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  • Summary: Atari puts together its most popular arcade and console games in one massive collection. Now you can play classic arcade hits such as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Pong, Warlords, Crystal Castle, Gravitar, and much more. The collection also includes 62 Atari 2600 titles, including Adventure, Breakout, Casino, Pong, Star Raiders, and Yars' Revenge. Relive your favorite titles from the early days of video games, and take on new challenges and bonus games. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  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. I'm really pleased to see the inclusion of a good selection of original arcade ports as well. [Jan 2005, p.119]
  3. 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. But if you know the difference between a Mame emulator and a Lame encoder, this could be right up your eight-colour alley.
  5. The problem is - here it comes - the painfully oversensitive controls mar the nostalgia. [Feb 2005, p.92]
  6. 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.
  7. The way forward is to embrace the future, and let the games of old contained on this disc finally Rest In Peace. [Xbox World]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Justin
    Jul 25, 2006
    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! Expand
  2. BlueFalcon
    Nov 23, 2004
    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. Expand
  3. JaceN.
    Jan 20, 2006
    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 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! Expand