Namco Museum Reviews

Namco Museum is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jul 31, 2017

Pac-Man Vs. is a genuine classic that deserves a bigger audience, but the high price and limited selection of other games makes this an expensive retro indulgence.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2017

Again, whether or not Namco Museum is worth your money depends on two things. The first is whether or not you like these games in the first place. The second is whether you legitimately see yourself spending enough time with these classics to justify the $30 price tag. Despite a couple odd inclusions, there was a lot of care given to making these experiences authentic, while at the same time giving players a lot of options that allow them to ruin that authenticity in favor of having a more enjoyable experience.

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Jul 28, 2017

Namco Museum is a fantastic self-contained package with an interesting offering of games that arcade fans will enjoy tearing into.

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6 / 10
Aug 1, 2017

On the whole, Namco Museum is only really worth purchasing if you either have an unhealthy obsession with at least three of Namco's arcade classics, or want an immensely fun party game and don't care too much about the price or extras. It's great to see that they won't be forgotten, but aside from Sky Kid there were no games that I hadn't already played that I liked. Namco Museum is certainly well put together and presented, but the selection of games just aren't completely enticing.

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Hobby Consolas
Hobbyconsolas.com
Top Critic
74 / 100
Aug 4, 2017

Namco Museum brings back pixel perfect emulation of some classic arcades, such as Galaga, Pac-Man or Splatterhouse. It also includes Pac-Man Vs. four player asymmetric game, but t lacks of extra content and there are too few games available.

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Ollie Barder
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

This Namco Museum release on the Switch is as good as its precursors and brilliantly accentuated with the local multiplayer focused Pac-Man Vs. but it is currently overpriced and I hope this is not a new trend when it comes to future retro gaming releases on the Switch.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Unscored
Aug 4, 2017

The Switch really is the perfect console for the odd bit of retro game action.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2017

The games are still funny, even more on the go thanks to the Nintendo Switch handheld nature, but there could have been more of them.

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Jul 28, 2017

Namco Museum offers players eleven arcade greats in a nice new package on Switch. Getting to take these games on-the-go is a nice treat, but they're still the same old games that have been re-released quite often. Pac-Man Vs. does give you a cool addition though, and it's much easier to play this time around.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2017

Namco Museum is a very good collection of some arcade classics that is let down by its asking price and two of the games included.

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75 / 100
Aug 4, 2017

Namco Museum for the Switch is a great attempt at a collection of classic arcade games. Fighting to become the top score on the leaderboard is fun, even if the other challenges often come off as shallow. With the detailed manuals and the great display options, adding a few more games, or even more challenges could have made this the definitive Namco Museum.

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70 / 100
Aug 10, 2017

This was a fun little jaunt down memory lane, but it's really nothing more than another Namco collection in new digs.

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7.4 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2017

Namco Museum is a nice way to bring so classic arcade titles to the Switch, but they're mostly not anything we haven't seen on past platforms.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

This game is probably best being held off on until a price drop.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2017

Namco Museum was able to preserve games that I remember fondly, and introduced me to some enjoyable new experiences that I can't wait to get back to. It could have had a bit more meat on its bones, but this collection ultimately is a great addition to the Nintendo Switch's ever growing library and a fitting tribute to some of Namco's greatest hits.

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3.5 / 5.0
Aug 7, 2017

That being said, if you enjoy classic 80s and 90s Namco arcade games and are looking for more titles to fill out your Switch library, Namco Museum is an easy purchase. Despite $30 being an expensive price tag, the games included in this collection are worth your while with Pac-Man Vs. taking the collection over the top.

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Atomix
Top Critic
78 / 100
Jul 31, 2017

Namco Museum offers a good classic game collection for Switch owners with good emulation and nice presentation options but maybe is not enough to fulfill its price.

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Jul 31, 2017

Namco Museum for Switch is about what you'd expect if you've played any of the other packages that the company has put together over the last quarter of a century. What's here is decent, but there just isn't enough of it.

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Will Greenwald
Top Critic
Aug 11, 2017

The Nintendo Switch version of Namco Museum is a collection of 10 classic arcade games that includes a unique multiplayer Pac-Man experience.

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8 / 10
Jul 28, 2017

Namco Museum does a great job of highlighting the illustrious lineage of one of video gaming's most famous arcade companies; not only is it packed with addictive games that will keep you glued to your Switch for many weeks to come, but it boasts excellent emulation, a host of options, online leaderboards, a special challenge mode for each game and a new version of Pac-Man VS. which is sure to become the go-to party title for many Switch players. While there are a couple of titles that we'd have swapped out for other, more worthy offerings from Namco's past, you're still getting an excellent selection of games for a reasonable price here. Fingers crossed Bandai Namco will pillage the vaults for a second collection in the very near future.

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