Top 10 Atari 2600 Games

Kieren at GameSpew writes: "The Atari 2600 Video Computer System, or VCS, is one of the greatest consoles of all time. It was the system that truly kicked off the games industry we have today and turned it from a geeky pastime into a global phenomenon. First released in 1977, the last games were released for it in 1991, giving it an amazing 14 year shelf life. Several different models including the iconic “Woody” and the sleek Junior edition, sales of over 30 million and of course the most famous joystick design of all time mean this system will never be forgotten and will forever remain a favourite with retro gamers everywhere. But what are the best 10 games the system has to offer? Let’s find out!"

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uth111139d ago

Pitfall II was a lot better than Pitfall IMO, the original was a little too redundant.
Galaxian would have been so much better if it didn't have that yellow border around it.

My favorite 2600 game would have to be Raiders of the Lost Ark though. It may not look like much today, but it was one of the first adventure games I played- it made you figure out what certain objects did, where to find hidden object and locations. There was no online wikis to give you these answers, and it had a lot of gameplay variety for a 2600 game, quite a few distinct locations, some shooting, whips, escaping traps, inventory management, purchasing objects, grappling hooks, parachutes, problem solving, digging- again this was a lot for a 2600 game at the time!