The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for PC
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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Jul 15, 2009
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About this game

Developer: LucasArts
Content Rating: Everyone10+


The game's twisty plot leads our naive hero on a hilarious, swash-buckling search for the fabled secret of Monkey Island. Tales of pirate wealth lure him to the port of Mêlée with high hopes, no money, and insatiable curiosity. If clever enough, he will win the confidence of Mêlée's pirates and find himself blown by the winds of fate toward the terrifying and legendary Monkey Island -- an adventure that would chill the bones of even the most bloodthirsty buccaneer.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP® or Windows Vista®
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB for Vista
  • Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2.0 capability
  • DirectX®: 9.0c (March 2009)
  • Hard Drive: 2.5GB free hard drive space
  • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compliant sound card
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller

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Justin CalvertJul 16, 2009
It's possible to beat The Secret of Monkey Island in just a couple of hours if you go into the game armed with a complete solution. However, if you take the time to enjoy it and solve the puzzles yourself, it should last you anywhere between five and 10 hours. If you have a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle, two sticks of cinnamon, a length of rope, and 10 dollars in your pocket right now, the best advice we can give you is this: Spend the currency on The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and then figure out for yourself what to do with the rest of that stuff.
Daemon HatfieldApr 26, 2010
The Secret of Monkey Island has a special place in the museum of videogames for its quick wit, its personality, and the way it surprises us at every turn. Playing this adventure will take you back to a simpler, more innocent time before games needed to bash us over the head with ultra violence to get our attention. They definitely don't make 'em like this anymore. The Special Edition doesn't offer any new gameplay, so its appeal may be limited if you've already been initiated. But if you've never seen a three-headed monkey, download this now.
Jonathan MarxJul 15, 2009
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is a great starting point for new players to get a feel for the franchise and for tested veterans to experience the antics of Guybrush Threepwood in a whole new way. As is the case with nearly all point-and-click titles, adventure-puzzle buffs are the only gamers that need apply. Everyone else will likely find the magical world of Monkey Island to be little more than a parlor trick.