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News video games 20 September 2022, 11:27

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Return to Monkey Island Delights Old and Young; Reviews and Release

Return to Monkey Island launched today on PC and Nintendo Switch to very positive reviews.

Source: Devolver Digital.


The release of Return to Monkey Island proved to be a success. The title ended up on the fourth spot of the list of best-selling games on Steam, and in the peak it was played on Valve's platform by more than 15 thousand users. In addition 96% of players rated the title positively.

Original message (September 19, 2022).

It's been a long time coming, but players can finally return to Monkey Island - only do they have a reason to? Apparently yes, at least if judging by the first reviews of Return to Monkey Island, which debuted today on PC and Nintendo Switch.

Return to Monkey Island - selected reviews

  1. GamesRadar - 4.5/5
  2. IGN - 9/10
  3. - 9/10
  4. Press Start - 9/10
  5. Stevivor - 9/10
  6. The Independet - 9/10
  7. IGN Italy - 8.8/10
  8. Hobby Consolas - 87/100
  9. The Guardian - 8/10
  10. OpenCritic: 88/100 (average of 16 reviews)
  11. Metascore on PC: 88/100 (average of 17 reviews)
  12. Metascore on Nintendo Switch: 84/100 (average of 8 reviews)

Guybrush Threepwood was able to return in new visuals (and along with music, praised by many reviewers, despite the pre-release "criticism"), but it's still good old Monkey Island.

Return to Monkey Island has everything that fans loved the previous installments of the series for. So get ready for a nostalgic adventure full of humorous dialogues and clever (and equally entertaining) puzzles.

However, as Ron Gilbert assured, the new Monkey Island is not (just) a return to retro. The developers have added quite a few modern improvements, and the puzzles are rarely as abstract as in typical 90s adventure games. Thanks to this Return to Monkey Island is a game that will appeal to both veterans and players just starting out with the series.

Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island

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