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.
User reviews: Very Positive (402 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 7, 2010

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Includes 2 items: The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™


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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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Worth:Every Penny                      Memorability:Unforgettable
Aesthetic:Gorgeous                      Audio:Fantastic

Pros:Voice-acting is superb, environments are exceptional. iMUSE works beautifully in this, making the soundtrack feel alive. The game is completely unaltered, and concept art from the original development decades ago was used to fill in the blanks instead of simply extrapolating from what could be seen. The puzzles are just enough of a challenge, and the game is a fair length for a point n' click adventure. Guybrush and all other sprites look fantastic.

Cons:Final boss has issues (not game-breaking) that could've been polished in this remaster. Hints make the game far too easy, though achievements at least discourage their use slightly. Story gives you a bit of a run-around, so you'll be revisiting the same places multiple times.

Overall:A true genre-definer. This is everything a remake should be; True to it's origins, created with passion, bursting at the seams with creativity. Very few point n' clicks match can compete.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
If you take into account the same old difficult puzzles, the weird funny dialogues, and the new graphics and dubbing, together with the in-game developers' comments, the special edition of LeChuck's Revenge is probably the best chapter ever of the Monkey Island series.
Posted: October 11
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Classic LucasArts adventure.Totally worth your money if your are into it but beginners might find it confusing.
Posted: October 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Lovable characters, hilarious dialogue and wacky puzzles all return here and make for another Monkey Island more than worth your time and money. The cherry on top is the very interesting commentary from the most important guys involved with the game's development (Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer, and Dave Grossman).

Not as good as the original Monkey Island, but an excellent game none the less.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
In my opinion one of the most underrated game, if not the most. The fun point and click gameplay mixed with the interesting puzzles and the cheeky humor make this one of my favorite games. This and the first monkey island are definitely worth 20 dollars
Posted: October 20
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Decent game but it crapped out on me at the end of the game. I was 88% complete and then it got stuck on a loading screen. I quit the game and tried to load the loads but there is no Guybrush on screen. Only an annoying parrot. I can still click things on screen but nothing happens. Now I have a feeling of wasted time...
Posted: September 26
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10.5 hrs on record
I found the sequel to the classic Monkey Island to be an enjoyable playthrough for the quirky story, genuine laughs, loveable main characters, and, of course... the nostalgia of playing this game in my youth.

However, some of the game's puzzles and progression make absolutely zero logical sense and ultimately leave you frustrated or completely stuck until you consult a guide. It often feels as if the game was intentionally designed to be confusing (but don't worry - your hint is just a 1-900 call away on the old school Lucasarts game hint line).

Thankfully, these days we have the internet and don't have to rely on expensive phone tip lines, so I found myself looking up hints on google when I was stuck, and then realized I never ever would have figured some of the puzzles out on my own due to how obscure or downright unintuitive they are. Most of the solutions make no sense whatsoever and are random 'use X on Y combinations in Z order' or 'do X and Y and Z within a short time frame' with no foreshadowing hints or other logical normal reasoning behind them.

Surprisingly, even with these faults (which have to be forgiven somewhat since the core game itself is over 20 years old), MI2 is still a fun graphic adventure game to play through if you enjoy the Lucasarts point-and-click games of yesteryear and want a trip down memory lane with this remake that includes improved graphics, a slick UI, and pretty decent voice acting.

The story, characters, and humor will charm you and put a smile on your face. This is definitely an enjoyable game that was made with a lot of love. Just keep a guide handy for when you get stuck, as that's how the game was obviously intended to be originally played when it first came out back in 1991.

My Rating: 7.5/10
Posted: September 28
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0.7 hrs on record
Funny! Also nice to go back to the original graphics.. they'll blow your mind! ^^
Posted: September 24
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5.4 hrs on record
Monkey Island is probably one of the best adeventure games to come out, ever. If anybody is ever looking to make an adventure game then you need look no further than Monkey Island as an expample of whate to do, It's witty, the world is well built, the characters are dynamic, and its full of imagination and rewards players for their creativity and cunning with a well written scripts.

The first three games are a must play.
Posted: September 24
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14.5 hrs on record
The special thing about this Special Edition is that you can turn off the special edition and play the original game like normal instead.
Also, sometimes you hear voices in your head talking about the game. Very meta.
Posted: September 24
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7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
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3.9 hrs on record
This was one of my first game on PC back in 1993. I really enjoyed it and fought through the game several times. Now that I played the remake all the memories came back and I realized, that I enjoyed this version as much as the original. I would recommend this game for those hwo played the original ad also for those who didn't, because it is an epic point and click adventure game with lot of fun.
Posted: October 7
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18.9 hrs on record
If you have yet to play the original version, get this instead. This 1ups the previous special edition by having much better UI, Guybrush looks even greater in his best look (In my opinion, shame they made him look like MI1 Guybrush in MI3) and haivng commentary of the developers which are quite interesting and amusing. This is one adventure you can enjoy playing twice. If you use a walkthrough, the fun is over.

Except for one time where a certain part of the game is much easier when you use classic mode.
Posted: October 7
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8.7 hrs on record
Humorous, challenging, and worthy sequel to a great game. The controls feel much improved, and as with the special edition of the first one, the graphics can be switched between the nice hand-drawn style and the old school pixelized with the press of an F key.

2 minor gripes with this game - as mentioned with the special edition of the first game, the hint system was just too tempting to use particularly with my second issue - sooooo much back and forth.

There are multiple puzzles where once you find a puzzle you have to go to an completely different island for 1 item or to talk to 1 person and then immediately go back. And most of the time there isn't really some foreshadowing or clue as to where to find what you need for that particular puzzle. Or it might not even really be a puzzle, it might just say I need this, and you're like ok that's obviously at this place, but you still have to waste all the time traveling. Some back and forth isn't bad but at times it feels like cheap padding to make the game slightly longer.

One big complaint - I thought the ending was really, really, stupid. If you've played the 3rd game it doesn't seem so bad but it might ♥♥♥♥ you off if you can't find the 3rd game because the ending scene is sooooo dumb and very out of context with the rest of the game.

Hopefully they release a special editon of the third game :)

Overall though, it is exactly what it should be: an entertaining point and click adventure, and a great sequel.
Posted: September 25
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3.6 hrs on record
2nd best adventure game ever made.. behind Monkey Island 1 ofcourse.
Posted: October 11
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4.0 hrs on record
Okay, this game isn't as good as Monkey Island 1 or 3, or even Tales of Monkey Island. It's still a great adventure game.
Posted: October 21
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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 14
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 4
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
If you like point and click adventure games then MI2 is arguably best in breed. I remember spending hours playing Monkey Island 2 as a kid, long before the advent of the internet and having to work through the puzzles - it held my 8 year old attention which is impressive! I thoroughly recommend you take a look, treat yourself!
Posted: May 31
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