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Escape From Monkey Island

Release Date: 
06/18/2001
Game Platform: 
PlayStation 2
Star Rating: 
6 out of 10
Well, shiver our timbers—it’s a pirate game worth its weight in doubloons! Fresh from a lengthy PC stint, this comic misadventure finds nautical numskull Guybrush Threepwood crossing cutlasses—and wits—with noseless robbers and his archrival, zombie buccaneer LeChuck. Though there’s nothing new here for salties who’ve played the PC version, the enhanced controls and graphics sink all doubts regarding the title’s seaworthiness. Obscure puzzles prove more troubling than a month at sea without wenches, but it’s nothing a bout of parody-within-a-parody Monkey Combat can’t cure. If you’re keen on tasteless, tongue-in-cheek jokes, smooth sailing lies ahead; if not, why are you reading this magazine?