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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

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9.5

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Destructoid
26 April 2010
  • Summary: Let’s rewind to E3 2009. I’m inside LucasArts’ conference room. I’m a few minutes early for the Star Wars: The Old Republic presentation. They have food and drink in both corners of the entrance. I’m told to help myself, but I can’t find anything that isn’t bloated with sugars and salt. I’m told to look around and watch a few games in action before the demonstration starts. I see a man dressed as a Stormtrooper leaning against a wall in the back center of the room.
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Overall 9
9.3

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: If there was a PC Gaming Hall of Fame, The Secret of Monkey Island would be in it. It’s a game that many of us grew up with and to this day refer to regularly. As much as that can be said for the original classic of 1990, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a welcome addition to XBLA that will give fans an overwhelming sense of nostalgia, bringing them back simpler days in the gaming business, when games didn’t have the multi-million dollar budgets as they do...
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Secret of Monkey Island, The: Special Edition (XBL)

The Review Busters
2 September 2009
  • Conclusion: How can you not buy this game? For the price you have to pay here you get more gameplay than more full priced games. Not only that you get a lot of humor and two games in one really since you can play the original game if you’d like. Monkey Island is a must own game for any Xbox 360 owner. Rating Breakdown Gameplay: 8 out of 10 + A classic game that is easy and fun to play, especially for the price. - Sort of hard to figure out where to go at times.
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Secret of Monkey Island (XBLA)

NZGamer.com
18 August 2009
Overall 9
8.5

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

gamerlimit.com
28 July 2009
  • Conclusion: For 10 dollars, The Secret of Monkey Island: SE is a steal. The game pays homage to series enthusiasts, as well as making it accessible to an entire new generation of gamers.
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Overall 9
9.0

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Thunderbolt Games
26 July 2009
  • Excerpt: It might be hard to grasp but back in the ’90s LucasArts were at the forefront of the adventure game genre. They may not have always received the commercial success they deserved, but critically, and amongst fans, LucasArts created some of the greatest games to ever grace the genre. The puzzles were inventive, challenging and quirky, and the writing was of another level; hilarious, witty and with plenty of heart and honesty.
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Overall 9
9.3

Review: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Xbox 360)

Gamer 2.0
23 July 2009
  • Conclusion: With so many fans already on board and many gamers itching to see what all the fuss was about, Secret of Monkey Island never disappoints and delivers a remarkable revision of this classic adventure. The updated visuals and voice acting gives the game a present-day touch and with sharp writing that still holds up to today’s standards, The Secret of Monkey Island is as every bit as enjoyable as it was years ago and is a game that every gamer should definitely pick up and...
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Overall 9
9.0

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

GamesRadar
16 July 2009
  • Pros: Great writing and acting, Fun puzzling, Spiffy graphical update
  • Cons: Clunky new interface, Unskippable dialogue, World feels a bit empty
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review

GameSpot
16 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Forgoing the history lesson on an almost-20-year-old game, The Secret of Monkey Island is a point-and-click adventure in which you assume the role of a wannabe pirate named Guybrush Threepwood. In order to become a pirate, Threepwood must prove himself as a swordsman, a treasure hunter, and a thief, which means you must prove that you can both solve puzzles and move a cursor around a screen--often simultaneously.
  • Pros: Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, Inventive, satisfying puzzles, New hint system lessens frustration, Loads of well-written characters to interact with, Look behind you, a three-headed monkey
  • Cons: No option to hear voice acting with original visuals, Special Edition interface is a little clunky
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

uk.gamespot.com
15 July 2009
  • Conclusion: It's possible to beat The Secret of Monkey Island in just a couple of hours if you go into the game armed with a complete solution. However, if you take the time to enjoy it and solve the puzzles yourself, it should last you anywhere between five and 10 hours. If you have a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle, two sticks of cinnamon, a length of rope, and 800 Microsoft points in your pocket right now, the best advice we can give you is this: Spend the points on...
  • Pros: Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, Inventive, satisfying puzzles, New hint system lessens frustration, Loads of well-written characters to interact with, Look behind you, a three-headed monkey.
  • Cons: No option to hear voice acting with original visuals, Special Edition interface is a little clunky.
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