www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
8.7 out of 10

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Showing 1-10 of 44
Overall 10
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.
  • Read full review
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...
  • Read full review

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.
  • Read full review

Secret of Monkey Island (XBLA)

NZGamer.com
18 August 2009
Overall 9
8.5

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Gamer Limit
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.
  • Read full review
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
  • Read full review

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.
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
15 July 2009
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

GAME REVIEW – The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Alternative Magazine Online
18 July 2010
  • Conclusion: With a director’s commentary or classic mode featuring the new voicework, the replay value of this Special Edition could have been increased substantially. As it stands, it is still a great game but won’t take seasoned adventure gamers very long to complete.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
9.5

The Secret of Monkey Island - Special Edition review

Gameplanet
22 April 2010
  • Excerpt: An excellent remake that does total justice to the original. A joy to play with the fantastic humour and characters lovingly recreated as we can only imagine they were originally intended.
  • Pros: Graphical overhaul, fabulous voice acting, hilarious puzzles, great storyline.
  • Cons: No new content, controls can be a bit tedious.
  • Read full review
Next page >>