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. 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.)
  2. It's a celebration of all you hold dear, you crazed fanboy/fangirl, you.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Awards & Rankings

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#52 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 »