• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2021
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 22, 2021
    90
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is a staggeringly good port of many solid games, breathing new life into them with unique challenges and through a robust suite of difficulty options. It’s a great way to experience these games no matter your skill level, and offers so much variety that I just kept coming back for more.
  2. Feb 22, 2021
    90
    One of the best coin-op collections ever produced, not just in terms of the games included but the excellent presentation and range of options.
  3. Feb 18, 2021
    86
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is simply one of the best arcade compilations out there for its vast assortment of excellent games alone. Throw in a gorgeous presentation and comprehensive leaderboards and you're left with one must-have collection.
  4. Feb 22, 2021
    84
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Feb 23, 2021
    80
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is the best way to play a few of Capcom’s arcade classics. It’s clear a lot of love went into making sure these games were emulated perfectly and to recreate the atmosphere of a bustling arcade. Whatever you want to play here, you can’t go wrong.
  6. Feb 23, 2021
    80
    While definitely a niche title, Capcom Arcade Stadium is perfect for those looking for a classic arcade experience. It’s a wonderful old-school arcade simulator featuring 32 different titles with a ton of options to adjust everything from visual appearance to in-game settings. Local multiplayer and online tournaments and leaderboards keep you engaged and make this worth every token.
  7. Feb 22, 2021
    80
    Capcom Arcade Stadium is not the first (and likely not last) compilation of classic Capcom games, but this is one of the better ones they’ve put out. In addition to a great and diverse library of games, the various display options with difference screen sizes and arcade cabinet boarders along with the ability to adjust the game settings shows that the development team put a lot of work into making this collection as enjoyable of an experience as possible. With several different game genres and a mix of the well known and obscure, Capcom Arcade Stadium is easy to recommend to any fan of classic arcade games.
  8. 80
    What keeps Capcom Arcade Stadium of having a perfect score, is the lack of Online Multiplayer and certain beloved games, that would otherwise elevate this title to new heights. That said, it's an excellent trip to the past, with a good amount of content and tons of replayability. Certainly, a way of reminding us old-schoolers why we loved Capcom in first place and how empty our wallets were due to their arcade dominance. The Nintendo Switch received another great entry to its already big roster.
  9. Feb 22, 2021
    78
    Capcom Arcade Stadium provides a generous bunch of golden-age arcade titles (with a little too much Street-Fighterism), paired with a vast assortment of options and gorgeous presentation.
  10. Feb 22, 2021
    77
    It has some important shortcomings, such as the absence of big names on the list or extras to review such a rich and extensive history, as well as exclusively local multiplayer, but otherwise it is a very good compilation of the history of Capsule Computer in arcades.
  11. Feb 19, 2021
    77
    32 classic arcade games, improved witch rewind and save options, CRT filters and frames, and detailed menus. It is a great collection, but we miss some favourite Capcom games.
  12. Feb 22, 2021
    75
    If you're into the Japanese publisher, this Capcom Arcade Stadium compilation might just catch your eye. Unlike some productions of the same genre, this one is very polished and received a lot of attention. The developers have made sure to reproduce the ambience of an arcade room and have incorporated a host of options (display, difficulty, etc.) so that players find the formula that suits them.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 21, 2021
    9
    A great collection of old Capcom classics. For around $40 you get 32 games ranging from the very early days up to early 2000's titles likeA great collection of old Capcom classics. For around $40 you get 32 games ranging from the very early days up to early 2000's titles like Progear. What you get are mostly great entries, but there is some unnecessary overlap with 3 versions of Street Fighter 2, and the variety of games basically boils down to platforming, shmups, fighting, and beat em ups with an emphasis on shmups and beat em ups.

    The game modes available are really fun, and give a score-chasing element like you'd get if you were actually at the arcade. This is aided by the presentation of each game on a cabinet of your choosing, with options to change filters, cabinet type, or regular screen presentation with border images.

    Some of the earlier games have poor scaling, not quite filling up as much screen real estate as they should, and I've heard some games have some moderate emulation issues, but as a relatively casual player I didn't notice any issues with the vast majority of the games.

    Overall, a great collection of games with a few issues, and at a pretty reasonable price even before any sales. Give it a shot.
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