Return to Monkey Island

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Return to Monkey Island
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About Return to Monkey Island

About this game

Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for ‘marketing-related crimes’.

Banter with old friends and new faces on familiar islands now under dangerous new leadership. Then, take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations, and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory.

Return to Point & Click Swashbuckling

Bringing classic point and click gameplay to the modern-day, intrepid pirates will solve puzzles and explore the islands with a clever evolution of classic adventure game controls. Context-sensitive interactions, reactive dialog trees, and an easy-to-use inventory system make pirating a breeze.

Embark on Archipelago Adventures

Navigate the sometimes-friendly confines of Melee Island, a familiar place that finds itself under new management by leaders who have put the squeeze on old friends and new faces. Venture out into uncharted lands like the aptly named Terror Island and the chilling outposts of Brrr Muda to make allies and enemies alike.

Created by a Legendary Crew

The new chapter in the Monkey Island series marks the return of the iconic series’ creator Ron Gilbert, joined by game co-writer Dave Grossman, art director Rex Crowle (Knights & Bikes, Tearaway) and composers Peter McConnell, Michael Land, and Clint Bajakian (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge).

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Return to Monkey Island - New Gameplay Trailer

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Critic Reviews

90 / 100
"A nostalgic, swashbuckling adventure you won't want to miss."
100 / 100
"A wonderful continuation of a classic that takes us back to an improbable story in an impossible place and leaves no buckle unwashed."
85 / 100
"When it comes to pure fan service, there won’t be many better this year than Return to Monkey Island. It feels like the true sequel to LeChuck’s Revenge and it feels as though...
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4.4

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Doleo
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I'm just about old enough to have played Monkey Island (and other point and click games) the first time around. Though, because I was quite young at the time, the difficulty of the puzzles was often beyond me. Many, many years later, and finding myself somewhat disenchanted with the games industry of the present day, I was excited to get into this game and see what it had to offer. Disappointingly, though, what it has to offer is mostly nostalgia. On the plus side, the game runs exceptionally well and is basically jank-free, which was not something I remember being the case back in the day. But on the down side, the game adds basically nothing to the successful format, so many years after the genre peaked. Of course, its not completely fair to expect every game released to be pushing boundaries and evolving the nature of gameplay, but when you're using a gameplay loop from basically 30 years ago and adding nothing new to it, you perhaps disappoint some (but not all) of your audience. Personally, I found the tone and gameplay too childish and simplistic, considering how old I am now. And just like the original games, so of the solutions to puzzles just feel arbitrary; solving them can be attritional instead of logical. Overall, I'm sure players of the original games will get something out of this one, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.
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Great addition to the Monkey Island franchise

Calbrush
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I really liked it. The art style is beautiful in game and I was one of those people who were wondering why they couldnt return to Monkey Island 3 style graphics. The pacing is really good, mega monkey mode is back, it does service to all previous games and gives you those 90s Lucas Arts feels. I can't stop telling people about this game.
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