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Publishers will often bundle several previously released games on one disc and sell it as a compilation, usually several years after their initial releases and on a new console. The games usually are part of the same series or genre, and tend to be a Milestone Celebration.

May count as a Revenue Enhancing Device if you're cynical, though they do allow late-coming fans a chance to experience older games in the series, and occasionally contain games that may have been subject to No Export for You when they were first released. Theoretically, this could lead to an average game series being Vindicated by Reruns, but most series that get this treatment are A-List series in the first place. Updated Re-release is similar, but it's usually just one game and more polish rather than a package.

Music compilation albums, when properly done, offer a good "starter" opportunity for a new fan to get an overview of a band or a solo performer's best music. A strong suspicion of Revenue Enhancing Device applies, however, especially when the band's fortunes are on the skids and they haven't had original success in quite a while, or else the act is a relatively new one with not nearly enough success behind them to justify a "Best Of..." compilation and their few hits are padded out with B Sides and other material. and if the artiste has changed record labels during their career, then frustration can ensue when an album titled "The Very Best Of..." or "The Definitive..." omits the good stuff they did which wasn't for the issuing label.


Compare Omnibus, a similar form of compilation for literature and comics.


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    Action Game 
  • The Genocide series received an updated compilation on the FM Towns that gave both games better graphics, higher quality music and sound, new cut-scenes, and a new ending for completing both games in one sitting on Normal or Hard. It also rebalances the first game's difficulty while giving the player much more control of the Tracer and an independent Weapon Select button.
  • Interactive Movie Action - Time Gal and Ninja Hayate bundles Ninja Hayate and Time Gal in one package.


    Adventure Game 

    Eastern RPG 

    Fighting Game 
  • Mortal Kombat Kollection for the PlayStation 2, which included Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. Shaolin Monks also has the unlockable Mortal Kombat II. Strangely, Deadly Alliance was not included.
  • Street Fighter Collection for the PlayStation and Saturn, a two disc compilation containing Super Street Fighter II and Super Street Fighter II Turbo on one disc and Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold on the second. It was followed by Street Fighter Collection 2, which includes the original Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II′ (Dash): Champion Edition, and Street Fighter II′ Turbo: Hyper Fighting.
    • Street Fighter also had the Street Fighter Anniversary Collection for the PS2 and Xbox, which was a two-in-one compilation of Hyper Street Fighter II (a pseudo-compilation of the Street Fighter II series) and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, both of which were originally given individual releases for the PS2 in Japan and Europe.
    • Later, there was Street Fighter Alpha Anthology, which included most of the Alpha games (including Alpha 2 Gold and Alpha 3 Upper) as well as Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix.
    • For the series' 30th anniversary, Capcom will be releasing Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which includes Street Fighter, all five versions of Street Fighter II, the Alpha trilogy (though missing Alpha 2 Gold and presumably Alpha 3 Upper) and the three versions of III for a total of 12 games.
    • There was also Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection for the PS2 in Japan only, which includes the core trilogy, as well as Vampire Hunter 2 and Vampire Savior 2. Another compilation was released titled Darkstalkers Ressurection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, although it only includes Night Warriors and Vampire Savior.
    • Capcom's crossover games with Marvel got a similar re-release with 2012's Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, which packaged together Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Superheroes for download on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Store.
  • SNK's Samurai Shodown Anthology for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Wii compiles Samurai Shodown I-VI on a single disc, however it only features Samurai Shodown V and not its updated re-release V Special. For Western players, this compilation was the only overseas release of VI as it was previously released only in Japan up until this compilation, and then years later, through PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4. The version of Samurai Shodown VI included in this collection is based on the previously Japan-only PlayStation 2 port, which added much more playable characters and three new spirit systems to use, but everything is unlocked right from the start.
    • SNK released a number of NeoGeo fighting game compilations for the PS2 in Japan. They include The King of Fighters Orochi Hen ('95-'97), NESTS Hen ('99-2001, featuring both original NG and later console ports), World Heroes Gorgeous (WH-Perfect, also received a US release), Art of Fighting Anthology (AoF-AoF3, received US release), Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volumes 1 and 2 (Vol. 1 includes FF-FF3 and Vol. 2 the Real Bout trilogy, both volumes receiving US releases), The Last Blade 1 & 2, and Fu'un Super Combo (Savage Reign and Kizuna Encounter, released in the US). The first five King of Fighters installments were also bundled in a unique compilation in the US in place of the Orochi Hen collection called "The King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga" for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PSP that includes distinct features from their other compilations. The NESTS installments have never seen a western compilation release (although 2000 and 2001 were bundled together for PS2 sometime earlier, as were 2002 and 2003). As for Dream Match Games The King of Fighters '94, '98, and 2002, they received remakes on PS2 instead ('94 Re-Bout, '98 Ultimate Match, and 2002 Unlimited Match).

