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  • Summary: Join pencil-neck pirate Guybrush Threepwood as one of the best graphical PC adventure games comes to the PS2 totally intact and offbeat as ever.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    Everything that made EFMI so great on the PC arrives on the PS2 perfectly intact. The game’s many puzzles are perfectly balanced.
  2. You really can’t go wrong with this finale to a LucasArts legacy, so be sure not to miss the boat. [Aug 2001, p.111]
  3. Not a traditional type of game we expect to see on a home console. This quality PC conversion only begs the question, "why haven't we?" May the seaweed be with you!
  4. It's one of the more unusual games available to date for the PS2, and its warm, tropical environments and great cast of characters will make you feel right at home right away.
  5. The game’s best aspect by far is the sound – and the hours of dialogue which make up the base of the game’s audio.
  6. 80
    Escape from Monkey Island is a wonderful romp filled with memorable characters, excellent voice acting, and clever puzzles.
  7. If you’re keen on tasteless, tongue-in-cheek jokes, smooth sailing lies ahead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. DerekG.
    Sep 20, 2005
    I want monkey island 4.
  2. AlexK.
    Jun 30, 2001
    As a devoted fan of the entire series and of all LucasArts graphic adventures in general, I obviously have a huge bias towards loving this game. It truly is fantastic, but what's most surprising is that the console version is so far superior to the PC one. Not only is the control scheme infinitely more intuitive, but the absence of hardward specs and inclusion of DualShock makes it a much more enjoyable experience. If you like adventures, buy the game: it's the best out there for the PS2 (yes, better than "Shadow of Destiny"). I only refrain from giving it a 10 because of the occasionally annoying load times and the very occasionally obscure puzzle that we all knew would be in there. Expand
  3. RhysP.
    Sep 1, 2001
    As a devoted Monkey Island fan, I found it to be an excellent 4th chapter in a great series of games. I preferred it in the classic cartoon media, but Lucasarts have pulled it off as a computer animated title that is a joy to play. Some problems with loading times. Expand
  4. MortenR.
    Feb 5, 2002
    I love it. Funnier than ever. The graphics rock!
  5. MattH.
    Jul 17, 2001
    I really liked it, it's another great game from Lucas Arts, the only thing I didn't like is the fact that there's only a limited number of things you can take but overall I thought it was a great game. Expand