Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The game only lasts about 5-6 hours, and many will find what's on offer exceedingly dull. Still, point-and-click fans and puzzle-adventure buffs should really enjoy it.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 366 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 366
  1. Erica
    Jan 27, 2010
    10
    One thing many people who've given the game low reviews seem to 'ignore' is the fact that the game is almost 20 years old. It One thing many people who've given the game low reviews seem to 'ignore' is the fact that the game is almost 20 years old. It was not 'reimagined', simply given a makeover and given a voice. A lot of the elements in the game are easy, or in some cases (like myself) played it back in 1990 and somehow remember exactly what to do. So remember, you can't really judge it based on today's standards and call it a fair judgment. For me, it brought back memories of being 7 and watching eagerly as my dad installed the game onto our computer so I could play it. Full Review »
  2. Jan 10, 2013
    9
    This is it. To me and I guess to many others. The as yet still unsurpassed (the sequel almost did though) pinnacle of all Adventure Games.This is it. To me and I guess to many others. The as yet still unsurpassed (the sequel almost did though) pinnacle of all Adventure Games. It's The Secret of Monkey Island. I cannot give this the full 10 out of 10 because it is a remake relaunch of a classic, but there has been taken a lot of good effort to make it work on the newer gaming systems. I like the new graphics style, especially since you have the option to seamlessly switch between that and the 'true' pixelated original version. It may be a pretty obvious cash-in, but it's been done with lots of care about the game and consideration of both old and new fans. So yes, take my money, again, for the same game. It's allright, it has been about 20 years anyway. Full Review »
  3. GuybrushThreepwood
    Jul 18, 2009
    10
    Monkey Island returns! Relive all the classic comedy/adventure with updated graphics that look stunning, new ambient music and voice acting Monkey Island returns! Relive all the classic comedy/adventure with updated graphics that look stunning, new ambient music and voice acting (from the other games) - this really makes MI come to life again. Full Review »