Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Monkey Island 2: Special Edition brings HD life to probably the best adventure game ever. Nice graphics, great artistic choices and a revamped control system for an unavoidable title for every adventure fan.
  2. Fans of the series, adventure games or comedies will likely feel right at home with Monkey Island 2 SE. Even if it's not your typical taste, if you were ever curious about this style of game, it would certainly be a great place to start.
  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. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 2: LeChuck's Revenge' is a great update to a classic.
  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. It's just as funny and entertaining as its older self, if not more, with new music, awesome voice-acting, and great bonus features.
  7. LeChuck's Revenge is one of those rare games that we can truly feel privileged to experience, and this mostly faithful recreation is a necessity for aficionado and newcomer alike.
  8. 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.
  9. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is a game to be played for the nostalgia factor, and for those who never played it the first time. I'd also throw in die-hard fans of the series, but people new to the franchise will be left scratching their heads unable to grasp what the big whoop was in the first place.
  10. 89
    Fans will appreciate the colorful commentary from the franchise creators and unlockable art gallery, while those intimidated by the adventure games of the past will find comfort in the simplified controls, object highlighting and hint system.
  11. Simply a must-have puzzle game. [Sept 2010, p.101]
  12. Another lovingly recreated LucasArts adventure. [Issue#62,p.100]
  13. One of the best adventures ever for the price of a paperback? [Oct 2010, p.121]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 11, 2014
    10
    In many ways, Monkey Island 2 is better than the first. It ups the graphics, it ups the humour and it ups the story. It uses a similar formulaIn many ways, Monkey Island 2 is better than the first. It ups the graphics, it ups the humour and it ups the story. It uses a similar formula to the first game, with some changes mostly for the better. This manages to be a much darker game than Monkey Island 1, yet still appealing to the same audience. The hint system is still there, which annoys me, however it still manages to be my personal favourite in the franchise. Lucas Arts perfected their brilliant sequel and will go down as one of the best adventure games of all time. If you liked the first Monkey Island, you will definitely love this one. Full Review »
  2. Oct 10, 2014
    9
    The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition  e  Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge, sono due acquisti che consiglio di fareThe Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition  e  Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge, sono due acquisti che consiglio di fare ad occhi chiusi a chiunque, considerando anche il prezzo “budget” (tra l’altro la versione retail,  Monkey Island: Special Edition Collection, contiene entrambe le avventure, storyboard, bozzetti e le colonne sonore complete rimasterizzate di ciascun gioco, tutto in un’unica confezione!). Non lasciatevi sfuggire queste perle di rara bellezza, che a distanza di oltre 20 anni sono ancora considerate metri di giudizio per le produzioni odierne. Ritroverete quella magia che si è persa col passare degli anni e con l’evolversi del mercato  che gira attorno ai videogiochi e delle preferenze dei giocatori stessi che hanno abbandonato un genere che poco a poco stà morendo. Esperienze di questo stampo devono essere provate almeno una volta nella propria vita, per far rivivere anche a chi ancora non c’era momenti indimenticabili della storia videoludica. Il voto che assegno a queste “edizioni speciali” non è ovviamente lo stesso che darei all’originale, per ovvi motivi, altrimenti il 10 sarebbe garantito ma lo rende comunque un acquisto imprescindibile.  Se non avete mai visto una scimmia a tre teste, è il momento giusto per farlo! Full Review »