Escape from Monkey Island PlayStation 2

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. If you’re keen on tasteless, tongue-in-cheek jokes, smooth sailing lies ahead.
  2. 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!)

Awards & Rankings

#86 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#44 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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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  2. DerekG.
    Sep 20, 2005
    10
    I want monkey island 4.
  3. MortenR.
    Feb 5, 2002
    9
    I love it. Funnier than ever. The graphics rock!