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Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection | Review Thread


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Game Information​

Game Title: Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection
  • Nintendo Switch (Apr 12, 2023)
  • PlayStation 4 (Apr 12, 2023)
  • PC (Apr 12, 2023)
  • Xbox Series X/S (Apr 12, 2023)
  • PlayStation 5 (Apr 12, 2023)
Publisher: CAPCOM

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 79 average - 64% recommended - 28 reviews


Critic Reviews​

33bits - Fernando Sánchez - Spanish - 83 / 100
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection includes the 10 main Game Boy Advance installments of the Battle Network subsaga divided into two volumes. We are facing a notable compilation, with interesting additions and news, in addition to all the content of the Japanese editions that did not arrive in their day. The gameplay undergoes a radical change going from action games and platforms to strategic RPGs, so perhaps the fan of the classic Mega Man will be lost with the proposal, although if we get hold of the formula, we have hours of fun ahead.
Atomix - Aldo López - Spanish - 79 / 100
If you've never tried this alternate franchise in your life, you definitely need to get Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, especially since the individual games are already hard to find. For its part, if you already have all of them in your GBA collection, you are not going to find something from another world.
Attack of the Fanboy - Marc Magrini - 4 / 5
Even as it retains script errors and a lack of wider quality-of-life features, Megaman Battle Network Legacy Collection provides fantastic quality where it truly matters. A faithful gameplay experience is joined by restored content and online play, making this collection the definitive way to revisit these classic GBA titles
CGMagazine - Philip Watson - 8.5 / 10
The Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection drags some of the best Game Boy Advance titles available and repackages them for the Nintendo Switch in a must-own fashion. An easy recommendation for almost anyone.
COGconnected - James Paley - 75 / 100
The Battle Network games are a curious chapter in the larger Mega Man saga. If you’ve never played them, you’ll be shocked by how different they are. If you did grow up with these games, they probably form a massive chunk of your Mega Man knowledge. Having played them for the first time, I can easily recommend them. They add a curious new twist on the usual reflex-based Mega Man strategy. I wish there was more variety in the games. Fewer mazes couldn’t hurt, either. But if you’ve ever wanted something different from the Blue Bomber, you’re in luck. The Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is exactly what you’re looking for.
Console Creatures - Bobby Pashalidis - Recommended
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection keeps the main experience intact but adds flourishes to make experiencing each title less of a chore. While not every entry in the Battle Network series is as exciting or strong, the overall experience and story are worth revisiting if you never saw it through to the end.
Cultured Vultures - Zack Short - 8 / 10
Volume 2 of the Battle Network Legacy Collection is the definitive experience for new and returning players. BN6's excellent combat design and PvP finally have the online component to make them shine, and BN5 is a worthy entry in its own right.
Cultured Vultures - Zack Short - 8 / 10
Volume 1 of the Battle Network Collection has become the definitive experience for new and returning players. Battle Network 2 and 3 are some of the Blue Bomber's best titles, and online play will make mastering them together the best they've ever been.
Digital Chumps - Will Silberman - 9.8 / 10
The Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a stellar example of how a classic series can and should be remastered for superfans and new players alike. For Battle Network superfans, this game hits the spot in the nostalgia department and gives us North American players access to once-exclusive content we weren't able to access in the early 2000s. For new players, having all of the Battle Network games in one place is great for continuity and opportunity for younger folks to play an incredibly fun set of titles. Even more, offering multiplayer right from the jump gives me hope that the Battle Network series will live on into the next-gen of gaming. Regardless of your familiarity with this series, the Collection's graphical updates and gameplay additions, like the Buster MAX Mode, breathe much needed new life into some of the older titles. I am thrilled to see the Mega Man Battle Network series return with more content than ever, and the Collection makes an incredibly easy recommendation for something to play this Spring: If you're looking to get your hands on a collection of classic titles remastered in all the right ways, look no further than Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection.
Final Weapon - Payne Grist - 4 / 5
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection preserves the legacy of this Mega Man series well. These classic games still hold up and this collection keeps every aspect of the games intact; even if some of those aspects haven't aged well. Oodles of extras tie it all together to make a fine addition to any Mega Man fan's collection!
GamingBolt - Pramath - 7 / 10
Without question, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is the definitive way to play these beloved games. However, with that said, the worth of this compilation to you will come down to how much you value these games themselves.
GamingTrend - David Flynn - 75 / 100
MegaMan Battle Network Legacy Collection is a neat package of 6 GBA titles with some interesting features that somewhat capture the appeal of the games. While it could do a lot more, the games themselves are good and the collection makes them easier to enjoy than ever.
God is a Geek - Lyle Carr - 8 / 10
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a wonderful bundle of action RPGs that will appeal to new and old fans alike.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 4 / 5
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection remains true to its original releases while adding a couple of appreciated additions to clean up some of its timewasters.
Hey Poor Player - Andrew Thornton - 3 / 5
There are a ton of games in the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, but because the six titles have so little to differentiate them from each other, it’s hard to see anyone but the most hardcore of fans wanting to run through the entire series. I enjoyed revisiting these games from my youth but came away ready to leave them in the past. For those who just want to dip their toes in, Capcom has provided the option to purchase only the first or second half of the series separately instead of buying the entire larger collection. While it’s not quite as good of a deal on a per-game basis, for those who just want a quick nostalgia hit, that may be the way to go.
