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Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 74
    Newcomers will find enjoyment within at least one title and, if nothing else, will enjoy experiencing a little of our rich gaming history. [Issue #147, p.91]
  2. In the end, you get six great games, and six mediocre ones. Not bad for 2,000 pennies, really.
  3. A good collection of once-great hits – some that have stood the test of time, and some that have not.
  4. Just be warned: the sheen of newness that once glossed these games has faded with time, and several might be better left in your memory. But if you're committed to reliving the good old days, this is a reasonable way to go.
  5. Each emulation is perfect and playing them with the PSP analog or direction pad is flawless.
  6. I’m hoping that EA Replay makes it to another platform; I have a feeling that it will do better there.
  7. EA Replay is strictly for the nostalgic.
  8. My excitement faded, however, as I repeatedly discovered the marquee games to be inferior versions of their PC progenitors.
  9. EA Replay contains a few genuine classics, but most of these 16-bit games haven't aged well, which makes them hard to come back to.
  10. 14 lightweight games. [Christmas 2006, p.99]
  11. Congratulations, Electronic Arts. You've made me want you to start making Madden games again.
  12. The real gem, though, is Mutant League Football, which more than makes up for the absence of any of the Madden titles because it's better than all of them.
  13. Games like Road Rash and Desert Strike are still fun to play and you may enjoy discovering (or rediscovering) some of the others, but don't expect to be blown away by the quality on offer overall.
  14. One for completist retro-heads only. Too many duds spoil the murky broth but there are some classics and near-forgotten gems tucked away here. [Christmas 2006, p.92]
  15. Everything on offer was a great game at the time, and many still hold some historical status today, but for the same money and with a bit of luck, you could probably pick up one original cartridge and the console to play it on for the same price as this well meant compilation.
  16. EA Replay is a sloppy, slapdash production, and if you like some of its games, you'd be better off tracking down the originals. [Feb. 2007, p.86]
  17. A 14-game collection that inspires only fleeting nostalgia. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
  18. 30
    Everything on offer is either not worth checking out or is better experienced in its original form. As a result, EA Replay fails to justify its existence, much less its $20 price tag.
  19. Shoddy conversions of shoddy conversions – some of these weren't worth playing in the first place, let alone again.
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  1. StuartDollar
    May 30, 2008
    8
    Picked this up a few days ago. There are a few good ones, and a few where age has not been kind. Probably worthwhile for Desert Strike, Jungle Strike, the Road Rash series, and Mutant League Football, which is the whole reason I bought the collection in the first place. Full Review »