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.

The Top Ten

1 Space Invaders

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

2 Adventure

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.

Absolutely the best! Played this way more than any of my other 2600 games. I remember my brother and I discovering the hidden dot in the maze and trying to figure out what its purpose was... and then eventually we found the easter egg! Thanks, Warren Robinett! Awesome memories!

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

3 Asteroids

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

4 Pitfall

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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5 Missile Command

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

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8 River Raid

Another classic from Activision.

9 Pong

Ah good old pong great arcade game by atari

10 Yar's Revenge

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

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The Contenders

11 Battlezone
12 Frogger
13 Superman

Hours and hours spent on this one.

14 Joust
15 Combat
16 Kaboom!

This one was just plain fun.

17 Enduro

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

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19 Xenophobe
20 Jungle Hunt Jungle Hunt

This is the best Atari game ever! - TommyBranca

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