Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Even though Avengers and Speed Rumbler make me twitch with anger when I play them, it's still fun to show to friends how bad some games from the "old-school" era really were, and then load up Super Turbo to purify ourselves.
  2. There are more than a handful of genuinely entertaining titles found here that will return your investment ten fold in fun.
  3. For $20, there are plenty of options for any gamer-Greatest Hits and Platinum titles, for instance-but Capcom's collections are a welcome return to gaming's roots, and Vol. II outshines its predecessors in bringing once-forgotten games back into the spotlight.
  4. Capcom Classics Collection volume 2 is not the hit-loaded package one would expect, but it is still a must-own for fighting gamers and fans of old-school co-op gaming.
  5. PSM3 Magazine UK
    81
    Retro goodness - with only a few stinkers. Bliss. [Mar 2007, p.78]
  6. PSM Magazine
    80
    Factor in the ability to save in any game at any time and you have yourself another value-packed retro set that's equal parts entertainment and history lesson. [Holiday 2006, p.80]
  7. If you’re not a fan of side-scrolling brawlers you may not find this collection quite as entertaining. There are other genres within the collection, but the beat ‘em ups are definitely what shine the brightest.
  8. It may not be as classic as its name implies but this collection is longer on fun than you may expect. If it were a $30.00, $40.00, or $50.00 game it would be a no-go, but at $20.00 this is well worth it.
  9. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    75
    Also, these types of games are generally better suited for the PSP to begin with. Don't get the wrong idea; it's still a very good collection of games. [Nov. 2006, p.118]
  10. As far as genre goes, this collection is weighed heavily towards shoot-‘em-ups and brawlers. Fans of those two genres, or of those specific games, will undoubtedly be delighted with what’s on offer here. However, those hoping for a healthy mix of this ‘n that like the first collection are bound to be disappointed.
  11. And for those who prefer physical possessions to digitized property, collections like this will always have a place on the shelf.
  12. Capcom Classics Collection 2 isn't as hit-driven as the first game, but the hits that are present hit very hard, indeed.
  13. No, it's not a universally awesome list, but CCC is certainly packed with enough gems that it justifies the measly $20 entry price. And in the end, that's what it all comes down to: bang for the buck. CCC has plenty of it.
  14. At less than £1 a game, there’s plenty of opportunity to get your money’s worth, although don’t expect to be bowled over by the gameplay – this is still strictly a package for nostalgics and those with a keen interest in gaming’s history, in the books for which Capcom certainly deserves a second chapter.
  15. 75
    Not quite the best game line-up ever, but the emulation and presentation are so well done it actually makes the games more enjoyable than rival compilations.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 13, 2013
    8
    This is a museum of old arcade games with some nice menus and extras. The games play well and you get a lot of them. This package is mostlyThis is a museum of old arcade games with some nice menus and extras. The games play well and you get a lot of them. This package is mostly for fans of brawlers and action games. The ones that are in here are old, maybe not well known anymore, but VERY fun. This is a must own game. If you have a friend, clearing this games will be a good time. Full Review »
  2. Jan 15, 2013
    8
    For anyone feeling a bit nostalgic or trying to track down some of the old classics this is certainly a worthy purchase. For one it hasFor anyone feeling a bit nostalgic or trying to track down some of the old classics this is certainly a worthy purchase. For one it has Strider, one of the great 16 bit games of that era. The 3 Wonders game is also quite fun and is actually 3 games in one( the first 2 of which are quite fun). 1941, Varth, and Eco Fighters are all very solid shooters as well. Full Review »
  3. TJ.
    Nov 28, 2006
    6
    An entertaining collection of classic games. Great fun to play. However, it looks like this compilation was rushed out the door because all An entertaining collection of classic games. Great fun to play. However, it looks like this compilation was rushed out the door because all of my saves are corrupted. At first I thought it was my memory card, but 5 other randomly chosen games save to and load from the same card just fine, so it must be this game. This means that all my high scores and unlockables reset as soon as I turn off the console! I have returned this game for store credit, but will buy it again, if the corrupted saves problem is fixed in a later release. Full Review »