Capcom Arcade Stadium Reviews

Capcom Arcade Stadium is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Jan 10, 2022

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a great opportunity for a trip to the 80s and 90s.

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8 / 10
Jul 19, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a great way to look through the history of some of Capcom's arcade titles, and boy does it reveal how much some of these games were coin eaters! Jokes aside, this collection is a lovely way to revisit your nostalgia.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is complicated. On the one hand, most of the games are timeless classics and rarely seen in compilations, so it feels fresher than the entries on the older PlayStation consoles even before you factor in the emulation perks and the various challenge modes. On the other hand, the number of repeats from older PS4 compilations makes this feel a bit lazy, while the lack of customization stings when you see the overall purchasing method. It's still a good package for retro fans who want to play on their HDTVs, especially when compared to the PS3 release currently accessible on PS Now, but here's hoping that Capcom simply iterates on this rather than create another compilation specifically for the PS5.

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86 / 100
Jun 21, 2021

A practically unlimited duration thanks to all the «ROMs» that it includes and the possibilities that each one of them offers.

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80 / 100
Jun 11, 2021

If you lived in the era of the 80’s and 90’s arcade games by Capcom, this is a must have collection. While its lack of online co-op is questionable, the offline experience allows its individual games’ maximum player capacity. This means you can invite your friends over for some old school retro gaming action. Some of the new features include player eccentric settings and modern user interface for a more flexible gameplay experience. All of the games are gems of the past including Progear, a port into the modern consoles since 20 years from its original release.

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Ben Sellwood
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8.3 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2021

I'm a huge fan of the fighting and action games, but not so much of the shooters which all feel very samey. If there were a little more variety here I think this would be a glowing review, however the niche 3 genres it covers, though authentic and as you would expect from Capcom doesn't quite give everyone something to play.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is competent enough in recreating the exciting and noisy atmosphere of an arcade shop, bringing fond memories to the older players and historical context for the younger ones. Its varied collection features dozens of the company's games, some very remarkable, others not so much, covering the main styles that have consecrated Capcom in arcades. Despite the absence of some major games and online multiplayer, it's an almost must-have title for arcade and retrogaming enthusiasts, with lots of extra features and customization options.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a great collection of classic titles that really does a great job of showing Capcom’s history. Across the 32 games here released from 1984 to 2001 you’ll find a lot of enjoyment and thanks to some quality of life gameplay improvements new players won’t become too frustrated. There are some notable missing titles here and some extra features that I would’ve liked to see but overall this is how all publishers should treat their classic titles when bringing them to a new audience.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2021

Relive some of the most iconic and important moments of the history of video games with this new Capcom compilation. Unless you really don't like retro games, you should have a lot of fun with this title. It's the most fun I've had diving bad into old games since Rare Replay

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7 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2021
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8 / 10
Jun 3, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a perfume soaked and kiss covered love letter to the arcade. Capcom really has set the benchmark for how iconic publishers should preserve their work for future generations. The pitch-perfect emulation is notable, but it's the courage to make the necessary changes to classic games and ensure accessibility for all that is truly genius. Sure, having to buy everything in packs is a pain but you're bound to uncover a few unexpected gems in the process. Now, how about that Rival Schools: United by Fate, eh Capcom?

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8 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2021

This is a must-play title for people who grew up going to the arcade or want to experience that special feeling of playing classic games on a cabinet. If you aren't a big fan of fighting titles like Street Fighter or flying action games this may be a title you would want to skip out on.

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Recommended
Jun 1, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium does a wonderful job of preserving some history defining titles for new generations to enjoy. It is a robust package with a large number of options for all kinds of gamers. The games themselves may have been modernised quite a lot, but they still look and feel distinctly ‘old’. Games are essentially classic in all but features, and this is possibly the most enchanting aspect of the collection.

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70 / 100
Jun 1, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a good collection and allows you, in a way, to choose which titles you want in different packages. However, the list of famous games that are missing is remarkable and an online multiplayer is also lacking.

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8 / 10.0
May 31, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a large collection of action games that shooter, beat-‘em-up and fighting fans are bound to enjoy. The emulation is solid and the various features that are part of the wrapper help to pull the entire package together. Quibbles include some similar titles that add repetition to the library and perhaps the way that the packages are purchased – but they are the most minor of concerns compared to what is an overall excellent collection.

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81 / 100
May 31, 2021

Capcom Arcade Stadium is a solid mix of arcade classics and some lessor known titles. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Street Fighter games not included. Having one of the X-Men fighting games would have been awesome but the Marvel rights are probably too expensive to secure. Capcom certainly went beyond just straight porting of the games. The presentation of each game is solid with a ton of options. Another nice touch is that a manual for each game is included too. This will be a boon to newbies and veterans alike and will save players from making side trips to the internet looking for tips.

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8 / 10.0
May 31, 2021

Almost three dozen games, a trip into a bygone era, and plenty of reasons to have a pocket full of coins jangling away as you peruse the offerings. Depending on your fondness for the past, Capcom Arcade Stadium has a divisive collection of charming cult classic titles and time-wasting distractions, but it's all presented in a package that lures you in with bright lights, loud sounds, and plenty of nostalgia.

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8.8 / 10.0
May 30, 2021

‎This compilation is a caress to nostalgia, but also the opportunity for many younger players to know the glory of other times, simpler in technical abilities but with a lot of soul and innovation. Thank you Capcom for taking us to the arcades once again, in another way, but with the same memories.‎

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8 / 10
May 28, 2021

Viewed as a traditional 32 game retro collection, there's value in journeying through PS4 Capcom Arcade Stadium's history from 1984 to 2001. It's a pleasure to revel in the origins of CP System, as it evolved from CPS-1 to CPS-2. There's a celebratory feel in the balance between Pack 1 and 2's popular hits, alongside Pack 3's cult favourites, plus targeting leaderboards to achieve Timed and Score Challenges is addictive when earning CASPO to reach a higher Class. As Zac Zinger's infectious song, A Brand New Day, plays over Capcom Arcade Stadium's title screen, there's a party vibe to dancing between game selections, especially when discovering Pack 3's superb, less widely available shmups like CAVE's Progear.

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8 / 10.0
May 26, 2021

The vast majority of these games have aged surprisingly well, being as fun and challenging now as they were back when they were first released. Sure, games like Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Bionic Commando are way too clunky for today’s standards, but when you have dozens of other extremely fun games at your disposal, you’ll ignore the fact some of them aren’t worth your time anymore.

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