Mega Man Anniversary Collection Xbox

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. It's like a Greatest Hits collection of the finest, early Mega Man games, and both newbies and old players really need to check it out.
  2. For fans of the Mega Man legacy, this is an absolute must-buy.
  3. The changes implemented are purely optional, leaving the ultimate decision of use to the gamer. And that's exactly how it should be.
  4. Though you won't find anything especially new in this version of the game, you will find all the same classic Mega Man goodness that was on the other versions, and at a slightly cheaper price at that.
  5. A lack of selectable music and no graphical enhancements keep this game from breaking into the "A" grades.
  6. Defin[ite]ly a must for any MegaMan fan and if you're not th[e]n give this bundle a try to see what you've been missing.
  7. 80
    What Mega Man Anniversary lacks in technology and convolution, it more than makes up for in mechanical brilliance, loveable characters, a compelling art direction, and an abundance of robotic charm.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    This is a perfect example of how a compilation should be done. [June 2005, p.88]
  9. Cheat Code Central
    80
    Regardless of whether I was playing the first or eighth game of the series, I found myself so engrossed by the gameplay that it didn't matter if the graphics were eight or a million bits.
  10. Play Magazine
    75
    Mega Man's platforming and weapon-swiping action are still infinitely playable. [May 2005, p.52]
  11. A terrific collection of games from a very influential (though now grossly over-exposed) franchise that none the less fails as a full-featured compilation.
  12. 70
    The display method the game uses looks bad and the extras are a bit underwhelming. It's a good collection, but those shortcomings bring it down a bit.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BlueFalcon
    Mar 23, 2005
    9
    Ever tried to buy the old nes mega man carts? I have, and they're pricey. This compilation provides most of the best mega man games at a Ever tried to buy the old nes mega man carts? I have, and they're pricey. This compilation provides most of the best mega man games at a decent price and on a modern system. The bonuses are pretty cool too. Full Review »
  2. DezorianS.
    Mar 17, 2005
    9
    It's like Streetfighter, King of Fighters, or other Games, they have the best GAMEPLAY. It is tough but keep hanging on.