While explosively stripping the evil pirate LeChuck of his demonic mojo, Guybrush Threepwood inadvertently infects the entire Caribbean with the arch-fiend's expelled voodoo, which threatens to transform buccaneers into unruly pirate monsters.
User reviews: Very Positive (169 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 7, 2009
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While explosively stripping the evil pirate LeChuck of his demonic mojo, Guybrush Threepwood inadvertently infects the entire Caribbean with the arch-fiend's expelled voodoo, which threatens to transform buccaneers into unruly pirate monsters. Pursued by a notorious cut-throat Pirate Hunter and a creepy French Physician who believes that Guybrush's eerily-infected hand holds the secret of eternal life, Threepwood sails the seven seas in search of La Esponja Grande, a legendary sea sponge with unparalleled voodoo exfoliating abilities. But little does Guybrush know, his quest is part of a larger, more sinister plot, and good and evil are not always as they seem...
Who can Guybrush trust? Where can he turn? Everything you think you know will be challenged as Tales of Monkey Island builds to its unexpected finale!

About Chapter One


The saga begins with a heated battle involving the brave but often bumbling Mighty Pirate™ Guybrush, his beloved wife Elaine, and their nemesis, the demon pirate LeChuck. When the showdown goes up in flames, Guybrush finds himself marooned on a strange island with winds that always blow inward. How will our hero manage to escape this meteorological anomaly? What has become of LeChuck and Elaine? And what's the story with the infectious voodoo pox that's spreading across the Caribbean, causing Guybrush and other pirates to act like unruly hooligans? These are just some of the many questions posed in this first chapter of one of the most rollicking and rip-roaring entertainment experiences this summer.

About Chapter Two


Guybrush's adventures continue on the high seas as pox-plagued pirates lay siege to the innocent Mer-People. In between defending the Mer-People and dodging the persistent pirate hunter hot on his trail, Guybrush manages to catch up to his beloved wife and despised arch-nemesis — but their reunion is short-lived. Now Guybrush must focus on eradicating the Pox of LeChuck before more harm can be done. And as the Mighty Pirate draws closer to a cure, the waters will only grow murkier in this thrilling chapter of the epic saga.

About Chapter Three


In the third Tales of Monkey Island chapter, Guybrush gets in deep (literally!) as his quest for the voodoo exfoliating La Esponja Grande takes a scenic twist -- through the guts of a giant manatee!
Trapped in the belly of the beast, our hero encounters a surprising band of castaways, including the long-lost (and obsessive-compulsive) explorer Coronado De Cava. Can the Mighty Pirate win the suspicious De Cava's trust? Will sexy pirate hunter Morgan LeFlay prove to be a ruthless enemy, or an unlikely ally? Will the group find La Esponja Grande in time to save Elaine from the rampant Pox of LeChuck? And will the world be crushed by the gnashing teeth of a certain demonic skull? Tales of Monkey Island's moist and absorbing third episode, Lair of the Leviathan, will answer some of these urgent questions -- and raise still more -- as the five month adventure builds to its epic climax!

About Chapter Four


Guybrush returns to Flotsam Island, but forget about a hero's welcome. Handed over to De Singe by the backstabbing Morgan LeFlay, Guybrush is seized by an angry mob and put on trial! With a silk-tongued prosecutor in his face and a hangman's noose dangling over his neck, Guybrush must figure out how to defend himself against grave accusations. Meanwhile, the determined Marquis sets his sights on a new and far more attractive test subject. How on earth will the Mighty Pirate get out of this mess? The monthly Tales of Monkey Island tension continues to mount in "The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood." Brace yourself for a shocking revelation that will rock the world of Monkey Island to its core.

About Chapter Five


Our piratey heroes meet their ultimate match with the Rise of the Pirate God. Can the world of Monkey Island be saved? Find out as the Tales of Monkey Island saga comes to its thrilling conclusion.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz + (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent rec.)
    • Memory: 512MB (1GB rec.)
    • Graphics: 64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card (128MB rec.)
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or better
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 256MB of RAM
    • Graphics: Not Recommended For: Macs with integrated graphics
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Helpful customer reviews
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I cannot really say 100% if this game was worth it or not. I've played all the other Monkey Islands in the past, and besides Monkey Island 4, I enjoyed all of them.

I will review this game from different points of view:
1) CHARACTERS: Guybrush never gets boring, he is still able to make you laugh and give some funny commentaries on what is happening to him even if the situation seems hopeless. His wife Elaine is even more annoying than she ever was, and also this time she's one of the main causes of Guybrush's trouble. Le Chuck is seen for the first time as a human, and the Vodoo Lady has some nice corpse paint on her face. Even some old acquaintances have found their place in the game. There are a couple of good characters which worked well, like De Singe and Morgan, and the side characters also were well thought and hilarious (like the sailors belonging to De Cava's troupe). All characters were well thought and well designed.

2)STORY: The story is "innovative" and well thought, and has some nice little twists in it which keep you interested. The fact that it develops over 5 episodes, though, makes it sometimes "slow paced", but overall the whole idea works very well, and keeps you wanting to know what happens next.

