Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™
Wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood, and the now zombie pirate LeChuck, return in what has long been considered one of the greatest LucasArts adventure games of all time. Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ faithfully re-imagines the classic Monkey Island™ sequel in signature special edition detail.
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Release Date: Jul 7, 2010

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Wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood, and the now zombie pirate LeChuck, return in what has long been considered one of the greatest LucasArts adventure games of all time. Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ faithfully re-imagines the classic Monkey Island™ sequel in signature special edition detail. Expanding on the highly successful The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition in just about every way, fans will now experience new unique special edition features and interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before.
Having seemingly defeated the evil ghost pirate LeChuck in his first adventure, Guybrush Threepwood sets his sights on the legendary treasure of Big Whoop. But wait, LeChuck is now back in zombie form and he's out for revenge. Guybrush will have to use his wits, his humor and his insatiable desire for adventure to defeat his nemesis once and for all and truly prove himself the greatest pirate in the Caribbean. Voodoo dolls, spitting contests and amusement parks are just some of the challenges Guybrush must overcome as he meets old friends, fights new enemies and uses every ounce of his mojo to overcome the wrath of LeChuck’s revenge.
Play it again for the first time with signature Special Edition features:
  • High-definition graphics: All new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn and presented in high definition.
  • Voice over: Complete voice over using original Monkey Island franchise cast members brings the story and characters to life like never before, now available for both the Special Edition and Classic modes.
  • Renewed music score: Re-mastered and re-recorded musical score using live instruments.
  • Special Edition and Classic modes: Scene-for-scene hot swap lets you seamlessly transition between Special Edition and Classic modes at anytime during gameplay.
  • Enhanced gameplay: All new intuitive game interface and controls provide a more interactive gameplay experience.
  • Hint system: In-game puzzle hint system keeps the puzzles fresh and fun.
Includes all new features:
  • Direct control: Choose how you play -- use the classic point-and-click interface or the all new intuitive direct character control for a more interactive gameplay experience.
  • Object highlighting: Interactive object highlighting provides quicker clues to finding hidden objects.
  • Behind the scenes art: An in-game art viewer lets players view fantastic never-before-seen artwork from both the Classic and Special Edition versions of the game.
  • Original developer commentary: Listen to select scene commentary from Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman as they share funny stories and chronicle the development of the original Monkey Island™ 2: LeChuck's Revenge™.
  • SteamWorks Achievements: Only the mightiest of pirates can collect all three. We kid, there’s a lot more, but you will need to be mighty to get them.

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
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.8GB free hard drive space
    • Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2.0 capability
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Controller Support: Xbox 360 controller
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188 of 238 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 22, 2011
i am afraid to play this
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49 of 50 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Rarely does a sequel capture essence of the original so well. In Monkey Island 2 SE, you will have more of everything! More islands to explore, more bizarro characters, whacky plots & harder puzzles! I still remember all those years ago getting this on 11 floppy disks back on the Amiga & how much longer it took to complete than the original just a year or so before!

Guybrush Threepwood returns, still regurgitating the story (to those that will listen) of how he vanquished LeChuck. This is old news now, so Guybrush sets out for more fame & fortune to a new island, and a new adventure .. the hunt for the Big Whoop treasure! Our dimwitted hero also will come across many of the memorable characters from the first game, but as as you can guess, his luck takes a turn for the worse pretty quickly.

I won't say much more on the story other than to point out it is most enjoyable with some great dialog & some truly funny moments. Although one thing I didn't like so much compared to Monkey Island 1 was the ending. I thought it was clever when I first saw it all those years ago as a kid, but now it seems not to fit the game very well .. don't let that disuade you from trying it though as its still a great adventure (and besides, you might like it!).

Fast forward about 25 years to the Special Edition re-make; no more floppy disks to swap out & improved graphics/sound/interface, plus a 'modern gamer' friendly hints (& highlighting) system to point you in the right direction when you get stuck. Certainly the help system can take the frustration out, but something I would recommend avoiding to really get the most satisfaction out of the game experience. Progress should be earned & figuring it out yourself is so much more rewarding!

Another timeless point 'n' click adventure! One of the best from the era!


