Midway Arcade Treasures 2 Xbox

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
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  1. 74
    While there are some great games on this disc, total duds like Kozmik Krooz'r, Arch Rivals, and Pit Fighter, make MAT2 an uneven compilation in the end. For a better group of games, check out the first "MAT."
  2. Most players will be happy to know that all the games' control schemes are mapped out pretty well on the Xbox's controller.
  3. As with most classic arcade compilations, the games here tend to hold up pretty well, and for the most part, they're very close to the arcade originals.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    You must buy this rad $20 collection of 20 good, bad, and butt-ugly games. [Dec 2004, p.170]
  5. 70
    Midway's got your party covered. The included games are dying to be played in pairs or groups. In fact, many of them -- "Xenophobe" and "Timber," among others -- probably shouldn't be played solo.
  6. Despite a few glitches and no online play you should definitely find something in here if your young, old, or just never played any of these titles.
  7. Some hits and misses, but for 20 dollars, you get more than your money's worth here. Especially since they are all arcade emulations, and not ports from other systems or consoles.
  8. Sadly, it would appear that most of Midway's classic titles have already been used in the first compilation and apart from a small selection; a lot of the games on offer are space filers and nothing more.
  9. 60
    Fantastic value and a great look back at how far gaming has come. Unfortunately though, given the choice between this or a Platinum game, we'd choose the platinum game.
  10. 60
    Your enjoyment of Midway Arcade Treasures 2 will certainly hinge upon your weakness for nostalgia.
  11. The words 'a mixed bag' tell you everything you need to know about Midway Arcade Treasures 2. For every classic like "Mortal Kombat" there's a travesty like "Pit Fighter" - so this one can only be recommended for the purists.
  12. 50
    It's huge, nicely-reproduced and sells for a great price. But the genuine classics part? Well, not so much. To be frank, there are two types of games in Treasures 2: decrepit hits, and obscure leftovers.
  13. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    There's a good deal of junk included on the disc, and even some of its more beloved titles ("Mortal Kombats II, III" and "Cyberball 2072") have not aged particularly well. [Nov 2004, p.101]
  14. There are about five games out of the 20 that we'd ever want to spend time with again, and another half-dozen modern day fillers that have been usurped massively since, while the rest are just truly awful reminders of why things are better just the way they are.
  15. It's under a pound a game, although it is more like five pounds each for the three titles you will play almost exclusively over time. Given the amount of cash you put into these things as a kid (multiplied up by a million times because of inflation and interest lost) it's a steal.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. KarlK.
    Feb 1, 2005
    2
    Most of the games in it you will only play once or twice, and only a few of them are fun. Rent it, you'll probly get sick of 19 out of Most of the games in it you will only play once or twice, and only a few of them are fun. Rent it, you'll probly get sick of 19 out of the 20 games verry quickly. (hope i saved someone 20$) Full Review »
  2. Joey
    Jan 16, 2005
    10
    I spent twice the amount of this game every night playing cyberball. It's a steal and just like the original.
  3. BradA.
    Dec 2, 2004
    9
    Truly a delight. If you are familiar with these games or remember playing them when they were hot in the coin arcades go out and buy this. Truly a delight. If you are familiar with these games or remember playing them when they were hot in the coin arcades go out and buy this. $20 is a steal....I would have paid full price for it. You will have tons of fun playing these with your friends or by yourself. Full Review »