Atari Anthology Xbox

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    73
    Many things: packed, fun, annoying, and humorously ironic. [Jan 2005, p.80]
  2. Xbox Nation Magazine
    70
    The problem is - here it comes - the painfully oversensitive controls mar the nostalgia. [Feb 2005, p.92]
  3. Cheat Code Central
    70
    For $ 19.99 it certainly is worth the price as long as you remember the games are the way they were made and not enhanced versions.
  4. But if you know the difference between a Mame emulator and a Lame encoder, this could be right up your eight-colour alley.
  5. A great way to relive some of the high points of classic gaming. However, the less-than-perfect emulation tarnishes what would otherwise have been an incredible trip down memory lane.
  6. Gamers under about the age of 25 will frankly be utterly amazed at how basic things were back then, while those old enough to have owned (and who knows, maybe loved) a 2600, or hung around the arcades will have a few hours of curiosity sated before moving well and truly on.
  7. 60
    Any way you cut it, 20 bucks for 85 games is a pretty damn good deal. But it's more quantity over quality in this package, as the development team just scattered all of this good stuff into an unorganized mess of a classic compilation.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Justin
    Jul 25, 2006
    9
    In order to truly appreciate these games, you have to be a true videogame fan. If it were not for some of these classics (like those in this In order to truly appreciate these games, you have to be a true videogame fan. If it were not for some of these classics (like those in this collection) games like Gran Turismo, Halo, and Half-Life would have never existed. And no, I'm not being sarcastic. I love them, my dad loves them, my grandparents love them, and my kids will love them for sure! Full Review »
  2. JaceN.
    Jan 20, 2006
    2
    With the internet wide illegal...but addictive practice of emulation...compilations like this are woefully useless. Maybe they should have With the internet wide illegal...but addictive practice of emulation...compilations like this are woefully useless. Maybe they should have asked on of s hardcore gamers to create an all in one emulator for the XBOX containing 100 Atari, Intellivision, Sega and Nintendo system games a piece...in one package. And charge full price for it. Only 80 atari games on a biiiiiiiiig DVD? 0.1% space usage is such a idiotic waste! Full Review »
  3. BlueFalcon
    Nov 23, 2004
    6
    It's nice to have such a large number of games in one package. But really, only about 10% of them are worth playing. Being able to play It's nice to have such a large number of games in one package. But really, only about 10% of them are worth playing. Being able to play the games in "trippy mode" is a nice touch. Full Review »