Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Reviews

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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GameCentral
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8 / 10
Jul 20, 2022

A worthy follow-up to the original coin-op collection but the selection of games never feels quite as varied or vital, and the continued lack of museum features is a shame.

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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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79 / 100
Jul 18, 2022

‎A collection of 32 games that has both historical value and current fun (as most of the titles have aged very well). The emulation is perfect and has many display options and unlockable elements. Its value, of course, depends on how nostalgic we are.‎

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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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7 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is a beautifully presented package which includes a decent strike rate of two thirds bangers to a third of borderline unplayable turds.

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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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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 / 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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8 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2022

Another nostalgic compilation from Capcom with a robust miscellaneous of arcade games, glued together by a shiny old-school interface and a wide range of visual options. Some of the titles are already available in other collections, but this time each one can be purchased separately.

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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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Jul 19, 2022

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is a fantastic collection, introducing players to games they might not have heard of.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2022

Capcom continues to treat their legacy games better than most companies, but their delivery method can be questionable at times. Still I had a blast with these games and would definitely love to see how weird it gets with a third outing. Fans of classic Capcom games will find plenty to enjoy, but this is by far the least impressive selection of games, especially considering recent releases.

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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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8.1 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2022

A new compilation to re-live those times when Capcom rocked the arcade halls everywhere. With some repetitions, this title deserves a place in the library of the most nostalgic players.

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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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70%
Jul 16, 2022

While many of the Street Fighter and Darkstalkers games included here are already available in previous collections, Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium still includes a plethora of arcade classics, and you're bound to discover, or indeed, rediscover, something well worth playing.

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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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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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7 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2022

If you heart is beating with nostalgia, Capcom, Arcade 2nd Stadium does its best to bring you back down the memory lane.

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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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