Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Reviews

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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7 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2022

For those who merely dabble in arcade classics, then the way to go may be to hand-pick the games you want to play and checkout with a cheaper cart in hand. There are some real highlights in this collection that would be a shame to miss out on for a gamer of any flavor.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 / 10.0
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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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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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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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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