Atari Anthology

Format: PS2

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Age Restrictions: 3+
18 February 2005

Get retro with this treasure trove collection of authentic Atari titles, with all the 3D gameplay, addictive action, sights and sounds that you remember...

Atari Anthology includes a total of 85 games - most of which you'll never have heard off. There are 18 classic arcade games including Asteroids, Battlezone, Centipede, Missile Command and Tempest. There are also 67 Atari 2600 games including Millipede, Super Breakout, Video Pinball, Yar's Revenge and Warlords.

Now, a word to the wise, these games may have been cutting edge when they were first released, but they are pretty dull by today's standards. This release would have been a great idea about 10 years ago, but to be honest I can't think of anyone who will really need to rush out and buy this - other than those die-hard Atari fanatics who remember playing these games when they were originally released.

There are many better collections on the market at the moment - for example Sega has just released its Sonic Mega Collection Plus on PS2 and Xbox. That collection features all of the Sonic related Megadrive and Game Gear games and is well worth picking up.

I really was disappointed with the Atari Anthology. Yes you get a lot of games, yes it's fun to replay some of them after all this time - but that fun lasts for about three minutes and then they are pretty boring.

You'll play this for a week and then stick it in the loft with your old Atari console. Now what we really want is a collection of classic 80s arcade games like Out Run, Space Harrier and Star Wars. That would be a collection worth purchasing.

Pete Boomer

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