Power Stone Collection PSP

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2006
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
Buy On
  1. Do your bit for this hugely underrated fighting series and pick up this reminder of why the franchise deserves a sequel. If enough people do just that, Capcom might even think about that third game after all these years.
  2. First-rate conversion of two excellent games that, individually, lose a little of their spark on PSP, although nothing that significantly dulls the overall experience.
  3. There is no question the game looks dated, but it’s got arcade written all over – for better or for worse.
  4. While this handheld port presents new problems like long load times and a limited screen size, it still gives players access to two great arcade-style brawlers at one low price.
  5. Fast, frantic, and highly entertaining gameplay – from the first Power Stone. Power Stone 2 isn’t nearly as exciting. The sequel is worth playing, but know that this is not worth buying as a "collection." Buy it for the original if you love the original.
  6. While the game is fun, it just may not have the gorgeous graphics and complexity of control to keep gamers coming back for more. However, it’s not often you find a game you can share with random passerby #47.
  7. 80
    With so much going on at once, you'll occasionally lose track of your character (especially during four-player matches), but you'll probably be having too much fun to notice much.
  8. 80
    The innovative Power Stone series debuts on the PSP and manages to retain every ounce of its appeal. [Dec. 2006, p.122]
  9. games(TM)
    80
    If you ignored it before then you were missing out on one of the most enjoyable beat-‘em-ups the genre has. [Nov 2006, p.120]
  10. Play UK
    88
    The Power Stone games have always been about grossly over-the-top, exaggerated, and unashamedly indulgent bar-room style brawling. They are, to be blunt, insane, but the good kind of insane. [Issue 145, p.77]
  11. PSM3 Magazine UK
    86
    One of the best beat-em-ups on PSP, with enough manic mayhem to brighten up any joyless miser's days. [Oct 2006, p.76]
  12. PSM Magazine
    80
    Both games are perfectly suited to PSP and make for perfect pick-up-and-play fun with friends. [Dec. 2006, p.79]
  13. When you couple the sheer entertainment value of the Power Stone games with the fact that this title offers two games for the price of one, that should be reason enough to warrant a purchase from any gamers looking for a great PSP fighter.
  14. Games Master UK
    79
    Still one of the best free-for-all fighters around, but the PSP doesn't do it any favours. [Nov 2006, p.68]
  15. Game Informer
    78
    The load times can be annoying, but it's a small price to pay for Power Stone on the go. [Nov. 2006, p.144]
  16. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    75
    But if you can get through that, you'll find fun beat-em-ups that serve as a testament to the greatness of simplicity in games. [Dec. 2006, p.134]

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