Metascore
87

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. Oct 13, 2011
    85
    Even if you´ve played the game in the Amiga days, the new edition is worth another trip to melee and Monkey Island.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Improved graphics, improved controls and the game itself is often argued to be the better of the two.
  5. The entire package does a fantastic job of delivering all the fun, brain-teasing puzzles and hilarity for which the series is known.
  6. 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.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    This is a comprehensive package. [Sept 2010, p.113]
  8. Play UK
    94
    There's no denying that LucasArts is treating its revered series with the respect it deserves. [Issue#195, p.102]
  9. PSM3 Magazine UK
    87
    This really is a special edition. [Sept 2010, p.94]
  10. Games Master UK
    80
    Relish the chance to experience it afresh. [Oct 2010, p.77]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 22, 2015
    8
    Like the first game also remastered on PS3, Monkey Island 2 offers gorgeous hand painted graphics, funny and lovable characters in one of theLike the first game also remastered on PS3, Monkey Island 2 offers gorgeous hand painted graphics, funny and lovable characters in one of the best old-school point and click adventure. So this is not a surprised that we encounter the same flaws, I would even add one as I felt like Guybrush was more clunky to move in this episode, but some of the puzzles are just un-logic and you'll figure them out by luck wich is a bit annoying in this kind of game.
    Also without spoiling the end of the game was confusing and let me with a lot of questions that (at the moment) are still without clear answers from Ron Gilbert.
    A "niche" game that will please the old-school gamers and may even introduce a few young gamers like me to the genre.
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  2. May 18, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Full Review »
  3. Sep 16, 2010
    10
    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 itsBought 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 »