Glossary

Apache Strike

Release date: 1987

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Platforms: Apple Mac, Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Silicon Beach Software, Activision Blizzard

Apache Strike is a 3D helicopter game first released for the Macintosh in 1987.

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Release date: 2003

Genres: Beat'em-up

Publishers: Sega, Activision Blizzard, THQ

Astro Boy: Omega Factor is a beat 'em up video game developed by Treasure and Hitmaker, and published by Sega (THQ in Europe). The game was released for the Game Boy Advance on December 18, 2003 in Japan; August 18, 2004 in North America; and February 18, 2005 in Europe. The game is based on Osamu Tezuka's manga and anime franchise Astro Boy. However, it also features characters and plotlines from the artist's entire canon of work. While Astro Boy had been well known for decades in Japan, the No…

Angry Birds Star Wars

Angry Birds Star Wars

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Rovio Entertainment, Activision Blizzard

Angry Birds Star Wars is a puzzle video game, a crossover between the Star Wars franchise and the Angry Birds series of video games, launched on November 8, 2012, first for Windows, iOS, and Android devices, later also to Mac and BlackBerry. The game is the sixth Angry Birds game in the series. The characters are copyrighted from George Lucas's double-trilogy. On July 18, 2013, Rovio announced that Angry Birds Star Wars would be heading for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii…

Aliens: The Computer Game

Release date: 1986

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Platforms: Commodore 64

Publishers: Electric Dreams Software, Activision Blizzard

Aliens: The Computer Game is a 1986 video game developed and published by Activision for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and ZX Spectrum. It is based on the film of the same title and is also known as Aliens US in Europe, where it was initially planned to be released as Aliens: The Second Part.

Alienators: Evolution Continues

Release date: 2001

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Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Alienators: Evolution Continues is an action game for the Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Activision. The game was released in November 2001. The game is based on the animated science fiction TV show Alienators: Evolution Continues. The player plays as Dr. Ira Kane to save the world from alien domination.

A-10 Cuba!

Release date: 1996

Genres: Flight, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

A-10 Cuba! is a flight simulator computer game developed by Parsoft Interactive and published by Activision in 1996 for Windows and Mac. The game was a sequel to the Mac-exclusive A-10 Attack!. A third game in the series, titled A-10 Gulf!, was slated for release in 1997 but later cancelled.

Atlantis Underwater Tycoon

Atlantis Underwater Tycoon

Release date: 2003

Genres: Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Atlantis Underwater Tycoon is an underwater city-building simulation game in which the player acts as a tycoon to simulate the real-time design and management of an underwater civilization. It was developed by American studio Anarchy Enterprises and published by Activision Value, and released on March 21, 2003 for Microsoft Windows. Atlantis Underwater Tycoon was the first building sim to be set underwater.

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress

Release date: 1985

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Commodore 64

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress is a dungeon action-adventure game, similar to Dungeon Master and The Legend of Zelda. It was released in 1985 for the Coleco Adam computer and accessory. There was also a port for the ColecoVision. It was created by Tom Loughry from Activision, graphics by Keri (Janssen) Longaway. The game was also ported to the Commodore 64 later.

Apache: Air Assault

Apache: Air Assault

Release date: 2010

Genres: Action, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Apache: Air Assault is a combat flight simulator video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was developed by Russian developer Gaijin Entertainment, which is most famous for its World War II MMO-game War Thunder and published by Activision. The game is a combat flight simulator where players may pilot several types of Apache attack helicopters. The primary goal of most missions is to stop terrorist attacks in fictional, volatile war-ravaged regions.

Angry Birds Trilogy

Angry Birds Trilogy

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, XBox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PS Vita

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Angry Birds Trilogy is a video game co-developed by Rovio Entertainment, Exient Entertainment, Housemarque, and Fun Labs and published by Activision. The game contains the first three games of the popular mobile game series (Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio) and was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Nintendo 3DS on September 25, 2012 in North America and September 28 in Europe. Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are able to be played with motio…

Alcatraz: Prison Escape

Alcatraz: Prison Escape

Release date: 2001

Genres: Action, Survival

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Alcatraz: Prison Escape is an action survival video game. It was developed by Zombie Studios and was published by Activision Value. The game was released worldwide on November 26, 2001 exclusively for the Microsoft Windows platform. Players control a falsely accused person as he attempts to escape five different types of prisons in order to prove his innocence in the outside world. Players have to sneak past guards in order to make it through every prison level. If seen, an alarm is rung that fo…

Activision Anthology

Activision Anthology

Release date: 2002

Genres: Compilation

Platforms: Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PSP, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Activision Anthology is a compilation of most of the Atari 2600 games by Activision for various game systems. It also includes games that were originally released by Absolute Entertainment and Imagic, as well as various homebrew games. The Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X versions are titled Activision Anthology: Remix Edition, and include the most games. The PlayStation Portable version is titled Activision Hits Remixed. The game features the original gameplay of the Atari 2600 emulated on modern…

Apocalypse (playstation video game)

Apocalypse (playstation video game)

Release date: 1998

Genres: Shooter, Third-person

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Apocalypse is a third-person shooter video game released for the PlayStation, developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It features actor Bruce Willis, who provides the main character's likeness and voice.

Atari 2600 Action Pack

Release date: 1995

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Platforms: Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Atari 2600 Action Pack is a compilation of 15 of Activitision's own Atari 2600 games published by Activision for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows in 1995. It includes Boxing, Chopper Command, Crackpots, Fishing Derby, Freeway, Frostbite, Grand Prix, H.E.R.O., Kaboom!, Pitfall!, River Raid, Seaquest, Sky Jinks, and Spider Fighter.

Alter Ego

Alter Ego

Release date: 1986

Genres: Life, Role-playing, Simulation

Platforms: Microsoft Dos, Commodore 64

Publishers: Activision Blizzard

Alter Ego is a role-playing video game released by Activision in 1986. It was created by Peter J. Favaro for the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Apple II, and the Apple Macintosh. The game allows the user to make decisions for an imaginary person (being therefore the player's alter ego) and shows what possible consequences these decisions could have on that person. Alter Ego was available in both male and female versions, each using a different set of experiences.