Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Sep 4, 2015
    90
    Young gamers will probably be alienated by the extreme retro look and the high difficulty of these games, but they are precious pieces of gaming history that should be added in every retro-loving gamers collection.
  2. Aug 25, 2015
    90
    An object lesson for how game compilations should be engineered, providing rock-solid adaptation to a new platform, respecting the material’s historic context, and exercising restraint.
  3. Sep 30, 2015
    88
    Despite a few bugs and sound glitches, Mega Man Legacy Collection is an outstanding compilation of some of the best platform games in history.
  4. Sep 4, 2015
    85
    One hell of a collection: great visuals, rich extras and database make Mega Man Legacy Collection a must have for any Blue Bomber fan.
  5. 85
    A great starter kit history lesson for a beloved platforming franchise. Be warned that it is a very tough and often frustrating lesson, but that it does have its rewards.
  6. Aug 25, 2015
    82
    Six great games. A playable museum of one of the most beloved characters in videogames. A challenge for all kinds of players.
  7. Oct 22, 2015
    80
    Sort of a Megaman encyclopedia, even if it's missing some chapters, and a fundamental collection for any fan of the franchise. Obviously a great buy even for those gamers who are just searching for some good old challenge. Fans of the Zero series will unfortunately have to wait for another collection.
  8. Sep 15, 2015
    80
    Be it a trip down memory lane or your introduction to the 8-bit era the Mega Man Legacy Collection gives you all you’d expect and more.
  9. Sep 9, 2015
    80
    Six great classic games with a lot of extras make for an engaging package, though you should remember that all of these titles are extremely difficult.
  10. Aug 31, 2015
    80
    Mega Man Legacy Collection is a great homage to the blue bomber beginnings. Although 15 € and six NES games may seem expensive, the save feature and challenges are worth its price.
  11. Aug 31, 2015
    80
    Mega Man has its most authentic legacy yet with Mega Man Legacy Collection. This bundle contains six games for only 15 euros and delivers the real retro Mega Man experience with extras.
  12. 80
    If you want to relive your memories as a kid or just want to see how Mega Man got his start, then Mega Man Legacy Collection is an easy recommendation.
  13. Aug 25, 2015
    80
    It may not have as many games as the decade-old Mega Man Anniversary Collection, but Legacy Collection is a much better effort when it comes to overall presentation and ensuring that each game is reproduced as faithfully as possible.
  14. Aug 25, 2015
    80
    All in all, the Mega Man Legacy Collection has just enough toss-ins and challenges to make it worthwhile, while not messing with the highly-successful formula that formed the foundation of this long-standing franchise.
  15. Aug 25, 2015
    80
    The Mega Man Legacy Collection perfectly preserves six classic Mega Man games without any extensive changes or modifications from the developers. What changes it does bring are entirely optional and only serve to enhance the experience.
  16. Sep 3, 2015
    70
    Mega Man Legacy Collection feels incomplete. It doesn’t feature any of the games that launched after the heyday of the NES era and even then brings them to modern systems with performance warts and all. Yet somehow with the six games it does bring to the table, it provides enough for fans to indulge in with challenges and archive artwork, while also bringing in new players with conveniences such as the save system.
  17. Sep 1, 2015
    70
    Despite the rich selection of bonus material, Mega Man Legacy Collection still suffer of occasional frame-rate drops. Once again, we can suggest to buy this collection only to the old-school players and Mega Man aficionados.
  18. Aug 28, 2015
    70
    A collection with the sex Mega Man games for NES made available for the latest consoles is a great deed. The restoration has been cautious and the games are thus unchanged, which unfortunately means that the the flaws that existed 20 years ago persist today, like choppy frame rate when too many enemies are on the screen. A nice new feature is the challenge mode, which is insanely addictive. However, it feels stingy to not get a bigger collection, given that previous collections contained clearly more titles.
  19. Aug 25, 2015
    70
    A good retro collection that features the first Mega Man games with some extras.
  20. Games Master UK
    Nov 3, 2015
    69
    Avoid the save states if you can - if your blood pressure can take it. [Nov 2015, p.80]
  21. Aug 25, 2015
    60
    As retro compilations go this is very good, with pixel perfect emulation and some useful bonus features. But only existing fans will feel the games justify the effort.
  22. Aug 26, 2015
    58
    Mega Man Legacy Collection is not the best compilation of classics released, but it’s definitely not the worst. Worth a download if you are a fan.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 111
  2. Negative: 19 out of 111
  1. Aug 28, 2015
    10
    This is the 6 original 8 bit Megaman's. It is the original games from the original code, with the original bugs. Which means it also has theThis is the 6 original 8 bit Megaman's. It is the original games from the original code, with the original bugs. Which means it also has the original exploits and codes. If your a true Megaman fan and want the game from back in the day on your new console, this is perfect for you.

