Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 65
    Of the 11 included games, every version of Asteroids is awful; Centipede and Millipede are physically uncomfortable; Pong is neat -- in one game mode, anyway -- but like Super Breakout, the controls have been lost in translation; Missile Command and Lunar Lander are good games revamped to somehow look worse than the originals; and Tempest, Battlezone, and Warlords just might be worth buying.
  2. AceGamez
    60
    The "evolved" angle isn't worth much, unless you really want the ultimate Warlords experience (which is admittedly awesome).
  3. Overall, this game's got more than you might expect for the price, but it's still missing things that serious retro gamers on the go are looking for.
  4. A pretty standard classics collection. On its own it's exceedingly average, but if you've got a soft spot for one or more of these games, the awards might make it worth your time.
  5. This collection of classics and their updates is a frustrating mix of old-school fun and dumb design choices.
  6. These are some of gaming's all-time classics, and they still deliver. It's just that, like a swimsuit model who just happens to be wearing muddy, chicken crap-encrusted overalls over her bikini, some of the magic of the original games is concealed by adjustments that were made but not needed or needed but not made.
  7. 70
    My consoles are where I play the big, "important" games like BioShock, Uncharted, and Super Mario Galaxy. For the PSP, which I use while in transit on a flight or on a long, not-so-great vacation, this collection may have its fair share of flaws, but it fits my needs more or less to a tee.
  8. Many of the games - including a few of the unlockable classics (like Yar’s Revenge) - fit wonderfully on the PSP. Then there are games like Centipede where the control scheme is not very well suited for Sony’s handheld and thus will become the games you will avoid.
  9. But the good news is that Tempest, Pong and Warlords are all very good fun.
  10. 70
    Though some games are more fun than others, they're all classics, and always worth revisiting.
  11. 70
    Fans of old school games will find something to like here, so check it out if you're a classic gaming nut.
  12. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    50
    Atari Classics Evolved might be more cynical cash grab than fan service, but its sheer game count and variety make up for a lot if you find yourself with a nostalgic twitch. [Feb 2008, p.86]

Awards & Rankings

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#63 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
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#33 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 26, 2015
    8
    It is what it's advertised as, all the old arcade classics in original form as well as updated to 2007 standards all in the palms of yourIt is what it's advertised as, all the old arcade classics in original form as well as updated to 2007 standards all in the palms of your hands. A must! Still nothing so compelling that gets you addicted or you don't move on from after a short stint of nostalgia. Full Review »
  2. Jun 8, 2012
    6
    As an old school gamer, who spent many-a-quarter in arcades on all of these games, I am happy with this collection. I'm happy with theAs an old school gamer, who spent many-a-quarter in arcades on all of these games, I am happy with this collection. I'm happy with the game=play, I'm happy with the choice of games, I'm even happy with the updates and changes made. I like these updates better than the updates on the PS One collection. The reason I don't give the game a better score is because the unlock to get to those juicy original 2600 games, That I bought the bloody disk for is.....

    I can't think of a term that isn't vulgar.

    Imagine being a given a game system, and every game that was made for it, the only trick is you have to parkour (yes that is spelled correctly no matter what the idiotic spell checker says, what does it use an Alabama dictionary?) Anyway, you have to parkour naked through the entire city of San-Francisco and you have exactly 4 minutes to accomplish it.

    I don't want to have to be a bloody master of Warlords to be able to play the 2600 version of Warlords! I'm old now! These games are for us old farts who are wasting time looking back at all the time we wasted! Who ever came up with the idea that you had to get every achievement in the game to unlock the games that are, by proxy of age the crappiest games on the disk, needs to be made to graduate from the Marine Corps Boot Camp, and given a blanket party on a nightly basis!

    If you love Arcade Classics and have a PSP, then you owe it to yourself to get this version. Just don't expect to see the Atari 2600 games unless your some sort of hardcore-retro-masochist that doesn't want to make time for modern game that are hundreds of times better looking, and just as fun to boot.
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