    First-Person Shooter 
  • In preparation for BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games brought out BioShock: Ultimate Rapture Edition for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 containing BioShock and BioShock 2 and DLCs for both games, including the PlayStation 3-exclusive Challenge Rooms DLC pack for the original BioShock on the Xbox 360 version that also features a New Game+ option upon beating the game.
    • In 2016, 2K Released The Bioshock Collection for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, once again including all 3 games in the series, but with the first two being remastered to take advantage of eighth generation consoles and modern PCs.
  • The Blood games each had compilations of one game plus its expansions, respectively "One Unit: Whole Blood" for the first game and the European-exclusive "The Blood Group" for the second game. These names have since been used for the rereleases of the games and, in the former's case, the Steam release as well (Blood II on Steam is just "Blood II: The Chosen + Expansion").
  • Descent I and II: The Definitive Collection.
  • The Ultimate Doom Trilogy: Collector's Edition was a compilation of The Ultimate Doom, Doom 2, and both halves of Final Doom, all set up so that they could easily run on Windows and use TCP/IP to play over the Internet.
    • The Doom 3: BFG Edition release includes Ultimate Doom, Doom 2, and the formerly-Xbox 360-exclusive "No Rest for the Living" expansion from the XBLA release of the classic games on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. You could extract the wad files from the PC version as you could with all the other releases and play them on a source port of the original games, as well.
    • Before BFG Edition, there were Doom 3 Collector's Edition and the console version of its Expansion Pack Resurrection of Evil, which included full ports of Ultimate Doom and Doom 2 (the latter added Master Levels Doom), complete with four player split screen deathmatch and cooperative game modes, as well as a pair of new secret levels.
    • id Software compiled all of the classic PC Doom games along with the first Quake, Wolfenstein 3D, and the entire Commander Keen series in the (very rare) id Anthology. The compilation also featured several collectors items (an T-shirt, a miniature Cyberdemon statue, dog tags, and a poster), The Book of id that covers the company's history, and the infamous Doom comic book.
    • All of the classic Doom games (save for Doom 64) were eventually brought to the PlayStation Store in the Doom Classic Complete collection for PlayStation 3, compiling the XBLA versions of the first two games, Final Doom, and Master Levels for Doom II.
    • An early example includes Doom and Final Doom on the PlayStation. The former contained both the first and second games, while the latter had Master Levels to go along with both halves of its wad. In this case, most of the maps were redesigned or replaced.
  • The Far Cry Compilation for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 includes Far Cry 2 and 3 on one disc (the former requires full installation), plus a download voucher for Blood Dragon. The equivalent Far Cry: The Wild Expedition set released in Europe has all the same games, plus another voucher for Far Cry Classic.
  • Killzone had a trilogy package that included Killzone HD, 2, and 3.
  • Nintendo pulled the Updated Re-release variant of this trope with the Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii. While Japan got separate Updated Rereleases in the form of New Play Control Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes at $30 (equivalent) a pop, the compilation is $10 less and includes Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, so you actually save $60 if you didn't already have them... if you bought the game while it was being printed. For a good while, it was out-of-print, and effectively became a Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition that was almost entirely in the hands of eBay scalpers. Crack Is Cheaper. Fortunately, in January 2015, Nintendo rereleased Trilogy on the Wii U eShop for a much more affordable price of $20.
  • Halo:
    • Microsoft released a box set containing Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack (a disc-based method of obtaining most of the DLC maps).
    • Similarly, Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One contains Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a new Anniversary Edition of Halo 2 (featuring switchable graphics like CE Anniversary, new FMV cutscenes, story-expanding beacons done similarly to CEA's, and a bonus multiplayer mode made with a new engine), Halo 3, and Halo 4, as well as the original multiplayer components for each. Due to problems plaguing the game's online mode at launch, 343 Industries later added the campaign from Halo 3: ODST via a patch as well as another map for Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer. It was then given a major overhaul in 2018 that included support for the Xbox One X. In 2019 it was announced that Halo: Reach will be added to the collection along with bringing the collection to the PC. In September 22, 2020, the Firefight mode from ODST was finally released (around the same time Halo 3 ODST was added to the PC port). 2020 will see the collection brought to the Xbox Series X|S a week after the launch of both consoles.
    • Somewhere between this and Mission-Pack Sequel, Halo 3: ODST included the multiplayer half of Halo 3 rather than making a separate multiplayer. Likewise, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has Halo Reach multiplayer packaged in, only playable on remakes of the Halo 1 maps.
  • Resistance was released in a dual pack, including 1 and 2, before being released in a collection package which had 3 included.
  • The Unreal Deal Pack for digital releases includes almost all the PC games in the Unreal series, with much of the content from their most recent rereleases; all that's missing is Unreal Tournament 2003, owing to 2004 including all of its content, as well as the second disks for Unreal Tournament's Game of the Year edition and 2004's Editor's Choice edition, both of which included several optional Game Mods for the respective games.

    Hack and Slash 
  • For a while, physical versions of Bayonetta 2 on Wii U served as one as it also included an updated version of the first game on two separate discs. However, since Bayonetta's inclusion into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / 3DS, Bayonetta 2 was reprinted at a cheaper price point without the first Bayonetta, but the first game can still be downloaded through the Wii U eShop.
  • Before the HD re-release, Devil May Cry had the 5th Anniversary Collection containing the first three games in the series. Other than using the Special Edition of 3, there were no additions or changes from the original releases.
  • Rune was given a re-release in 2001, titled Rune Gold, containing the original game and its standalone expansion pack. In 2012, it was re-released to Steam and a year later to as Rune Classic, which is the content of Rune Gold with the addition of new enemies from the PS2 port and streamlining of the game's larger levels.

    Light Gun Game 
  • Namco collected most of their PlayStation Light Gun Games on the Japan-only PS2 release Gunvari Collection + Time Crisis, "Gunvari" being the Japanese series title for Point Blank.
  • Time Crisis 2 had an interesting example of this: It includes three additional games. One called Agent Trainer, and the other two are digital releases of physical machines: Shoot Away II and Quick & Crash.
  • Silent Scope Complete for the Xbox collected all the Silent Scope games, including the previously arcade-exclusive Silent Scope EX.
  • Lethal Enforcers I & II for the PlayStation.
  • Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack for the Wii.


