Darius Cozmic Collection Reviews

Darius Cozmic Collection is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2020

Darius received a beautiful and well-deserved tribute to this legendary series of its kind. With the help of M2 we have the possibility to try more than a dozen titles and recall old moments from the Arcades' golden past.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jul 20, 2020

If you’re a fan of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups, Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade is easily worth the price of admission. However, it’s worth noting that Darius and its two revisions are all but unplayable in handheld mode for those of us with mere mortal eyes, which means those with a Switch Lite likely won’t be able to enjoy a substantial chunk of this compilation.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2020

Darius Cozmic Collection is a piece of history for shmup fans. The collection includes a full catalog of the series that allows you to experience some titles that weren’t easily accessible before this release.

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Loved
Jun 28, 2020

This bring us to both collections’ biggest issue. Darius as a series must be programmed with some kind of rare metal because they always seem to command a very high price for entry. I noted this back in the day when I reviewed Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours for the Vita. This issue will be the main reason people will avoid a purchase, especially with current circumstances in the world. The other notable issue is that these collections are not complete collections of the Darius series. This is nothing new with retro collections in general, but the oddest omission is that of the first Darius game on the Console Collection. The reason it’s a bit fishy is that this game was released on the Mega Drive Mini which was also developed by M2 and yet is strangely missing from this collection. There are also a variety of other titles and ports missing that enthusiasts of the series may be disappointed not to have. Both the Arcade Collection and Console Collection are brilliant. M2 has once again outdone themselves and proved they’re the best at retro gaming on modern systems. It’s a shame the price is so darn high though, especially since I really couldn’t see owning only one of these collections. If you do take the plunge you have a brilliant collection of one of the best schmup series from ye old days.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 22, 2020

The Darius Cozmic Collections are both mostly enjoyable titles that collect a good number of incredibly hard but normally fun shoot-em-ups.

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75 / 100
Jun 25, 2020

Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade brings together 3 of the most popular Arcades from the Darius franchise and various versions of two of them. Like the other console-based compilation, the good finish of the product from M2 is clouded by the lack of a Museum or Gallery, and the less content of this compilation compared to the other, although it compensates for it with a lower price. . But if you are a fan of the Taito franchise, this is an opportunity that you should not miss to complete the Darius Cozmic Collection.

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