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Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 123
  2. Negative: 13 out of 123
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  1. Nov 25, 2018
    Good adventure game, bad Monkey Island game. Plot holes hurt my soul. Monkey Kombat hurts me physically.
  2. JakeP.
    Mar 9, 2002
    Impossible! Without a walkthrough I never had a chance. Bad storyline. Too repetitive
  3. Member27
    Jun 24, 2004
    Its not bad, but age has certainly been harsh to this game while its predecessors are still as good as they day they first came out of the box. Many of the puzzles are baffling and Monkey Kombat just plain sucks. Please, go back to 2D animation and the CMI interface.
  4. SarahK.
    Jun 29, 2002
    Fun game, but disappointing ending. Monkey Kombat is not as witty as previous MI games' insult fighting. I ran across a few technical glitches in the game play. The best part is exploring the islands, and talking with characters, but the puzzles themselves are a bit boring.
  5. May 19, 2020
    One of the weaker entries in the series. It had it's charm and it's gags, but they didn't feel that fresh and the engine brought it down a notch

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. The humor is droll but affecting, and the game play so well laid out that this program has to be considered a worthy sequel to its predecessor.
  2. Players who're new to the Monkey Island series may get the sense while playing the game that they're watching a bunch of old friends regale each other with old in-jokes; it's easy to feel as if you're being left out of the fun if you don't catch the references.
  3. EMI is not a bad game but it will never join its brethren in the panoply of gods of the genre. I for one would like to see LucasArts get out of the sequel to sequel to sequel business altogether and focus solely on new ideas.