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Return to Monkey Island (2022) is a point-and-click pirate adventure where you complete puzzles, meet the other pirates and explore the tropical island and high seas on your path to fortune and glory. As a continuation of the Monkey Island series, it contains the same lighthearted tone and charming characters but now with a new story, art style and mechanics.

You play swashbuckling pirate Guybrush Threepwood who, many years after his last encounter with his nemesis LeChuck, returns to the archipelago to find things in disarray - incompetent leadership and civilians imprisoned. You explore the islands' many locations, complete with the series famous context-based puzzles. Interacting with characters, both new and returning favourites, can help to solve these, and add colour and humour to proceedings.

As you progress, you travel further afield, eventually reaching Terror island and Brr Muda, where you find both new enemies to fight and friends that assist you in your quest to restore order.

It's a classic tale of friends and enemies, heroes and villains with adventure on the high seas. Unlike other games after the original two classics, this marks the return of the iconic series’ creator Ron Gilbert, joined by game co-writer Dave Grossman, art director Rex Crowle (Knights & Bikes, Tearaway), and composers Peter McConnell, Michael Land, and Clint Bajakian (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge). It concludes the trilogy while updating the formula of the previous games with new characters, more complex puzzles and deeper interaction with the world and its inhabitants that brings the beloved franchise to a new audience.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Return to Monkey Island 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Point-and-Click game with Communication, Narrative, Puzzle and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence and Fear. This game features cartoon-like violence towards human-like and fantasy characters. Violence and reactions are unrealistic and often comic. The game also features mildly scary sequences involving skeletons and other images that may frighten younger children.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to be able to read and solve association puzzles to progress. This can be combining items to get where you need. It also requires some resilience and lateral thinking to progress via branching conversations.

CostsCosts

Return to Monkey Island usually costs £0 to £22.49. 

Return to Monkey Island

XBox Store Xbox X|S £20.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox Store PC £20.99 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Switch Store Switch £22.49
Steam Store PC £20.99
Steam Store Mac £20.99
PlayStation Store PS5 £19.99
Android Store Android £7.99 Free

Google Play Pass

App Store iOS Free Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/09/2022

Price: Free

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS5, Switch, Xbox X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click (Communication, Narrative, Puzzle and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Lucasfilm Games (@LucasfilmGames)


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