IGN Italy - Stefano Castelli - Italian - 7.5 / 10
Quite a barebone collection of ten Game Boy Advance titles that are a bit too much similar one another. The good underlying gameplay is worth the admission price if you like this kind of videogame.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 7 / 10
A welcome reminder of an unfairly forgotten franchise, but while Battle Network is an ingenious and fun action role-player it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Niche Gamer - Brandon Lyttle - 7 / 10
With the sparse QOL additions, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is still an impressive compilation that gives the player a lot of bang for their buck. These aren’t cleverly-written RPGs, but they are dense with complexity and gameplay options that will challenge genre veterans.
Nintendo Life - Mitch Vogel - 9 / 10
It's clear that a lot of effort and love went into Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection; this is a worthwhile re-release that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. While everyone will have their favorite, the Mega Man Battle Network series remained remarkably consistent throughout its whole run, due in no small part to the innovative battle system and charming storylines present in each entry. If you're a fan of Mega Man and haven't given these games a shot yet, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up immediately. Even if you're not a Rockman enthusiast, these games each offer up some inventive RPG experiences that are certainly worth your time.
NintendoWorldReport - Jordan Rudek - 7.5 / 10
undefined.Regardless, as far as compilation re-releases go, you're getting basically all the Mega Man Battle Network experiences in a single package, and the achievements, online play, and bonus art make this the definitive way to play these 10 GBA games. If you're completely new to the series, know that the individual experiences on offer here don't change too much from MMBN 1 to 6; do your homework before committing to purchasing and playing more than one of these games. As an interesting departure from the action-platforming of other Mega Man titles, the Battle Network line certainly has my respect, but I'm not in a hurry to wade through all the repetition built into the MMBN Legacy Collection.
PSX Brasil - Thiago de Alencar Moura - Portuguese - 85 / 100
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a great collection of a series of good games that present players with a unique, fun and challenging combat system, as well as a story that is very different from what the series usually offers. Whether you are a longtime fan or a curious newcomer, this package has a lot to offer.
PlayStation Universe - Neil Bolt - 8 / 10
Capcom has produced another delightful capsule of its past with Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. The quality of the games themselves varies, but there's a lot to like about the bundle of goodies we get from it.
Shacknews - Lucas White - 8 / 10
Aside aside, that’s what this particular Legacy Collection is all about, to me. In a lot of ways the early Game Boy Advance years were all over the place. The rules hadn’t been established yet, and the potential was higher than ever. Anime had penetrated the mainstream, Call of Duty didn’t exist and nobody really hated Sonic the Hedgehog yet. Experiments and sequel vomiting could happen at the same time, and games were still small enough to support niche audiences of all sizes. Battle Network, especially in retrospect, feels like a poster child of that time. It’s probably a little overwhelming to dive in now, and lord knows how corny the Y2K tech jargon reads, but you can’t find a better singular piece of media that sums it all up so neatly.
Siliconera - Jenni Lada - 8 / 10
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection lets people really appreciate Lan and MegaMan.EXE's story and savor these massive games at their own pace.
The Games Machine - Danilo Dellafrana - Italian - 7.8 / 10
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a content-rich collection, not all of which has aged well. The brilliant combat system enhances the collectible nature of the chips, never-frequent random combat and little more than adequate technical realisation may not make the games suitable for the seasoned audience of 2023.
TheSixthAxis - Miguel Moran - 8 / 10
The Mega Man Battle Network series was a huge part of my childhood, but now I get to appreciate these card-collection tactical RPGs from a whole new perspective. While some of these entries are mostly fun nostalgia trips, most of them hold up just as well today, and the restored content from the Patch Cards alongside the robust online functionality make this collection the definitive way to experience the series.
Twisted Voxel - Salal Awan - 8 / 10
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is a nostalgic compilation of the Battle Network series, featuring ten games with turn-based card combat and RPG elements. While some games haven't aged well, and exploration can be daunting, the enjoyable combat, charming art style, and added online features make it a worthwhile purchase for fans and newcomers seeking hours of entertainment.
Worth Playing - Cody Medellin - 7.5 / 10
As a compilation, Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is fairly well done. The gameplay concept works not only as an alternative for a standard Mega Man title but also as an action/strategy title. Combined with the deck-building elements, it makes the game resonate with a modern audience, and the extras are sure to please any fan. Players will wish that the series weren't so repetitive over the years, as that doesn't play out as well for a title like this compared to a straight action-platformer.


I never understood why these games reviewed in the 70-80% range. To me they were always the best thing to play whenever a new one was out.

Astral Dog

4 is the only mundane one to me. 5 and 6 were pretty good in my book. 2 being my all time fav.
I never played 5 or 6 i heard 5 was bad,but i would like to hear what it makes it different than 4.

3 was actually a pretty good ending


I never played 5 or 6 i heard 5 was bad, but i would like to hear what it makes it different than 4.

3 was actually a pretty good ending
Its been many year since my playthrough of BN 5 but I believe the gripe that most people had with BN 5 were the liberation missions. BN 5 is a return to form when compared to BN 4. What I remember most about BN 4 is that you had to play the game at least 4 times to completely earn everything the game had to offer unlike all the other entries which were single playthroughs with post game content.
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So, essentially, this is Mega Man RPG, but turn based. Kind of like Mega Man Legends, but 2D.

I might go ahead and collect it. It is a pretty big collection.


I ordered the PS4 version. The Switch version has been bought up by scalpers. Typical.

I would rather play it on the TV anyway. I also had $10 cash back on my credit card.
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