Darius Cozmic Collection

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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Recommended
Mar 12, 2019

A couple of omissions grate and it's hardly cheap, but this is a sumptuous collection for the grandest of shmups.

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7 / 10
Jun 18, 2020

Fish-obsessed 2D shooter series Darius gets two separate compilations, one of which features one of the rarest video games ever made.

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Unscored
Jul 18, 2020

M2 provides the necessary context to enjoy the experience without changing the actual game.

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ZTGD

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2020

Do not get me wrong, this is a very good collection, but it is very hard to justify a purchase at full price for what is essentially 3 unique games and 4 variations.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2020

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade is a rock solid collection of Taito classic shooters in one package that can be listed more premium than casual fans may be willing to pay.

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Jun 28, 2020

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade is a good compilation and the titles included are of a high quality, but as comprehensive as it is, it's still a little limited for the price. Enthusiasts, however, will be delighted by it.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2020

All in all, this is a high-quality collection of games, but the experience is brought down by some missing content and a high price tag.

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Nintendo Life

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jan 26, 2020

There's a lot to take in when reviewing a package like Darius Cozmic Collection and we wish that it had been released in a single version which includes all of the bonus games, but it is safe to say that this release floats somewhere between the barebone lack-of-care ports like the Psikyo ZeroDiv releases and the passionate ocean of love that are M2's ShotTrigger ports.

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8 / 10
Jun 29, 2020

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade may have fewer titles than the console collection; however, the original arcade games are such a pleasure to play.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 19, 2020

Fans of Darius or bullet hell games will likely appreciate everything Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade has to offer. It's crazy, flashy, and most importantly fun. It's a shame some of the games, like Darius, are not as accessible but the inclusion of Darius Gaiden helps bridge that game. Add in multiple paths, different experiences and it's easy to get a lot of value out of Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade without even bothering with high scores or online rankings.

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