Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is the point-and-click adventure sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island, created by Ron Gilbert, developed and published by LucasArts in 1991.

Year1991
GenreAdventure
Rating4.5 (4.5)10
PublisherLucasArts
DeveloperLucasArts
Updated20 November 2016
TAGSpuzzle-solving humour point-and-click scumm pirates

Game Review

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is the point-and-click adventure sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island, created by Ron Gilbert, developed and published by LucasArts in 1991. Originally released for DOS it later made its way onto the Amiga and Mac.

It plays much like the first one, with use of verbal commands to interact with objects and the ability to choose between different response options when talking to characters. This was the first LucasArts game to make use of their music synchronization technology iMuse.

Playing as Guybrush Threepwood (his name made me giggle), you are searching for the treasure of “Big Whoop” and bragging to your buddies about beating the pirate LeChuck. You are then informed that Lechuck’s former first mate isn’t allowing anyone off the island, keeping you from pursuing your treasure. You go to confront the guy and decide to prove to him you killed his old boss by showing him the trophy beard you kept (ya psycho). Of course he robs you and promptly uses the beard to bring his old boss back from the dead. Newly resurrected LeChuck is hell bent on coming after you. This is a fun and amusing adventure game and has the uncommon feature of a choice in difficulty levels. Your adventure spans over a few different islands (with comical names) and gets you tangled up in crazy hijinks. Nothing old Guybrush can’t handle, right? This comical adventure classic is an essential for the die-hard adventure gamer, but can easily appeal to anyone else due to the easy to use interface and wonderful story.

The game won Best Adventure Game three times and landed at #2 in the Funniest Computer Game category. Monkey Island 2 is not only one of the best-selling adventure games ever, it's a true masterpiece and a milestone in the history of video games.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 23 February 2017, 4:33 pm



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