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37 of 37 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
I grew up playing LucasArts adventure games and I was 6 years old when I played Monkey Island II for the first time. There was no internet to use when I got stuck, I solved every puzzle by myself. But playing it after 20 years was a bit frustrating and to be honest I had to use some hints. Thanks Monkey Island for making me use my brain again.
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2014
I never laughed so hard in front of a video game in my whole life! Finally, a game that is tremendously fun and also makes you use your brains! This is the reason why i hate Disney for shutting LucasArts down. My favourite adventure game.
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge.

Well what can I possibly say that thousands of others arn't? It's monkey island. This point 'n click can be found in almost any PC Gamers library (even if you arn't really into point 'n clicks). I'm also gonna' do this to you in rhyme so buckle up:

This rendition is a welcome addition to A PC user's ambition to fill their collection with perfection.
The art is sublime, the music on time (though I much prefer MT-32)
No crime this time, all voice actors from 3 which filled this gamer with glee (also cam clarke was welcome too!)
A new interface put the old in its place (though screw you I still prefer SCUMM)
And switching modes between the old grime with the new sheen? Though seen a few times before, KIND OF mad my jaw hit the floor.

Point n Clicks are far from dead, give them a try, feed your head
Ignore the F£$"s who say its wrong, these people have trouble with pong
Try Monkey Island for yourself, a great addition to your online shelf............ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND THHHEE---------
Rib bone's connected to the, arm bone!
the arm bone's connected to the, head bone!
the head bone's connected to the, leg bone!
Wah-wah, wah-wah wah-wah-waaaaaah,
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
All time classic game with newly created graphics, full voice cast and orchestral soundtrack.
Original game qualities are preserved, you can even switch to classic VGA version with MIDI tunes anytime using F1 key. Absolutely 'must have' game not only for point-and-click / adventure lovers.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2013
For me this is a masterpiece of adventure-games!
A part of gaming-history!

The early Lucasarts adventures were great, including Monkey Island 2.
I actually started gaming on the pc with it, that's why it is and always will be my favorite adventure game.

I never played the special edition so far, but it's really well done!
I like the idea of switching between the old pixel-graphics and the new special-edition.
Actually, i didn't missed the old one, though it still has it's charme, as they did a great job with the new graphics (but i still can't forgive them completely what they had done to Guybrushs hair in the special edition for monkey island 1..ugh).

Even though they kinda overhauled the graphic, they still managed to keep the spirit and charme from the old pixelated graphics. The sound is great as always and the spoken voices add a lot to the atmosphere.

I recommend this to all adventure fans out there.
If you didn't played this so far, shame on you and catch up on it...now!!

This is a straight 10 out of 10 LeChucks!
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
The intuitive interface, the evocative backdrops, the witty story full of good jokes, the challenging riddles, and the iMuse, the program that allows the music to change slightly from an environment to another one, make Monkey Island 2 one of the best Point and Click adventure ever. Also the improved character design and the addition of achievements make this special edition better then The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
A classic point and click adventure game that ended up getting a graphical "upgrade" and some additional polish. As I had played the game in the past I had a real hard time with the new graphics as they did simply not feel right and decided to remain in the classical style (big plus is that the game allows switching between the old and new look instantly at any time by a single press of a button). It does add voice acting which is a pretty nice bonus to the experience. If you love these kinds of games just get it.

The game has mostly story achievements but has three missable achievements and one "speedrun" that you need to keep in mind. The speedrun is fairly easily done but might require an additional playthrough if you don't play quick during your first one.

Time to 100%: 3-6 hours
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2015
You are Guybrush Threepwood - bonafide mighty pirate. After being famous from events concerning your last adventure - in regards to defeating the evil ghost pirate LeChuck with a spray of root beer. You are now in search of the legendary hidden treasure aptly named the Big Whoop, On your journey, you meet familiar faces such as the wise vodoo lady and your charming first love Governor Elaine Marley. Meanwhile at the same time; risen from the dead by voodoo magic as a zombie, LeChuck plots his revenge on you. *Evil Zombie Pirate Laugh*
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Exion
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 20
Guybrush and LeChuck, obscure humor. Then again as all these oldschool games ive got stuck in some sort of bizzare puzzle. Then it was back to the drawingboard, pen and paper and try to figure out what the game designers had in mind creating these obstacles. Hours of fun, braintwisting obstacles and great story.
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Stusja
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 16
Monkey Island, yey...