    Platform Games 
  • Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands (PlayStation, Saturn, PC). The same two games were compiled with The New Zealand Story in Ocean's Rainbow Collection.
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a compilation remake of the original three PS1 games released on the PS4: Crash Bandicoot (1996), Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision, N. Sane Trilogy features updated graphics, improved gameplay, and even the option to play as Crash's sister Coco in all three games, as well as having several Scrappy Mechanics from the original trilogy fixed and rectified to make them more fair.
  • Jak and Daxter Collection (alias Jak and Daxter Trilogy) for the PlayStation 3, later ported to the Play Station Vita.
  • Kirby's Dream Collection on the Wii contains Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby Super Star, and the "Dark Matter Trilogy" (Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards). In addition to the re-releases, it features challenges using the engine of Kirby's Return to Dream Land that involve making use of copy abilities to get through an area (similar to in that game, but with brand-new challenges) as well as races with Magolor from that game and also a museum feature chronicling release dates of Kirby games and Nintendo consoles and real-life events (such as the Olympic Games and United States presidential elections) as well as a couple of episodes from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
  • The Mega Man series has had quite a few compilations.
    • The earliest one was Mega Man: The Wily Wars (JP: Rockman Mega World) for the Sega Mega Drive, a Super Mario All-Stars-style compilation of the first three NES games that was released in Japan, Europe and Brazil only. It also included a bonus game called "Wily Tower" that centered around Mega Man doing battle with Wily's newest creations, the Genesis Unit, three robots based off of Journey to the West.
    • The six NES games were given individual re-releases for the PlayStation as part of the Rockman Complete Works series, along with a two-in-one compilation for the PS2 of the arcade games Power Battle and Power Fighters, although westerners got a better deal in the end by receiving the Mega Man Anniversary Collection, a compilation of Mega Man 1—8, with the arcade games as hidden extras.
    • There was also the Mega Man X Collection, a compilation of Mega Man X 1-6 as well as the Japan and Europe-only Battle & Chase. It should be noted that the version of Megaman X3 they used was the Playstation re-release.
    • Mega Man Zero Collection was released for the Nintendo DS, compiling the four GBA games and bringing the previously Japan-exclusive Zero 3 features outside of Japan.
    • Beginning in 2015, the franchise would release compilations under the Legacy Collections brand:
      • The Mega Man series was split into two collections, the first covering the first six games from the NES console while the second had the remaining four main titles. Both compilations were combined into a single compilation for the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
      • The Mega Man X games received the same treatment with the X Legacy Collection with the first one containing X1-X4 and the second one containing X5-X8. Both versions contain an extra mode called theX Challenge, a boss rush of the Mavericks featured from X1-X6.
      • A third one was released in 2020 with the four Mega Man Zero games and the Mega Man ZX duology combined into one Zero/ZX Legacy Collection, along with a new Z-Chaser mode, a competitive speedrunning mode with select stages from each game.
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (JP: Armed Blue Gunvolt: Striker Pack) is a compilation published by Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games that bundles the first and second game in the Gunvolt series in a physical package. This compilation also serves as an update for the first Gunvolt by relocalizing the game and restoring the cut dialogue and voice-overs from the Japanese version, however those with the digital version prior to the Striker Pack eventually received a patch to bring the cut story content back into the game. This collection later received an updated version on the Nintendo Switch and later PlayStation 4 which brings both games running at 60 FPS, a revised single-screen menus and HUD, HD event graphics, bundles every DLC available from the sequel, a new song for Lumen, supporting multiple languages, controller vibration support, and incorporating Gunvolt 2's difficulty system and balance tweaks for the first game.
  • Ninja Gaiden Trilogy for the SNES collected all three NES games with relatively few enhancements other than the addition of a Password Save.
  • Prince of Persia Trilogy, a compilation of Sands of Time, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, originally released in 2006 for the PlayStation 2 (in Europe only) and then remastered in 2010 for the PlayStation 3.
  • The Game Boy Advance version of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc was re-bundled along with Rayman Advance as a little 10th anniversary package.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Super Mario All-Stars is a Video Game Remake compilation of these for the Super NES. It has Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3, plus the previous Japan-only The Lost Levels, but with updated graphics and sound as well as a save feature to allow players to play the games in smaller sittings (The Lost Levels saves each level of the worlds to make it easier to progress through the very hard game, while the other, less difficult games in the compilation only save the world and not each individual level). It, too, was often packed with the system, and a later edition was made bigger by including a slightly edited Super Mario World. Years later, it was ported to the Wii for the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.. This edition lacks Super Mario World due to it already being on the Virtual Console, but it has feelies instead, consisting of an artwork book and a soundtrack CD.
    • Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a compilation of Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy for the Nintendo Switch, marking the series' 35th anniversary in 2020. All three games have higher resolution, as well as Sunshine being playable in a 16:9 aspect ratio. It also features the soundtrack of all three games.
  • Steam and Sega released the mega bundle Sonic Hits Collection, which contains 14 Sonic games — Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Sonic Spinball, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic CD (the remake), Sonic Generations, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 and 2, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. It also contains the DLC to turn Sonic Adventure 2 into Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, add in the Casino Night Zone minigame to Generations and added Metal Sonic and the Outrun stage to Transformed, all of these games can be purchased individually.

    Party Game 

    Puzzle Game 
  • Amateur Surgeon received a compilation release with its fourth title Regenerations, containing each installment barring the Christmas edition.
  • Nintendo Puzzle Collection, a Japan-only GameCube compilation of Dr. Mario, Yoshi's Cookie and Panel de Pon. A GBA edition was also made, and actually released outside of Japan, but it only included Dr. Mario and Puzzle League (basically, Panel de Pon without any personality).
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition were released as separate games in Japan, but in North America and Europe, both games come in the same product for the price of one game, a deal that has yet to hit Japan.

    Real Time Strategy 
  • Rise of Nations got a compilation rerelease with its Expansion Pack Thrones and Patriots twice. First there was a box set that gave T&P top billing, then in mid-2014 that collection got an Updated Re-release on Steam (with improved graphics and Steamworks integration) as Rise of Nations: Extended Edition.
  • Happened twice with Command & Conquer - first in 2006 with The First Decade, which included the series up to 2003 bar Sole Survivor, then again in 2012 with Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection, a digital-only release containing the entire series up to Tiberian Twilight.

    Rhythm Game 
  • BIT.TRIP SAGA is a compilation of all six BIT.TRIP games for the Nintendo 3DS. BIT.TRIP COMPLETE, likewise, is a compilation for Wii that takes the original WiiWare games and gives them Difficulty Levels, online leaderboards, challenge modes, and Unlockable Content. Notable that this will be the first time the games have gone retail with the former collection receiving a digital version in late 2012, making both also available digitally on both platforms (albeit still individually on the Wii).

    Shoot 'em Up 
  • Gradius Collection on PSP in 2006. This is particularly significant for North American players, because it is the first official NA release of Gradius Gaiden (first released in 1997 in Japan only) and Gradius II (which only saw a European and Australian release in the arcades under the title of Vulcan Venture in 1988, and all of its console ports were exclusive to Japan).
    • Salamander Portable, which had Salamander, Life Force, Salamander 2 and XEXEX (previously arcade-exclusive), was also released for the PSP, but in Japan only.
    • Parodius Portable was another Japan-only PSP compilation. However, the earlier Gokujou Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack, a compilation of the first two arcade games for the Sega Saturn and PlayStation, did get a European release.
    • Also exclusive to Japan were Gradius Deluxe Pack and Salamander Deluxe Pack for the original PlayStation.
    • The PS2 had Gradius III & IV, the former being a direct port of the notoriously Nintendo Hard arcade version, although it included an Easier Than Easy difficulty setting and a few unlockable powerups from the SNES game.
  • Ginga Force & Eschatos Wonder Pack for the Xbox 360, bundling Eschatos and its spiritual sequel, along with a soundtrack. Eschatos also includes colored versions of the WonderSwan games Judgement Silversword and Cardinal Sins.
  • The Gundemonium Collection consists of three Bullet Hell Shoot Em Ups (Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne and Hitogata Happa) originally independently developed by Platine Dispositif, and then published by Rockin' Android for PC (its original platform) and the Play Station Network.
  • Hudson Soft put the Famicom version of Star Force together with Star Soldier and Hector '87 in a compilation released for the Super Famicom as Caravan Shooting Collection and for the Game Boy Advance as Hudson Best Collection Vol.5.
  • In Japan, the first and second Panzer Dragoon games were re-released as Panzer Dragoon I & II several months after the second game was released.
  • The Raiden Project for the original PlayStation regroups Raiden and Raiden II.
  • Raiden Fighters Aces for the Xbox 360 is a compilation of all three Raiden Fighters games, released in 2008 in Japan and 2009 in North America (10 and 11 years, respectively, after the newest game in the compilation, Raiden Fighters Jet). This is after two failed attempts to port the series—once for the Sega Saturn in 1997, and once for the original Xbox and PC in 2003.
  • R-Types for the original PlayStation, and R-Type Dimensions on XBLA and later PSN.
  • SUGURI and its spin-off, Acceleration of SUGURI, plus its expansion pack was released overseas by Rockin' Android in physical form as SUGURI - Perfect Edition and digitally as SUGURI Collection. Both compilations also includes the games' original soundtrack as an added bonus.
  • Space Invaders Anniversary had various incarnations of the first game, upright and tabletop versions of Space Invaders Part II, and a new 3D version of the first game.
  • Thunder Force Gold Pack 1 and Pack 2 for the Sega Saturn had the three Thunder Force games released for the Mega Drive plus Thunder Force AC.
  • Toaplan Shooting Battle Volume 1 for the PlayStation included Tiger Heli and both the Japanese and international versions of Twin Cobra. No second volume was released.

