The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

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Back by popular demand, this Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game for original and new audiences alike.
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About The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

About this game

Developed by LucasArts and published by LucasArts, LucasFilm, and Disney Interactive.

In this reimagining of the popular game The Secret of Monkey Island, you'll take on the shoes of the naive yet hilarious hero who goes on a journey to find the fabled Monkey Island! Tales of pirate wealth draw him into the port of Mêlée with no money, too much confidence, and an insatiable curiosity! Will he be able to find the island?

Like Before, But Better!

This reimagined version of the game adds a great touch of modernity to the beloved classic! The contemporary art style, re-mastered music with full orchestral detail, and the complete voice-over have breathed new life into the timeless classic. It's an experience for both newcomers and old fans!

Become a Famous Pirate!

During your daring adventure, you'll attempt to become the most infamous pirate in all the Caribbean AND try to steal the heart of the beautiful governor, Elaine Marley, while you're at it! 

New Features

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition adds an all-new intuitive game interface and control for a better and smoother journey. Additionally, the puzzles now have a hint system to keep them fun!

Game Details

Release Date:
July 15, 2009
Developer:
LucasArts
Publishers:
LucasArts
Lucasfilm

Disney Interactive
Rating:
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Monkey Island
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Product Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP® or Windows Vista®
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB for Vista
  • Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2.0 capability
  • DirectX®: 9.0c (March 2009)
  • Hard Drive: 2.5GB free hard drive space
  • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compliant sound card
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller

Critic Reviews

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IGN

87 / 100
"Playing this adventure will take you back to a simpler, more innocent time before games needed to bash us over the head with ultra violence to get our attention. They...

GameSpy

90 / 100
"If you cut your teeth on, say, Telltale's various Sam & Max or Strong Bad series, you're about to find out exactly what a hardcore adventure game plays like."

Gamers.at

92 / 100
"Monkey Island Special Edition is the well done remake of a classic game. The controls may not be perfect, but the graphics and sound make up for it."
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0.6% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Easy
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Just Right
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Unforgiving
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Relax & enjoy! 67.89%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Completionist! 30.23%  of players have Conquered It

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition User Reviews

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One of the best games of a genre I usually don't like very much.

DarthAndreas
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Even though I am not a big fan of of point and click adventures, where you have to combine two unrelated things to get a third weird thing, I must say that this one is one of the best I ever played. Mostly because of the perfect writing and humor. Also the hint system is quite good, so i never got stuck for too long, even though I probably used it way too often insted of proper thinking.
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Recommended

Yoge
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A true classic in the p&c genre in a new coat of paint. If you don't like Guybrushes new hair you can get a mod that fixes his hairstyle to the original cover of the game. The new UI layout and keybinds are not very intuitive. Overall a must play for anyone.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 9% of GameFAQs users said The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is Simple or Easy. 68% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 23% of GameFAQs users said The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ACB, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is suitable for players aged 20 and above.
Yes, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck. This game does not default to external Bluetooth/USB controllers on Deck, and may require manually switching the active controller via the Quick Access Menu
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • OS: Windows XP® or Windows Vista®
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB for Vista
  • Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2.0 capability
  • DirectX®: 9.0c (March 2009)
  • Hard Drive: 2.5GB free hard drive space
  • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compliant sound card
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 11 hours.
Yes, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition has broad critical consensus. 96% of critics on Metacritic recommend The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. The Metascore is 86 out of 100.
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition was released on July 15, 2009
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is published by LucasArts, Lucasfilm, and Disney Interactive
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition was developed by LucasArts
Fanatical users tagged The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition as Point & Click, Adventure, Puzzle, and Story Rich
Fanatical users tagged The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition as Comedy, Classic, Pirates, and Funny
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition as Point & Click
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition as Puzzle

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