Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
Buy On
  1. All in all, for a mere $30, whether on your PSP or PS2, The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga is a fantastic deal for a series of fantastic games.
  2. King of Fighters fans should definitely check out this solid fighting game collection.
  3. One of the best gaming compilations on the PS2. Period.
  4. 78
    I'd recommend this compilation to almost any fighting game enthusiast looking for some nostalgia-inducing fun, but the King of Fighters games aren't for everyone. That said, Orochi Saga felt right and I enjoyed revisiting some classic fighters.
  5. The first five games in the series are faithfully duplicated for the PS2 in all of their glorious, if not aging, splendor. But gameplay is really the key for any fighting game and this collection will not disappoint.
  6. This lack of differentiation between the games and the various technical issues keep the collection from being a “must have,” but it’s still a nice look into the history of 2D fighters, and for skilled fighters, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
  7. Orochi Saga is in the same conundrum as all the other SNK games I’ve reviewed. Fun to play. Bad graphics. Low price. Lots of nostalgia value.
  8. At the end of the day, The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga for the PS2 ends up appealing only to those gamers who have no other way of playing the five games included in this compilation. A quirky default control scheme, numerous load screens, and some audio bugs will annoy those looking for arcade-perfect conversions of these games on their PS2s.
  9. All told, the Orochi Saga collection is a hands-down worthwhile buy for longtime fans of the series, and a toss-up for newcomers.
  10. Come on, SNK, stop churning out ports of stuff we've seen a million times, and give European fighter fans the game they really deserve.
  11. That’s the real root of the problem with King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga. This series barely evolves at all, so this is a grouping of five versions of essentially the same game.
  12. 60
    The collection includes a ton of bonus material.
  13. So no version is perfect, but the faster loading makes the Wii version the best choice, provided you've got the right controllers on-hand.
  14. 42
    The lack of a versus mode is a gross oversight that makes versus battles an uncomfortable chore (the winner can't switch characters without resetting the entire game -- just like in the arcades!).

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2008
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 25, 2015
    I love this game with my favorite Kof but the wii version is the best for load times and minimal glitches and if you do get the wii versionI love this game with my favorite Kof but the wii version is the best for load times and minimal glitches and if you do get the wii version spring for a classic controller Full Review »