    Stealth-Based Game 
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence came with a second disc with various extra game modes, including updated versions of the original Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake originally released for the MSX2.
    • Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection is a box set released in commemoration of the series' 20th anniversary that includes MGS1 for the original PlayStation, as well as MGS2 and MGS3 for PlayStation 2. Although the Subsistence version of MGS3 is the one included, the second disc is absent because of Metal Gear Online no longer being active. This also meant that all the other game modes in the second disc, including the MSX2 games, were absent, along with all the unlockable camo patterns and items for the main game that the player gets for clearing all the Duel Mode and Snake vs. Monkey missions.
      • The Metal Gear 20th Anniversary Collection, a similar set released in Japan, includes the same games as the Essential setnote , along with a special PS2 disc containing the two MSX2 games, the rare Document of MGS2 disc and Portable Ops for the PlayStation Portable in a special UMD case.
    • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection includes MGS2 and MGS3, along with a console port of Peace Walker, all updated for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Vita (although the Vita version doesn't include Peace Walker, because Konami assumed that people would use a digital copy of the PSP version). The version of MGS3 included has the MSX2 games as well, but excised Subsistence's multiplayer component (in favor of the Peace Walker multiplayer), the "Guy Savage" nightmare sequence (since the game its engine was intended for was cancelled), and the Ape Escape crossover minigame (due to Ape Escape being a Sony property).
      • Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection was released exclusively for the PS3 in 2013, which includes all the games from the HD Collection and the motion comic adaptations of the MGS1 and MGS2 graphic novels on the same disc (both are fully voice-acted and treated as movies), as well as MGS4 on a second disc and voucher codes to download MGS1 and VR Missions from Play Station Network, giving players the most complete collection yet.

    Survival Horror 

    Third-Person Shooter 
  • Gears of War has the Triple Pack, which bundles the first and second games, as well as all their DLC.
  • Uncharted had two compilation releases. The Uncharted Dual Pack was released in America and features the first two games, with a download voucher for most of the second game's downloadable content, while the Ultimate Uncharted Pack for Asia includes the whole PS3 trilogy.
    • 2015 saw the release of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which ports the single player campaigns of the original PS3 trilogy to the PS4 with improved aiming controls, native 1080p rendering and a constant 60fps framerate, as well as other new goodies such as cheat codes to use weapons that were previously only usable in the multiplayer.

    Visual Novel 

    Western RPG 
  • Interplay Entertainment released the Bhaalspawn Saga; or as it's known, Baldur's Gate, Tales of the Sword Coast, Shadows of Amn, and Throne of Bhaal.
  • Atari released Dungeons & Dragons Anthology: The Master Collection, which included all four parts of the Baldur's Gate Saga, Icewind Dale and its sequel, Planescape: Torment, and The Temple of Elemental Evil.
  • Neverwinter Nights kept issuing new compilations as new expansions came out. The final one was the Diamond edition, which comprised the original campaign, Shadows of Undrentide, Hordes of the Underdark, and (after a patch) nine premium modules. The sequel followed suit and ended up on the Platinum edition after Storm of Zehir came out. took it one step further, adding in the Mysteries of Westgate premium module to create Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete.
  • The Ultima Collection, which included not only Ultima I-VIII (including Serpent Isle), but all of the original manuals and maps in PDF format.
  • Bethesda has The Elder Scrolls Anthology, which includes the five games in the main Elder Scrolls series: Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim, as well as all the expansion packs and DLC for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. Even considering that Arena and Daggerfall were (and still are) available as freeware, it's still a damn good deal.
  • Borderlands 2 and it's Mission-Pack Sequel Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, originally released on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, were re-released on the PS4 and Xbox One, complete with their boatloads of DLCnote , as Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.
    • A second compilation was then released, again on the PS3 and Xbox 360, containing everything that was in The Handsome Collection in addition to the original Borderlands and all of it's expansion packs. One might wonder why it wasn't included in The Handsome Collection in the first place, but at least the whole trilogy, and the mind-boggling amount of DLC, was finally packed into one box.

