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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  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 23, 2018
    91
    It’s a solid collection of classic games that are pretty well represented here.
  3. Sep 23, 2018
    90
    Seven of the best Capcom's beat 'em up in a single shot with local/online multiplayer, customizable options and a little good-old-days arcade museum. For less than 20 bucks it's a retro heaven.
  4. 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.
  5. Sep 26, 2018
    85
    The Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle is another welcome feather in the cap that is their redemption arc that we’ve been seeing in 2018, and if you’re dying to knock heads with Mayor Haggar or rack up some coin with the crew of Battle Circuit, this is an excellent reminder of why Capcom did so much for this genre.
  6. 85
    If you don’t really care for brawlers, the games in this collection aren’t going to change your mind. That said, there is a lot of value in the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, and I highly recommend it to fans of the genre or those who love couch co-op games.
  7. 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.
  8. Oct 3, 2018
    82
    Right price, seven great old games, lots of options. No retrogamer can want anything else.
  9. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    80
    It’s a pity that this bundle does not include more prominent games, because the ones we get are probably completely obscure to many players. On the other hand though it’s a chance to travel to possibly unknown regions of the past and see how the genre evolved. Oh, and Armored Warriors is really cool. [12/2018, p.89]
  10. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    A great collection of arcade games tied together in a neat package for modern audiences. Though not every game brings something necessarily new or unique, there is definitely something in here for every beat ’em up fan.
  11. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    While Capcom Beat’Em Up Bundle does have some online multiplayer issues it’s still a ton of fun overall.
  12. Oct 7, 2018
    80
    Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle brings seven historic Capcom beat 'em up games to the Nintendo Switch in a collection that acts as a retrospect of the genre. The games are accurately portrayed and feature an enjoyable cooperative multiplayer but the online component displays some problems and the game feels limited in its audio and visual options. Nevertheless, this is an impressive collection of beat 'em up classics, both for fans and new players.
  13. 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.
  14. Sep 18, 2018
    80
    Despite missing some of the best games in the genre, Capcom Beat ’Em Up Bundle is a good collection that fans will enjoy remembering the good old coin-op era.
  15. Sep 18, 2018
    80
    Capcom at its finest: a bunch of interesting and still largely enjoyable beat'em up.
  16. Nintendo Force 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]
  17. Oct 8, 2018
    75
    Where there are some rampant online problems, Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle is a nostalgic trip back to memory lane. A collection of solid titles with some robust local multiplayer and gameplay options make this one a no-brainer for newcomers or veterans of the genre.
  18. Sep 18, 2018
    75
    Although it can be improved, Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle brings together some of Capcom's best beat 'em up games of the 90s in an essential package for any fan of the genre. Its multiple customization options allow any player to enjoy the game and the online mode regardless of their skills. In addition, its gallery mode is simply great.
  19. 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.
  20. Sep 20, 2018
    70
    Irredeemably shallow but effortlessly entertaining, this unexpected tribute to a lost genre will make a beat ‘em-up fan of anyone.
  21. Sep 19, 2018
    70
    The games in the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle may be short, shallow and repetitive by nature, but these arcade classics are an important slice of gaming history and still make for a perfect high score wager between friends. In any case, for £17.99, it is an affordable catch up for those that are either interested in the history of the beat ’em up genre or fancy an interactive trip down memory lane.
  22. Sep 18, 2018
    70
    A good selection of classic beat'em ups that could have been even better with little effort.
  23. Sep 25, 2018
    60
    If you want to sit with friends for an evening and waste a few hours while getting wasted, this is a great way to do it.
  24. 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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  1. Sep 19, 2018
    This came out around the same time Nintendo started charging for online play, and while the blame’s on Capcom, the fact this was promoted in a Nintendo Direct makes the timing absolutely awful. At least on Switch, the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle is an online disaster.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Sep 25, 2018
    10
    PLS! I NEED Cadillacs and Dinosaurs!!!! We need old times, old feelings! thx
  2. 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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  3. 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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