Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Reviews

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Unscored
Aug 23, 2022

Despite never having come across this game prior to trying it in Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium, I’m now very much convinced that this is a proper hidden Capcom gem. Like most arcade games from the era, it’s got a bit of a learning curve — but stick with it and you’ll find an interesting, rewarding and enjoyable game that is quite unlike anything else from this period in gaming!

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Unscored
Aug 11, 2022

Don’t expect an easy ride — this was an arcade game, after all — but take the time to learn Gun.Smoke’s distinctive mechanics and overall feel, and there’s a really rewarding shoot ’em up experience to be had here, for sure.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium once again delivers the experience of visiting an arcade with tons of great titles; this collection is sure to be a good time.

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Unscored
Aug 2, 2022

That doesn’t mean it’s not worth playing, mind; if you enjoy this sort of simple early ’80s shooter, Savage Bees is as good as any out there. Just don’t expect a particularly life-changing experience!

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8 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2022

Like the first title, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium lives off of the strength of the titles presented here. Even if it does repeat titles from the company's other, more focused compilations, the quality and variety of each one shows why the company has been respected in the arcade space for so long. Just about every title remains fun to play today, with no stinkers in the lot. It really would have been nice to see some improvements over the first collection as far as extras and online play goes, but it remains a solid pick-up for retro fans. Should the company go for a third compilation, we have to hope that it'll reach the polygonal era of games now that the sprite era has been all but exhausted.

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Unscored
Jul 26, 2022

If it’s not a classic Capcom title you’ve heard of before, downloading the free Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium pack is a good opportunity to familiarise yourself with it — and it sets a solid expectation for the rest of the collection to also feature a variety of enjoyably lesser known titles. And, of course, several versions of Street Fighter, but you know how it is.

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Unscored
Jul 22, 2022

This is a strong start to this second collection. While some may bounce off it due to the relative lack of big-hitters available up front, it serves as a great reminder that many of our favourite video game developers and publishers from over the years are considerably more than just their most famous titles. Sure, those famous titles are great — and that’s why some of them are included here — but it can be incredibly rewarding to discover new experiences that you didn’t previously know existed. And that’s where the real value of this collection lies.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2022

Thanks to titles being available individually, however, possible duplication shouldn’t put you off Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium. The bundle still offers excellent value for money if you’re a fan of classic arcade games. And when you factor in the additional features and solid emulation, you really can’t go wrong. Ultimately, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium might not be as essential as its predecessor, and you might wonder why these games couldn’t have just been delivered as DLC, but it’s still a fantastic retro collection.

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8 / 10 stars
Jul 15, 2022

Capcom's latest pack of coin-op classics won't disappoint old arcade hounds looking to re-experience their youth.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

Here's the full list of Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium games:

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80 / 100
Jul 14, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is a fairly robust collection that, complete or with chosen titles, will offer a nostalgia bath for players who lived through the golden days of Arcades. In addition to presenting several important titles for a new generation, it complements, diversifies and expands the collection released in the previous package.

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8.6 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium's more eclectic offering is excellent. With a familiar presentation, array of extras, and wealth of options; it's a fitting follow-up to last year's incredible collection of arcade treasures so if you enjoyed that then definitely play this, too.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2022

If we add it to its first part, we get a real arcade encyclopedia that illustrates part of the history of the best of the 90's and some magical rarity.

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Aug 9, 2022

My final thought on the Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium collection is that it’s a game with so much content that it will last forever. The gameplay is great, the audio is absolutely fantastic and there is something for all ages across every genre. It can be fast-paced or slow as hell. The choice in gameplay is up to you.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2022

With Capcom Arcade Stadium 2nd, I had a lot of fun. I recommend you to download the basic game and discover the virtual arcade, because it's gorgeous! And you will definitely find something to suit your taste. The first one is still available for download too.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is a fine compilation title without the celebratory features, and a rather mixed bag of games on hand. Fortunately, being able to buy them separately rather than strictly in bundles can help you navigate the wheat from the chaff.  The lack of online multiplayer harms this package much like the previous one, and I'm still unsure why it required a completely separate 'launcher' when everything but the games are the same.

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Unscored
Jul 29, 2022

Capcom invites us to take another trip to the past with a compilation made up of some of its most beloved titles. If you were one of those people who lost massive amounts of coins in arcades between 1984 and 1998, you will surely find lots of good memories in this game, because that's what Capcom offers, nostalgia. Great games like Knights of the Round, King of Dragons or Three Wonders finally make an appearance. Improvable? Without a doubt, but it is also very worthwhile.

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80 / 100
Jul 22, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium offers exactly the same as its first installment but with 32 other Capcom titles. Although in the end it all depends on our tastes, the selection of games has quality and is perfectly complementary to the other 32 titles of the first installment. It is possible that there are still users who are reluctant to the acquisition system chosen by the Japanese company, although it is clear that the formula has worked. The nostalgic of the world are in luck for being able to recover all these Capcom classics.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2022

Like its predecessor, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium perfectly manages to convey the noisy and colorful feeling of going to an old-school arcade, but with infinite chips in your pocket and no smell of cigarettes in the air. The game curation is excellent, with thirty-two well-chosen and varied titles, representing well the main genres that made Capcom a legend in arcades.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is a very competent collection, which maintains the rhythm of its predecessor and even manages to be more interesting and varied. The individual purchase model may even make us think that it could be more practical just to add new titles to the first game, but even so, the idea of bringing together so many important and even unknown names remains always ideal to kill the nostalgia of the nostalgic and present to the newbies.

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