    Wide-Open Sandbox 

    Miscellaneous Game Compilations 
  • Ur-Example: Video Olympics for the Atari 2600, which included Pong, Super Pong, Pong Doubles, and Quadrapong, along with a few other of Atari's early arcade games.
  • Sega Genesis Collection and Sega Classics Collection on PlayStation 2, both containing a list of different games. The former had a PlayStation Portable release.
  • Midway/Williams has a habit of releasing compilation games on many consoles, mainly PlayStation, typically called Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits, Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits, and Arcade Party Pak, each containing their own library of games.
    • The Midway Arcade Treasures trilogy (1, 2, and 3) on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube collected many well-known and obscure Arcade Games from the Midway Games, Atari Games and Williams libraries. This was preceded in the 1990s by the Arcade's Greatest Hits compilations for various consoles; the Atari Collection volumes actually included pre-Crash Atari games which Midway otherwise didn't have the rights to.
      • It should be noted that Mortal Kombat 1 was absent from this version of Midway Arcade Treasures 2, as it got released as a lesser-known Plug-and-Play device. It eventually got released on two later versions below.
      • There was a Windows release called Deluxe Edition, and a PlayStation Portable release called Extended Play. Extended Play combines some of the games listed for Midway Arcade Treasures 1 and 2, while Deluxe Edition was essentially almost all of 2 and 3 in one package, save for Mortal Kombat 1 replacing Spy Hunter II.note 
    • Midway Arcade Origins included almost all the games from Treasures 1 and 2, excluding Mortal Kombat due to its digital release as Mortal Kombat Kollection for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.
  • Sonic Mega Collection on Nintendo GameCube collects Sonic the Hedgehog's entire Sega Genesis/Mega Drive library (including all three Sonic & Knuckles lock-ons) as well as Sonic 3D Blast's ancestor Flicky and the unrelated classic Ristar. It also had an Updated Re-release in Sonic Mega Collection Plus for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, which added half of the Game Gear Sonic titles, The Ooze and Comix Zone (the latter two were formerly exclusive to the Japanese release of the original GameCube collection because Sega of America was originally worried about the ESRB rating).
    • Followed by Sonic Gems Collection on GameCube and PlayStation 2 (except North America for the latter), which includes three niche Sonic games (Sonic the Fighters in its first console port ever, Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Sonic R) and the rest of the Game Gear games. The only Genesis/Mega Drive titles happen to be non-Sonic games: the Vectorman duology (which was originally unreleased in Japan), the Streets of Rage trilogy and Bonanza Bros..note 
    • In an odd mix of this and Embedded Precursor, Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut included Sonic's entire Game Gear library as unlockable games (although the Game Gear games were removed in later rereleases).
  • Sega released a large number of compilations of older Genesis/Mega Drive consoles, often as pack-in titles for the European and Brazilian markets, all drawing from a similar pot of early Genesis releases to keep the cartridge ROM sizes down and expose late adopters to early titles. However, only three of these came out in North America: 6-Pak (with Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Super Hang-On, Columns and The Revenge of Shinobi), Triple Score 3 Games In 1 (with Columns & Super Hang-On again, plus World Championship Soccer), and Sonic Classics (with Sonic The Hedgehog 1 & 2 plus Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.) Of these, 6-Pak is arguably the best known, due to it's size and inclusion as an American pack-in title.
    • The Sega CD also recieved a Genesis compilation, Sega Classics Arcade Collection, which was basically 6-Pak with Sonic & Super Hang-On traded for Super Monaco GP, and some minor sound enhancements. The Japanese Mega CD had the two-volume Game no Kanzume compilation of games that were originally released in Japan through Sega's Meganet download service, including all the Phantasy Star II text adventures.
  • A lot of Nintendo Entertainment System consoles had Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt compiled. Some copies include World Class Track Meet. All three of games already had their standalone releases, so seeing these together was pretty cool for the time.
  • Some compilations don't even bother with a console. Some are standalone devices that run on batteries, package the game system into a controller, and connect to the TV over AV cables directly, and sell under $20US. Midway, Namco, and a few other old-school arcade brands have licensed their old catalogs for this treatment, most of them by the toy company JAKKS Pacific for their "TV Games" line.
    • In a similar vein, Atari has released two Flashback consoles, which each have 20-30 Atari 2600 games built-in to them. Interestingly enough, the Flashback 2 is actually based on the 2600's hardware, and, if you're handy with a soldering iron, it's quite simple to add a cartridge slot to play old 2600 cartridges.
    • Sega have done the same thing with the Megadrive/Genesis- it's got a bunch of built in games, and a cartridge slot to play all your old ones.
    • This appears to be a fad among game companies at the moment, with Nintendo pushing out a SNES Mini and NES Mini, and have dropped rumors in regards to a N64 Mini being worked on. Sony, as per usual with their rivalling streak against Nintendo, pushed out a PlayStation Classic (not mini) to compete, although sales of the device was initially lackluster it is quickly gaining interest due to how easy it is to hack the console (something Sony probably did on purpose). And Sega, despite already having numerous consoles that have game compilations built-in thanks to AtGames, is rumored to be working with AtGames to put out a mini Genesis because their previous endeavors are all installed in full-sized casing replicas. Additionally, SNK worked with Tommo to create the much maligned Neo Geo X, and then created the (oft-criticized) Neo Geo Mini. And let's not get started on those officially licensed 1:4 scale arcade cabinets from Numskull Designs...
  • Command & Conquer: The First Decade had every C&C game up until the Command & Conquer: Generals expansion Zero Hour. After that came the C&C Saga, which is the above and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars wrapped together with a paper insert and shrink wrap, and then eventually the C&C Ultimate Collection, which adds C&C 3's expansion, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 + Uprising, and Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. Note that later releases based on First Decade are missing one game, Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor, which was an experimental, multiplayer-only, deathmatch style game with no plot. It's considered Canon Discontinuity.
    • The series also had various smaller compilations of random games from the series, mostly just compiling one game and all its expansions into one box, but also stuff like "Theatre of War" (including the first four games of the series minus expansions), "Worldwide Warfare" (Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert plus expansions - again missing Sole Survivor) and "The Command & Conquer Collection" (Tiberian Sun, Red Alert 2, their expansions, Renegade, and a demo for Generals).
  • The Orange Box, which has Half-Life 2, the two pseudo-expansion Episodes, Team Fortress 2, and Portal. This started as a compilation, and is now sold as separate titles. Also, it was originally announced as both The Orange Box, which includes everything, and "The Black Box", which would have just contained the new stuff (Episode Two, TF2 and Portal), though the latter was cancelled (outside of third-party promotions, like for purchasing some ATI Radeon GPUs at the time) in favor of Steam introducing the ability to give games bought in a compilation which you already own a copy of to friends.
  • In the late '90s, "the LucasArts collections", five or more games along with a demo disc for another half a dozen more, arranged in rough genre. For example, volume II was dedicated to Star Wars games (and included TIE Fighter and the Rebel Assault games), while volume III was for adventure games (including the first two Monkey Island games and the aforementioned The Dig and Full Throttle).
    • The LucasArts Archives series of PC/MAC releases (from the 90's) included most of the company's early titles (including Full Throttle, Maniac Mansion, Sam & Max Hit the Road and others) and most of their Star Wars offerings (including X-Wing, TIE Fighter and Dark Forces), not to mention several games which even for a long while since hadn't been rereleased, including the Rebel Assault series and the Star Wars Screen Entertainment desktop utility. The games are incompatible with modern operating systems, but can still run on the Scumm virtual console.
    • There have also been a pair of Star Wars Fan Favorite compilations for PC: the first packs the first two Star Wars: Battlefront games up with Star Wars: Republic Commando, while the second includes Star Wars Starfighter with Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
  • The Diablo Battle Chest, which includes both the first two Diablo games and the second game's expansion pack Lord of Destruction. Be aware that some versions of this battle chest does not include the first game, but does have the second with the expansion, plus a strategy guide.
    • Blizzard is a fan of this; they've also released Battle Chests for StarCraft and at least some of the games in the Warcraft series.
    • The Collector's Edition of StarCraft II is also a bit of a compilation rerelease: It includes StarCraft and Brood War on a USB stick.
  • The Hitman series has a compilation release of the second, third, and fourth games. The reasons for the first game not being included are that it was a PC-only game (while the rest are both PC and console titles) and also that the third game is essentially a remake of the first in the form of an extended flashback with better graphics and gameplay.
  • The various Namco Museum collections. The most complete versions are arguably the PlayStation versions. Besides including many classic 1980s arcade games such as Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig-Dug, Pole Position, etc, they also included such titles as The Return of Ishtar, The Legend of Valkyrie and The Genji and the Heike Clans their first-ever Western releases. You can get all five volumes as digital downloads on the PlayStation Network.
