Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Review (PlayStation 4)

For our Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Review, Capcom is taking us back to the stadium with another collection of our favorite classic hits! Come see what’s changed, and what’s completely new, From 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there’s everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere. Fully customizable display settings let you craft your own personal experience and truly relive the glory days of arcade gaming.

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics covering 8 Bit to 16 bit.
  • 2.26GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Triumphs – own in-game achievements.
  • Plays on Playstation 5.
  • The free version includes SonSon.
  • Arcade game collection covering fighting games to puzzles to platforming.
  • How to play section for each game.
  • Tips pop up as you play.
  • Arcade presentation.
  • Extra goodies and rewards if you have the previous games.
  • Favorite games to create your own unique list.
  • Game manuals for every game complete with screenshots.
  • Game speed can be changed and goes from very slow to very fast.
  • The rewind system is in play.
  • Full games list –
    • 1943 Kai
    • Black Tiger
    • Block Block
    • Capcom Sports Club
    • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
    • Eco Fighters
    • Gan Sumoku (GunSmoke)
    • Hissatsu Buraiken (Avengers)
    • Hyper Dyne Side Arms
    • Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
    • Knights of the Round
    • Last Duel
    • Magic Sword
    • Mega Man: The Power Battle
    • Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
    • Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
    • Pnickies
    • Rally 2011 LED Storm
    • Saturday Night Slam Masters
    • Savage Bees (Exed Exes)
    • SonSon
    • Street Fighter
    • Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams
    • Street Fighter Alpha 2
    • Street Fighter Alpha 3
    • Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
    • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
    • The King of Dragons
    • The Speed Rumbler (Rush & Crash)
    • Three Wonders
    • Tiger Road
    • Vampire Savior
  • Display settings – fullscreen, have an arcade cabinet border or go with wallpaper. You can tweak it further with scan lines, 2D/3D renders, curve the screen, and more.
  • Screen orientation setting allowing tate mode in the Shmup games.
  • CASPO – Capcom Arcade Stadium Points are earned from playing the modes and go towards your online rank and unlocking bonus rewards.
  • A full stats breakdown of all the games individually and together.
  • Save and load when you want.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Rim selection is a button press away.
  • Game settings are unique to each game and usually consist of difficulty, rounds, etc.
  • Assisted play option to help make it easier.
  • An amazing nostalgia trip.
  • Menus can be brought up whenever as they are system-wide, not game-specific.
  • Customize the Arcade by changing individual arcade cabinets to different versions and styles, changing the order, and more.
  • Can rebind controls for both players.
  • You can easily pause and go back to game selection.
  • Reset the game option.
  • Something for everyone.

Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Review Cons:

  • No online modes at all.
  • The unlocks are sparse and kinda gimmicky.
  • Cabinets whilst cool, are generic and not unique to the actual games.
  • A lot of initial pop-ups.
  • Easy to accidentally initiate any of the new mechanics like speed changing.
  • No history of the games.
  • Doesn’t say anything about why or how the rim versions of games are different.

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Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium:

Official website.

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Capcom is back with another hefty dose of nostalgia. In Capcom 2nd Arcade collection you get even more features than before, now you can tweak the game speed and do so on the fly! The games on offer have a little bit of everything from platformers to puzzle games and fighting classics such as Darkstalkers and Street Fighter 2. I love that they have made rewards for owners of the previous collection and that they have kept the fluid easy-to-read menu system. Unfortunately, they do stay on the previous games’ lanes in too many areas and upon first glance, you could swear it was the first game! But then part of me thinks that if it’s not broken why try and fix it? Yes, I wish it had online and more cabinet options for the individual games but with the quality of games on offer with all the mod cons you could want and then some, it’s hard to stay mad at it. Just like the previous Stadium game and the fighting collection, I have a lot of Capcom nostalgia and I love it!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!