Atari Anthology PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2004
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
Buy On
  1. After playing these games for what feels like an unholy amount of time (even just in the past week) I have to wonder what it is with all of the retro feel that games companies are instigating merely to show off their back catalogue.
  2. GMR Magazine
    60
    Unless you've got serious Atari nostalgia, most of these won't keep you occupied for more than five minutes. [Feb 2005, p.103]
  3. 60
    Activision Anthology, with its 80s bedroom and stacks of selectable cartridges, got it right, and it's more than just a little disappointing to see Atari lift Activision's namesake but not the fantastic retro presentation it created for its own collection.
  4. The low price (under $20) and handful of AAA classics still manage to make this an appealing purchase proposition IF you can tolerate its noticeable shortcomings and/or have an appreciation for the industry's history.
  5. But if you know the difference between a Mame emulator and a Lame encoder, this could be right up your eight-colour alley.
  6. And that's the problem with Atari Anthology - it just gets boring really quickly, which is no surprise considering how old the games are.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 5, 2014
    9
    A wonderful display of bringing old games to disc for people to enjoy again. If you enjoy any old games on the Atari this is the game for youA wonderful display of bringing old games to disc for people to enjoy again. If you enjoy any old games on the Atari this is the game for you to play those games again. Full Review »
  2. StephenC.
    Dec 28, 2004
    4
    This Game Represents how far Atari has been over the ages. I remember playing the orignal games for 25 Cents at the Arcades when I was small. This Game Represents how far Atari has been over the ages. I remember playing the orignal games for 25 Cents at the Arcades when I was small. This game is a lot, and I mean a lot of money ($20) for you to be playing the games that would cost 25 Cents A Long Time Ago. This Game would be great if it had all new or revised editions of the games. And what is with the "Constellations" It is all cr*p. Full Review »