    Don't be fooled by the negative ratings. 5 of the 6 negative reviews come from the same 2 people. Apparently they bought it for the PS4, then went and bought it on the PS4. Then one of them bought it for the PC and surprisingly hated it there also. That's assuming they bought it at all.

    Also the negative reviews fall into 3 areas, based on unrealistic expectations. Some wanted the 10 bit games. Which they knew weren't coming in this collection. But might come as a DLC if this does well. The other admitted there were small timing issues only a hardcore Megaman Savant would notice. And then there is the Mixed reviews that wanted the game to be updated for today's gamers. Which would be a waste of Capcom's time and resources. Since the original maker of Megaman made "Mighty #9" which is launching next month and is basically a modernized Megaman.
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  2. Aug 26, 2015
    4
    This is NOT a faithful recreation of the originals. While playing through MM2, something just felt off about the general timing. This wasThis is NOT a faithful recreation of the originals. While playing through MM2, something just felt off about the general timing. This was especially noticeable in the Heat Man stage where the vanishing blocks appear to cross the wide chasm. The issue kept nagging me so I unpacked my ancient NES and original MM2 cart and went to the same spot. The timing is, in fact, slightly different than the original. Most people probably won't notice but for someone who has played the game more times than they care to count, a third to half second difference is bothersome.

    The issues don't end there: The typical NES "flashing textures" issue exists but they're markedly worse than the original. Case in point - Wily stage 4 in MM2; the crash bomb mental test. The flashing textures are SO bad on the legacy edition that it often makes the fired pellets completely invisible until you've killed 1 or 2 of the turrets. Again, I compared this to the original NES version and, while the flashing texture issue was at its worst at that point, it was nowhere near as bad as this edition.

    What this edition seems like is a plain jane emulator with a new GUI front end, only they couldn't quite figure out what to do when the games were running faster than normal on the newer hardware. So they manually tweaked the speed which causes the slight time delays and increased texture glitches. Anyone who has played with emulators on their PCs and tweaked speed settings will know exactly what I'm talking about. These problems exist in the first three games (they're all I've played thus far) so I feel it's safe to assume they'll exist in the other three games as well.

    The challenges are OK, but not really worth playing more than once. The only praise I can give it is that the game doesn't crash and it's mostly playable, so long as you understand you're not getting an accurate port of the originals. If you ARE familiar with the originals, don't be surprised if you find yourself frustrated frequently
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  3. Aug 25, 2015
    8
    The new challenge mode is really fun to waste a couple of hours on.
    You have several option on how you want it displayed. Old stlye TV or
    The new challenge mode is really fun to waste a couple of hours on.
    You have several option on how you want it displayed. Old stlye TV or monitor. 4.3 or widescreen.
    You are also able to save you game at any point so if you have a difficlut time in a particular part of the map you can kinda abuse it.

    People complaining about it beeing played just like a 8bit game or a ROM but that because that what the creators of the Collection wanted. All glitches and lags are still in the game and its awesome, its just like you are back in the late 80 or early 90 again =).

    If you like retro gaming this is for you, if you are a whiny resolution FPS biatch dont bother buying the game.

    Solid 8/10
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