GP Editor Marcus Estrada writes, "Originally released in 1998 on Japanese PS1s, the future of Vanguard Bandits was uncertain. The strategy RPG developed by Human Entertainment had quite a degree of depth and content and as it was based on no other properties it didn't seem the best target for localization. Still, two years after the Japanese release the game came to America thanks to Working Designs. From there, it unfortunately released with little fanfare and went on to live a very quiet life.
That is, until now that MonkeyPaw Games decided to bring it out of the aging PS1 catalog for a whole new audience. The question is, does the game really hold up and was it ever that great to begin with?"