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Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

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  • Summary: Yet another Yu-Gi-Oh! Strategy Board Game. Prove your skills in heated battles on a multitude of game boards to attain the title of King of Capsule Monsters, the supreme rank of strength at the Coliseum. Move the monsters across the map and destroy the enemy. Map mutations can suddenly turnYet another Yu-Gi-Oh! Strategy Board Game. Prove your skills in heated battles on a multitude of game boards to attain the title of King of Capsule Monsters, the supreme rank of strength at the Coliseum. Move the monsters across the map and destroy the enemy. Map mutations can suddenly turn the tides of battle. Collect monsters to round out your deck and strengthen your army. Evolve and fuse your monsters to make your deck more powerful. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. The amount of strategy required to play this game is impressive, if not intimidating. It will take some time to understand the mechanics of the game, but once you do, you’ll likely find the gameplay strangely addictive.
  2. The game at the core of Capsule Monster Coliseum actually borders on engaging, and as such comes incredibly close to being worth playing for those who aren’t fans of the series. But close, as they say, only counts for horseshoes and hand grenades: not PS2 games.
  3. PSM Magazine
    65
    At least mildly accessible and appealing even for entry-level fans. [Jan 2005, p.72]
  4. As a turn based battle game however, it’s not very good. You are given a small amount of creatures, a single strategy that will win almost every time, and lackadaisical enemy AI.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    For the rest of us [non-Yu-Gi-Oh! fans], it's a passable strategy RPG. [Jan 2005, p.107]
  6. Game Informer
    60
    There is some decent music and graphics that don't make me want to die. I guess that's the highest recommendation I can offer on this one. [Jan 2005, p.125]
  7. 40
    Somewhere there is an audience for the kind of soul-crushing ennui that Capsule Monster Coliseum drapes around you like a ravenous anaconda…made of ennui.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. ShawnU.
    Dec 29, 2006
    10
    Awesome game. Love the music in this game. Graphics were superb. It was very fun to play.
  2. May 31, 2018
    10
    Beneath the wave of nostalgia I've replayed this game recently to see my opinions of it, and the game holds up well. Game plays well, the AIBeneath the wave of nostalgia I've replayed this game recently to see my opinions of it, and the game holds up well. Game plays well, the AI is relatively good (I've found that a few enemies have set strategies that are pretty predictable, but that's really no different from facing a normal human so it passes), the music holds up fairly well, all I can minimum for a game is to have a good soundtrack. It's chess, but Yu-Gi-Oh Chess with stuff like leveling up, type matchups, and evolution. If you're a Yu-Gi-Oh fan, it holds up very well, so give it a try if you can snatch a copy nowadays! Expand
  3. JackT.
    Feb 7, 2005
    10
    This game is so cool i can´t umderstand why some people givi it 0 well im gonna give him a 10.
  4. Jun 30, 2019
    10
    This game design tests your strategy and is loads of fun building your capsule monster army. It's beautiful designed and very unique. To meThis game design tests your strategy and is loads of fun building your capsule monster army. It's beautiful designed and very unique. To me it's a must play! Expand
  5. FireD.
    Feb 8, 2005
    9
    Finally a game of yu-gi-oh we can play the game is great!!!! you ii l like it.
  6. JoeyW.
    Feb 12, 2005
    9
    Well this is a good game i buy it for my bro is 13 but im the one who plays the game.
  7. ScottandMike
    Dec 3, 2004
    0
    This game SUCKS beyond belief. It is no where near the fun of the card game!!

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Awards & Rankings

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#76 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#47 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004