Game InformationGame Title: Return to Monkey Island
- Nintendo Switch (Sep 19, 2022)
- PC (Sep 19, 2022)
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Publisher: Devolver Digital
Opencritic: 90% - 100% Recommended
Critic ReviewsAusGamers - KostaAndreadis - 9.5 / 10
A joyous adventure game that, if you've ever been a fan, should be savoured like a tall glass of aged grape juice.
Eurogamer - Christian Donlan - Recommended
A deft and heartfelt journey through nostalgia.
Gamepur - Tony Wilson - 8 / 10
Despite being set between the second and third games in the series, Return to Monkey Island feels like a beautiful climax to a franchise that's seen games spread across four decades.
GamesHub - Edmond Tran - 5 / 5
Return to Monkey Island isn’t a grand reinvention of point-and-click adventure games in mechanics or narrative ambition. It is, quite literally, a return. It sticks to its own identity, and aims to be the best version of itself – a comforting, charming game with great characters and amusingly esoteric puzzles. That a new Monkey Island game exists with Gilbert and Grossman at the helm makes Return to Monkey Island an attraction well worth the curiosity. And that this traditional format still satisfies while remaining largely unchanged, several decades later, speaks volumes about how timeless their ideas and this world have always been.
The Independent - Jasper Pickering - 9 / 10
Return to Monkey Island is a thoughtful retread of a genre that was once the pinnacle of adventure games, yet now feels rarely revisited, despite its influence. A lot has changed since The Secret of Monkey Island debuted more than three decades ago, but now Return feels like a fitting conclusion to everything that spawned from the original. Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman’s own reflection on the series after the game’s conclusion is poignant in its perspective that only years away from the helm could bring.
WayTooManyGames - Heidi Hawes - 8 / 10
The Monkey Island series are adored because of their humor and charm, and Return to Monkey Island is no different. It retains all the same wit, puns, and groan-worthy dad jokes as the rest of the games. In fact, Return to Monkey Island feels more in-line with the earlier titles, no doubt due to Gilbert’s involvement, as well as most of the original cast. The art style might be initially off-putting for some, but it really does grow on you after a while.