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  • Summary: Relive the glory days of cooperative arcade games with the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle. This comprehensive collection includes seven classic games, each with various multiplayer options, online capabilities and detailed galleries.

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 11, 2018
    91
    This isn’t just a historically significant assemblage of games, it’s also an immensely fun one. Fans of the genre and those new to it should definitely consider giving it a download, particularly for the games that are appearing on home console for the first time.
  2. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    This collection illustrates perfectly why this particular genre was the toast of video gaming in the late '80s and early '90s. Addictive, enjoyable and – perhaps most important of all – bloody good fun when played co-operatively with friends, all of the titles in this seven-strong compendium are worth your time, and by adding robust local and multiplayer support, Capcom has done its utmost to ensure they find favour with a whole new generation of gamers. If you're not a fan of the genre then you may well be wondering what all the fuss is about, but for everyone else, this is a must-have download.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    83
    Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle is a great collection of classics that honors a great genre that has remained in the hearts of many veteran players.
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    80
    It can be hard sometimes to make collections for retro games feel exciting, especially if those games have been released numerous times before. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle bucks that trend not only by having games that are still enjoyable to this day, but also by including two titles that are finally being released on consoles for the first time. A few issues mars the overall package, but not enough to put a major damper on its offerings.
  5. NF Magazine
    Feb 26, 2019
    75
    While each title has its own appeal, brawlers are inherently repetitive by nature, so the focus on a single style of gameplay can be exhausting after a bit. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 20]
  6. 70
    If there’s one takeaway to be had from the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, it’s that genre-themed compilations aren’t the best way to repackage these classic titles.
  7. Sep 18, 2018
    60
    Although the seven games on offer are good examples of the fun, but shallow genre, it’s hard to shake the feeling that with a bit more attention – the kind Mega Man and Street Fighter received – this could have been another must have retro collection.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 25, 2018
    10
    PLS! I NEED Cadillacs and Dinosaurs!!!! We need old times, old feelings! thx
  2. Sep 18, 2018
    9
    Ahhh quel bonheur de retrouvé ce bon vieux Final Fight. pour l'instant je n'ai essayé que lui sur l'ensemble du pack mais un pur régal, leAhhh quel bonheur de retrouvé ce bon vieux Final Fight. pour l'instant je n'ai essayé que lui sur l'ensemble du pack mais un pur régal, le portage nickel aucun freeze, pas de crash, pas de bug son, rien juste du pur fun.

    Pour les vieux nostalgiques comme moi à prendre sans hésiter.
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  3. Mar 23, 2019
    9
    A rock-solid collection of classic arcade action, made even better with local and online co-op.
  4. Sep 18, 2018
    9
    This game concept is great for coop gaming nights with friends!
    The intuitive controls with just two or three action buttons are inviting. We
    This game concept is great for coop gaming nights with friends!
    The intuitive controls with just two or three action buttons are inviting. We work together: two, three or four players cruise the streets, the fantasy realms and the planets to beat all evil guys, minions, bosses!
    There are seven Beat 'em Up games, Arcade versions made by Capcom in the '90s, to choose from (watch the trailer above). Especially The King of Dragons aged very well: the archetype of high fantasy! Five very distinct characters to play, amazing enemy variety, amazing fast changing scenery, spectacular bosses taken from mythology, level up system (!), an epic fantasy soundtrack... this really is all aspects of Beat 'em Up done right and worth 9 points!
    The other games are a joy to play, and offer each their own world / scenario from dangerous streets to planets with vibrant SCI-FI settings. But there is to admit: the age of the games shows here and there. Surprisingly Final Fight, when played in 2018 with today's gaming experience, annoys with throwing constantly the same roster of enemies at you throughout the stages. Even the placement of the enemy formations is sometimes all too randomly done. But of course the iconic character design and the fluid easy-to-get-into controls are still there and make the game enjoyable to this day.
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  5. Apr 25, 2019
    8
    Finished all games last weekend and I love them all. This is a great bundle with classic games. a must have for old school fans and peopleFinished all games last weekend and I love them all. This is a great bundle with classic games. a must have for old school fans and people who enjoy retro games. Its really fun to play couch coop with friends. now I wish a beat em up bundle 2 with even more classics. I wish... please capcom, bring us even more classic for us retro game lovers! Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2019
    7
    Let's face it–in the history of arcade games, beat 'em ups rarely qualify as masterpieces. A few classics stand out, mainly for nostalgiaLet's face it–in the history of arcade games, beat 'em ups rarely qualify as masterpieces. A few classics stand out, mainly for nostalgia value, and the best games in the genre may provide some quick co-op fun with friends–but most of them were little more than coin guzzlers with paper-thin mechanics and close to zero innovation.

    All that being said, beat 'em ups can still be an innocent, if volatile, pleasure. This collection by Capcom is as good as you can reasonably expect it to be. It includes a real genre classic (Final Fight), one or two games worth remembering, and a bunch of curiosities. The games have been ported with care, and they make for a great way to kill time when me and my buddies buy a new game and want to kill time as it downloads. Plus, Capcom also included a few welcome extras, like original concept art.

    All in all, this collection is essential for beat 'em up fans, and a nice diversion for the rest of us.
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  7. Sep 20, 2018
    3
    Oh boy... These games are great, and for twenty dollars, I think it's worth it for the seven games you get, however, I bought this game so IOh boy... These games are great, and for twenty dollars, I think it's worth it for the seven games you get, however, I bought this game so I could play with other people. The online play is a cluster****, nine times out of ten there will be severe lag and ping issues, along with a ceaseless stutter through out the entire game play. The way I see it, the online play is worthless, and it really makes me want to ask for my money back. Expand