Atari Anthology Xbox

Metascore
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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. If you love retro throw backs, this is one of the best collections I've ever played. Atari Anthology is cheap, it is loaded with bonus features, and it comes packed with some of the biggest video games of all time!
  2. Game Informer
    85
    I'm really pleased to see the inclusion of a good selection of original arcade ports as well. [Jan 2005, p.119]
  3. AceGamez
    80
    Those who remember the days of the rollerball and paddle controller and have a deep yearning to return could happily fork out ten to twenty quid for this, but anyone with less than a burning desire to revisit their youth may not feel that their reddies went in the right direction.
  4. Not every game is a winner, as some selection and control issues get in the way. Still, this is a tremendous value with hours upon hours of replay, and it's a great history lesson for those who think everything began with Nintendo.
  5. Those who grew up playing these games and have forgotten how bad they look will be reminded, but will still enjoy the simplicity of the gameplay, coupled with a severe hand-eye coordination workout.
  6. 76
    Atari Anthology will prove two things to anyone who buys it; that Atari was truly an arcade force to be reckoned with, and that they had terrible problems developing titles for their own console.
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  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 »