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Atari Anthology - PlayStation 2

by Atari
Everyone
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) 66 / 100

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Platform: PlayStation2
  • Choose from 18 great arcade hits
  • Take out the bugs in Centipede, clear out the giant space rock in Asteroids or play other stand-up machine classics
  • Also includes classic Atari 2600 console games, like Adventure and Yars' Revenge

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Product Details

Platform: PlayStation2
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002W5S0I
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 22, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,802 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation2

Atari Anthology collects the games that invented a new industry! Take a step back in time to the earliest days of gaming, with faithful reproductions of classic Atari titles.

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141 of 145 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 85 Games That Started a Revolution! August 8, 2005
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
[From: Atari (dot) com (slash) us]

85 Games That Started a Revolution!

It's the largest collection of classic Atari games ever! Take a step back in time to the early days of video arcades with an unmatched compilation of unforgettable and authentic Atari titles. All of the games are faithfully reproduced with the great sights, sounds and fast action that made them so popular. Whether you played these games in their original arcade cabinets or on an Atari 2600 console, you're sure to find a favorite.
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70 of 73 people found the following review helpful
By Troy
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, one of the reviewers writes: "On Tempest as well as Asteroids, there's a huge blue inanimate bordor around the screen. Thus, it makes my 36 inch TV screen look like a 27 inch." There's a very simple, very good explanation for that. The games Tempest & Asteroids were arcade games, and back in the 1970s/80s, they turned the TV screen on its side... so you ended up with a shape like this:
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In order to fit that odd vertical rectangle into your TV at home, without distortion, they have to fill in the left & right side with a blue border. That's not a flaw. That's the way it's intended to be (same as using bars on a widescreen movie).

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And now for the games. I suspect this collection will only appeal to the ~50 million people who actually owned an Atari circa 1980, not the younger generation. A lot of these games are short, lasting only about 30 minutes, although they do offer infinite replayability. Also, the graphics are nothing to write home about (mostly large squares). Many of these games like Night Driver have been replaced with better, modern versions like Gran Turismo.

On the other hand, there are some true classics here that even young people might enjoy - Missile Command or Asteroids - shoot, score, and try to live as long as possible. These games appeal to our natural tendency to compete, either with someone else or against ourselves, and score as high as possible. (Similar to Dance Dance Revolution in today's world.)

I bought it. I liked it. As with the original Atari console, this collection is a good way to take a break from the real world, kill 30 minutes, and have fun doing it!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Scoop On Atari Anthology March 9, 2005
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game definitely brought back memories. With all of the old Atari 2600 games like Combat, Yar's Revenge, Asteroids, Centipede, Dodge 'Em, etc., you'll find something that you will enjoy. The plus to the game I found is actually the original and sometimes annoying sounds. Now I use surround sound so I get the annoying bleeps and buzzes in full 5.1 MONAURAL sound. There is no stereo. Hey, but when we were kids, we played Atari with its vast array of 256 colors on the round screen TV with only one speaker and we were happy. The picture is standard. Exactly the way it looked in 1983 is the way it looks in 2005. After reading some of the articles I could not find anything wrong with the picture or sound that took away from the game. Chalk it up to user error.

The only thing I would fault the gameplay for is the games that require a paddle. If you love to play Pong, Breakout, Super Breakout, Demons To Diamonds, or any other game like those, your PS2 controller does it no justice. The PS2 controller either over or undercompensates your movements so the games are actually twice as hard. However, compared to the number of games you get and the fact that they all work well, I think it's an acceptable tradeoff. I enjoyed this game, and you will too! Your kids, however, will just laugh at you and call you old.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good collection, but lots of problems February 3, 2007
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I want to note that this collection doesn't include Pac-Man, Pole Position, Space Invaders, etc., despite what some reviews might suggest. None of those games were developed by Atari (Pac-Man and Pole Position are Namco games, while Space Invaders is a Taito game). It is unclear whether Atari could have released the licensed home versions of these games (Space Invaders was very good, Pac-Man was one of the nails in the coffin for the company), but in any case, the games present have been included in a "review" (in the loosest sense of the term - really, it's just a cut-and-paste job from an Atari website) near the top of the page, so I won't repeat that.

With 85 games present, it is impossible to give in this limited space an accurate review of everything found here. I'll limit myself to some of the gems present (there are a few), and some of the bombs (of which there are many).

First off, Atari has included 18 original arcade games in this collection, which is a pretty nice number. There are some classics present (Asteroids, Missile Command, Centipede, and Crystal Castles are my favorites), some interesting titles (Tempest was one of my favorites as a kid, while Major Havoc makes about as much sense now as it did then), and some duds (Red Baron and Black Widow just don't make the grade). Most of the games show off the "vector" technology that seemed poised to dominate the market in the early 80's - but fell off the face of the earth quite soon. While these games are fun, there are serious control issues with many of the games. Centipede was originally designed with a trak-ball controller, as was Crystal Castles; the joystick doesn't quite get the feel right (particularly with Crystal Castle).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atari Anthology - PlayStation 2
Atari Anthology - PlayStation 2 ; "cool retro games dad;" I did not buythem for the boys, but i am pleased they enjoy them
Published 1 month ago by oshirenshi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ok
Published 3 months ago by Jairo Luz Ferreira
3.0 out of 5 stars I AM NO GOOD AT THESE GAMES BUT YOU MIGHT LOVE IT IF YOU PLAYED...
I DIDN'T REALIZE THESE WERE ALL THE GAMES I WAS NO GOOD AT AS A KID!!! LOL IF YOU LIKE ASTERIODS AND ALL THE OTHER ORIGINAL ARCADE GAMES, BEFORE THEY CAME OUT WITH INCREDIBLE... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Vikki C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
VERY HAPPY
Published 5 months ago by emtbob12
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Classics
I love the old classics they live on an on forever. Please make it for PS3 so I can live on. :)

Thanks,

Kenneth
Published 10 months ago by Kenneth R. Lewis
3.0 out of 5 stars wont run
Was really truly looking forward to trying this set of games but it doesnt run on my generation of PS3.
Published 14 months ago by Branford Marsalis
4.0 out of 5 stars bare bones atari 2600 comp
Although Activision anthology has the better 2600 games, this collection has the better 2 player games like STREET RACE, SLOT RACERS, WARLORDS, BOWLING, FOOTBALL, SURROUND to name... Read more
Published 16 months ago by JoJoBear
5.0 out of 5 stars Great memories.
Loved playing these old games again. Never thought when I was a teen in the 80's that someday I would be playing the arcade version of Asteroids in my own home without a roll of... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Alan
4.0 out of 5 stars 80's generation games
I remember all of these games I even had an Atari with the pong game when the system first came out. Read more
Published 22 months ago by slmiller67
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I thought it would be.
This game was not what I thought it wouk be. The ad for this made it sound like fun, it isn't.
Published 23 months ago by rafueston
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