Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. However, standing alone, Telltale Games can and has done much better than Chapter 5.
  2. A largely satisfying ending for what has been a frustratingly uneven season of graphic adventures.
  3. Pity. This is the first word that we will come to mind just starts to scroll the credits. Pity about the excellent progress that the series had taken and the original ideas that the guys at Telltale had pulled out of the hat. Perhaps the end is not that healthy dose of courage and "madness" to overturn the cliches of the series. To sum up all the entire chapter but we can not but be more than satisfied. Stay with us waiting for a second season.
  4. If you were hoping that Tales of Monkey Island would at least end in some kind of fireworks of ideas, you will be disappointed. Dull and without creativity, this is how Telltale ends the series. It's well meant, but disappointing. It's not bad, but just not enough for Monkey Island.
  5. Yes, many of the puzzles were kind of underwhelming, and yes, some of the most dramatically important scenes were severely undercut by Telltale's technically limited engine (the episode 4 finale is so almost-incredible it actually hurts), but hey -- it's Monkey Island, man. A pretty significant part of me can't help but love it, despite all its flaws.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 6, 2011
    10
    This is the chapter you was waiting for. i dont want to wite to much but its fazinating how lucas arts could add all the pices together!This is the chapter you was waiting for. i dont want to wite to much but its fazinating how lucas arts could add all the pices together! great!
    cant await to play the next monkey osland. i hope lucas arts build a new one!
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  2. MarkL
    Dec 27, 2009
    10
    The last part of Tales is also my favourite, smoothly bringing together elements from all four chapters to a fitting close that verges on The last part of Tales is also my favourite, smoothly bringing together elements from all four chapters to a fitting close that verges on epic (thought perhaps just misses the mark). It's not the hardest chapter despite being the last, this one concentrates more on narrative and tying up all the loose ends. I think this finale, and perhaps the whole season, eclipsed Escape and cements itself as a worth entry in the Monkey Island series. While I still dream of a new full next-gen MI game, I'd also be happy to see Telltale make more Tales as good as these. Full Review »
  3. AndrewL
    Dec 10, 2009
    9
    The Rise of the Pirate God may be a bit too easy, but not short of perfect as an ending to a great chapter in the Monkey Island series. A The Rise of the Pirate God may be a bit too easy, but not short of perfect as an ending to a great chapter in the Monkey Island series. A truly epic final battle (perhaps one of the most amazing in the series) closes the tale, leaving you hungry and excited for the next game. The design is definitely unique, with the spirit world being almost like a pirate heaven. Good fun, assuming you've played (and loved) the past four chapters, there is no reason you shouldn't, and wouldn't pick this up. 9/10 for this chapter, but 10/10 on Tales of Monkey Island as a whole. Full Review »