• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 80
    The collection's frontend is clean, simple and clever without being too involved, making navigating from title to title painless and quick.
  2. Of the 22 titles that this collection boasts, only a handful of them are worth shelling out your hard earned cash for.
  3. By far the best game compilation I've ever seen assembled. Games like Ghosts N' Goblins, Final Fight, Commando, Mercs and Forgotten Worlds are well worth shelling out the cash for alone, then consider there are 17 other smashing displays of nostalgic arcadey goodness and its easy to see why this disc deserves a spot in your game collection.
  4. There are more good quality games in this compilation than in most others so if you see a handful of games that interest you, by all means get your hands on this as you'll likely be exposed to another handful of great games.
  5. But savour these one at a time rather than devouring them all in an afternoon, and you'll find this to be another pleasant trip to retroville. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  6. There is truly no other game for twenty dollars that gives you this many great arcade classics in one package deal.
  7. 85
    It goes without saying that Capcom Classics Collection is a brilliant compilation, comprised of a wide assortment of fantastic titles that gamers will want to enjoy over and over again.
  8. This collection is possibly the most remarkable of its kind to come along.
  9. A fantastic collection that is a must for any old-school gamer. Ken Rules. [Nov 2005, p.149]
  10. The sound ranges from early bleeps and blips to primitive synthesized music. For the most part it all sounds like it should.
  11. A sure bet for old school gamers and for the youngsters who never had a chance to experience these game in the arcades - and the price is unbeatable. Highly recommended.
  12. While this might leave Street Fighter fans scratching their heads, any package with Forgotten Worlds, Commando, Gun.Smoke, and Final Fight in it is easily worth the price of admission.
  13. 80
    Sure, some fans will question the exclusion of some of Capcom's other hit games (where's "Strider?"), but this is still a great place to start. For old-school gaming fans that spent all their free time and money at the arcades, this is an experience not to be missed.
  14. This collections brings you back to the days when simple meant fun and even years later the good majority of these games still hold up pretty well.
  15. This is as good as a nostalgia collection gets.
  16. An excellent collection of classic arcade games that will make us old fogies all warm and fuzzy with nostalgia, and give young whippersnappers a chance to experience the same gaming joy we grew up with.
  17. The best retro collection currently available, and if you can ignore the lack of surround sound and advanced shadowing you'll have just as much fun with these gems as you will with some of the blockbusters of today. Simply an essential purchase for retro fans.
  18. 81
    I can't say that I'm a fan of the bland transition screens and the aforementioned video problems do take away a bit, but the extras here are great. There's even an enhanced viewing mode and remixed sound options for some of these babies!
  19. 80
    All of the games control well using the Xbox controller.
  20. One of the best trips down puberty lane you'll probably ever have. [Dec 2005, p.112]
  21. Ghost 'n' Goblins, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts and Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts on one disc? That's just too much love for you and me. [Nov p.93]
  22. Buy it, live it, enjoy it. This is where gaming started people, and with a cheap price of admission, plenty of history on each title, and some of Capcom's better works all on one disk, there is no reason not to pick this title up.
  23. 85
    Options for each game vary, but stuff like rapid fire, remixed soundtracks, enhanced video setup, and how many continues you want are great options that other future collections should consider.

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