Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. Even though Fatal Fury was never as well regarded as Street Fighter II, they're still excellent games.
  2. PSM Magazine
    90
    Only "Fatal Fury 3" remains altogether enjoyable, and is the primary reason to own this compilation. [Nov 2007, p.90]
  3. The AoF Anthology had its fans and the same holds true for the FFBA. Anyone who is looking to play one of the more recognizable 2D fighting franchises could do a lot worse than this.
  4. This is a great release with 4 truly classic games, though I must ask why these are not on Playstation Store.
  5. 80
    The arranged soundtrack is the greatest gift this collection has to offer.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. dell
    Sep 3, 2007
    8
    This game is what it is. Arcade perfect (well to my inspection) Fatal Fury one is as good and as crappy as I remember it and the only reason This game is what it is. Arcade perfect (well to my inspection) Fatal Fury one is as good and as crappy as I remember it and the only reason why I ended up playing it soo much was because the Street Fighter 2 lines were packed! But never the less, these games can be enjoyed, at least for those whom remember them in arcades in 1991-93. Damn, I'm getting old... Full Review »
  2. RyanG.
    Aug 14, 2007
    7
    In a lot of ways these collections are such a missed opportunity on the part of SNK Playmore USA. I personally find the value to be good... AIn a lot of ways these collections are such a missed opportunity on the part of SNK Playmore USA. I personally find the value to be good... A great opportunity to relive some of the glory days of 2D spritework. But the first two collections released (Art of Fighting Anthology/Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 1) are aged games that have not suffered kindly to the sands of time. Fatal Fury Battle Archives is definitely a stronger collection than Art of Fighting Anthology, but even still, it will be hard for gamers to appreciate what the titles in this series represent and the history the games serve. It's a solid release, but I just can't help but to expect more. Full Review »