NeoGeo Battle Coliseum PlayStation 2

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
Buy On
  1. It's a celebration of all you hold dear, you crazed fanboy/fangirl, you.
  2. NeoGeo Battle Coliseum looks old and sounds old and plays in 2D - all things that will deter most modern-day gamers, but old-school fans of NeoGeo fighters and newbies interested in discovering where 3D fighters originated will not be disappointed.
  3. While the presentation, gameplay and character selection is a bit better in KoF XI, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum is still a fantastic game, especially for the low budget price (usually between $15 - $20 US.)
  4. 80
    While lacking a bit of the depth and complexity of King of Fighters XI, Neogeo Battle Coliseum makes up for it in character variety.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 22, 2015
    8
    It's 2v2 just like the capcom series, and has a few cool things that a lot of people don't hit on right away. this game has Ryo from Art ofIt's 2v2 just like the capcom series, and has a few cool things that a lot of people don't hit on right away. this game has Ryo from Art of Fighting showing moves usually attributed to Takuma/Mr. Karate, implying he's on his way to being Mr. Karate. The other characters are great; this game is kinda unbalanced, but that's part of the fun. If you've ever played a M.U.G.E.N. game, this is like one that was pressed on a disc for you. It's great on the XBox, but the PS2 version with a stick has a completely classic feel sans filters. I've bought it twice, and I'll buy it again if I have to. Full Review »
  2. steveMc
    Apr 10, 2008
    10
    I have always been a capcom gamer for years but I decided to play BC because it seemed interesting. The character graphics are a bit ugly butI have always been a capcom gamer for years but I decided to play BC because it seemed interesting. The character graphics are a bit ugly but once you get into the gameplay you will forget all about it. The character selection is the most diverse I have ever seen. Fans of metal slug will get a kick out of playing in a fighting game as Marco who brings all the antics of Metal Slug. If you are retro then you hit a gold mine because the game play is tight along with the character moves. You can even get this game for as little as 10 bucks! Thats a steal. Full Review »
  3. RockH.
    Jan 7, 2008
    10
    I can see western audiences not "getting" this game, but for people who LOVED the games Last Blade 2, Garou: mark of the wolves, Samurai I can see western audiences not "getting" this game, but for people who LOVED the games Last Blade 2, Garou: mark of the wolves, Samurai Showdown, and Metal Slug, this game is really a weird treat. The fighting is well balanced, tight, and fun, with an excellent counter/combo system and tons of characters from great SNK games. fun to fight Kyo vs. a Metal slug alien. If you like great 2d fighters dont worry about the negative reviews. TONS of characters and it works. Full Review »