You voted, we listened, and we feigned surprise when Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge was the game liked by more of you than any of the other 129 on the list. Only two people gave the Most Mojo Game of All Time Let‘s Be Honest a frowny face, and we can’t help but be concerned about their mental health.
It is, of course, important to reiterate: This was not a vote for your favorite game. It was not a scored poll, but rather a look at the games most of you like. So without further ado… The top ten:1. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
2. The Secret of Monkey Island
3. Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle
4. The Curse of Monkey Island
5. Sam & Max: Hit the Road
6. Grim Fandango
7. Tales of Monkey Island
8. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
9. Full Throttle
10. Broken Age
That the two first Monkey Island games hit the top should confuse no-one, nor that Tentacle was right behind. Curse as number four? I will admit some surprise, but then, it also kind of makes sense. Mojo and many of its hosted sites were founded in the wake of the third Monkey Island game, and I think we could read this as a decent sign our readers have been around for a while.
Seeing Sam & Max at five was also kind of unexpected—I seem to recall a lot of complaints about the interface and puzzles—and I had very much expected to see Grim at least be closer to the top two. Do people actually prefer Sam & Max and Curse to Grim? In quantity, yes, but if they were scored, I suspect this would look a little different. That’s for another day and another poll, though.
Tales at number seven? I mean, why not? The game was downright delightful and I can understand why many of you like it.
Fate and Throttle aren’t surprise entries at eight and nine, and I’m particularly happy to see Broken Age making it in the top ten. I wasn’t sure a game that’s too new to be a nostalgia piece, yet too old to be fresh in anybody’s minds would make it, but it did, and it deserves it. It still ranks as a personal favorite.
So there you go, the top ten. We will publish the whole list in a future article, and don’t worry—we will do a scoring poll, too.
Oh, and the game most of you disliked? Escape from Monkey Island.