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Retro Gamer (Dec, 2004)
Over 80 Atari games for £20? You can’t really go wrong.
GameDaily (Dec 14, 2006)
And yet another retro collection hits store shelves, but this time from the grand masters of the industry in the 80's, Atari. Atari Anthology is their most expansive collection yet, packing 80+ games for the arcade and Atari 2600 in one nifty little $20 package. 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. A worthy purchase!
TeamXbox (Nov 22, 2004)
At twenty bucks, Atari Anthology will either seem like the deal of the century, or a complete waste of money, depending on the person asked. Younger gamers always ask us when compilations of Genesis and PS One games are coming out, so you can guess their reactions to a group of games that were the impetus for terms such as blocky graphics, clipping, and aliasing. 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. If old-school and an appreciation of the past is in your blood, then you can’t go wrong with the great grandfather of compilations.
76 (Feb 11, 2005)
Atari Anthology certainly teaches gamers a few lessons, namely, how to create arcade classics, and how not to make console flops. While it's a good thing to finally have a compliation package that incorporates both worlds, I just wish a company with a better track record in both categories had handled it first.
XBox Front (Feb 28, 2005)
'Atari Anthology’ ist jedem zu empfehlen, der ein bisschen Videospielgeschichte nachholen möchte. Die 85 Spiele sind größtenteils gut ausgesucht, sodass nur wenige Graupen am Start sind. Die Portierung auf die Xbox ist ebenfalls ordentlich gelungen, nur kleinere Steuerungsprobleme und ein paar Flimmereinlagen stören das gute Gesamtbild. Wer mit der veralteten Technik leben kann, bekommt einiges an Retro-Flair serviert, das nur von den Originalen selbst übertroffen wird. Fans sollten einen Kauf unbedingt in Erwägung ziehen.
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. It was nice to be able to play some of the classics again. You can even look at other gamers' scores on Xbox Live. For those who love the older games this collection is great and worth adding to your Xbox collection. For those wanting to visit the old or "Retro" days of video games and may not be sure if they will enjoy the full experience, a rental may be best.
Game Captain (May 14, 2005)
Mit 85 Spielen fällt die Atari Anthology auf den ersten Blick ziemlich umfangreich aus. Allerdings handelt es sich ausschließlich um Minispielchen. Solche Klassiker wie Breakout und Centipede üben auch heute noch einen gewissen Reiz aus – insbesondere für Punktejäger. Nicht so toll sind dagegen die zahlreichen Schrottspiele der Sammlung. Da hapert es überall – sei es die Grafik, der Sound, die Steuerung, der Umfang oder auch alles zusammen. Nostalgiker und Spielhistoriker kommen sicher trotzdem auf ihre Kosten.
60 (UK) (Jan 26, 2005)
Ultimately, Atari Anthology is one of those packages which only people who were there at the time and owned one should realistically bother with, unless you're feeling incredibly curious about how this thing we call videogaming all began. 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. It's certainly worth looking at on the basis of some seminal arcade originals (if you're not willing to faff around with emulators), but the 2600 catalogue is something even ardent retro fetishes would struggle to see the value in these days, but when you're talking about pence per game, it's hard to knock it.
X-Power (Feb 27, 2005)
Mijn advies is daarom, om de game gewoon links laten te liggen. Heb je eens 20 euro te veel op zak of wil je echt eens van de echte klassieke games proeven, kan je deze titel gerust in huis halen, maar over het algemeen zal hij vrij vlug net zoals de oude Atari op zolder in de kast een hele resem stof verzamelen om binnen 50 jaar in onze nieuwste XBOX te pluggen en als trotse bompa, de geschiedenis van de videogames aan onze kleinkinderen uit te leggen.