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  • Summary: Dr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him. Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikelyDr. Fred’s mutated purple tentacle is about to take over the world, and only you can stop him. Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world. Now, over 20 years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects (which the original 90s marketing blurb described as ‘zany!’). Players are able to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix and match audio, graphics and user interface to their heart’s desire. We’ve also included a concept art browser, and recorded a commentary track with the game’s original creators Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. May 7, 2016
    100
    A masterly remastering of the LucasArts classic. If you haven’t yet contended with Earth’s vilest extremity, it’s time to finally embrace the Day of the Tentacle.
  2. Mar 24, 2016
    91
    Call me an adventure romantic, call me crazy, but I love Day of the Tentacle and still think it is one of the best adventures ever made. Modernized in exactly the right spots and with an added developer commentary and alternative controls this is a masterpiece with beautifully crafted puzzles.
  3. Apr 6, 2016
    90
    One of the best remasters we've seen so far, Day of The Tentacle Remastered retains everything that made the original release brilliant, avoiding the trend of changing the formula that works so well.
  4. Mar 25, 2016
    89
    With 15 euros you'll have on your PC, PlayStation 4 or PS Vita a piece of gaming history as best you could hope with new graphics, unreleased extras and a well made new interface.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 18, 2016
    85
    It must’ve been very tempting to fix some quirks of the original, to make a legendary game a bit better. And maybe add something that had been planned back then, but wasn’t finished in time, or perhaps brush up the dialogues. Luckily, team behind Special Edition avoided all these temptations and delivered a game that’s 99.99% faithful to the original (the only joke that got removed is “Fony” logo on a TV) [Issue#209, p.66]
  6. Mar 30, 2016
    83
    Day of the Tentacle is largely removed from the adventure genre’s shortcomings, such as obtuse puzzle design, though it lacks a certain depth to its story. Nonetheless, its strange premise, witty one-liners, and brain-teasing puzzles help it remain something special.
  7. Mar 21, 2016
    50
    Day of the Tentacle Remastered is in every way a reminder of where the adventure genre was in the early 90’s. It has a pretty shallow story, badly written dialogue and underdeveloped characters. Surely the remastered will probably make fans of the original happy, but for anyone else this is more a proof of how much story telling and puzzle design has progressed since.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    un juego que dificilmente entenderia la gente de esta generacion pero para los que vivimos la epoca dorada de las aventuras graficas ver unun juego que dificilmente entenderia la gente de esta generacion pero para los que vivimos la epoca dorada de las aventuras graficas ver un remastered tan bueno de un clasico nos encanta al menos a mi me enamoro en su dia este juego y rejugarlo me ha dejado claro porque me gusto tanto, todo ser humano deberia jugar este juego no digo mas xD Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2017
    10
    This is a masterpiece, i will go as far as saying the BEST point and click adventure ever made, Tim Schafer you are a genius. Thank you andThis is a masterpiece, i will go as far as saying the BEST point and click adventure ever made, Tim Schafer you are a genius. Thank you and your team for remastering the Greatest Point and Click Adventure. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2016
    10
    One of the greatest adventure games of all time. This the game I want to show to my children one day, they might not appreciate it like I did,One of the greatest adventure games of all time. This the game I want to show to my children one day, they might not appreciate it like I did, but at least they will learn something about where they come from. Expand
  4. Jul 10, 2017
    9
    The remastered procedures just brings games of the past to the actual desktop resolution, plus, audio and video enhances are simply comparableThe remastered procedures just brings games of the past to the actual desktop resolution, plus, audio and video enhances are simply comparable to a slight facial lifting where the whole face can't be logically replaced.

    I'm the fortunate who enjoyed this game since the beginning, when independent reviews on the net wasn't an available option because the internet wasn't for everyone at all.
    Day of the Tentacle is probably one of the best Lucas Arts adventures ever made. The only one pity thing for all the fans like me is to don't see the majestic artworks of Steve Purcell here, that it should made more justice to the whole Maniac Mansion series due to the fact that he left Lucas after Sam&Max: Hit the Road then the art direction turned to Tim Shaffer (also great and valuable from this title until Grim Fandango). But despite that, we are talking about the history of point and click adventure here.

    As many said, at better price, it's worth for a replay ;)
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  5. Apr 7, 2016
    8
    I had a blast with this game, after decades since I finished it for the first time. The remaster is definitely not worth 15eur, it's reallyI had a blast with this game, after decades since I finished it for the first time. The remaster is definitely not worth 15eur, it's really just hd graphics that's it. However it's worth to have it in your library so buy at reduced price. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2018
    8
    Una de las mejores aventuras gráficas de todos los tiempos. Historia y ambientación impecables. Peca un poco de monótono en algunas partes
  7. Jan 3, 2017
    0
    Some games do not deserve remasters and this is a great example. Just, it doesn't work on consoles. The controls are horrid and gameplay isSome games do not deserve remasters and this is a great example. Just, it doesn't work on consoles. The controls are horrid and gameplay is slow and boring. Expand

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