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  • Summary: 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. Over 20Originally 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. 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. Players can 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. [Playstation.com] Expand

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  1. Mar 24, 2016
    90
    A masterpiece that doesn't shows its age despite the time that has passed since its original release. An outstanding remastering that manages to retain the magic from the original game.
  2. Mar 28, 2016
    90
    A must-have for fans of the original and a great point of entry for anyone new to the formula, Day of the Tentacle Remastered harbours a fantastic charm that can scarcely be found elsewhere.
  3. Apr 10, 2016
    90
    A shining example of how to do a remaster, and the visuals really stand tall. The original game is more accessible (and nearly modern in some aspects) than I recall. Coupled with the included 'Maniac Mansion' and Vita support, this ought to make a great adventure game romp for a great swathe of players.
  4. 85
    Overflowing with buckets of self-aware humor and charm, and bringing the beloved point-and-click cartoon adventure into gorgeous HD, this should be a priority for both fans of the original game as well as anyone looking to play an important and influential part of gaming history.
  5. Mar 21, 2016
    80
    Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a solid port of an excellent cult classic.
  6. May 12, 2016
    80
    Much like last year’s Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered brings classic point and click adventure games to a new generation to great effect.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 18, 2016
    80
    The occasional flat gag notwithstanding, DotT’s long awaited PlayStation appearance is sublime. [June 2016, p77]

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  1. Apr 16, 2016
    10
    Day of the Tentacle is my favorite adventure game. If you enjoy really good humor in games, I would highly recommend this game to you. TheDay of the Tentacle is my favorite adventure game. If you enjoy really good humor in games, I would highly recommend this game to you. The remastered version is just as good as the original but more beautiful than ever. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Mar 23, 2016
    10
    Excellent game and a great opportunity for newcomers to experience one of the best adventure games (if not THE best) of all time.
    It´s funny,
    Excellent game and a great opportunity for newcomers to experience one of the best adventure games (if not THE best) of all time.
    It´s funny, witty and very fun to play. The puzzles are creative and the dialog is amusing. Don´t waste your time here, go buy this game NOW!
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  4. Mar 27, 2016
    8
    I remember playing this game when it first came out. I remember the hype about it. Everyone was talking about it and there were articlesI remember playing this game when it first came out. I remember the hype about it. Everyone was talking about it and there were articles everywhere. So I was pretty pumped to play it at the time. I was heavy into point-n-click adventure games at the time and had pretty much played everything else.

    So when I finally sat down and played it .... it was okay. Like all point-n-click games of the time it suffered the same "What next?" problem. These days if you get stuck you just go online and within minutes you have an answer (usually.) Back then, you usually had to wait for some gaming magazine to publish a walk through, and when you live in a small town your options in that regard are limited. However this is what made point-n-click games so compelling. The challenge. DOTT in this regard was far too easy and I remember this was one of the few games I didn't need a walkthrough. So my criticism is that it was too easy.

    Graphically the game was colourful and pretty, making it stand out from other games of the genre. The cartoony graphics were a bit refreshing, with a noticeable Chuck Jones feel to them. Voice acting was pretty good for the time.

    So, what do I think of the remaster? Well, it gives me hope. This game has been so well remastered to current gen systems that it gives me hope that more old LucasArts games get the same treatment *cough* Fate of Atlantis *cough*. Hint, hint, wink, wink.

    Visually the HD remastered graphics are great and you can almost forget how old the source material is, however as another reviewer said, they can be a bit bland and lacking detail. However this is just in contrast to current standards, back then it was detailed.

    Story wise, DOTTR is as funny as it was back then. A few dated jokes that the younger generation are unlikely to get, but otherwise it holds up.

    Overall:
    Day of the Tentacle remastered is a fantastic remastering of a cult classic for current gen systems. However if I had to be honest, this game is primarily aimed at its long time fans. Newer/younger gamers are likely to not get allot of it and hold it on par to an interactive cartoon (whether that is a good thing or not may vary depending on personal taste.) Bottom line this is a great game which I had allot of fun with, both then and now.

    Side Note:
    Don't play this game with a walkthrough or trophy guide on your first play through. Get any missed trophies on subsequent play throughs.
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  5. Dec 22, 2020
    8
    Very good adventure. Fun and creative, with nice plot. Puzzles are not hard, but sometimes not easy. Overall, it's great.
  6. Sep 5, 2017
    8
    I am not particularly fond of graphic adventures, but I am aware there are very good games in that genre and Day of the Tentacle is definitelyI am not particularly fond of graphic adventures, but I am aware there are very good games in that genre and Day of the Tentacle is definitely one of them.

    Whereas I found gameplay a bit tedious without using a guide, since you have to try many different possibilities until one of them allows to continue the story, the truth is that the storyline, the sense of humour, the design of this game are unique. It really is hilarious.

    I would also like to appreciate the quality of the remastered version, as it truly improve the graphics and, even more importantly, simplifies significantly the commands and the way of interacting with objects and characters. The music has also been updated, and they have included interesting director's commentaries in case you want to listen to them while playing (I listen just to a few of them, because I had never played the game and wanted to play it the normal way).

    As a negative aspect, I just regret that the loading and saving times are so incredibly slow. Frankly, I cannot understand the reason why this happens, but it takes almost one minute to simply save or load.
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  7. Jul 27, 2018
    5
    As the name suggests this is a remastered version of the 1993 point and click adventure Day of the Tentacle, a game remembered fondly by a lotAs the name suggests this is a remastered version of the 1993 point and click adventure Day of the Tentacle, a game remembered fondly by a lot of people. As the game begins a walking, talking purple tentacle drinks from some polluted water and instantly becomes intent on taking over the world. Three friends decide they have to stop him.

    Everything is done with tounge firmly in cheek and the game certainly has a charm to it. Unfortunately, as I’ve often found to be the case with the genre, the gameplay is totally uninspiring. The logic behind how to progress is all over the place and most of my time was spent just wandering around clicking on objects at random until something works and allows me to progress (or even just looking up the solution online).

    If you’re a fan of the original game, or even just the old school point and click games, Day of the Tentacle is worth checking out but there is nothing here to attract new fans to the genre.
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