certain however is that no pixelhunting is involved, no elusive hot spots and from this standpoint nothing will get in your way of solving puzzles
  4. Just as was the case with the episode before it, Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay's puzzles represent excellence on Telltale's part. Not only are they consistently intuitive and well developed, but are generally accompanied with hilarious dialogue that should make any fan of Monkey Island chuckle from beginning to end.
  5. You should play the first episode anyway because it's great, and this edition only continues the winning tradition.
  6. Tales of Monkey Island got a little better with episode 2 - I just wish they wouldn't recycle backgrounds and offer a better control scheme.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 1, 2012
    7
    The second installment in the TOMI series, "The Siege of Spinner Cay" takes place instantaneous after the proceeding first chapter and delvesThe second installment in the TOMI series, "The Siege of Spinner Cay" takes place instantaneous after the proceeding first chapter and delves the player straight into action. Unfortunately this title suffers from the dreaded sophomore slump in which it fails to live up to the standards of the first effort. Long time fans of the Monkey Island franchise might also be disappointed in both the setting and freshly introduced characters. While it isn't a bad effort by any means it (at times) simply doesn't feel worthy of being a M.I. game as it's quite different. Full Review »
  2. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    i give it a 10. cant await to play the other chapters. but when i relise that only 3 chapters are ramining then it makes me sad. best chapteri give it a 10. cant await to play the other chapters. but when i relise that only 3 chapters are ramining then it makes me sad. best chapter i have played Full Review »
  3. KevinK
    Sep 15, 2009
    7
    The second chapter in Tales of Monkey Island is high on quality, even more so than the first installment. The puzzles are accessible and The second chapter in Tales of Monkey Island is high on quality, even more so than the first installment. The puzzles are accessible and logical, two primary qualities you look for in this genre. The graphics and dialog are all quite good and many of the jokes are sincerely funny ("Use mint on self"). Over all it loses points primarily for its brevity. It was just too short to be satisfying, and right when it seemed like the game might be building to a climax it ended abruptly. Hopefully the next chapter will have the same quality with a bit more quantity. Full Review »