Despite being the first game in the Monkey Island series to be made without the involvement of creator Ron Gilbert, The Curse of Monkey Island is no less essential.
The Council is a great example of what adventure games have become today.
Which is why last week’s news that it is on Steam and GOG is so exciting. For years it has taken emulators like ScummVM to play the classic adventure game. Finally, a whole new generation can easily step into the awkward shoes of wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood, as he yet again attempts to thwart the evil ghost captain Le Chuck. But what makes the The Curse of Monkey Island so great?