What are the best games like Monkey Island?

asked by Jue Birkett
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    #1The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
    Young pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck. (The Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game for original and new audiences alike).



    Adam Flores
    Written on December 23, 2017
    "Classic series of games, definitely worth a playthrough if you havent played them."
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    #2Day of the Tentacle Remastered

    Day of the Tentacle Remastered
    Originally released by LucasArts in 1993, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high-resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects.

    Windows, Mac, iOS


    Harold Fox
    Written on December 25, 2017
    "This game rocks! It brings back great memories for me. I love this type of point and click adventure. I highly recommend it! "
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    #3Full Throttle Remastered

    Full Throttle Remastered
    Full Throttle is a graphic adventure game developed by LucasArts and designed by Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle; butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder.

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $14.99- (Remastered Edition)

    Katherine Beck
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "Full Throttle has been remastered and has a story line of Ben Throttle, a bike gang leader of the Polecats. They get themselves into some jams with their gang, murder, and things that get can get pretty rough as they figure out how they got wrapped up in nothing but trouble. "
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    Undertale, one of the 2015 GOTY, is an RPG game where, if you want, you don't have to kill any of the enemies. The game changes a lot according to your philosophy and values. Oh, and prepare to cry a lot.

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac


    Christina Rivera
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I loved playing Monkey Island so I went looking for something comparable. I downloaded undertale. Undertale is a cute and simple game. You can choose to play a bad guy or a good guy. The graphics are simple, like and old pixel type game. The story is engaging and even the music is nice. I promise you will become very engaged with the characters, this game was excellent"
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    #5Gemini Rue

    Gemini Rue
    Gemini Rue is a sci-fi noir point and click adventure set in a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can have the power to change the fate of the entire galaxy.

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Brenda Newman
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "This solution is entirely not helpful. I am looking for a best game like Monkey Island and Gemini Rue has a completely different theme. Monkey Island is and adventure video game with Pirates, and Gemini Rue is more of a Sci-fi, cyber punk game. Yes, both of them are adventures but that doesn't make both games similar nor enough to be considered close to Monkey Island."
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    Lucius is a horror and suspense game created and released by Shiver Games. It was released in 2012 for Windows. The game was set in 1966 when a boy was visited by Satan and had to stealthily kill the inhabitants of his house.



    Peter Larson
    Written on December 25, 2017
    "I always loved Monkey Island as a child so I was looking for some fresh new adventure games to get into, and Lucius was right up my alley. It's honestly a bit tough to tell that it's from an independent developer -- it's just as polished as any major studio release. Graphics are not only well designed but excellently themed. The pacing is superb, and it doesn't have many confusing moments at all, despite boasting a very complex world. A+, would recommend. "
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    #7Grim Fandango Remastered

    Grim Fandango Remastered
    Grim Fandango Remastered is one of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time, with all the beautiful art and engaging story fans remember, with even better looks, sounds, and controls than the award-winning original release.

    Windows, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Mac


    Jeremy Cruz
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "nice game i like to play"
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    #8Broken Age

    Broken Age
    Broken Age is a coming-of-age story with Vella Tartine and Shay Volta as main characters. They are two teenagers in similar situations, but different worlds. You can play and switch between their stories and take control of their lives.

    Mac, Android, Windows, iOS


    Keith Griffin
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "Beautifully hand crafted hey, with a very imaginative story line. not going to lie though the puzzles take a minute and require the use of your brain. They are logic based, not sequence or repetitive I made the mistake of underestimating some of the puzzles. For having such a big cast I was not overly impressed with the vocals and found it fairly mainstream."
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    #9To the Moon

    To the Moon
    To the Moon is an independent adventure game developed and published by Freebird Games. The story, set in the future, follows two doctors who offer to fulfill a dying man's last wish using artificial memories.

    Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows


    Anna Green
    Written on December 23, 2017
    "To the Moon is a great story filled game. I liked the graphics and it was an emotional story. Monkey Island is a different sort of game and not one that I would compare this game with. To the Moon is a must-play. "
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    #10Kentucky Route Zero

    Kentucky Route Zero
    Kentucky Route Zero is an episodic adventure with a Twin Peaks flavour



    Timothy Fowler
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "While Kentucky Route Zero is an adventure game like Monkey island, it's got an entirely different look and feel. It's much darker and much more realistic than the jaunty humor you would find in a monkey island game. That said, the graphics style is great. Some of the puzzles are a little bit difficult to wrap your head around though."
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    #11Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a mystery game that starts with your death. Since you don't know who you are and who killed you, you have to solve different puzzles to find the answers you need.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    David Carrasco
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "This is a good solution. This game is a puzzle game that is quite similar to Monkey Island."
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    #12This War of Mine

    This War of Mine
    This War of Mine is a survival game developed by 11-bit studios. This simulation game is where you have to manage the shelter, resources, and survivors through scavenging and crafting.

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Kenneth Fowler
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "I love survival games. I think they are important and I often play them. This War of Mine was everything that you realized it could be. This is a pure survival game for even the most novice of players."
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    OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.

    Windows, Mac


    Jessica Graham
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "Fun adventure game. The game has you guiding a child through a world on a mission. You are trying to restore the dead sun. Very cool graphics. You can't stop playing."
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    #14Broken Sword: Director's Cut

    Broken Sword: Director's Cut
    Guide George Stobbart and Nicole Collard in an amazing adventure where they will have to find the truth behind a brutal murder in Paris. Enjoy this game's rich story and free yourself from a frightening conspiracy. 


    Windows, Android, iOS


    Willie George
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "I wouldn't say that this game is at all like monkey island but it is worth a play. If you haven't checked it out and are bored it is a good game."
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    Sanitarium is a horror and adventure game developed and published by DotEmu. In the game, you play an amnesiac thrust into a morbid, creepy universe. After a car accident, you wake up to find you're in a scary asylum.



    Bryan Edwards
    Written on December 25, 2017
    "Sanitarium is a really unique take on the escape genre. Definitely challenging and kept me coming back for more."
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    Yesterday is a noir point-and-click adventure game with a visual style that mixes videogames, movies and comics. Join Henry White and Cooper in this thriller, in which you have to investigate the murders of beggars in New York.


    iOS, Windows


    Aarav Banerjee
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Yesterday is a really fun thriller game. In much the game play like monkey island, this game is fun and entertaining"
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    #17Corpse Party

    Corpse Party
    Corpse Party is an indie horror, adventure and RPG game originally created for PSP and was remade for Windows. It follows the story of a curse within a school that takes place during the welcoming of a new student. It was developed by GrisGris.

    Windows, Linux


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Best What are the best games like Monkey Island
1The Secret of Monkey Island: Special EditionGames 34 Paid
2Day of the Tentacle RemasteredGames 32 Paid
3Full Throttle RemasteredGames 29 Paid
4UndertaleGames 28 Paid
5Gemini RueGames 27 Paid
6LuciusGames 24 Paid
7Grim Fandango RemasteredGames 23 Free
8Broken AgeGames 20 Paid
9To the MoonGames 18 Paid
10Kentucky Route ZeroGames 15 Paid

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