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  • Summary: Features 10 classic titles, including two Darkstalkers games never before released in North America! Take on all challengers in online play with rollback netcode for all ten games, and enjoy additional features including a gallery of official art, a music player with hundreds of tracks, andFeatures 10 classic titles, including two Darkstalkers games never before released in North America! Take on all challengers in online play with rollback netcode for all ten games, and enjoy additional features including a gallery of official art, a music player with hundreds of tracks, and more:

    Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
    Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
    Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
    Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge (Japanese version, first official release in North America)
    Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire (Japanese version, first official release in North America)
    Red Earth (First release outside of arcades)
    Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
    Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
    Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
    Hyper Street Fighter II
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Shindig
    Jul 1, 2022
    90
    More casual audiences may find less appeal, with little in the way of different game modes or novelty features—these are, after all, emulated ports of decades-old arcade games. But for the historically-curious who want a dive into a slice of Capcom’s more esoteric history, or competitive fighters wanting a more convenient way of playing some games that still hold up, Capcom Fighting Collection hits the mark. And even if nothing else, the first-ever home release of Red Earth makes it worth the price of admission.
  2. Push Square
    Jun 21, 2022
    90
    Taking a look at Capcom Fighting Collection, it’s very clear that it does exactly what it set out to do – you’ve got superb versions of ten arcade classics here, several of which are significantly difficult to play elsewhere. The online play works beautifully, with efficient menus letting you switch games in the lobby. And that online is really all that matters in the end. Can you play Hyper Street Fighter II online with no lag? Yes. Then it’s more or less perfect, isn’t it?
  3. Multiplayer.it
    Jun 29, 2022
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. TheSixthAxis
    Jun 21, 2022
    80
    Capcom Fighting Collection plugs the gaps left in everyone’s fighting game collection, sans Rival Schools of course. With lots of customisation available for how you play, ten excellent ports and a loaded museum, you’d be remiss to miss out on this excellent piece of history.
  5. Metro GameCentral
    Jun 21, 2022
    80
    A good quality compilation of some of Capcom’s more overlooked fighting games, although there are a few filler titles and some unfortunate omissions.
  6. Gaming Age
    Jun 27, 2022
    75
    If you’re a Darkstalkers fan, you are definitely eating well if you purchase this compilation, hell as a puzzle fighter enthusiast I am ecstatic that I will be able to play the title on modern consoles and possibly on the go (via the Switch or the Steam Deck). It is also nice to have a legal way to own Cyberbots and marvel at the eccentricity that is Red Earth. While I have issues with the title curation, this is nonetheless a solid lineup. One can only hope that the licensing gods will grant us a Capcom Licensed Fighting Game Collection which will include their Marvel catalog, their JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders fighting game, Tatsunoko vs Capcom and dare I say…Rival Schools. Their resume is deep enough to have a couple more of these, but what we have here is a good start.
  7. Jeuxvideo.com
    Jun 23, 2022
    65
    Overall, Capcom Fighting Collection is a decent compilation. With its various bonuses, options and new modes, it appears to be an ideal companion for lovers of 2D fighting games. On the other hand, some choices (Cyberbots, Red Earth) can challenge and the Darkstalkers saga represents half of the titles available! A daring bet that will not please everyone, but we must recognize that the Street Fighter trilogy, with the anniversary edition, the Super Gem Fighter and the Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, is worth the detour. Depending on how attached you are to the ten games in this compilation, this one will have a more or less pronounced interest.

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  1. Jul 1, 2022
    7
    Good-
    A collection of great classics including some that have never released outside of Japan before. Loads of great extras to see. Some nice
    Good-
    A collection of great classics including some that have never released outside of Japan before. Loads of great extras to see. Some nice concessions to QOL like online play and saves.

    Bad-
    No English translations for Japanese only games. Far too much of the collection is darkstalkers games. Nothing hear to endear you if you are already a fan.

    Thoughts-
    But ultimately, that’s all splitting hairs a little. What we got here is pretty good — very accurate and faithful translations of these classic arcade experiences, with loads of extra swag for fans, and some concessions made to modernity. Those who already loved these games, or at least love Capcom’s fighting game heritage, are going to find enough here for this to be a worthwhile purchase. If you aren’t in those categories of being either a fan of these specific games, or Capcom’s history with the genre, or even just curious about the evolution of arcade fighters though, I can’t see there being much here that particularly endears itself to you. Capcom Fighting Collection is a fine way to commemorate an important anniversary, and to make some classics previously lost to time available to modern audiences — but ultimately, it is very much preaching to the choir. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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