Round Up: The Reviews Are In For Return To Monkey Island

September has been crammed with all types of bulletins, and there have even been new video games launched like Splatoon 3. To rejoice ‘Talk Like A Pirate Day’ one different title that is now obtainable on the Nintendo Switch is Return to Monkey Island.

Yes, that is the subsequent massive entry within the Monkey Island point-and-click journey sequence. It sees the return of Guybrush Threepwood, witty humor and a brand new artwork fashion. The critic evaluations at the moment are in, so what is the verdict? Read on to seek out out!

Note: Many of those evaluations are for PC, we’ll add in Nintendo Switch evaluations in time:


Starting off with IGN, it awarded the sport 9/10:

“Return to Monkey Island expectedly comes packed filled with neatly crafted puzzles, humorous dialogue, and memorable characters. But as sequence creator Ron Gilbert returns to the sequence’ director’s chair for the primary time since 1991, it unexpectedly gives a variety of coronary heart, too . It is an journey gamer’s delight.”

The Gamer awarded the PC model of the sport 4.5/5:

“Return to Monkey Island is every part I needed and extra. Daft humor with loads of dad-worthy gags, puzzles to each frustrate and delight you, lovable throwbacks round each nook, and all whereas being effortlessly gratifying. It appears like Monkey Island has fittingly come full circle with this title in some ways, and but I am unable to assist however be egocentric and wish extra Guybrush from Gilbert. There’s nonetheless room within the scrapbook for extra adventures, and if we’re fortunate, possibly we cannot have to attend 30 years for the subsequent title.”

GameSpot gave it a 9/10:

“Returning gamers will adore the fan service and acquainted sense of heat that permeates the entire expertise, but it nonetheless strives to make itself considerably approachable for rookies. There’s no denying that sure components will probably be misplaced with out that decades-old connection, however having a historical past with the sequence is not important to take pleasure in Guybrush Threepwood’s newest escapade. Return to Monkey Island tells a healthful and compelling story of swashbuckling shenanigans that ought to attraction to anybody in search of a hearty journey on the excessive seas.”

Ars Technica mentioned it was a must-play:

“I started Return to Monkey Island considering this recreation would merely be a enjoyable, comforting return to a traditional, however I left the island believing that I’d performed a refreshing and completely vital recreation—one which employs interactivity to talk to the human spirit in ways in which a movie or e-book by no means might. I really like Return to Monkey Islandand I’m excited so that you can be taught its secrets and techniques, too.”

And RockPaperShotgun additionally liked it:

“I do assume it is probably the greatest level and click on video games to offer somebody within the yr of 2022 to show that time and click on video games are good. But I’m additionally self-aware sufficient myself to know I would not have liked Return To Monkey Island fairly as a lot if I did not have a historical past with the sequence. But I do. So I did. Yo ho ho, and a bottle of enjoyable.”


Will you be including Return To Monkey Island to your Nintendo Switch assortment? Tell us beneath.

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