Return to Monkey Island Reviews

Return to Monkey Island is ranked in the 96th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10
Oct 3, 2022

Return to Monkey Island is a brilliantly modernised point-and-click adventure game that's tailor-made for both fans of its classic predecessors and anyone who loves narrative-driven exploration titles.

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10 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2022

Return to Monkey Island is what it was meant to be. Art, sound, dialogue; it's all part of its blend of playable and communicative talent. It's perfect again.

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Oct 4, 2022

They say you can't go home again, and there are few wells more daunting to return to than Monkey Island. But with Gilbert at the helm and Grossman by his side, Return to Monkey Island really is the full monkey.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2022

Return to Monkey Island shows there is a place for this style of game in the gaming world of 2022 for both new players and returning ones, Point and click games do not have to be pocking stuffed puzzlers, but they still can be at the same time. At its heart, the Witt and humour of the series shine through no matter how you are experiencing the game, and it is in this versatility the work of Ron Gilbert and Terrible Toybox shines through indeed.

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92 / 100
Sep 20, 2022

A brilliant return to the series at its best that modernises the point-and-click form.

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Ryan McCaffrey
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2022

Return to Monkey Island expectedly comes packed full of smartly crafted puzzles, funny dialogue, and memorable characters. But as series creator Ron Gilbert returns to the series’ director’s chair for the first time since 1991, it unexpectedly offers a lot of heart, too. It is an adventure gamer’s delight.

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Recommended
Sep 19, 2022

A deft and heartfelt journey through nostalgia.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Sep 21, 2022

A hugely successful reboot for the beloved point 'n' click adventure, that achieves its comeback without sacrificing either its sense of humour or some enjoyably tricky puzzles.

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Sep 19, 2022

Return to Monkey Island is a heartfelt and nostalgic return to a point-and-click adventure series that had long been left behind. It's fun, smart, and intuitive, with a story and presentation that is surprisingly self-aware. Whether this is your first brush with Guybrush Threepwood or your sixth, Return to Monkey Island is a swashbuckling adventure you won't want to miss.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2022

Return to Monkey Island is profoundly nostalgic and relentlessly funny, and I'm once again a kid, laughing at Guybrush's umpteenth last-ditch efforts to distract his opponents with, "Look behind you, a three-headed monkey!"

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9 / 10
Sep 19, 2022

The iconic point-and-click adventure series returns with a heartfelt and nostalgic adventure that any mighty pirate would be a fool to miss.

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Unscored
Sep 19, 2022

Return to Monkey Island is yet another game in the Monkey Island franchise that makes only a slight effort to reflect the ever-shifting gaming landscape, while confidently clinging to the DNA that made it so beloved in the first place. And if you’re looking for the secret to creating an enduring franchise, you could do a lot worse than that.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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9 / 10
Sep 29, 2022

With all the wit and charm that you would expect from Gilbert and Grossman's writing, Return to Monkey Island is a decades-long reverie made reality and absolutely essential for fans of the series.

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87 / 100
Sep 19, 2022

It's not a perfect game, it's probably not the best Monkey Island. But, of course, it is a heartfelt love letter to everything we love about graphic adventures and, in short, a fun and nostalgic experience.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Sep 22, 2022

In that, it feels like the rare auteur-driven game – where it’s not just self-aware fun, but also a piece of art with something to say about the past, the present – and even how our changing understanding of ourselves, and our stories, can color the future. It’s brilliant, and exactly what I hoped it would be.

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Unscored
Sep 19, 2022

I love Return to Monkey Island, and I'm excited for you to learn its secrets, too.

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8.8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2022

A glorious return for one of gaming's most beloved franchises, that provides fan with another satisfying pirate-themed adventure, some clever dialogue and memorable characters.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2022

Return to Monkey Island feels like a bridge linking some of the absolute best point-and-click adventures of gaming's younger years with the sensibilities of the modern world.

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Unscored
Sep 19, 2022

Return To Monkey Island might be playing the entire nostalgia hand, nevermind the card, but it's also a very good modern point and click game that makes a perfect new entry to a beloved old series.

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