Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Amarcord operations like this one should be enforced by law: a masterpiece of videogame history is proposed again with new graphics and a new style. All has remained as we remembered, with its ironic strength and its perfection. Simply a myth.
  2. Improved graphics, improved controls and the game itself is often argued to be the better of the two.
  3. 94
    There's no denying that LucasArts is treating its revered series with the respect it deserves. [Issue#195, p.102]
  4. The entire package does a fantastic job of delivering all the fun, brain-teasing puzzles and hilarity for which the series is known.
  5. You really have to either hate point and click games with the burning passion of a thousand suns or not like dealing with downloadable games to dislike this title.
  6. This really is a special edition. [Sept 2010, p.94]
  7. Oct 13, 2011
    Even if you´ve played the game in the Amiga days, the new edition is worth another trip to melee and Monkey Island.
  8. The base experience of Monkey Island 2 is still as sharp as ever, though, with some of the wittiest dialogue and intelligent puzzles ever seen in an adventure game. It's just a shame the "special edition" part is a bit of a letdown - it's more of an average 2-disc edition than a deluxe Criterion version.
  9. This is a comprehensive package. [Sept 2010, p.113]
  10. Relish the chance to experience it afresh. [Oct 2010, p.77]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 16, 2010
    Bought this game yesterday on PSN for $13 AU (talk like a pirate day sale lol) along with the first one. I've gotta say, this far exceeds its predecessor in terms of gameplay. I haven't put it down since purchase. Overall, it's a really good game that, like countless others would tell you, brings back the old school in a spectacular fashion. Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2010
    Overall it's a blast: great graphics and music, great fun gameplay and not pretentious or violent or any way like that which is how most games are today. Brings it back to the old school!! Full Review »
  3. Aug 12, 2010
    Clearly this game is oriented for old gamers who know the game but it will still make you laugh and smile.

    The new graphics are really cool,
    and I hope to see more remakes from Lucas Arts. Full Review »