Game Central writes: "The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a remake of protagonist Guybrush Threepwood's first pirate tale in the adventure-style Monkey Island series, couldn't come at a better time. See, LucasArts started a resurgence of their beloved classic franchises, and recently they licensed both Sam and Max and Monkey Island to Telltale so that new games in those series could finally release. Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island episodes currently deliver the same great gameplay and comedy of the older Monkey Island games, but how will newcomers to the series know this? In the nine years since the previous game, Monkey Island undoubtedly must have faded from the minds of potential players and fans alike. Now, LucasArts delivers a full graphical and audio update to Secret to give newcomers a proper context for the series as well as refresh the minds of longtime fans with a wonderful dose of nostalgia."