We’ve finally cracked the Top 10 of our 25 Greatest Video Games of All Time list! How exciting! This list comprises all of our favorite games from 5 different people with different backgrounds. If you are unfamiliar with this list, then check the following out: #25, #24,#23, #22, #21, #20, #19, #18, #17, #16, #15, #14, #13, #12, and #11. Let the top ten start…now!
Kai – The Secret of Monkey Island: Monkey Island – Monkey Island is hilarious. Ron Gilbert and Tim Schafer created a world that is a parody of every pirate movie ever made. As the best game released during the “golden age” of (now defunkt) LucasArts’ point and click adventures, Monkey Island is a perfect representation of the fun, laid back attitude of those SCUMM-based games.
In terms of gameplay, you have a set of adjectives you can apply to the environment and anything you pick up along the way. It’s a puzzle/exploration game that forces you to try and think logically about the world and come up with interesting solutions.
It has a great theme as well, with wonderful writing and expressive 2D pixel art. Maybe it’s because of when I played it (I was 9 or 10), but the game is iconic in a way that few games have replicated. So many distinct images and moments stick with me from it. Each character made an impression, despite being a collection of pixels and a few written sentences.
If you’re looking to spend a week in a hilarious pirate adventure I can’t recommend Monkey Island highly enough.