    • There had been many different versions. Those to note are the first collection on PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox (which included arranged versions of Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, and Galaga, along with Pac-Attack and Pac-Mania), Namco Museum and Pac-Man Collection on Game Boy Advance (essentially the previous version split in two, not including Pole Position 1 and the arranged versions of Dig-Dug and Galaga), Virtual Arcade on Xbox 360 which has most of the classics with an online mode, and Battle Collection on PlayStation Portable with the ability to tilt the game screen into the regular arcade resolution (much like flipping a TV on the side for games like Galaga). You may look at the complete list of games and their respective museum games here.
    • Namco also released the (Japan-only) NamCollection for the PS2 in 2005, a 50th anniversary release that includes, in release order, Ridge Racer, Tekken, Ace Combat 2, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, and Mr. Driller, all with minor enhancements such as a car in Ridge Racer that was previously only in the Turbo remake.
  • SNK Playmore compilations include:
    • Metal Slug Anthology (Wii, PSP, PS2)
    • Samurai Shodown Anthology. (Wii, PSP, PS2)
    • Art of Fighting Anthology. (PS2)
    • Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volumes 1 & 2. (PS2)
    • SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 (Wii, PS2, PSP), a compilation of 16 Neo Geo titles.
    • SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 0 (PSP) included 20 pre-Neo Geo games from the 1980s. It wasn't released in the U.S. or Europe, but most of the individual titles have been released digitally as PS Minis.
    • The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga (Wii, PSP, PS2) a compilation made specifically for the overseases market (developed by Terminal Reality, who also made Metal Slug Anthology) that bundles all of the KOF games from '94 to '98.
      • A separately developed compilation was released exclusively in Japan titled The King of Fighters: Orochi Hen for the PS2 (developed by G1M2, the same company that did the Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, and World Heroes compilations), which only includes '95 to '97 (since '94 and '98 were given stand-alone remakes in Japan). However, some fans actually prefer the Japanese compilation despite having two games less due to the lack of loading times and extra features missing in the overseas version such as a character palette editor, online matchmaking support, and the choice to play each game with the remixed music from the Neo-Geo CD versions (the overseas version only allows players to use the standard chiptune soundtrack).
      • This was followed by The King of Fighters: NESTS Hen, which includes the Neo-Geo and Dreamcast versions of '99, 2000, and 2001. It was also exclusive to Japan.
    • World Heroes Anthology. (PS2)
    • SunSoft Collection, a Japan-only compilation that contains Waku Waku 7 and Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors. (PS2)
    • ADK Tamashii, another Japan-only compilation that includes Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Ninja Combat, Ninja Commando, Ninja Master's - Hao Ninpo Cho, and Twinkle Star Sprites. (PS2)
    • Fu'un Super Combo, yet another Japan-only compilation that contains Savage Reign and Kizuna Encounter. (PS2)
    • Bakumatsu Roman Gekka No Kenshi 1 + 2, another Japan-only compilation of The Last Blade and its sequel. (PS2)
    • Sengoku Anthology (PS2 and PC). In addition, SNK Playmore released two boxsets that contained most of these compilations. Again, only in Japan.
  • Capcom had release quite a few compilations since the PlayStation/Saturn days.
    • Five volumes of the Capcom Generation series for the PS and Saturn, which covers series such as Ghosts 'n Goblins, 1942, and Street Fighter II. The first four volumes were released as a bundle in Europe (the first three in the German version) titled Capcom Generations, but only Vol. 5 (aka Street Fighter Collection 2) got a stand-alone release in America and Europe.
    • The 16 games in the Capcom Generation series were later rereleased again in a new compilation titled Capcom Classics Collection for the PS2 and Xbox, which also included other games such as Final Fight and Forgotten Worlds. This was followed by Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2, which included Super Street Fighter II Turbo (skipping the original Super Street Fighter II) and Strider (Arcade), plus a ton of other games.
    • There was also Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed and Reloaded, which more or less contain the same lineup of games as its console counterpart (missing only Trojan and Super Turbo), as well as Capcom Classics Mini-Mix for the GBA, which includes the NES versions of Strider, Final Fight, and Bionic Commando.
    • There is also the Capcom Arcade Cabinet on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It comes with a free copy of Black Tiger, with the rest of the lineup requiring to be purchased.
    • The Capcom Digital Collection on Xbox 360, which has 9 games you could download off of Xbox Live Arcade, all on a physical release. This includes Magic Sword, which was packaged with Double Impact, and the DLC for Rocketmen.
    • Capcom Essentials for PS3 and Xbox 360, which includes five games: Super Street Fighter 4, Resident Evil 6, Devil May Cry 4, Dead Rising 2, and the digital code for Mega Man 10
    • The Mega Man Legacy Collection for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, and PC compiles the six NES Mega Man (Classic) games, with the addition of a Challenge Mode, Museum Mode, online leaderboards and video replays. The 3DS version of the collection also includes additional Challenge Mode levels which are unlocked with the Mega Man amiibo.
  • Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged is a collection of games from the Xbox 360's Arcade library. There were two volumes so far.
  • Taito Legends 1 and 2 compile a bunch of Taito arcade games, released on PS2, Xbox, and PC. There is also a PSP version, titled Taito Legends Power-Up.
    • There was also a Japan-only series called Taito Memories, four releases in total that contained all but five of the games that Legends did, plus about 30 or so more. There is a discussion of the differences and a complete list of games here
  • The Journey Collector's Edition, released August 28, 2012, includes thatgamecompany's three titles released during their tenture with Sony: Journey, flOw, and Flower. The compilation contains documentaries, artwork, commentaries, screenshots, et al. Also has three "Game Jams": the Retraux Survival Horror Gravediggers, the crudely designed Duke War!, and the Animesque Action Game Nostril Shot.
  • Activision Anthology on the PS2 and PC gathers nearly all of Activision's Atari 2600 library. It also goes the extra mile in putting you in The '80s with its 1980s gamer's room interface and licensed songs from the era playing in the background during gameplay if you want to. The PC version even includes some homebrew games in the list.
  • After the smash success of Fallout 3 in 2008, Interplay re-released Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics, optimized for modern operating systems and fully patched. What did they call this bundle? The Fallout Trilogy. Never mind that each of these games have totally independent plots. And that there was another game in the series not included. And that one of the games in the "Trilogy" is a Gaiden Game. Bethesda later released their own compilation, titled the Fallout Anthology (See also their Elder Scrolls Anthology above), to promote the then-upcoming Fallout 4. The container is actually a roughly 1:1 scale replica of a Mini-Nuke from the series. Unscrewing the top reveals the discsnote  for the aforementioned Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, and Fallout 3, as well as Fallout: New Vegas and all of 3 and New Vegas' additional Downloadable Content. And of course, there was also an empty slot for Fallout 4.
  • Rare Replay for the Xbox One, released as a celebration for Rare's 30th anniversary, contains 30 Rare games, from their first game, Jetpac, up to Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Though a few of their more notable ones, such as the entire Donkey Kong Country trilogy, GoldenEye, and Star Fox Adventures, are absent from the compilation due to licensing issues (especially the Donkey Kong and Star Fox games, due to being owned by Nintendo, one of Microsoft's chief rivals in the console market), and Kinect Sports and Kinect Sports Season 2 were left out due to technical issues with Xbox One's Kinect software.
  • Humongous Entertainment did a LOT of these. Let's see, there's the Humongous Classics Collection, Super Duper Arcades 1 and 2, the Junior Field Trips Collection, the Triple Treat Packs, Backyard Sports Three pack, the three double packs for Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, and Pajama we need to go on any further?
  • The DS remakes of the first two Ys games were combined into one package for the North American release, despite being released separately in Japan, and the PSP remakes of the same games are released in one package in all regions. The Windows versions they were based on had been bundled together in Japan as Ys Complete.
  • Famicom and NES pirated carts did it very often, having 2 to 50 games per cartridge, though some tend to have a number far higher than the actual amount, most infamously, the 9999999-In-1 cartridges. Action 52 wasn't one of these, though it was inspired by them.
  • Subverted with Retro Game Challenge, where none of the games you play actually exist outside of the game itself.
  • The Sega Ages 2500 line, though originally focused around Video Game Remakes, ended up with a lot of compilations, including (but not limited to) Space Harrier Collection, Gunstar Heroes Treasure Box (with Alien Soldier and Dynamite Headdy), Tetris Collection, Monster World Collection, and Fantasy Zone Complete Collection. These include lots of alternate versions, such as the rare Brazilian Sega Master System port of Dynamite Headdy, previously unreleased Mega Drive versions of Tetris derivatives, and a completely original 16-bit remake of Fantasy Zone II.
  • Wing Commander:
    • Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga was composed of the first three games, re-released for Windows 95, with remastered audio and music. For the first two games, it was the only way to play the games on modern computers (aside from the MS-DOS issue, the original games played ridiculously fast on a Pentium computer).
    • Prophecy and Secret Ops were released in the compilation Prophecy Gold, with an expanded, combined manual for both instead of just putting the two manuals (one of them originally electronic). However, they did not include the fiction from the Secret Ops site, due to copyright concerns from EA's German branch.
    • The Amiga CD32 had a pack-in CD that bundled Dangerous Streets with an enhanced version of Wing Commander.
