Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Jan 8, 2013
    Midway Arcade Origins has 31 classic-games to offer and can convince with an authentic presentation. The problem is the small degree of diversity. Most of the games are just boring after five minutes and only a few of them can really last longer. Local multiplayer is great though. All in all the game can make your friends and you a nice evening of gaming, but nothing more.
  2. Dec 6, 2012
    A generous number of titles with a handful of really choice stuff. Stylistic preservation is coupled with better resolution. Add in solid options, PSN leaderboards, with local multiplayer, and the $30 asking price becomes quite reasonable. Still, online play would have taken pushed this up a few levels.
  3. Dec 6, 2012
    Suitable only for older gamers that would like to feel the nostalgia of an era long gone.
  4. Nov 14, 2012
    Many of the games are great, and the effort to bring them to new audiences is noble, but frustrating technical problems drain the fun of the experience like so many ants and razor blades in Bubbles (a deceptively awesome game included the collection).
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  1. Jan 14, 2014
    This is a great game for old school gamers and young gamers alike. Midway has included a great variety of arcade games from yesteryear that can either fuel nostalgia for older gamers or give young gamers a chance to play simpler games that only have one or two buttons to press instead of the complicated mess that most games are today. Most of the 31 games are faithful recreations that represent the golden age of arcade gaming with great co-op play and leaderboards for single players. Some of the best are the old school shooters and classic top down driving games. A few games suffer from technical issues having bad controls but rampart is the only one where it's near game breaking. Fantastic collection that's only $15-20 brand new and is great fun for trophy hunters (easy plat), leaderboard fanatics (one for each game making 31 boards), young gamers (very simple controls for most games), and anyone looking for their classic fix. Full Review »
  2. Dec 8, 2012
    There are 30+ arcade classics like Joust, Joust 2, Wizard of Wor, Pitfighter, Defender, Defender II, Gauntlet, Gauntlet II, Spy Hunter, Spy Hunter II, Robotron 2084, Bubbles, Sinistar, Satan's Hollow, Toobin', Vindicators II, Smash TV, Total Carnage and Super Off-Road. You get an awesome remastering job and global leader board support in this collection of arcade classics from the 1980's and 1990's. You can also do co-op with your friends locally and you get all the classic midway titles right on your xbox 360 and ps3. Full Review »