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Celebrate all things Atari with the Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration

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Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Xbox

50 years, eh? Not bad going. And with plenty of ups, but also some legendary downs, Atari are once again releasing a compilation. This one isn’t your average collection though, with some 100 games to choose from. Find out if your favourite is here as Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration launches today on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Starting at the very beginning with some arcade classics right up to the Atari Jaguar, this compilation takes players on a real journey through the annals of Atari. Not only that, but there are interactive timelines that feature original artwork, old school footage and more. Atari employees past and present talk about the games and the culture in over 60 minutes of brand-new interviews.

There are the true classics like Pong, Breakout, Missile Command and Yars’ Revenge included, alongside some more obscure titles like Basketbrawl and Food Fight. There are even some new games included. developer Digital Eclipse have recreated games like Haunted House and even created the conclusion to the Swordquest quadrilogy with Airworld. For Atari veterans and newcomers, this is the ultimate collection. For a better look at these new games, check out the trailer below:

Check out our interview with Chris Kohler, Editorial Director at Digital Eclipse to see just how much work has gone into this compilation.

Ready to get nostalgic? Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration is on the Xbox Store now priced at £31.99, or about 32p per game. When you put it that way, it is a no brainer. Let us know in the comments below if you will be picking this celebration/collection/compilation up.

Game description

Join the celebration! Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration takes you on an interactive journey through 50 years of video games. At the heart of Atari 50 are the Interactive Timelines, which combine historical trivia, digital artifacts, over 60 minutes of new interviews, documentary footage, and playable games into one cohesive experience. When you encounter a game in the Timelines, you can immediately play it without losing your place. The massive selection of over 100 games spans seven different platforms: Arcade, 2600, 5200, 7800, Atari 8-bit computers, and, for the first time ever on modern consoles, Atari Lynx and Jaguar! Play the classics like Tempest 2000, Asteroids, and Yars’ Revenge, or dive into some deeper cuts. Behind every game are the stories of Atari, what was happening at the company, and what went into the creation of the games and the hardware on which they ran, all told by the people who were there.

Richard Dobson
Richard Dobson
Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.
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