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Includes Act of War: Direct Action Boiling Point: Road to Hell Desperados Wanted Dead or Alive Fahrenheit GTR Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Neverwinter Nights Rollercoaster Tycoon 3


the voucher code 5OFFWEB (this expires on monday though, according to the voucher posting here)

Act of War: Direct Action
Boiling Point: Road to Hell
Desperados Wanted Dead or Alive
Fahrenheit
GTR
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure
Neverwinter Nights
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

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#1
Atari - Hits 2006 review


This compilation from Atari contains eight games from the company's back catalogue. The title sort of gives you the impression that they're the best of 2006's line-up, but that isn't the case. To be fair, the majority are pretty recent releases, but a quarter of the package is vintage by nature. As to the matter of whether they're hits or not, we'll be the judge of that. Let's start with the highlights of the package.

[COLOR=#0000ff]GTR[/COLOR] (from 2005) might have been superceded by its [COLOR=#0000ff]superb sequel [/COLOR]but if you don't own either of these painstakingly modelled racing simulations, this is a prime chance to take some supercars out onto the track. Graphically it's still excellent and the attention to detail is impressive. Every element of a full race weekend is incorporated and the computer drivers behave very realistically. The only downside is that the cars are genuinely demanding to drive, which won't be everybody's can of petrol.

If you missed [COLOR=#0000ff]Fahrenheit[/COLOR] (2005) then you might consider buying this pack on the strength of this adventure alone. Its gritty and adult storyline grabs you from the very start, and this movie-style thriller has a number of inventive action-based mini-games thrown in. There are lots of other interesting touches too, such as conversation options which have to be picked against a timer so you're under pressure to think on your feet, as you would be in real life. The 3D camera can be annoying at times, but this is a highly atmospheric and innovative effort, without a doubt.

Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (2004) is another game with more ups than downs. Designing and building your own 'coasters is both challenging and just plain fun, particularly as the third installment of the series introduces some lush 3D graphics (the parks look particularly stunning when illuminated at night). You can even ride your rollercoasters in first-person for a virtual gut-churning experience. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 still holds up well. It's a thoroughly enjoyable management sim.

Like GTR, [COLOR=#0000ff]NeverWinter Nights[/COLOR] (2002) has been recently eclipsed by its [COLOR=#0000ff]sequel[/COLOR]. But even though it's now a little lengthy in the tooth, this Dungeons & Dragons RPG is still impressive. With a slick interface, an epic plot-line and a huge dollop of quests, it'll keep adventuring types from falling prey to sleep spells until the early hours. And the multiplayer community is still going today, with extra content available via downloading official and unofficial modules.

Boiling Point (2005) is a shooter set in a vast, open-ended world. It boasts an intriguing plot and a staggering range of options: the player can get a job, earn money, buy a car or even steal one (there are tons of different driveable vehicles). The large world can feel a bit empty at times, however, and the game does suffer from numerous bugs: whatever you do, don't forget to download the latest patch, as this solves at least some of them.

The remaining three games fill the compilation out. Act of War (2005) is a solid, real-time strategy affair built very much along Command & Conquer lines, which will please those who still enjoy straightforward, old-school RTS. Desperados (2001) is a reasonable Commandos clone set in the wild west. If you're not familiar with Commandos, it's a strategic small-scale combat game, and Atari's take on it is every bit as demanding - impatient gamers beware!

Finally, Mark Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (2006) challenges you to become a graffiti artist and it includes beat-'em-up and platforming elements. It's an interesting idea, but the control scheme is rather weak.
Priced at only slightly more than your average game, Atari Hits 2006 represents excellent value for money. There are some great games here backed up with some solid efforts, but as with all compilations, if you already own the majority of the titles then obviously it's not such a tempting proposition.

scooter
#2
no sorry i can not see the 2005 one but this is not bad for the games you get :)


scooter
#3
This is a good deal, if only for Fahrenheit and NWN. I've seen it in-store for around 30 pounds. :) I'd go for it if I didn't have most of em already. Rated hot though!
#4
there won't be any issues with these on vista will there? not a gamer but a read of the reviews of these games on gamespot makes them extremely tempting... thanks, voted hot based on the excellent reviews of the majority of the games
#5
wow!! Fahrenheit alone is worth a tenner! If not more :p

Hot deal for sure.
#6
Fahrenheit, Neverwinter, GTR..great bargain.
#7
i paid a tenner for mark ecko's getting up preowned not so long ago, so this is a bargain and a half. ive also heard good things about roller coaster tycoon 3.
#8
Worth it for Farenheit alone in my opinion - one of the best and most original games of recent years.
#9
good games what's the voucher for thou ? as its not needed really is it, and will all these games be in 1 case and on a few discs ? or do you get the 8 retail games.
#10
the voucher is for 5% off for new buyers so u get it for £9.50 or so

no idea how the games are set out each have a dvd cd me thinks and info for each one

will see


thanks for votes and rep

scooter
#11
thx for reply and voted hot, i have direct action and i love that game, i also played gtr but have gtr2 now.
#12
This should keep me busy for a while :) Nice one!
banned#13
scooter
the voucher is for 5% off for new buyers so u get it for £9.50 or so

no idea how the games are set out each have a dvd cd me thinks and info for each one

will see


thanks for votes and rep

scooter


Nothing to do with new buyers I've used it at least 8 times with no problems
#14
is that 8 seperate pc games DVD or one collection DVD contain all 8 games????:oops:
#15
Probably the latter.
#16
Hi, im tempted to buy this set but i have some concerns about running some of the games on my system. My computer has 512mb ram and 128mb GeForce FX5200 graphics. I'v already got farenhieht which runs fine but does anyone think i'd have any problems with any of the other games?

Thanks
#17
its expired now
i got an email saying

Unfortunately, we have been advised by the distributor that the title is no longer available for sale. We have attempted to find a copy to fulfil your order, however this has proved unsuccessful and the order for this title will be cancelled shortly.
#18
just to say that I canceeled my order a couple of hours ago so the copy will probably show for sale again. worth checking?
#19
Hi All,

I received my Atari games today in the post and have just tried installing Neverwinter Nights. Things is, the CD Key that's printed inside the box for the game doesn't seem to work! There are 35 spaces for characters in the dialogue box which prompts for the key (seven lots of five characters) but there are 38 characters in the key in the box, and typing the first 35 in doesn't work :x

Anyone else having problems like this?


Cheers

Dave

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