  • Since Infogrames bought (and then became) Atari, they've released many compilations of arcade and Atari 2600 games, largely featuring the same games. The first were two PC collections of six arcade games called Atari Greatest Hits released when Atari was still the intellectual property of Hasbro. When Infogrames bought the company, they packaged the 12 games into one compilation called Atari Anniversary Edition for the PC, PS2, Dreamcast and Game Boy Advance. Then, several years later, Infogrames/Atari released a compilation for the PC, PS2 and XBox called Atari Anthology which featured 18 arcade games and 62 Atari 2600 games. Finally, in 2010, Atari released the two-part Atari Greatest Hits series for the DS, which splits the contents of Atari Anthology into two different DS compilations (one came out in 2010, the other in 2011) with 9 arcade and 30-something 2600 games on each (some of the 2600 games are exclusive to the DS games, but the 18 arcade games are the same ones that are on Atari Anthology).
  • Shining Force CD for the Sega CD was a compilation of the two Shining Force Gaiden games for the Game Gear.
  • Konami likes releasing compilations of its old games:
  • Digimon Anode/Cathode Tamer: Veedramon Version, a WonderSwan Color title compiling two near-identical Digimon Adventure games (Digimon Adventure Anode Tamer and Digimon Adventure Cathode Tamer), giving them a colour facelift and an English translation in the process.
  • Data East Arcade Classics on the Wii.
  • The Xbox 360 has a compilation of Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle, and Zuma.
  • Microsoft Arcade, released for the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh in 1993, was a compilation of golden age Atari games. Microsoft later released Return of Arcade and Revenge of Arcade for Windows 95; both were compilations of old Namco games.
    • Also from Microsoft, Microsoft Solitare Collection and Microsoft Minesweeper, both for Windows 8. Made to replace Solitare, Freecell, Spider Solitare, and Minesweeper, which were removed from Windows 8. Both games have Xbox Live Support, Solitare collection adds "Tripeaks" and "Pyramid" in addition to the other three, and Minesweeper adds an "Adventure Mode".
  • The Hudson Best Collection series on the Game Boy Advance repackaged much of Hudson Soft's Famicom releases in portable form. Bomber Man, Lode Runner and Adventure Island each get a volume of their own, as does the aforementioned shooting collection; the remaining volumes are filled out with Challenger, Milon's Secret Castle, Nuts & Milk, Binary Land and Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom.
  • Irem Arcade Hits for the PC compiled together many Irem games excluding R-Type (though it did include R-Type Leo).
  • Arcade Smash Hits for the Sega Master System had Missile Command, Breakout and Centipede.
  • Ultimate Play the Game: The Collected Works for the ZX Spectrum compiled 11 games by Rare's predecessor company onto two cassette tapes or floppy disks. Three of these games (Jetpac, Lunar Jetman and Alien 8) were also compiled for the BBC Micro under the bizarre title Cosmic Battlezones.
  • The Turbo Duo was released with a pack-in compilation of Gates of Thunder, Bonk's Adventure, and Bonk's Revenge on a single Super CD, with Bomberman as a hidden extra.
  • The Intellivision Lives! compilations for the PC, Macintosh, PlayStation, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Nintendo DS have emulated versions of most of the Intellivision's first-party releases, plus a few bonus games that were never released for the actual system. There was also the Intellivision Rocks! compilation, mostly featuring games developed for the system by Activision and Imagic, and again including a few previously unreleased games. The Triple Challenge cartridge released for the Intellivision consisted entirely of previously-released board games; Mattel Electronics, before they went under, had similar plans to bundle their older games into "album" cartridges.
  • Sega Ages Volume 1, a US-only release for the Sega Saturn, crammed onto one disc Arcade Perfect Ports of OutRun, Space Harrier and After Burner II which had been released separately in Japan. A similar collection (including Super Hang-On) was later released for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Tecmo Classic Arcade for the Xbox featured 11 of their old arcade games. 7 of these were released the year before for the PlayStation 2 as Tecmo Hit Parade.
  • Kunio-kun Nekketsu Collection, another Japan-only compilation of Famicom games for the Game Boy Advance, with two on each of three volumes.
  • Factor 5 meant to release a compilation of the three Rogue Squadron games for the Wii, but (due largely to Lair flopping) they went bankrupt before that could happen.
  • Ocean Software released an enormous number of compilations of various games for the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST and Amiga. Titles of these compilations included 100% Dynamite, 2 Hot 2 Handle, The Biz, Chartbusters, Dark Force, The Dream Team, The In Crowd, Light Force, The Magnificent Seven, Power Up, Precious Metal, Special Action, Super Fighter, They Sold a Million (and its Numbered Sequels) and We Are the Champions. Some of these compilations were loosely themed: Hollywood Collection and Screen Heroes featured games based on movies and TV shows, while Battle Stations, Conflict Command and Live Ammo had militaristic games. Ocean was also responsible for the special pack-in compilation tapes and disks for Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum models sold at Dixons.
  • Kessakusen! Ganbare Goemon 1+2 for the Game Boy Advance was a compilation of the first two Super Famicom Ganbare Goemon games.
  • Mass Effect Trilogy, which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, but this also marks the first time that the first game will be playable upon the PlayStation 3, either within the compilation or as a separate download.
  • High-definition upscaling compilations of PlayStation 2 games for the PlayStation 3 (and later PlayStation 4) are so rampant, The Other Wiki actually has an article on those. Franchises which have been given this treatment include, but are by no means limited to, Sly Cooper, Splinter Cell, Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid and Devil May Cry.
    • The originator of them all is the God of War Collection, an Updated Re-release of the first two games in a Blu-Ray compilation disc, with full Trophy support and anti-aliased 720p visuals running at a constant 60 frames per second to tithe players over until the release of God of War III. Little did Sony know it'd take off beyond their wildest dreams... There's also a PS3 rerelease of the two PSP titles (Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta), titled God of War Origins Collection. There was also a collection that combined both collections, AND God of War III, titled God of War Sagas (although the Origins part is a digital download).
    • Zone of the Enders HD Collection which has all games of the series (save for the GBA one) on one disc, plus a demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, just like how the first ZOE had an MGS2 demo.
    • The Ratchet & Clank Collection, which contains the first three PS2 Ratchet & Clank titles. Also supports HDMI and has trophies for all three games, as well as Play Station Network use of the online multiplayer for Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.
  • The X-Superbox combines this with a Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition. In addition to combining the first five (six after X3: Albion Prelude came out) X games into one package, it adds an encyclopedia, hours of music, wallpapers, Game Mods, and various other goodies.
  • does this quite frequently with its retro releases, combining (for instance) the first three Ultima games into one package, the next three into another, Ultima VII and its Expansion Pack into a third, and the Ultima Underworld duology into yet a fourth.
  • Dragon Age: Origins — Ultimate Edition is composed of DA:O, Awakening, and every DLC package.
  • Tom Clancy's Counter Terrorism Classics packages together Rainbow Six, its sequel Rogue Spear, and the video game adaptation of The Sum of All Fears.
    • The "Rainbow Six Collection" on Steam includes Rainbow Six 3, Lockdown, and the two Vegas spinoffs.
  • Q Entertainment compiled their games Every Extend Extra Extreme, Lumines Live and Rez HD for the Xbox 360 under the title Qubed.
  • The Sega Master System game Astro Warrior was compiled on a cartridge with Hang On in the U.S., and in Europe with Pit Pot (a game only released separately in Japan). Hang-On and Safari Hunt (a Light Gun Game only available on this and another compilation) were combined in the U.S. Master System pack-in cartridge and were built-in games in one version of the console.
  • The Dizzy compilations released for various systems include:
    • Dizzy Collection for the Amiga had Magicland Dizzy, Fast Food, KwikSnax!, Treasure Island Dizzy and Fantasy World Dizzy.
    • The Big Six for the Amiga CD32 had Crystal Kingdom Dizzy, Fantastic Dizzy, Magicland Dizzy, Spellbound Dizzy, Treasure Island Dizzy and Prince of the Yolkfolk.
    • The Excellent Dizzy Collection for the Sega Master System and Game Gear included Dizzy! The Adventurer (an enhanced version of Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk), Panic! Dizzy (essentially Dizzy Panic! under a new title) and Go! Dizzy Go!.
  • The Genocide^2: Genocide Sqaure compilation for FM Towns includes the first and second games of the Genocide series with the addition new cutscenes, an arranged soundtrack, re-balances the difficulty of the first game and removes your Betty's cooldown meter in the second game.
  • Arguably, Animal Crossing on the GameCube could be considered this as it has a list of NES games you could unlock through a variety of methods. Nowadays, while some can still be unlocked, you may need a hacking device, like a Code Breaker or Action Replay, in order to access all of them. You may see the list here.
  • The Children's Miracle Network compilation included three full games on Xbox 360: Viva Pinata: Party Animals, Shrek the Third, and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
  • The Atari Vault contains 100 classic Atari titles from The '70s and The '80s, which includes arcade releases and Atari 2600 releases, and includes such classics as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command and even Pong, which help revolutionize the history of video gaming. In addition, online multiplayer and leaderboards have been added (so yes, you can play Pong online), along with 3D recreations of the original boxarts and cabinets.
  • The Game & Watch series of handhelds got re-released in a series of compilation games for the Game Boy known as the Game & Watch Gallery series. In this series, the games can be played in either "Classic" style, where the games appear as they did on the original handheld, and "Modern" style, which uses a new art style utilizing the characters from the Super Mario Bros. series.

