Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Windows)

Published by
Developed by
ESRB Rating
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


Monty Python's The Meaning of Life is loosely based on the Monty Python movie of the same name. The player must go through the seven stages of life (The Miracle of Birth, Growth and Learning, Fighting Each Other, Middle Age, Live Organ Transplants, The Autumn Years and Death), looking for hints and clues based on each particular phase of life in an attempt to understand life in general. Once they reach the grand finale, they will be able to live out their life in a cottage, and prove that they can take on the obstacles of life. Having completed these tasks, the player will be given the answer to the ultimate question: the question of life!

There are several scenes from the movie shown in-game as well as several sketches from the Monty Python’s Flying Circus television series, like The Spanish Inquisition.


Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Windows Getting historical figures drunk... the game does diverge from the movie plot
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Windows The knotted hadkerchief hat, a Python clue to the wisdom these statues possess
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Windows The "Live Organ Transplants" mini game
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Windows Start off with the miracle of birth

Promo Images

There are no promo images for this game

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

It would be a great game if it didn't have so many bugs... Psychedelic Mike (70) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game.EXE Jan, 1998 99 out of 100 99
Gamezilla Feb 17, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Computer Games Magazine Feb 25, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Score Feb, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 02, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Denmark) 1998 6 out of 10 60
Adventure Classic Gaming Apr 27, 1998 3 out of 5 60
Just Adventure Nov 12, 2002 C- 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 02, 1998 40 out of 100 40


There are currently no topics for this game.


Graham Chapman received posthumous writing credit for this game since much of the material was lifted from the TV show. He passed away in 1984. He was 48 years old.

Related Web Sites

Gene Davison (805) added Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Windows) on Sep 01, 2000