What I liked:
- Whilst it isn’t the best collection of game’s ever there’s still some classic titles here that will no doubt satisfy a number of people.
- I was very surprised to see that you could play the collection of game’s online and thankfully the online holds up really well which means the collection has replayability.
- The presentation side of the game is as retro as it could get and both the visuals and sound design bring back a lot of fond memories.
- Technically each game holds up really well throughout and the controls remain responsive at all times as well, which is great.
What I didn’t like:
- Some of the game’s included in the collection aren’t bonified classics and there could’ve been better inclusions.
- Whilst there is a decent amount of content available it still would’ve been nice to have had more options and classic information available.
- Once completed you’re highly unlikely to return back to the game’s in the collection because each game basically plays out the same way.
Does Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle came out of the blue, but even though I had no prior knowledge of this collection I was still excited because Capcom has a lot of classic game’s in this genre. Thankfully there is a decent collection of game’s here for you to get to grips with and whilst it isn’t the best collection of all time with some noticeable absentees I still had a blast playing each game. The collection also threw up a few surprises as well and the best surprise was being able to play each game online. Without a doubt this online component does give the game some replaybility and I’m pleased to say that the online mode holds up well. In fact technically each game holds up really well and I was very impressed with the controls that have been implemented because they remain tight and responsive throughout each game. This then means that the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle gets a decent recommendation from me because it brings back a lot of fond memories and whilst it would’ve been nice to see a few more options and in some ways more recognised game’s you still end up getting very good value for your money.
I rate Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle 7.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Publisher: CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Release Date (Xbox One): September 18, 2018