Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Overall, it's a very worthwhile package and one that you won't regret picking up.
  2. Namco Museum Essentials provides precisely what the name implies: a handful of iconic, still-fantastic games with a slick social wrapper to keep them relevant. Simple as that.
  3. 72
    The presentation here is top-notch, which is really what makes or breaks the package for me. However, it kind of sucks that there isn't support for two players in most of these games.
  4. 70
    Ultimately, Namco Museum Essentials is a group of old games available for $10. Namco did a great job of assembling the package but not enough effort was put into updating these classics and making it a must buy.
  5. The inclusion of Dragon Spirit and Xevious Resurrection keep things feeling fresh, but they're not substantial enough to get gamers excited.
  6. Namco Museum Essentials is exactly what it says it is – a collection of 5 oldschool games and 1 remake. For this kind of money I would either like to have more classics or a few remakes, not a mix of the two. Thumbs up for the stamp system and online score boards, though.
  7. Play UK
    Most of the games in Namco Museum Essentials are plenty dull to play. [Issue#193, p.103]
  8. It's a solid port of something we've seen a hundred times already, but still worth playing.
  9. Games Master UK
    Definitely avoid at this price. [Aug 2010, p.101]

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