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5.8 out of 10

Escape from Monkey Island

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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 3
3.0
Graphics 3
3.0
Sound 5
5.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Lifespan 5
5.0

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Gaming Addicts Network
2 September 2005
  • Excerpt: I have always loved the Monkey Island series, I was hoping that another existed, but I was a little upset to find that I couldn’t locate another of the series. I was relieved, then, to find Escape from Monkey Island as a two for £20 deal, and I instantly bought it. I played it to find that I had mixed views on it, though I still felt it was a good gaming experience despite some of the changes made.
  • Pros: + Pros-Amazing use of graphics
  • Cons: - Cons-Puzzles are more complicated than the previous games
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Overall 10
9.5

Escape from Monkey Island

Playstation Illustrated
10 January 2003
  • Excerpt: Escape from Monkey Island is a graphically perfect port of the PC version. The graphics are very colorful and have their own unique, cartoon style. Like most adventure games, this one has it's fair share of deep dark jungles and towns, but the way they are presented is totally unique and breaks up the monotony that plagues some games.
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Overall 6
6.0

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TheStar.com
19 September 2001
  • Excerpt: The fourth in LucasArts' lauded Monkey Island series but the first on a console, Escape From Monkey Island brings an atypical level of sophistication - decidedly convoluted and methodically involved gameplay - to the comfort of the couch-players' PlayStation2.
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Overall 6
6.0

Escape From Monkey Island

Evergeek
19 September 2001
  • Excerpt: The fourth in LucasArts' lauded Monkey Island series but the first on a console, Escape From Monkey Island brings an atypical level of sophistication - decidedly convoluted and methodically involved gameplay - to the comfort of the couch-players' PlayStation2.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0

Escape from Monkey Island

The Next Level
29 August 2001
  • Excerpt: The story continues from the third game with Guybrush and his wife, Governor Elaine Marley, returning to Melee Island after their honeymoon. They soon find that something is amiss as the town seems empty with no one to greet them upon their arrival. Apparently, Elaine has been pronounced dead while on her honeymoon. Guybrush sets off on an adventure to return his wife to gubernatorial status so they get on with their life. In their way is Charles L.
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CVG
15 August 2001
  • Excerpt: I'm always glad to see something a little different come to the PS2. Humorous games often find their way to the PC. However, my PC's processor is a Rodent 250, fueled by the colossal kinetic energy of a mouse running on a wheel chasing a stationary, dangling hunk of cheese. Also, this Gateway technological monstrosity crashes any time a cold draft of wind blows into my room.
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Escape From Monkey Island

The Armchair Empire
20 July 2001
  • Conclusion: Visually, this game is identical to the PC version. All of the characters are 3D rendered but move on a 2D background. It looks really good, but personally I prefer the Curse of Monkey Island visuals with the painted backgrounds. Aurally, this game sounds really good but suffers  from a little glitch that drove me insane at times. For some inexplicable reason, the speech will sometimes get quieter and then return to normal in a moment.
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Overall 9
8.6
Gameplay 9
8.6
Graphics 8
8.4
Sound 10
9.7
Control 9
8.5
Addiction 8
8.2

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PSX Extreme
9 July 2001
  • Excerpt: Lucas Arts has already struck gold with the PS2. First experiencing huge success with Star Wars: Starfighter this past February, and then moderate success with their kart-based Star Wars title, Super Bombad Racing, Lucas Arts has now released their third Playstation 2 game. Escape from Monkey Island, the fourth in the Monkey Island series, has now been ported over to the PS2, from the PC.
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Overall 8
7.5

Escape from Monkey Island

Gamebits
2 July 2001
  • Excerpt: Escape from Monkey Island is the fourth game in a long-running computer game series, and the first one LucasArts has ported to the PlayStation 2. Video gamers unacquainted with its computer ancestry can expect a uniquely witty — but at times, detached — experience. [PS2 version reviewed here] The hero of Monkey Island is Guybrush Threepwood, dim-witted do-gooder, famous vanquisher of the Demon Zombie Ghost Pirate LeChuck.
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Overall 9
8.9

Escape from Monkey Island PS2 Review

DarkZero
9 June 2004
  • Conclusion: This game is one fantastic play and is definitely worth buying. If you are going to buy it then take it back to the shop when you’re done and hopefully be in the time limit so you get a full refund then you can expect to be about halfway through act 1/3 when your time is up. Everyone should still play this and you never know, if you keep it in good condition you just might sell it on E-bay.
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