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6.3 out of 10

Anthology

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This IS The '80's.

Guy Chapman, MobyGames
9 June 2004
  • Conclusion: For a compilation package, there are few that can compare. The games are good, the presentation is actually fun and keeps the mood of the era, and the unlockable bonuses are actually worth the time to get, and show off a gamer's skillset. Again, while these games look absolutely prehistoric by today's standards, there is still a certain amount of charm in the graphics, and with the strong emulation, the gameplay remains as addictive and fun as it did 20 years ago.
  • Pros: There have been a lot of classic game compilations released in the past few years, but this particular title captures the essence of its time period. From the game's layout and interface, truly well-emulated games (MUCH better than the emulation set up on the PSOne), collectibles and bonus videos, and a great soundtrack that is rivaled only by "GTA: Vice City" in the nostalgia department. There are a lot of great titles on this compilation pack, so it's very hard to g...
  • Cons: With subsequent releases of this title, there have been more games added to the the compilation. The PC, Macintosh, and Game Boy Advance versions have a handful of more titles to choose from, mostly home-brew games, and technical demos. Even though there is a significant number of titles to choose from, some titles did not stand the test of time, and are now viewed as more of a passing curiosity than an interesting game. The overall control is good, but some titles (s...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 10
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Graphics 8
8.0

Play all the classics without needing an atari

katie2200..., Ciao
25 April 2014
  • Excerpt: "...old retro games such as atari ones ,sega etc. This game was bought with the intention that I could have a clear out but still play all the old games I love. **Basics** Platform - ps2 or can be bought on xbox. This is an arcade/platform game. Gameplay/longevity- Due to the amount of games of this I think that this disk will last a very long time. large selection of games means there should be something that everyone likes all though I think part of ...
  • Pros: good way to try some retro games
  • Cons: not the same playing o ps2
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Overall 10
10

Activision Anthology - Bleep, Boop

Gurendaizā, Amazon
13 March 2012
  • Summary: I've owned this title in the past and now it seems even better than I recall. Never owed Activision, but I think I may have liked it more than the Intellivision that I did. This title may not be for everyone except those who have nostalgia for the "good-ol'-days" (retro) of gaming. In fact, I challenge modern game players who think that today's games are difficult to play some of these old games. My theory is that they may not even have the patience...
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Gameplay 10
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Graphics 6
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All time classic compilation must buy

emilyo, Ciao
20 January 2004
  • Excerpt: "I was so pleased to find this complication games cd as it had all the classics I remembered playing as a child and so many more. There's the ones you will all remember such as Pitfall (my all time favourie, and still haven't completed it 12 years on!), Chopper Command, Grand Prix, Spider Fighter and Plague Attack to name but a few. There are 45 games in total and even some games that have never been released - I found these games, such as Thwocker, ...
  • Pros: If you ever played an Atari as a child  -  this is for you !
  • Cons: Your kids will think your sad playing basic "old" games
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 6
6.0

A Blast from the Past with Attitude!

gaz_boy23, Ciao
15 January 2004
  • Excerpt: "Activision Anthology is a must for all 20+ games as well as new generation ones, it is a great collection of classics. The anthology contains over 45 games from the Atari 2600! Here is the a sample listing of the games: Boxing Barnstorming Chopper Command Fishing Derby River Raid River Raid 2 Stampede Enduro Dragster Freeway Grand Prix Kaboom! Oink! Pitfall Spider Fighter Tennis and many more..... This also has never released ...
  • Pros: Fantastic Old Classics, Great Sound Track, 2 Player, Bonus game modes
  • Cons: Younger gamers maybe wont appriciate, Some games are tedious !
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Overall 8
8.0

this is a great collection of games

M. A. Miller, Amazon
2 December 2003
  • Summary: this game is very addictive they are atari games so don't expect great graphics do expect fun gameplay though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome!

"depillar", Amazon
15 November 2003
  • Summary: Okay, so I didn't nessesarily grow up when Atari was popular, but I certainly did grow up with much respect for it. I got my hands on a compilation of Atari 2600 goodness for the PC quite a few years ago, and it opened up a brand new interest of mine. After this, I became fascinated with the system and I started playing more and more of it while everybody was playing Goldeneye and such....
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Overall 8
8.0

WOW

"naughtykitty102", Amazon
31 August 2003
  • Summary: I really enjoy this game! it's just like having flashblacks the soundtrack is GREAT with songs by Twistid Sister,SoftCell ect ect...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!
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Overall 10
10

one cool complitation

SleepyJD, Amazon
16 July 2003
  • Summary: this may sound odd,but i LOVE 80s stuff.so when i first rented this game,i was in HEAVEN!it has a LOT of cool games on it,some really cool 80s songs (my favorite is ''the tide is high'' by blondie),and the commercials are COOL! anyone who likes the 80s will simply LOVE this game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great interface, sucky games

Miranda "MVP", Amazon
23 May 2003
  • Summary: The menu screen is awesome -- it really does look like a 1980s rec room. I like the way you choose a game from the rack, and the 80s music playing in the background was cool too. But let's not forget: these are early-80s games. They suck on toast. I'm not sure it's worth paying full price for this game, just for the nostalgia factor. I'd suggest waiting until it shows up in the bargain bin.
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