Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. And value for money is what best sums up Taito Legends 2. Like the first collection, this follow-up is just brimming with classic games of yesteryear, most of which still have as much simplistic gameplay appeal and charm as they did back in the day.
  2. This particular package has much better presentation than the last one, with all games sorted into chronological order (a small but valuable point), and various useful options that make the experience far better than most retro collections. Nice one, Taito.
  3. The controls are exceptionally tight, the translations from the original arcade titles are splendidly recreated in a fashion that suggests to me that great care was taken to ensure that each game would be faithful to the original and the interface is both simple and useful.
  4. 80
    The best retro compilation ever, even without many big names.
  5. 74
    Just outclassed by its predecessor and other titles that have shown us how much could be packed into these collections.
  6. There's really nothing legendary about most of the old arcade games found in Taito Legends 2.
  7. The package is the perfect compliment to the first collection – although if you’re deciding between the two, the first contains more instantly recognisable titles and would come as the recommended purchase.
  8. Scraping the barrel, and the lack of extras is a disappointment. [May 2006, p.80]
  9. It's almost always fun to reminisce, but how can you reminisce when you never experienced it in the first place? ...get what we're saying, Taito? If you're an old-school gaming fan, you should probably check it out, but examine that list above first. That's really the only requirement.
  10. 52
    Stop living in the past, these games aren't good, they're just old. Old and tedious and simplistic. Grr! [Issue#139, p.93]
  11. While there are 40 titles on offer, this ultimately weak collection of C-list games will excite only the most crazed retro mentalist. Not us, then. [Apr 2006, p.52]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. Nov 23, 2011
    6
    I got this, hoping that it will bring back good memories of the games I played that were on it, instead the controls for Puchi Carat wereI got this, hoping that it will bring back good memories of the games I played that were on it, instead the controls for Puchi Carat were messed up & completely took away the story which disappointed me but the G-Darius game brought back memories. The other games I just don't like. Full Review »
  2. SkyK.
    Jul 23, 2007
    8
    At least half of all the games on this collection are worthy of some time spent on them. I hold respect for 70's and 80's games At least half of all the games on this collection are worthy of some time spent on them. I hold respect for 70's and 80's games (especially 70's) because without them there would not be ANY of the big franchises of today. The only collections that are better are the Capcom collections. Full Review »