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Lair of the Leviathan is the third release in the episodic Tales of Monkey Island series. It continues right after the cliffhanger of Episode 2: Guybrush Threepwood's ship is swallowed by a manatee, a gigantic sea creature. In the course of the episode Guybrush meets Coronado De Cava and continues the search after La Esponja Grande.

In comparison to the former episodes a lot more puzzles are dialogue based. The other puzzles still consist of Guybrush walking through (new) places, taking everything he can and using the items on other items. In his inventory he can combine items too. This time there is no treasure hunting involved, although there is a new mechanic where Guybrush has to learn and use pirate grimaces.

Unlike traditional adventure games the movement of Guybrush is not controlled by point & click but by holding the left mouse button and dragging the mouse in the desired direction (or alternatively with the keyboard keys). Interactions with items or persons are carried out with a single mouse button.

Unlike other Telltale episodic adventure series, individual episodes initially could not be purchased separately. Because of the larger story arc or possibly financial reasons, users were required to buy the five episodes as a whole as they are released on a monthly basis. Later, the decision was reversed and episodes were also offered individually.

Screenshots

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows Bugeye.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows Switching the skeleton skulls is only first part of Guybrush's sly plan.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows The game starts right where the previous episode ended.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows Diving event is recreating the scene from Monkey Island 2 game.

Promo Images

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Screenshot
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Screenshot
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Screenshot
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Monkey Island Tales 3 HD" -- iPad title

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User Reviews

Tales of Monkey Island, lair of comedy Windows Frankenfed (36)

Critic Reviews

ZTGameDomain Windows 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
GameZebo Windows Oct 17, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Cubed3 Wii Dec 28, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 28, 2009 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 31, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Girl Gamers UK Windows Oct 06, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameBoomers Windows Oct, 2009 B 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Windows Sep 29, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 30, 2009 70 out of 100 70
Gamer Limit Windows Sep 29, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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