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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. 87
    It looks good, it's easy to control, it has classic puzzles, and more than anything, it's a heck of a laugh. All that, and monkeys to boot.
  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. 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.
  6. A great example of how to make an entertaining comic adventure.
  7. If it were just a little less linear, a little bit longer and a little less unforgiving in some of its latter stumpers (lots of 'littles' for a game trying to compensate for its lack of... well, you know!)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. DerekG.
    Sep 20, 2005
    10
    I want monkey island 4.
  2. AlexK.
    Jun 30, 2001
    9
    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 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
    9
    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 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
    9
    I love it. Funnier than ever. The graphics rock!
  5. MattH.
    Jul 17, 2001
    8
    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 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
  6. Sep 24, 2014
    7
    It shames me to say this, but this was the first Monkey Island game I played.

    I had known of the series for a long time and it just never
    It shames me to say this, but this was the first Monkey Island game I played.

    I had known of the series for a long time and it just never appealed to me. But after much curiosity I had to see what all the fuss was about. To my surprise I liked it. An old school adventure game on the PS2, was a refreshing break from everything else that was out at the time. Also, there were very few games that could be labeled (primarily) as a comedy. Comedy based triple A titles are very few.

    The art style is beautiful, the jokes, while a little childish, are funny and made smile and laugh allot. But for all its praise, I can see why there were so few of these games in its day on console. It's style simply just wasn't a good fit anymore.

    Overall:
    Thanks to this game, I fell in love with the Monkey Island series and I am glad I got a chance to play this.
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