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.
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...
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 choos...
Summary: Having never played an Atari before, this gave me a good insight into some of the classic games from the era. I love being able to see how far video games have come since the 80's. My favorite game on this disk would be Keystone Capers.
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.
Summary: The games were okay Atari games. There area a lot of them however. But what I would have liked to have seen is re released versions of them. The most entertainment I got out of this was watcing the old atari commercials that I had unlocked.
Ahhhh... Reliving my early 80's Atari childhood. Sweet. :-)
8 February 2005
Summary: These are the classic games I played as a kid. Although primitive, they were *very* addictive and kept you saying, "Just one more game!" And what a bargain! ... Well worth it. Although about half the games are not really worth playing today, there are several must-have classics: Pitfall, Pitfall 2...
Fantastic compilation for anyone who loves video games.
Ben Rowland, Amazon
8 February 2005
Summary: While the appeal may be limited to older gamers, the Activision Anthology is loads of fun. While similar compilations from Midway and Namco are bare-bones sets with 4 games and a few extras, the Activision Anthology contains no less than 48 games from the Atari 2600.