Return to Monkey Island is like hanging out with an old friend

A screenshot of the point-and-click adventure game Return to Monkey Island.
Return to Monkey Island | Image: Devolver Digital

Playing Return to Monkey Island felt like picking things up with an old friend. Return is the newest game in the iconic Monkey Island series of point-and-click adventure games and the first in quite some time. The original, released more than 30 years ago, is beloved for its silly story about protagonist Guybrush Threepwood on a quest to become a pirate. This new title captures the joy and playfulness that the series is known for — which is no surprise, given that series creator Ron Gilbert is back and Dave Grossman has returned to co-write — and the developers at Terrible Toybox have streamlined the experience to make it feel right at home in 2022.

In my opinion, you don’t need to have played any other games in the series to have fun…

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Author: Jay Peters