Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sure, they might be a little dated. Sure, you’ve played this sort of thing before. You still won’t find a better pure action experience anywhere.
  2. Beyond the surface, you'll find a set of imaginative and extremely well-developed ports of games that did very well in other countries, but didn't get the recognition in this part of the world that they deserved.
  3. Metal Slug Anthology is already a tremendous deal for your money, and it's definitely worth checking out for anyone into chaotic old school mayhem. The Playstation 2 version is also the best one for your money, since it isn't hampered by the control or loading issues of the other ports.
  4. Even though the PSP and Wii versions weren’t great, the PS2 version of Metal Slug Anthology shows just how fantastic retro game collections can be.
  5. 89
    With seven Metal Slug games on one disc and all for under 30 quid this anothology is definitely worth picking up. [Issue#154, p.90]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. ERB
    Jul 30, 2013
    Metal slug is a legend and a game that you won't ever forget.
  2. beebobo.
    Apr 15, 2007
    You won't find a better collection of games in the run and gun genre than this! ROCKET LAUWNCHER!
  3. Tomas
    Apr 13, 2007
    This game collection is awesome! Excellent collection for excellent price! I bought it last tuesday on ebay and receive yesterday. The This game collection is awesome! Excellent collection for excellent price! I bought it last tuesday on ebay and receive yesterday. The gameplay is arcade perfect and sound and graphic too! Loading times are short and small slowdown of framerate is only in Metal Slug 2 (like MVS cabinet version). All other 6 games (Metal Slug 1 X 3 4 5 6) have smooth framerate. Everything other seems to be fine, but is not. I found difference between manual and game. For example: in manual is that there is display option, that you can set Original pixel, Full screen and 4:3. But in game option there is no display option! And in manual is that if I choose EASY, it give me 30 credits, if I choose NORMAL, it give me 20 credits and if I give HARD, it give me 10 credits. But in game option, there I can choose between EASY MEDIUM and HARD, but it no changes number of credits. I can set 20 10 or 5 credits. That is different. And in maual is that: "Continues - Choose between Unlimited or Limited continuse. you think you have got the "right stuff"? Choose "Limited" and see if you can beat the game with a set number of lives. Special bonus items await to the true METAL SLUG champion." In game i cant set to the limited, because there is only FREE PLAY, 5, 10, 20. and there are more differences between manual and game. For example, on page 8, there isi some Token system and Wallpapers in Gallery but in game there arent. And in manual is, that if I give PAUSE MENU, there I can save my current game. But in game this function isnt. I think this PS2 manual of Metal Slug Anthology is only slighty updated PSP manual. Because, in this PS2 manual do not fits pictures. On page 8, there is something with Game Lobby and Connect. And the buttons are Playstations. Surely the pictures are from PSP version. And I read review for PSP version of MSA, that in PSP version you can choose between Original resolution, 4:3 and 16:9. I think that is enought to say, that the MANUAL have a LOT OF DIFFERENCES. BUT THAT DO NOT AFFECT ON GAMES. THEY ALL ARE GREAT! Full Review »