Midway Arcade Treasures PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2003
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. netjak
    73
    Some of the games control so poorly that they’re unplayable, there are glitches and some lazy emulation, and the DVD content is disappointing, to say the least. That said, if you’re willing to look past its faults (which is easier to do given the $20 price tag), there are some gems to be found here.
  2. 70
    Midway Arcade Treasure's "bang for your buck" comes from the sheer amount of games on the disk, and how perfect they're represented on the console. Apart from the difference in controls, these games are essentially what gamers played in arcade when the games were released in the 80s.
  3. At less than a buck per game the 24 titles in this compilation are videogame royalty that more than earn their keep in gameplay worth though.
  4. PSM Magazine
    70
    At $20, the price is right, but the final product is a bit hit-and-miss. Interface screens are terribly ugly, and the emulation is spotty. [Holiday 2003, p.46]
  5. If you’re curious, spend one of those new twenties in your wallet on some old favorites.
  6. I have no difficulty recommending this one for retro gamers, as it's the best package I can recall Midway sending our way, but others might want to steer clear.
  7. Some of the games featured just don't play the way they should, marring an otherwise stellar compilation. If you have any interest in classic gaming, this collection is worth a look, provided you can get used to its quirks.
  8. 60
    Hard-core fans of old-school gaming will want to pick it up, but most gamers will find that the gameplay issues keep this set from being more than an occasional trip down memory lane.
  9. Play Magazine
    58
    Not only is the interface clumsy and hard to view, but the bonus content is poorly edited and sloppily thrown together. [Dec 2003, p.83]

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  1. Dec 5, 2016
    10
    I enjoy these classic arcade games that have not been available to me. The controls are great! Even Defender has been made simple for greatI enjoy these classic arcade games that have not been available to me. The controls are great! Even Defender has been made simple for great comfort. These games will not get old. 10/10. Full Review »
  2. RayM.
    Dec 15, 2003
    8
    The game is exactly as it sounds...20 games of the past that have the same amount of fun that I remember in the arcades. The controls are The game is exactly as it sounds...20 games of the past that have the same amount of fun that I remember in the arcades. The controls are great and it saves your high score, so you have a reason to keep playing. Full Review »