February 1992 - Monkey Island 2 review (CVG issue 123)
In the golden age of the point and click adventure genre, one game stood out above all others: The Secret Of Monkey Island.
The adventure of wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood wasn't just a brilliantly detailed game with sensational graphics, fantastic music and some fiendishly tricky puzzles, it was genuinely hilarious too.
Eventually LucasArts decided to create a sequel, and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge blew us away all over again, as you can tell by the 96% score it received in the February 1992 issue of CVG.
"The first Monkey Island was great," wrote CVG's Paul Rand at the time, "but this, this soars way over its predecessor in terms of quality and quantity. It really is a massive adventure, but at the same time totally absorbing."
If you've never played either of the Monkey Island games and are keen to see what the fuss is about, Fancy-looking Special Editions of both are available on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and iOS, complete with an option to play with the original game's graphics if you'd rather.