Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. 100
    One of the best game collections i've had the pleasure of playing this year. It deserves high marks for offering a wide variety of game titles and some pretty hefty game titles that fans of the 16-bit era will appreciate.
  2. AceGamez
    I love the attention to detail here; this isn't just a number of classics slapped into a collection with no thought - this is a set that was meticulously put together and each game is given the proper respect to make you want to play every single one of them, which is what a classics collection should do.
  3. To be blunt, Sega Genesis Collection is the definition of essential gaming, and it has a rightful place on the shelves of any PSP owner looking for an inexpensive and high-quality addition to their library.
  4. 90
    Sega Genesis Collection is a pile of awesome with whipped cream and a cherry on top. You have got to get it for your PSP and that's all there is to it.
  5. Going back and playing as that little blue hedgehog from my childhood was enough to sell me on this game. On top of that I had the pleasure of playing Golden Axe, and Virtua Fighter 2 along with many of the other games that I played as a child. This could possibly be one of my favorite PSP titles on the market.
  6. With plenty of unlockable extras, a strong line-up of games and virtually faultless emulation, Sega Mega Drive Collection is easily one of the finest retro collections in years.
  7. A dream come true for those who loved the incredible lineup of titles that made the Genesis such a great console.
  8. Play Magazine
    Heck, the collection is worth buying for "Phantasy Star II and IV" alone--they may feel a little rusty, but they're probably the best RPG's on the PSP. [Jan. 2007, p.84]
  9. Sega manages to pack just about every great Genesis game into one UMD. With games like Shinobi III, Ecco the Dolphin, Vectorman, Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog and the three 16-bit Phantasy Star games, the Sega Genesis Collection is a must own no matter what type of gamer you are!
  10. Featuring many fun, faithfully adapted games from the '80s and '90s, the Sega Genesis Collection offers a fantastic value and a big slice of gaming history.
  11. 80
    But it's the gameplay and extras that will keep you coming back.
  12. Despite the lack of polish in the outer shell, the meat of the Sega Genesis Collection is mighty tasty and in the end that's all that matters. The price isn't half bad either.
  13. Pure Magazine UK
    A classic trip back to the great days of Mega Drive gaming, still amazingly playable today. [Jan 2007, p.56]
  14. Uncommonly strong retro compilation heartily recommended to those with fond memories of their days of Mega Drive ownership or, indeed, any fans of solid gaming experiences.
  15. In these days of paying over the odds to download crippled Virtual Console games, and pretending not to notice how many Microsoft points are on your credit card, this latest compilation takes on an even greater value and may even - whisper it - encourage a few of us to finally take the original boxes out from under the bed, and consider putting them lovingly in the attic.
  16. While there are plenty of other retro compilations out there vying for your business, Sega Mega Drive Collection arguably offers the most value for money and could quickly become the ideal travel companion for your PSP, as it's a delight to dip in and out of the mostly top notch games included.
  17. Play UK
    Even the shockingly bad likes of "Altered Beast" are mildly entertaining. A good compilation, but not quite great. [Issue #147, p.90]
  18. The PS2 version might have a bit more in the way of content, but the Wi-Fi multiplayer and inherent portability provided by the compact PSP makes this version equally attractive.
  19. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Excellent in terms of quality and quantity. [Christmas 2006, p.90]
  20. 75
    As far as compilations go, Sega Genesis Collection is pretty damn solid - but where the hell is "Streets of Rage"?
  21. PSM Magazine
    Despite a few technical snafus, it's impossible not to begrudgingly enjoy Sega Genesis Collection. [Feb. 2007, p.86]
  22. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    The real appeal of Mega Drive Collection is as an interactive history lesson. [Mar 2007, p.114]

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#91 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2006
#56 Most Shared PSP Game of 2006
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. AndrewN.
    Oct 12, 2007
    The best retro compilation on the PSP with a generous number of classics resuscitated.
  2. FojakV.
    Jan 24, 2007
    Great compilation, one of the best for any system. 28 plus games, difficult some of them, but in the 90 's that was the premise of the Great compilation, one of the best for any system. 28 plus games, difficult some of them, but in the 90 's that was the premise of the console games to compensate the short of them. Buy it while it lasts. Full Review »