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Monkey Island series

Group Description

Monkey Island is a series of comedy adventure games set in fictional 18th century-like Caribbean Islands, telling the story of the young wannabe-pirate Guybrush Threepwood. The series was originally envisioned as a trilogy by the main designer Ron Gilbert, but he only completed the first two games; the third and the fourth were made without his participation. The latter signified the conclusion of the original series, being the last one developed by LucasArts.

Like most LucasArts adventures, Monkey Island games are "death-free" (the player character cannot die), have no "dead ends" (the player cannot get irrevocably stuck), and are based on inventory puzzles and branching dialogue. The series' first installment, The Secret of Monkey Island (1990), was also the first adventure game made by LucasArts that answered all of the above requirements, defining the company's adventure game design philosophy.

In 2009, Telltale licensed the property for a five-part episodic adventure game, which eventually became Tales of Monkey Island.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #3 Most Memorable Game Hero (Guybrush Threepwood)
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #10 Most Memorable Game Villain (LeChuck)

Viewing all 18 items
Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition2010iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360LucasArts3.60
Monkey Island: Special Edition Bundle2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.00
Tales of Monkey Island (Deluxe Edition)2010Macintosh, WindowsTelltale, Inc.4.00
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 2 - The Siege of Spinner Cay2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Wii, WindowsTelltale, Inc.4.25
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Wii, WindowsTelltale, Inc.3.94
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition2009Browser, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360LucasArts3.54
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Wii, WindowsTelltale, Inc.4.25
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4 - The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Wii, WindowsTelltale, Inc.4.18
Tales of Monkey Island2009Macintosh, PlayStation 3, WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH4.30
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5 - Rise of the Pirate God2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Wii, WindowsTelltale, Inc.4.19
The Curse of Monkey Island (Includes Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge)2001DOS, WindowsLucasArts3.82
Escape from Monkey Island2000Macintosh, PlayStation 2, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.73
The Curse of Monkey Island1997WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC4.13
Monkey Island Madness1997DOSLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.71
The Monkey Island Bounty Pack1997DOS, WindowsActivision (UK) Limited3.59
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, MacintoshLucasfilm Games LLC4.01
The Secret of Monkey Island1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.3.99
The Secret of Monkey Island (Demo Version)1990Amiga, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC2.50

Selected Covers

Monkey Island Madness DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Monkey Island Madness

Selected Screenshots

Note the updated interface for Monkey Island 1
Screenshot from Monkey Island Madness