Phantasy Star Collection Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 24, 2002
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    74
    Since the pack presents the games in their original versions, the production values improve as you go from the first game to the third. [Jan 2003, p.176]
  2. Edge Magazine
    60
    This is a package filled with value and historic charm, but viewed devoid of nostalgic mist, the earliest installments of the series feel little more than average. [March 2003, p.106]
  3. But those of you with Zelda on the mind best ferret off elsewhere - this is a very different sort of Link To The Past.
  4. 60
    A quick fix that gives you between 50 and 75 hours of gameplay for under $30, and as long as you don't mind wading through repetitious gameplay for some pretty decent stories, you just can't beat the value of the title.
  5. 60
    Although these games don't compare to their modern console counterparts, well-developed characters and complex stories compel you to see past the primitive graphics.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    60
    If you want a history lesson in RPGs then you owe it to yourself to look into Phantasy Star Collection, otherwise you might just want to continue on with new titles such as "Harvest Moon" and "Golden Sun."
  7. The Phantasy Star games are classic RPGs (yes, even the third one…which everyone seems to hate), and they deserved at least a little updating.

Awards & Rankings

#28 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 28, 2013
    7
    These faithful ports feature re-sized graphics and direct emulation, yet lack simple fixes that may have resolved issues still haunting theThese faithful ports feature re-sized graphics and direct emulation, yet lack simple fixes that may have resolved issues still haunting the series- particularly the defense bug in Phantasy Star 1. Full Review »
  2. BelamyB.
    Aug 23, 2005
    10
    It's so fun! Get it right away if you like RPG's!
  3. BillG.
    Apr 24, 2004
    0
    I hated this stupid game.