Day of the Tentacle Remastered

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87 / 100
Mar 26, 2016

A lovingly remastered version of a LucasArts classic. Day of the Tentacle is every bit as funny and entertaining as it was back in 1993.

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Recommended
Mar 21, 2016

A welcome opportunity to return to one of the all-time greats, even if the remaster doesn't hit the same heights as the adventure.

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8.8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2016

Thanks to the timeless quality of the writing, Day of the Tentacle remains as enjoyable today as it was when first released over twenty years ago. Faithfulness to the original art design is reflected in every lovingly-drawn line and hue of the gorgeous graphical presentation, and the zany humor is consistently spot-on. New players should be aware that the leaps in logic can make a few of the puzzles very difficult, but the witty wisecracks keep the search for solutions tremendously entertaining.

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8 / 10
Mar 23, 2016

One of the best point ‘n’ click adventures of all-time still has much to teach modern gaming in terms of puzzle design and engaging characters.

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8.3 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2016

With stellar use of humor and brain-teasing puzzles, this adventure game provides plenty of fun (and many laughs)

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7 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a well-polished time capsule

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Unscored
Mar 22, 2016

It's easy to see why so many people look back at this game so fondly.

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Mar 22, 2016

LucasArts' 1993 adventure game has aged incredibly well, making for an incredible experience for newcomers and veterans alike. Add in a host of great extras and upgrades, and it's hard to think of how this Remastered edition could possibly be better.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2016

Day of the Tentacle remastered is an excellent way to feed your 90s soul with good, nonsensical fun. The remastered graphics capture the cartoonish charm of the original perfectly, yet the updated sound and controls give it a much more modern feel. They managed to capture the original spirit of the game while still smoothing over any bumps that may have cropped up due to its age. I’m glad I had a chance to play it through this lens, and I’d definitely recommend for any fans of this genre to give it a go, or for old fans of the game to relive the experience in a shinier fashion.

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8 / 10
Mar 21, 2016

While nowhere near as ambitious an undertaking as Grim Fandango Remastered, there is obviously a lot of love and care that has gone into Day of the Tentacle Remastered. There are most certainly still the same old gameplay warts that came from that era of gaming that don’t really translate well and some minor rough edges to the remaster, but it’s well preserved and the updates to presentation are marvellous. This is definitely a revamped classic worth a look.

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8.9 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2016

With 15 euros you'll have on your PC, PlayStation 4 or PS Vita a piece of gaming history as best you could hope with new graphics, unreleased extras and e well made new interface.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2016

Double Fine has done another great on remastering a classic, delicately updating it in such a way that what stood out in 1993 stands out all over again more than 20 years later.

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Mar 20, 2016

Day of the Tentacle: Remastered is a fantastic update of the original. What has needed to be updated has been, without losing the charm and cleverness of the original.

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Unscored
Mar 21, 2016

I still adore this game. It’s still the smartest, most elegant, most entertaining adventure game ever made. And now, if you want, it looks new and sounds amazing.

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Mar 22, 2016

The remaster of 1993's Day of the Tentacle adds new graphics and a great commentary track to one of the most beloved adventure games from the genre's golden age.

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9 / 10
Mar 28, 2016

A sterling example of the point-and-click genre, this revitalised classic continues to exceed expectations more than twenty years after its initial release. A must-have for fans of the original and a great point of entry for anyone new to the formula, Day of the Tentacle Remastered harbours a fantastic charm that can scarcely be found elsewhere.

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85 / 100
Mar 25, 2016

And did I mention it includes the original Maniac Mansion as well?

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9 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2016

After 25 years Day of the Tentacle is still a brilliant game. Irresistible, ironical, with an outstanding style and an amazing screenplay. Double Fine did a great job with the remastering process, modernizing every aspect of the game.

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Mar 22, 2016

Day of the Tentacle Remastered isn't just a simple port, it's also an amazing achievement in its own right. The new visuals are gorgeous, and the gameplay has been updated to be streamlined, yet still stay true to the original. Double Fine have outdone themselves here.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2016

With LucasArts reduced to a licensor under Disney at this point, Day of the Tentacle Remastered serves as a sobering reminder of the brand’s storied past as a home for some of the most talented storytellers and developers in the gaming industry. Overflowing with buckets of self-aware humor and charm, and bringing the beloved point-and-click cartoon adventure into gorgeous HD, this should be a priority for both fans of the original game as well as anyone looking to play an important and influential part of gaming history. While not all of the game stands toe-to-toe with modern expectations — with some puzzles remaining obnoxiously hard to figure out and voiceover volume that’s sometimes inconsistent — the vast majority of this Maniac Mansion sequel passes the old “test of time” with flying colors.

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