How many hours spent searching the interweb for a working patch everytime I changed OS. This for me, brings me back to the early 90's, playing on my old Olivetti 486 dx2.
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milondor
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 11
One of the best thing I ever spend money!!!! This is a classic and reeeeeeaaaalllyy good game. I like the upgrade in visual and I also played it old school as I first played it. some things even change so you can see some reward in playing both styles. I never got tired of this franchise sense of humor and Guybrush is one of the best characters I know. Also the commentary is good sometime hilarous, sometimes informative my only suggestion si that they could add more comments! HAHAHA. Anyway I enjoy it and will still every time I play this and the others titles of this serie (the only one I didnt play or purchase is monkey4).
Please do the monkey 3 special edition and I ll buy it. Prety Please? Pleeeeease?
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SaltyPeppers
9.1 hrs
Posted: August 19
Great story, great characters, great comedy, great puzzles, great music, great voice acting, great graphics...

It's great. My all-time favourite.
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SajBear
11.7 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 19
Great game.
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TARS
11.8 hrs
Posted: August 6
This game isn't cutting edge in anyway, but I still enjoyed playing it. I liked that the this special edition improved the old game both in terms of graphic and audios in order to provide a new opportunity for a whole new audience to experience the magic and torture that old adventure games were. The fact that you can also choose to play the game in its old retro mode was really cool, but that might be because I'm a fan of the Monkey Island franchise though and enjoyed playing these games as I grew up. Have fun either experience the game for the first time ore reliving your past. Wait, look behind you a three-headed monkey!

You can find the full review for it over here: http://mouseandcontroller.blogspot.com/2016/07/monkey-island-2-special-edition.html.
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Bluetag
8.8 hrs
Posted: August 1
Great revamp of a classic point and click Lucasarts game! Hopefully they end up getting the IP and make a proper Monkey Island 3!
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Sunshine Rain (Work, Idling)
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 29
Verry funny game, you'll want to play through twice just to get all the LOLZ you'll miss from doing a 100% speedrun. This remaster was well done.

If you use a guide and skip all cutscenes you can, you can do a 100% speedrun in just under 2 hours... speed demon cheevo reqs you to complete the game in under 3 hours. (ppl have done speedruns in under 1 hour, but 2 hours is what I did it in, without speed-saving reloads, doing all cheevos in 1 trip, and not having played this game in years.

NOTES: Spoilers!!! Good places to save for *LOL* saving time, and notes not covered in Burg's guide (great guide to use!):
1. save @ start of Ch 3 because of hall/panels puzzle. It's random, look at your spit-encrusted paper for the key.
2. save before opening the big door after hall/panels puzzle so you can reload after the 5 mins later cheevo.
3. save before wandering through jungle on Dinky Island so you can wander aimlessly, looking for the phone for the 911 help desk cheevo
4. after falling into pit with chest, you'll come to a totally black screen. DON'T PANIC! Save, and run your cursor over the screen until you find the light switch. Reload, and move the cursor back to that position.
5. save @ start of tunnels, bc final "battle" is about to start, and you'll want to spend time getting the Helium Inhaler cheevo.
6. save after you mix the voodoo doll ingredients into the bag in the alley from the original game. Once you go back down and stab the doll, it's all over.
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Rawrleckin
8.6 hrs
Posted: July 25
One of the best point-and-click adventure games I have ever played, it has a good story, good artstyle, and puzzels that will make you think outside of the box.

The only downside that I can think of is that the game can be REALLY long if don't know what you're doing, and even if you did, it would still take a lenghty time to beat, but you'll never get bored or tired of the game, so don't worry.

Now go and play it!
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Kitty_Cat ™
8.2 hrs
Posted: July 24
One of the best adventure game stories.I prefer the classic, but it's still the same game.avoid using walkthrough Rather use hints.
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