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  • Summary: Announcing Return to Monkey Island, the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Oct 4, 2022
    100
    Return to Monkey Island is a fantastic addition to the series and a great game in its own right. If you’re a Guybrush Threepwood fan or want to revisit the high point of adventures past and present, you owe it to yourself to come back to Monkey Island.
  2. Sep 19, 2022
    95
    It took me a couple of days to convince myself, because at the beginning Return to Monkey Island seemed to be a victim of the hype: what should we have expected, in fact, from those who wrote the rules of the game and today it goes down again in the arena after thirty 'years? But then I became more and more immersed in the crazy archipelago invented by Ron Gilbert and I can not help but promote the work with flying colors. Only, always remember to face it in difficult mode, because with the "casual" one you would end up getting only a small percentage of the achievements and missing out on much of the more "cerebral" fun.
  3. Sep 19, 2022
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Oct 6, 2022
    90
    Return to Monkey Island is pretty much as perfect a sequel to such a series of classic games as one can get. The puzzles are just as clever as they were decades ago, the visuals are the stunning, characters both new and old are a joy to interact with and provide great humor, and the story is not only well-crafted, but also has surprisingly profound moments. It’s easily a classic that can proudly stand alongside the other Monkey Island games, and one of the year’s best games in general. Take it from a now-behind-bars Stan: it’s one worth picking up.
  5. Sep 26, 2022
    85
    Modern, accessible and well written, Return to Monkey Island is a very good adventure game that will certainly appeal to fans of the genre and which can even, like the first two episodes in their time, effectively initiate novices.
  6. Oct 2, 2022
    80
    Return to Monkey Island is consistently funny, with a ton of charm and interesting puzzles to work through. The interface is the best in the series, and it’s incredibly well-paced. It may not be what every fan of the series has hoped for, but I think those who can look at it for what it is rather than what they might have hoped it would be will have a wonderful time with it.
  7. Oct 3, 2022
    70
    Return to Monkey Island is a competent nostalgia-filled ride for loyal fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 77
  2. Negative: 22 out of 77
  1. Sep 27, 2022
    10
    I have been a fan of Monkey Island since the first game, and I loved all of them including the non-Ron Gilbert ones. Monkey Island was theI have been a fan of Monkey Island since the first game, and I loved all of them including the non-Ron Gilbert ones. Monkey Island was the game that got me into point and click adventures, but very few other adventure games match the quality and humour of Monkey Island. I was initially a bit hesitant about the odd choice of art style, but I was so distracted by the the sharp, witty and excellent writing that the art style ended up not bothering me. I was so sure of this game I pre-ordered it on Steam before release, and I'm glad I did. A masterpiece... Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2022
    10
    Genuinely can't believe how good this turned out to be. Nostalgia rarely works and usually disappoints but this felt like a warm hug from anGenuinely can't believe how good this turned out to be. Nostalgia rarely works and usually disappoints but this felt like a warm hug from an old friend. And yet it's not living in the past, it recognises that things change over time, the nature of life. It's also actually funny and I'm pretty jaded when it comes to comedy these days. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2022
    10
    The game brings back the first-class point and click adventures! Many thanks to the entire development team!
  4. Sep 22, 2022
    9
    Great puzzles, is faithful to the early secret of monkey island games. A few puzzles are rough and have poorly explained elements but I didn'tGreat puzzles, is faithful to the early secret of monkey island games. A few puzzles are rough and have poorly explained elements but I didn't choose hard mode for an easy ride. overall I'm very happy with it and the ending left me feeling how the Devs meant for me to feel Expand
  5. Sep 25, 2022
    7
    Funny and fun game, I wanted to play it with my kids but they weren’t interested
  6. Sep 25, 2022
    4
    Gameplay & Puzzles: 7/10 Fun and clever, as always, but no sword/insult fight? No timed event?

    Ending (s): 4/10 I preferred the endings of
    Gameplay & Puzzles: 7/10 Fun and clever, as always, but no sword/insult fight? No timed event?

    Ending (s): 4/10 I preferred the endings of the others Monkey Island. This one felt like they were lacking time, and decided to somewhat copy one of the past ending.

    Graphics: 2/10 It really felt like they skipped the corners. I was really disappointed by the general look.
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  7. Oct 4, 2022
    0
    Art style is bad. Maybe it looks cool and modern to whoever designed it, but what I see is a tasteless ugly mess. It's not a remaster - theArt style is bad. Maybe it looks cool and modern to whoever designed it, but what I see is a tasteless ugly mess. It's not a remaster - the original game looks nothing like that and not because of a different technology from back of the days, but it had own style which is now completely gone. Expand

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