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Activision's Atari 2600 Action Pack (Windows)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (3 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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PC Player (Germany)
Action-Kleinode ohne Verfallsdatum - wer früher die Modulversionen zockte, muß alleine wegen des Nostalgie-Faktors zuschlagen.
Power Play
Spiele, denen man in den frühen Achtzigern Nächte, Wochen und Monate opferte, taugen heute gerade mal für die Unterbrechung des Büroschlafs. Und doch, diese Veteranen mit der kruden Grafik und dem fürchterlichen Sound gehören zumindest spielerisch nur bedingt zum alten Eisen. „H.E.R.O.“ und „Pitfall“ z.B. wissen auch heute noch zu gefallen. Trotzdem können wir diese pitoreske Sammlung nur harten Zockern der ersten Stunde oder historisch Interessierten anbieten, alle anderen sind mit einer durchschnittlichen Shareware-Sammlung besser bedient.
PC Gamer
Perfect recreations of some genuine gaming classics; killer nostalgia-fodder. The games themselves just aren't as much fun as I remember them. They're simplistic and repetitive. Don't buy it for the games, but do buy it for the memories it'll evoke.
All Game Guide
Unfortunately, the answer is that other good games are being held back by Activision to include on future CD collections. Why distribute one CD with all the games when you can spread it out over two, three, or even four CDs and have the customer dig deeper in his pockets? Had there been at least fifty games including all the old classics and maybe a nice little presentation on the history of each, Atari 2600 Action Pack would have been a great buy. As it is, it's a fairly obvious money-making scheme.
Computer Games Magazine
Some may call these games primitive and old, but the lack of good visual and sound effects is more than made up for by the brilliance of the simplistic, yet extremely addictive gameplay. This pack will serve as a very enjoyable walk down memory lane for most veteran gamers.