3)GAMEPLAY: that's the main point which ruined the whole experience for me. Until the 4th episode I was able to manage everything by myself, without getting any "help" on the internet. Starting with the fourth episode, I had some troubles understanding the map the Voodoo Lady gives you to make the Esponja grow, and after some failed attempts I had to look it up to continue. The game also had a bug I could only solve thanks to a German blog, and some of the stuff I found in the fourth episode was pointless (the liquid glass, the wax, etc.), and made me loose a lot of time trying to find out how to use it. In episode 5 I got REALLY frustrated and had to look up for a solution too many times. I can say I am an experienced point&click adventurer and always manage to solve everything by myself, but this time the connections between objects and effect was "absurd" at times, so that I would never ever have thought about the combinations that were needed to go on. The whole going back and forth through the Crossroads was kind of an annoying time loss I would have avoided, and the "advises" the Voodoo Ladies gives you are not really helpful in finding out what to do next.

So, overall, the game was well done (even if there were some mistakes in the German synchronisation, and sometimes you could even hear the same guy giving voices to two different characters, which is never good), the story was nice and worked very well, but the Gameplay ruined my overall experience, so that I just wanted the game to finally be over in the last chapter.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
The Monkey Island Series was and still is my favourite series of games to play.

This does not disappoint. It has the humour and puzzle fun of the Original series. It also has a much better interface and graphics. Oh and Elaine, Guybrush and Le Chuck, still the three greatest games characters ever created.

The end credits for each chapter should not be missed, they are hilarious and contain old favourites and nods to the original games. I just loved each chapter of the game.

Oh and no glitches. Take note you other games developers, this is how gaming should be done.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I demand my money back. I wasn't supposed to break down in tears because of this game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Welcome back to the hilarious pirating world of Guybrush Threepwood. Aye, Matie - the nostalgic, comic, misadventures continue in this throw back of days gone by.

Fantastic point & click adventure from LucasArts. Great purchase on sale and highly recommended for fans of the genre. I remember this debut in 1990 on an old 386 SX 16 MHz.

This return has much improved graphics, great storyline, clever puzzles and the fun escape that video games draw us to.

Highly recommended after finishing Chapter 1. I will indeed complete the series in this one.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Tales of Monkey Island (all the 5 chapters) are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

great story,great puzzles and one of the funniest game of all time!

if you really like puzzle games or you are a fan of the monkey island games is a must buy!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Tales is divisive among the Monkey Island fanbase. As a long time player, I happened to love it. In typical TTG fashion, the story even gets pretty emotional.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Just plain awesome and hilarious. I had a really hard time taking a break in between chapters because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Highly recommend.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Guybrush ThreepWood Mighty Pirate! A 5 episode adventure filled with funny dialogue and brain cracking puzzles. Never gets so hard that you give up and yet not simple enough to be labelled a cakewalk either. Its monkeys and its just right.

7.5
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Look behind you, a 3D headed monkey
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Tales of Monkey Island (all 5 chapters)

I thoroughly enjoyed Tales of Monkey Island, I simply couldn’t put the games down and finished all chapters within a few days. First off though I’ll say that I can’t recall if I have played the old Monkey Island games, and if I did it was when I was too young to remember the game’s title! So I won’t be basing my review of this game off of comparisons with previous games.

Puzzles
The puzzles are really well done, definitely what you’d expect from a good adventure game. Personally I enjoy puzzles that lean towards being logical and not being pixel hunting, and this game definitely satisfied me on that department. Usually when you need to find an item/ have found an item while exploring, you can pretty much imagine what you’d be able to do with the items. That doesn’t mean the puzzles are flat out easy though, it just means that you can fuzzily see how the solution would come about, but would need some more exploring or twists and turns to complete each step.

Controls
The controls are something I didn’t really like, you have to drag your mouse in the direction you want Guybrush to move, so it’s not as easy as clicking a point on the screen and having him walk there (certain highlighted areas excluded). Most of the time was spent “swiping” my mouse to and fro while holding down the left mouse button, which really gave my hand and wrist cramps (well, I was playing for long periods too, but no thanks carpal tunnel)! I tried using the keyboard arrow keys for a bit, but as they usual in 2D/3D games it’s clunky so I stuck with using the mouse.

Story
Story is good enough, none of it seems like filler, just quality swashbuckling pirate adventure! I really liked the character Morgan LeFlay, badass pirate hunter, and hope to see her around more! Other characters like the Voodoo Lady appear again and they are well developed as well. Bonus: so many innuendos!

Other aspects
Playtime for me was roughly 4 hours per chapter, which pretty much corresponds with the time on HowLongToBeat, totalling slightly less than 20 hours for me. Voice acting and soundtrack wise, they’re both great especially the voice acting (as expected), though I wish they could have some more loops for the background music.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2013
It's sort of surreal to be playing what is essentially a spiritual successor to what is essentially a spiritual successor, but the game's alright, even if it feels like a charicature of the previous iterations.

