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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.

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Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows When torturing fails, it's time for beheading.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows Somewhere on the sea, Elaine is eager to get reunited with her husband.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows Coronado De Cava is friendly and helpful...
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan Windows Now that happy couple went for a swim, I can sneak into the no-longer-guarded cave.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Adventure Gamers Oct 02, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
AceGamez 2009 9 out of 10 90
UltraNinjas Oct 02, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamers.at Oct 08, 2009 88 out of 100 88
Hooked Gamers Oct 02, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Destructoid Sep 30, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Girl Gamers UK Oct 06, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 Jan 02, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Thunderbolt Games Oct 19, 2009 7 out of 10 70
CanardPC Oct 15, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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Patrick Bregger (155419) added Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan (Windows) on Oct 03, 2009
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