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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Xbox 360)

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (Xbox 360)
alaScore 84

12 reviews

Dec, 2018

  • Negative

We have collected and analysed 12 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100. The average review date is 26-07-2009. We have compared these reviews to 93000 reviews from other Xbox 360 Games. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Expert review by : nofi (

Review: The Secret Of Monkey Island


The Special Edition gets us back into the Scumm Bar for one last pint of Grog.

The greatest trick with The Secret Of Monkey Island, after almost 20 years, is that its marriage of spectacularly witty pirate storyline and wonderfully devious puzzles is just as compelling and captivating today as it always was.  Somehow, despite the...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : JGifford (

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review [Xbox 360, PC]


Sometimes I feel privileged to live in the time I do. The wonders of the internet, not to mention food that I don't have to catch myself and indoor plumbing, make life far more enjoyable. Just like life, innovation in games takes place to increase...

Great, hilarious writing ; Enjoyable characters ; Beautiful new art style

Difficult puzzles with few tips ; Hint system helpful, not satisfying ; Dialogue skip is too broad

A remake of one of the classics. The cosmetic updates are great, the writing timeless, but the gameplay and design remains chained to the past.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Black (

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition


Some great old game-types are making a come-back of late. Leading the charge are fighting and adventure games. The latter resurgence seems to revolve around LucasArts properties and Tell-tale, many of whom used to work at LucasArts.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Brad Nicholson (

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition


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 ...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Cordeira (

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition


Drop that FPS, pack up your rubber chicken-with-a-pulley-in-the-middle, and book a trip back to Monkey Island.

For the uninitiated, the puzzles in Monkey Island are fairly logical even though a few require you to think humorously outside the box. There are of course a few points within the game that will likely strand a few new Monkey Island player for a little...

Jul, 2009