The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Developer Release Year Platforms
iPad, PC, Xbox 360

Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike. The new version features all-new HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceovers, and an in-depth hint system. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated HD graphics and the original’s classic look.


The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition review

There's no secret about it: the brilliant LucasArts piratey classic is improved further still in this enhanced two-versions-in-one release.

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LucasArts has rediscovered its own hidden treaure and will spread the wealth this summer, now brighter and shinier than ever.

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Game Information
Platform iPad, PC, Xbox 360
Perspective Third-Person
Control Gamepad, Point-and-click, Touch
Gameplay Quest
Genre Comedy
Theme Pirates
Graphic Style Stylized art
Presentation 2D or 2.5D
Action (Compulsory) -
Red Flags -
Media Internet download

Product Details
Version Info

Originally released as download only, then later released on disc in the Monkey Island Special Edition Collection.

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
Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2.0 capability
DirectX: 9.0c (March 2009)
Hard Drive: 2.5GB free hard drive space
Sound: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
Controller support: Xbox 360 controller


Digital July 15 2009 LucasArts
United Kingdom September 9 2011 Activision

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