Capcom’s best remastered collections

Capcom has led the charge in preserving its games for a long time. They are one of the oldest video game companies still churning out hits. Although the game is a remake, Resident Evil 4 is a prime example of this year’s success.

It stands to reason that they would want to help preserve their legacy for future generations. Being able to play Capcom games from the 80s today is nothing short of a miracle, and hopefully they will never stop the nostalgia train. These are some of the best collections they helped release, all easily accessible on most modern consoles.

7 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Phoenix Wright from Phoenix Wright

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy brings together all three original DS games in one package. Players can explore the origins of one of gaming’s greatest lawyers, titular Phoenix Wright. It’s as much a game about defending clients in court as it is a detective game.

The music is great, the characters are wild, and the mysteries are genuinely engaging. For players who loved playing through this trilogy and want more, there’s another collection via The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.

Fighting enemies in Captain Commando

Capcom is one of the best developers of old school brawlers. It should come as no surprise, then, that they’ve made a collection of some of their best and wildest from their arcade days. The Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle includes Captain Commando, Final Fight, The King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit.

Out of those seven games, Captain Commando is the top of the greatest. Sadly, Capcom never made more fighters starring the eccentric characters like Baby Commando, who is literally a baby driving a mech. The main hero, Captain Command, made a cameo in other Capcom titles.

Playing a match in Cyberbots Full Metal Madness

As good as Capcom was at making fighters, they were even better at making arcade fighting games. They have since retired from making traditional brawlers, but they are still a strong contender in the fighting game scene. With Street Fighter 6 just around the corner, they want to reign supreme over the genre once more.

The Capcom Fighting Collection includes the three Darkstalkers games, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness and Red Earth. The games contained should satiate any fighting game fan’s appetite and even puzzle game fans will be given a bone.

4 Devil May Cry: HD Collection Promotional art featuring Dante in Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry: HD Collection was a bundle that included the first three games. Devil May Cry was like the evolution of Capcom’s brawler genre, as it introduced more slick action to the mix. Dante, the hero, was cool, collected and knew how to handle weapons.

It paved the way for action games on the PS2 in its early years. The second game disappointed many fans, but the third game, a prequel, brought them back. Even though this collection includes the second game, which isn’t quite as good, the overall package is still a great value.

3 The Disney Afternoon Collection Fighting enemies in DuckTales 2

Most licensed games are substandard and were especially terrible in the 80s and 90s. So many movies and cartoon shows have video game equivalents without much thought. That changed when Disney partnered with Capcom to create a plethora of platform games.

The Disney Afternoon Collection includes both DuckTales games, both Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers games, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck. The first DuckTales is easily a fan favorite, which has since been remade with full voice acting. It would be great to see another game in this series or Capcom work with Disney again.

2 Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 Promotional artwork featuring characters from the Mega Man Legacy Collection

Mega Man is one of Capcom’s most recognizable mascots, considering they’ve developed so many mainline and spin-off titles since the 1980s. With so many games, it can be hard to know where to start, but luckily most of the bigger titles have collections. Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2, for example, contains the first ten games in the main series.

There are also separate collections that revolve around Mega Man X and Mega Man Battle Network. There is simply too much Mega Man content out there to ignore at this point. Capcom could easily do two or three more packs with some of the more niche titles out there like Mega Man Legends.

1 Resident Evil Origins Collection Jill in Resident Evil 1 remake

Despite Resident Evil being one of Capcom’s biggest franchises, they don’t have as many bundles. They’ve remade several of their titles, like this year’s Resident Evil 4, which is great, but collections for this series don’t feel like Capcom’s thing. The Resident Evil Origins Collection stands out as the best of the few in existence.

It is a bundle of the remastered editions of Resident Evil Zero and the remake of the first game. Both are classic examples of old school horror games complete with fixed camera angles and tank controls if desired. The original is the better of the two, but Rebecca’s adventure in the bloodsucking city in the prequel also has its moments.

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