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  • Yuuhei Satellite has released several 3-in-1 albums that contain every song from three previously released albums, in addition to a new one.
  • Exaggerated by Yellow Zebra, whose Yellow Zebra Finale Box is a massive 11-disc compilation box containing almost all of their old songs (as well as six new ones). On top of that, it also contains a DVD featuring MP3 versions of almost every Yellow Zebra release ever — including most limited bonus CDs!
  • Also exaggerated by R-note, Yellow Zebra's successor circle, which released a DVD containing the twenty-nine albums they'd released between 2012 and 2018.
  • Akatsuki Records likes to release event-limited singles, and later put all their tracks on compilation CDs.
  • ShinRa-Bansho's Synchro albums feature all the tracks from various event-limited singles.
  • Around the 2000s, it became common for record labels to issue slip-cased box sets usually containing three of an artist's most popular albums on CD. These are just the regular CD releases bundled together.
  • Warner (Bros.) Records has taken to releasing budget-priced CD boxed sets of its most popular artists containing several albums with miniature replica LP covers.
  • Pink Floyd released a double album titled A Nice Pair in 1973 containing their first two albums: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets.
  • In the early 1980s, Warner (Bros.) Records took to releasing cassettes containing two of an artist's most popular albums on one cassette.

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  • The soundtracks to all three RAY Series games were all released individually and later as part of Ray'z PREMIUM BOX -BEYOND-.
  • Some official releases to a game's soundtrack arrange the tracks in the form of a compilation where they crossfade into each other if you listen to them in order.
    • This appears to be part of Matt Uelmen or Runic Games' style as both the official soundtrack albums to Diablo II and it's Spiritual Successor, Torchlight II are arranged as a compilation of individual tracks that transition into each other.
    • The official soundtrack to Nitronic Rush from "Abandoned Utopia" to "End to a Violent Heart" is also arranged as a compilation and applies portions of a song's Variable Mix throughout with the exception of the Overheating klaxon and the high-pass filter used in tunnels.


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