Summary: Reviews are pending for Return to Monkey Island

Summary: Reviews are pending for Return to Monkey Island

September was full of all kinds of announcements and even saw the release of new games like Splatoon 3. To celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate Day,” another title that’s now available on Nintendo Switch is Return to Monkey Island.

Yes, this is the next big entry in the Monkey Island point-and-click adventure series. It sees the return of Guybrush Threepwood, witty humor and a new art style. The critics’ reviews are in now, so what’s the verdict? Read on to find out!

Note: Many of these reviews are for PC, we’ll be adding Nintendo Switch reviews over time:


As of IGN, it gave the game a 9/10:

“Return to Monkey Island is expected to be packed with cleverly designed puzzles, funny dialogue and memorable characters. But as series creator Ron Gilbert returns to the show’s director’s chair for the first time since 1991, it also unexpectedly offers a lot of heart. . It’s an adventure gamer’s delight.”

Gamer gave the PC version of the game 4.5/5:

“Returning to Monkey Island is everything I wanted and more. Crazy humor with plenty of dad-worthy gags, puzzles to frustrate and delight you, adorable twists at every corner and all at the same time effortlessly enjoyable. It feels like Monkey Island has come full circle with this title in a lot of ways, and yet I can’t help but be selfish and want more Guybrush from Gilbert. There’s still room in the scrapbook for more adventures, and if we’re lucky, maybe we won’t have to wait 30 years for the next title.”

GameSpot gave it 9/10:

“Returning players will love the fan service and familiar warmth that permeates the entire experience, yet it strives to be somewhat accessible for beginners. There’s no denying that certain elements will be lost without that decades-old connection, but having a history with the series isn’t essential to enjoying Guybrush Threepwood’s latest escapade. Return to Monkey Island tells a wholesome and compelling tale of trickery that should appeal to anyone looking for a heart-warming adventure on the high seas.”

Ars Technica said it’s a must-play:

“I started Return to Monkey Island thinking this game would just be a fun and comforting throwback to a classic, but I left the island thinking I played a refreshing and absolutely necessary game — one that uses interactivity to speak to the human spirit in ways that a movie or book never could. I love Return to Monkey Islandand I’m excited for you to learn its secrets too.”

And RockPaperShotgun also liked:

“I think it’s one of the best point and click games to give someone in the year 2022 to prove that point and click games are good. On Monkey Island as much if I didn’t have a history with the show. But I do. That’s what I did. Yo ho ho, and a bottle of fun.”


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