Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 91
    Great graphics that remain true to the series' roots, wonderful animation, the classic Monkey Island humor is present in full force.
  2. You hardcore adventurers already love it, and you newbies out there are in for a real treat, and you are to be envied.
  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. 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.
  5. 100
    Everything that made EFMI so great on the PC arrives on the PS2 perfectly intact. The game’s many puzzles are perfectly balanced.
  6. 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]
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!