I like the game. The 5-part episodic structure seems silly and always feels to me like a cash-grab. Each of the 5 episodes is tragically short so there aren't too many puzzles, but their solutions are as obtuse, but obvious as the older ones so at least it's being done right. The mechanics try to dumb-down the nature of point-and-click adventure as it forces the 2D characters into a very rough 2.5D/3D interpretation. I am quite unfond of the character models as they make it look poor, but that's because it's the same version of the game that was dumbed-down for mobile. The audio leverages references to the remarkable (not for sale) soundtracks of the originals so it's pretty good. The writing is adequate and brings in some really interesting characters, situations and concepts, although some of the older characters certainly don't seem like themselves, but that's the cost of being so far removed from the source. If they cleaned up the pointy-clicky bits and made the characters not look like beginner's guide to 3D, I would love this much more than I do.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2011
Monkey Island 1-2-3 un atmosferine yaklaşmış. Gayet lezzetli olmuş. nom nom

Oynanış Videosu : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEhONjj9nLA
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
I cannot believe I actually found a new Monkey Island adventure that felt as funny, challenging and interesting as the original old series. Lots of nostalgia feelings, quotes and recognizable characters and interactions that made this game so loveable. A must have for Monkey Island adventurers!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
This is a franchise that I had grown up playing. It holds a really, really special place in my heart and I was so afraid of playing this game.

Prior to playing this game I had had no previous exposure to any Telltale games, little did I know that not only was this game in safe hands but it was in caring hands.

Yes the puzzles might be a little simple, but the soul of the game is the same, this is a Monkey Island game in everyway that it should be.

A more detailed review can be found here on my blog: http://mouseandcontroller.blogspot.com/2012/11/tales-of-monkey-island.html.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
If you are a Monkey Island fan, this game will not disappoint. The episodic way Telltale put it out on is a little clunky on Steam, but totally fits in with previous titles in story progression. It's interesting, wacky, puzzle-solving piratry at its finest. I highly recommend burning a few hours on this game. It's full of twists and turns, love triangles, and multiple surprises. You will enjoy this game if you liked any of the previous Monkey Island titles.
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35 of 60 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
First and foremost I am a GIANT MI fan, I grew up playing 1,2 and COMI (we are pretending 4 does not exsist). My expectations were obviously too high for such a sub-par addition to an amazing series. As a standalone adventure game this might have been decent enough but it perverted a few core elements of the MI experience. First and foremost is the UNFORGIVABLE control scheme that was obviously puked into exsistence so that Telltale could make these games work on console. Thanks to the way the controls are set up many puzzles can be solved by furious mashing of the keyboard and mouse. I am also not a fan of the story and lackluster (in comparison to 1,2, and 3's) artwork.

Guybrush starts as a "famous pirate"... that was the first part I hated as guybrush is supposed to be a bumbling idiot savant, not some hyped up pirate celebrity. Also the whole trying to shoehorn in another romance thing just for the sake of drama was very UUUUGGGHHHH worthy. The artwork was much too chibi and telltale esque, Monkey Island simply has not ever translated well to 3d and this is far from the exception. Overall it is worth getting if you like adventure games, but will likely be dissapointing if you are a true fan of the MI series.

EDIT: For those saying I did not even play it long enough to form an opinion, I played these before they were on steam then added them later during a holiday sale.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
A nice ending to the 5 part series of Tales of Monkey Island. I had previosuly played Curse of Monkey Island, and there were a couple things to get used to. The some-what awkward camera changes, the saving lag spikes, and some of the REALLY random puzzles I admit to looking up.

By no means is this a bad game, I loved the game and the story. You may not want to buy it at full price though, I bought it at 75% off, so for 5 episodes at around $8.75, that's a pretty good deal. Each of the tales are funny and challenging, and just like in Curse of Monkey Island , ask "What's Sharper, Your Sword or Your Wit?".

I played this alongside one other person, and I found it more enjoyable, as two heads trying to solve the logical puzzles helped when I couldn't solve something or vice versa. Fans of the series will enjoy this game!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
More like random thoughts than a review.

Chapter 1- A good start to the Tell-Tale Monkey Island set. I spent the majority of this chapter with a big grin on my face along with occasional chuckles. I love me some Monkey Island..

Chapter 2 - was good as well, Winslow is really beginning to become a favorite character. "Uh... the map.. I like it when you point on the map sir.."

Chapter 3- Oh man! I'm so happy Murray made an appearance. I was starting to get worried, he is my favorite evil demonic skull.

Chapter 4 - Not really my favorite.. I didn't find as many chuckles and it was darker.

Chapter 5 - As far as endings go, it was alright. I wasn't fond of "standing still until I can finally click on something" near the end.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2010
Tales of Monkey Island does a good job of keeping the old Monkey Island style alive. If you enjoyed the old games you will enjoy this game. The 3D characters in this game are done well, unlike the horrible job that was done on Monkey Island 4. Compared to the old games, a lot of the puzzles are very simple. Overall Telltale Games did a good job and I hope we see more of these from them.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2011
Tales of Monkey Island Chapters features a new 3D engine that further immerses you into the Monkey Island universe. The cast again reprise their roles in the series and features some new and loveable characters making it as big as a hit as the original Secret of Monkey Island.
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