Revisit the pirates and puzzles of this classic adventure game
In a world where many computer games can look enormously dated after as little as 18 months, it’s a testament to the classic Lucasarts adventure titles that re-releases, such as this special edition of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, stand up so well after almost 20 years.
As with 2009’s The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, this reissue comes with a few added bonuses. You can either play the game as you remember it, complete with old-fashioned graphics and point-and-click controls or you can opt for the Special Edition mode, which adds re-recorded dialogue from the original cast, brand new hand-drawn, high-definition graphics and a completely refreshed musical score. You can even seamlessly switch between the old and new versions at any point during play.
In addition, the Special Edition mode has improved controls that support right-clicking and gamepads, as well as a useful hint system if you find yourself flummoxed by one of the game’s frequently devilish puzzles.
The game obviously works best if you know the plot of the first Monkey Island, but you don’t have to be a fan of the original titles to enjoy Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge.
This is a game that’s as fresh and funny today as it was back in 1991. It’s available in multiple formats, including PC download from Steam and Direct2Drive at a very affordable price that makes it an essential purchase.
PEGI age rating 12+
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