Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition

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Critic Score User Score
Windows
88
4.1
iPad
92
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Xbox 360
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3.3
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Description

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition is a remake of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. After the events of The Secret of Monkey Island Guybrush came to fame but it is fading away. Now he is on the search for the famous treasure of Big Whoop. Unfortunately he is stuck on Scabb Island where Largo LaGrande, a former henchman of LeChuck, is in charge and steals all of Guybrush's riches... His first goal is to leave Scabb Island and later his search for Big Whoop gets more personal because an old enemy comes back to life...

Regarding gameplay the game doesn't change much in comparison to its predecessor: the player explores the environment, solves item-based puzzles and talks to a lot of people through multiple choice dialogues. The biggest part of the game is the search for a treasure map during which the player has to solve interconnected puzzles on three islands.

The three main new features of this Special Edition are the all-new graphics, full voice acting (this time also available while playing with the original graphics) and new controls similar to the coin control of The Curse of Monkey Island: when right clicking on an object all valid verbs pop up. Optionally the player can circle through the verbs to change the default command for the left mouse button. Of course he can always switch to the original version where he has the original SCUMM-Interface available with nine verbs at the bottom of the screen. To start an action the player has to choose one of these verbs and then click on an item in the game world or the inventory.

New players who are not familiar with the original game can use two features to make their life easier: a hint system and the possibility to lighten up all interactive elements on the screen. On the other hand the "easy" mode from the original game is not included. The optional in-game commentary by Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman can be activated during certain scenes of the game and gives background information about the development of the original game.

Screenshots

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition iPad It's a good thing I listened to MY Mom! :-))
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows A visit at the local prison
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows Stan sells coffins now
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition Windows The intro sequence

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User Reviews

A classic Monkey Island game reborn Windows *Katakis* (37896)
A great game, an okay sequel Windows yellowshirt (95)

Critic Reviews

Pocket Gamer UK iPad Jul 08, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Slide to Play iPad Jul 09, 2010 4 out of 4 100
Eurogamer.it Windows Jul 22, 2010 10 out of 10 100
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 09, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Gamer Limit PlayStation 3 Jul 11, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 27, 2010 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Windows Jul 07, 2010 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Jul 07, 2010 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jul 09, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Jul 12, 2010 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

German version

In the original translation, almost all German book titles in the library were written anew and re-ordered alphabetically. The reasons were both to adapt the humour and puns to German culture and to give hints for the, for Germans, harder to grasp puzzles (especially the infamous monkey wrench). In the new translation, there is no alphabetical order and all titles were translated literally.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2010 – Most Humorous Game of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • 2011 - Best Adventure in 2010 (Readers' Voting)

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