Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Not only does it play a fantastic game of pinball, but has the best collection to date.
  2. You may think I'm crazy, but Pinball Hall of Fame: The William Collection is easily one of the best games on the Wii.
  3. All this whining and pining for bygone days aside, Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection is an entertaining game you'll pick up and put down, quite possibly for years to come.
  4. It's a hell of a lot of fun, and hardcore pinball fans will appreciate the special achievements and unlockables like hidden tables and original promotional pamphlets. [Apr 2008, p.95]
  5. 85
    Overall, this is a must have for those of you who would like to take the journey to gaming past. It’s like a trip to a time before fanboyism, bloging, global warming, and reality Television (cringe).
  6. Pinball Hall of Fame is unapologetically faithful to its source material, and doesn't offer any olive branches to those who have never found pinball compelling. Nevertheless, FarSight Studios has crafted a wonderfully authentic pinball experience.
  7. Whether you own the first game or not, if you love pinball, this is a can’t-miss release.
  8. If there’s a complaint, it’s just that we’re left wanting more – where’s Comet and Cyclone and High Speed? Let’s just hope that Crave is saving them for Pinball Hall of Fame Volume 2. Until that game is released, this is definitely one game that I’ll keep playing – it’s highly recommended.
  9. Unless you’re rich enough to buy up a bunch of old machines, completely refurbish them, and open up your own private rec-center, Pinball: Hall of Fame is probably the closest you’re going to get to a true pinball arcade experience.
  10. 80
    Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection was made for pinball wizards: it's a fantastic fan service of the game's recent past that puts excellent attention to the detail of the genre.
  11. This collection of 10 pinball tables offers more than enough variety to justify the price that you pay for infinite credits.
  12. More tables would've been ideal, but this Pinball Hall of Fame is still worth multiple visits.
  13. 80
    The Williams Collection is a top-tier set of pinball tables that fans should not pass up.
  14. An excellent pinball title and a perfect dose of retro action that won't get old fast.
  15. If you do like pinball, you're in luck--Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection is as close to owning a real pinball table as most people are going to get. [Apr 2008, p.90]
  16. But let everyone, regardless of skill level, have the tables you’ve written on the back of the box with no strings attached. They paid for them.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 21, 2010
    9
    It's very difficult not to give this title a perfect 10. I'm a pinball nut and pretty much have purchased every pinball sim that I have comeIt's very difficult not to give this title a perfect 10. I'm a pinball nut and pretty much have purchased every pinball sim that I have come across. It is a fair comment to say that this is the only one i have ever thought i have not wasted my money on. It truly immerses you so much you will feel like you actually are playing real machines. I should give a perfect 10 as the tables are varied and are all great tables but i tend not to give perfect 10 scores. This comes as close as possible and a few more newer tables with multiball would have been the ticket. But, overall you can buy this game for $15 almost anywhere and it is a definate must have for anyone with a wii console. Full Review »
  2. Sep 11, 2010
    10
    Probably the most realized pinball simulator I've ever played. The pinball machines presented here are entertaining, and depending on theProbably the most realized pinball simulator I've ever played. The pinball machines presented here are entertaining, and depending on the style of pinball machine you prefer, completely addictive. I also appreciate that, aside from just gunning for high score, each table has their own goals that allows you to unlock some pretty snazzy features. Full Review »
  3. aspentitan
    Jan 22, 2010
    10
    This is a must have game if you own a Wii and you should be able to find this game new for $15 or less. Being a pinball nut I have always This is a must have game if you own a Wii and you should be able to find this game new for $15 or less. Being a pinball nut I have always bought pretty much any pinball game discs I came across hoping one would actually be good. I Full Review »