Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Reviews

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

It’s a bit light on content outside of the games, but every option you could want is here, things run great, and the full package is a decent value. If you’ve got the itch to play through a bunch of classics, some real stinkers, and a few really cool games you probably haven’t heard of before then Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is what you’re looking for.

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Unscored
Jul 14, 2022

With 30+ games, an embarrassment of customization options, and plenty of opportunities to play casually with local friends or seriously for online high scores, it's a rock solid collection both for arcade enthusiasts and old-school players.

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80 / 100
Jul 14, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium shouldn’t have much difficulty finding an audience. For folks like me who grew up in the arcades, there are plenty of nostalgic hits here that will motivate a purchase. Thankfully, gamers can purchase titles individually or as a full collection. It might be hard to justify buying the whole collection if you already own Capcom Fighting Collection. This was poor planning on Capcom’s part. Despite this, there is plenty of other content to enjoy here, including a variety of titles that can be played with a second player. I believe that this collection should have been released as more DLC for the Capcom Arcade Stadium. Still, I’m grateful to finally get a chance to play, and replay, these classic 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 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

Overall, while it feels a little steep at $40, there’s a terrific collection of games included in this pack. The only way this would be any better would be if these games could somehow all interface together so you could launch any of them from within the same game. I’m hopeful that this trend of keeping older games alive keeps going and Capcom finally gives me Cadillacs and Dinosaurs in the next iteration.

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8 / 10
Jul 14, 2022

As long as you're okay with its unreasonable lack of online functionality and screen filter niggles, there are hundreds of hours of fun to be had with Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium. 32 mostly excellent games and another historically notable preservation piece, it recalls the essence of what an arcade felt like. Achieving that feeling, however brief, will be enough to justify a purchase for those with an affinity for gaming's rich history.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

Though structurally identical to the previous Capcom Arcade Stadium collection of retro goodies, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium nonetheless remains an easy recommendation thanks to its assemblage of still enjoyable and well emulated classics that are given the sort of love and sheen that each has long deserved.

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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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4 / 5.0
Jul 14, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium shows that Capcom has created so many memorable arcade games that it takes more than one collection to hold them.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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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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3.5 / 5.0
Jul 14, 2022

With 32 games included, most players are going to be able to find a few titles to fall in love with in Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium. With more duds in the lineup this time around, though, combined with a higher percentage of the collection being featured in recent collections you may already own, the value proposition is a lot harder to judge. Thankfully, this time around, Capcom are letting you buy just the individual games you want from the start. Most players with a love of classic arcade games will want to grab at least a few titles from this collection, even if the collection as a whole isn’t quite the no-brainer some of Capcom’s recent classic offerings have been.

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VGC
Top Critic
Jul 14, 2022

Another wonderful retro compilation from Capcom. It's sorely lacking in supplementary behind-the-scenes content, and it's a shame it couldn't have just been a big DLC pack for the first Arcade Stadium, but what's here is a nice, varied selection of vintage coin-op titles.

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8 / 10
Jul 14, 2022

Filled with great games, and there's a lot to love. But a third of them are in the other collections. You also still can't pick a game from a simple menu, which I simply can't understand.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2022

Ultimately, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is a truly delightful compilation, able to make anyone (re)live one of the most hilarious eras in video game history, all with a frame that sprinkles old school passion from all pores, including neon lights, chiptune and customizable cabinets. A must-have for lovers of the classics of the past. A compilation of Capcom arcade classics that will delight retrogaming enthusiasts and able to touch the right strings of nostalgia. Too bad only for the absence of an online multiplayer mode.

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GamingBolt
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2022

Fans of arcade games, and especially of Capcom's arcade lineage, will find a lot to find in Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium, which stands as a great testament to just how far video games have come as a medium.

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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 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 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2022

Overwhelmed by the usual fate of melancholy and study of the classics, it is easy to be enchanted by the retro-summer of Capcom. Dozens of games, lots of good choices and a system that works. Although it is not clear why change the name and arcade, compared to the first Arcade Stadium.

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8 / 10
Jul 16, 2022

The crossover between Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium and last month's Capcom Fighting Collection is bizarre, but there's more than enough additional content in this compilation to justify a double-dip. While we wish the publisher would have integrated more social features to make the pursuit of high scores more fulfilling, the reality is that retro game enthusiasts will want to revisit much of what this package has to offer.

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