Best Atari 2600 Games of All Time

For those of us old enough to remember the Atari, it is undeniable that this game system was the greatest of all time by the virtue of it being the original. I'm sure all of you reading this poured countless hours of your free time down this time sink, and might have even played hooky from school a time or three to play your newest "cartridge" all day.

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1Space Invaders

This is the one that started it all. The godfather of all in home video games.


I can still hear the "duh duh, duh duh..." the audio pulse of the original.


Yes, Totally! I got this one from a collection (it was in a cereal box). Mm... Adventurey Froot Loops! - Oreanta

I spent hours and hours trying to take the trophy to the golden castle. A marvelous and simple game.

The most advanced game for the Atari not to mention the very first RPG of all time!


I don't know why, but I loved this game so much. When I was six, I played this. That was only in 2006. I know, how lame were we, no Xbox or anything. Well, this was my fave, nonetheless. Search this on YouTube, and tell me if it can make you laugh. When I heard it, I thought of this game first thing:

The Pit-Mouse Rat

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5Missile Command

Even with having to use the joystick over the track ball, this game was hours and hours of fun.

6Pitfall IIV1 Comment
7PacmanV2 Comments

Ah good old pong great arcade game by atari

9River Raid

Another classic from Activision.


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The Contenders

12Yar's Revenge

I'm clearly addicted to this game. Too bad they made it like Bomberman: Act Zero for the Xbox sequel.


Hours and hours spent on this one.


This was a brilliant racing game, especially for the time.


This one was just plain fun.

19Battle Tanks
20Jungle Hunt

This is the best Atari game ever! - TommyBranca

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Top Remixes

1. Pitfall II
2. Missile Command
3. Pitfall
1. Pong
2. Pacman
3. Frogger
1. Pacman
2. Pong
3. Space Invaders



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