Capcom Classics Collection PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
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  1. A sure bet for old school gamers and for the youngsters who never had a chance to experience these game in the arcades - and the price is unbeatable. Highly recommended.
  2. PSM Magazine
    Great emulation...wonderful. [Nov 2005, p.90]
  3. By far the best game compilation I’ve ever seen assembled. Games like Ghosts N’ Goblins, Final Fight, Commando, Mercs and Forgotten Worlds are well worth shelling out the cash for alone, then consider there are 17 other smashing displays of nostalgic arcadey goodness and its easy to see why this disc deserves a spot in your game collection.
  4. This collection is possibly the most remarkable of its kind to come along. The sheer quality of titles, which range from classic shooters like "Legendary Wings," to notable action titles such as "Ghouls 'n Ghost" and "Commando," raises the benchmark - and consumer expectation - of what a collection such as this can bring to the table.
  5. With a ton of extras including remixed songs and fully customizable difficulty settings, continues and extra lives, the Capcom Classics Collection has something for everybody.
  6. 87
    If you grew up in either the mid-to-late ‘80s or the early ’90s, you’ll find a lot to love here. They even threw in a ton of bonus features like trailers, artwork, a music player, and more for those who dedicate themselves to the games.
  7. A wonderful compilation that should appeal to retro fans, modern gamers, and cheapskates alike. You really can't argue with 22 games for 20 bucks, especially when the emulations are spot-on and the line-up is this deep.
  8. It should make the developers of these games feel proud to know that nearly two decades later their titles are better than most of the new stuff being released.
  9. Game Informer
    Quotation forthcoming. [Nov 2005]
  10. The best retro collection currently available, and if you can ignore the lack of surround sound and advanced shadowing you’ll have just as much fun with these gems as you will with some of the blockbusters of today. Simply an essential purchase for retro fans.
  11. This is as good as a nostalgia collection gets.
  12. 81
    Not only does it give you a lot of information and bonuses with every game in the set, it also (as one of my colleagues put it earlier today) forces you to play each game like a man. If you want to see and learn everything you can about a particular game, you really have to work at it and meet specific challenges to do so.
  13. 80
    Whatever the future brings, this collection represents a decade of brilliance, a look at a top arcade developer in its prime; any serious gamer needs to own this slice of history.
  14. There are more good quality games in this compilation than in most others so if you see a handful of games that interest you, by all means get your hands on this as you'll likely be exposed to another handful of great games.
  15. An absolute must buy, and I hope that the company releases another volume in the future.
  16. 80
    One of the best compilation discs on the store shelves.
  17. It's hard not to play what-if with some of Capcom's later titles on home consoles, and especially with later arcade games, but what's here is a fantastic snapshot of some of the better arcade hits to come from this era.
  18. Play Magazine
    Ghost 'n' Goblins, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts and Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts on one disc? That's just too much love for you and me. [Nov p.93]
  19. With some retailers pricing this at around the £14.99 mark, it's hard to resist such a great value compilation, even if there are only about a handful of real nailed-on classics in the 22-game set.
  20. 80
    With a diverse selection of top-notch games, an incredibly creative "sketchbook" front end, and plenty of unlockable extras, the Capcom Classics Collection is an appealing choice for any retro-gamer.
  21. A great classic game collection, and an example of how one of these collections should be done.
  22. While this might leave Street Fighter fans scratching their heads, any package with Forgotten Worlds, Commando, Gun.Smoke, and Final Fight in it is easily worth the price of admission.
  23. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    It just could've gone a little further to include additional games from the era. [Dec 2005, p.132]
  24. It may not always be pretty, and some online play would've been nice, but for older gamers looking to revisit their misspent childhood down the local arcade, and younger gamers searching for a lesson in gaming history, this is worth snapping up.
  25. There’s no one title that makes the package an absolute must, but if you want an arcade-perfect (and multiplayer) Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, you’ve come to the right place.
  26. 70
    It's a solid collection of some of Capcom's best, if you can get over the various emulation issues, however minor they may be.
  27. AceGamez
    Of the 22 titles that this collection boasts, only a handful of them are worth shelling out your hard earned cash for.
  28. If you can get past the dated graphics and sound in many of the games, you may discover that the gameplay is still as dastardly as ever.
  29. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    A nice enough - but very brief - trip down memory lane, which would be a better value stripped down and bundled as an extra with a more modern game, or on PSP. [Dec 2005, p.124]
  30. netjak
    Sure Street Fighter II is here, but if you’re a hardcore gamer, you probably already own at least one version of that. That means the number of actual, playable classics on this disc is reduced to just Final Fight, Forgotten Worlds, and Mercs. Do you really want to buy this disc just for those three?

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PeterJakSon
    Nov 28, 2005
    First of all, it's more than a little annoying that some of the best classic games (Like Captain Commando, which I'd vote for for First of all, it's more than a little annoying that some of the best classic games (Like Captain Commando, which I'd vote for for best brawler ever) aren't included here, yet are in the trailer for the PSP version! Sure, I'll get that too, but I want to play it NOW! Otherwise, if you've got a friend who's into shooters (1943) brawlers (Final Fight) or fighting games (Street Fighter Deluxe Vs), your weekend's pretty much all planned out. Full Review »
  2. MPell
    Oct 4, 2005
    Easily worth the $20 for full arcade versions of Gunsmoke, Final Fight, and 3 Street Fighters. A few clunkers you'll probably abandon,Easily worth the $20 for full arcade versions of Gunsmoke, Final Fight, and 3 Street Fighters. A few clunkers you'll probably abandon, but include 1942 + 1943, Ghosts & Goblins + Ghouls & Ghosts, not to mention Legendary Wings! C'mon! One of the best old school compilations I've ever bought. Full Review »