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  • Summary: [Also known as SEGA Mega Drive Classics] SEGA's collection of Mega Drive & Genesis classics comes to a new generation of consoles - and players. Over 50 titles across all genres from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action,[Also known as SEGA Mega Drive Classics] SEGA's collection of Mega Drive & Genesis classics comes to a new generation of consoles - and players. Over 50 titles across all genres from all-time classics like Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, beat 'em ups, puzzlers, old favourites and hidden gems. New features bring modern convenience to the classics. Save your game at any time, rewind those slip-ups, or customise your controls. Earn bragging rights with online multiplayer and achievements. The largest collection of retro classics on console in one package. Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. May 25, 2018
    95
    Sega Genesis Classics boasts an amazing collection of 50 games, all of which will keep you busy and entertained for hours. Some of the games can be challenging to a fault, but that's just the way some old school games were made. The games hold true to their original forms and bring you a cartridge full of nostalgia that you can pop right into the console of your heart.
  2. May 26, 2018
    84
    If you love the 16-bit era as much as I do then purchasing Sega Genesis Classics should be mandatory. With loads of must-have games and hidden gems, you're bound to spend hours upon hours reliving one of the best eras in gaming history.
  3. May 31, 2018
    80
    Another generous collection of old-time classics, packed with a charming retro-nerd interface, online gaming and some pretty challenging new features.
  4. May 25, 2018
    75
    SEGA Mega Drive Classics is a beautiful collection, a dive into the past for the old videogamers, an entertaining glimpse into the 16bit world for the younger gaming class.
  5. Jun 1, 2018
    75
    Packed with both nostalgia and great games, Sega Mega Drive Classics delivers a true retro experience. Visualization options are pretty much cool this time, and everything works as a Mega Drive suited for today´s screens, with a decent line up of the system´s finest. Significant absences hurt the overall quality, though.
  6. Jun 5, 2018
    70
    The games are still great, and for any newcomers to SEGA or just games in general I say buy this to experience these titles because it’s the most forgiving any of these games have been. As an archival look at SEGA’s glory days though this is yet another fumble and I can’t wholeheartedly recommend it, especially when a more complete collection has been available on Steam for years and was updated to share the same features as the console release (and it has more games in it).
  7. Jul 9, 2018
    50
    A compilation does not need to do much to honour its legacy. It is expected that the games play exactly as they did when they released, at the very least. Having them play worse is unacceptable. The technical issues may not be as noticeable in some titles, but they utterly break the likes of Alien Soldier.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jul 19, 2018
    10
    50 classic games in one CD with full HD... lot's of time to play time... now playing with my sons in ps4 instead of playing in malls (old50 classic games in one CD with full HD... lot's of time to play time... now playing with my sons in ps4 instead of playing in malls (old arcade game)... Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2021
    8
    Excellent compilation of SEGA classics. It's true that it has important absences, like Sonic 3, Soleil, or some iconic sports games likeExcellent compilation of SEGA classics. It's true that it has important absences, like Sonic 3, Soleil, or some iconic sports games like 'Super Monaco GP', 'Wimbledon Championship Tennis' or 'Ultimate Soccer'. However, it offers complete MegaDrive/Genesis sagas like Shinobi, Streets of Rage or Golden Axe and important classics of the RPG genre like the 'Phantasy Star' saga, 'Shining Force' or 'Beyond Oasis/The Story of Thor' and Treasure classics like 'Dinamite Headdy', 'Alien Soldier', 'Gunstar Heroes' and 'Light Crusader'. If you were a fan of SEGA's black console, don't hesitate, you will enjoy this game a lot. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2022
    8
    I'm kinda cheating with this one. I have over 40 hours on the game, 37 hours of which are probably on Sonic 2, I'd estimate another 2 hours onI'm kinda cheating with this one. I have over 40 hours on the game, 37 hours of which are probably on Sonic 2, I'd estimate another 2 hours on Sonic 1, and then about on hour on everything else (much of which I haven't played). I'm a bit disappointed that the Nintendo Switch version of this collection doesn't include Ecco the Dolphin. But yeah, overall, I'm happy with it. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2018
    7
    It's not like the games are bad, but for something with that name it certainly missed many great beats sega provided in my childhood.
  5. Mar 20, 2022
    7
    Im little disappointed that they didnt include a lot of classics that should have been there althought its pretty good. Games run perfectlyIm little disappointed that they didnt include a lot of classics that should have been there althought its pretty good. Games run perfectly without any issues. Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2020
    6
    This game is okay, it's not bad, not good, not great, just okay.
    SPOILER Alert: Don't buy this game, just buy the SEGA Mega-drive or the SEGA
    This game is okay, it's not bad, not good, not great, just okay.
    SPOILER Alert: Don't buy this game, just buy the SEGA Mega-drive or the SEGA Dreamcast they have much better games with much better controls and just... no.
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  7. Aug 12, 2018
    2
    Another clumsy compilation cashing in on nostalgia. A missed opportunity with the games they could have included and it launched with weirdAnother clumsy compilation cashing in on nostalgia. A missed opportunity with the games they could have included and it launched with weird jittery framerates. Avoid. Expand

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