Atari 2600 Games

The following is a list of Atari 2600 Games in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other games may have been published. If you have any games or software that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 143 Atari 2600 Games in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
32 In 1 Date: 1988 32 In 1

Atari did not release this cartridge in the US, only selling it in European and other countries

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Acid Drop Date: 1st January Acid Drop

Acid drops was the last official Atari 2600 game

Software House: Salu Ltd
Author:

Action Man - Action Force Date: 1st January Action Man - Action Force

This is the same game as G

Software House: Action Man
Author:

Adventure Date: 1st January Adventure

Adventure is a video game for the Atari 2600 video game console, released in Christmas 1979

Software House: Atari
Author: Warren Robinett

Air-Sea Battle Date: 1st January Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea battle was a launch title forthe atari 2600

Software House: Atari
Author: Larry Kaplan

Amidar Date: 1982 Amidar

Amidar is a Pac-man clone released for the Atari 2600 in 1982

Software House: Parker
Author:

Asteroids Date: 1st January Asteroids

Asteroids is an arcade shooter released for the 2600 in 1981

Software House: Atari
Author:

Asteroids (Alamogordo Atari Dig) Date: 1st January Asteroids (Alamogordo Atari Dig)

Asteroids is an arcade shooter released for the 2600 in 1981

Software House: Atari
Author:

Atlantis Date: 1982 Atlantis

Atlantis is a fixed shooter video game produced by Imagic in July 1982, for theAtari 2600 video game console

Software House: Imagic Inc
Author:

Barnstorming International Edition Date: 1982 Barnstorming International Edition

Software House: Activivion
Author: Steve Cartwright

Baseball Date: 1982 Baseball

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Basketball Date: 1982 Basketball

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Battlezone Date: 1985 Battlezone

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Berzerk Date: 1982 Berzerk

bezerk is an action game released on the atari 2600 in 1982

Software House: Atari
Author: Dan Hitchens

Black Jack Date: 1978 Black Jack

Black Jackgame was a launch title for the Atari 2600

Software House: Atari
Author:

Bowling Date: 1st January Bowling

Bowling is a 1979 video game for the Atari 2600 designed by Atari programmerLarry Kaplan; published by Atari

Software House: Atari
Author:

Boxing Realsports Date: 1987 Boxing Realsports

Software House: Atari
Author: ??

Breakout Date: 1st January Breakout

breakout was released for the Atari 2600 in 1978

Software House: Atari
Author:

Casino Date: 1st January Casino

Casino is an Atari 2600 video game programmed by Bob Whitehead and released in 1978

Software House: Activision
Author:

Centipede Date: 1982 Centipede

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Centipede (Alamogordo Atari Dig) Date: 1982 Centipede (Alamogordo Atari Dig)

This cartridge is one of the ones dug up from the Alamogordo, New Mexico desert

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Championship Soccer Date: 1980 Championship Soccer

Software House: Atari
Author: Steve Wright

Chess Date: 1980 Chess

A chess game for the Atari 2600

Software House: Activision
Author:

Chopper Command Date: 1982 Chopper Command

Software House: Activision
Author: Bob Whitehead

Circus Date: 1980 Circus

 Another version of Circus Atari, in a different box, cheaper built cart, and appears to be NTSC

Software House: No Company Name
Author: Mike Lorensen

Circus Atari Date: 1st January Circus Atari

A game similar to breakout but with a circus motif

Software House: Atari Inc
Author: Mike Lorenzen

Combat Date: 1st January Combat

Combat is an early video game by Atari, Inc

Software House: Atari
Author:

Cosmic Ark Date: 1982 Cosmic Ark

Software House: Atari
Author:

Crossbow Date: 1987 Crossbow

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Crystal Castles Date: 1st January Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc

Software House: Atari
Author:

Dark Chambers Date: 1st January Dark Chambers

  Dark Chambers is a fantasy game in which you run around killing zombies and ghosts and descend down through the 26 levels, while collecting treasures along the way

Software House: Atari
Author:

Defend Your Castle Date: 24th December Defend Your Castle

One of many Homebrew projects that have been written in recent years, the seller sends the cart innards to the buyer, along with all new stickers, the latter then just removes the old cart board, in ...

Software House: Mr Atari
Author: Mr Atari

Defender Date: 1981 Defender

Defender is a two-dimensional side-scrolling shooting game set on the surface of an unnamed planet

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Defender II Date: 1988 Defender II

This is a rereleas of the earlier game "Stargate"

Software House: Atari
Author: Williams

Demon Attack Date: 1st January Demon Attack

Software House: Imagic
Author: Rob Fulop

Demon Attack Date: 1982 Demon Attack

Software House: Imagic
Author: Rob Fulop

Dodge 'Em Date: 1981 Dodge 'Em

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Donkey Kong Date: 1981 Donkey Kong

a home console version of the arcade game released in 1981

Software House: CBS
Author: Garry Kitchen

E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial Date: December 1982 E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial

E

Software House: Atari
Author:

E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (Alamogordo Atari Dig) Date: 1st January E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (Alamogordo Atari Dig)

E

Software House: Atari
Author:

Enduro Date: 1983 Enduro

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

F-14 Tomcat Date: 1989 F-14 Tomcat

Software House: Parker
Author: Absolute Entertainment

Football Date: 1978 Football

Software House: Atari
Author: Bob Whitehead

Freeway Date: 1st January Freeway

Freeway was one of the first titles released by Activision in their effort to publish independent games for the Atari 2600

Software House: Activision
Author:

Frogger Date: 1982 Frogger

In Frogger player starts with three, five, or seven frogs (lives)

Software House: Atari
Author:

Frostbite Date: 1st January Frostbite

Frostbite is a 1983 arcade game designed by Steve Cartwright for the Atari 2600 video game console

Software House: Activision
Author:

Galaxian Date: 1st January Galaxian

The gameplay of Galaxian is relatively simple

Software House: Atari
Author:

Gangster Alley Date: 1982 Gangster Alley

Software House: Spectravision
Author:

Golf Date: 1980 Golf

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Gorf Date: 1982 Gorf

Software House: CBS
Author: Alex leavens

Grand Prix Internatiional Edition Date: 1982 Grand Prix Internatiional Edition

Software House: Activivion
Author: David Crane

Gravitar Date: 1st January Gravitar

Plays like an early version of Thrust, the player has to make his way round the treacherous landscapes, destroying bunkers and activating the reactors, making sure to escape before the big explosion

Software House: Atari
Author:

H.E.R.O. Date: 1st January H.E.R.O.

H

Software House: Activision
Author: Jon Van Ryzin

Haunted House Date: 1st January Haunted House

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Ikari Warriors Date: 1989 Ikari Warriors

Software House: Atari
Author:

Indy 500 Date: 1978 Indy 500

Indy 500 was a racing game for the Atari 2600

Software House: Atari
Author:

Joust (1983 version) Date: 1st January Joust (1983 version)

Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich or stork, from a third-person perspective

Software House: Atari
Author:

Joust (Jr Version) Date: 1st January Joust (Jr Version)

Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich or stork, from a third-person perspective

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Jr Pac-Man Date: 1988 Jr Pac-Man

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Jungle Hunt Date: 1st January Jungle Hunt

Jungle Hunt is a one- or two-player side-scrolling arcade platform gameproduced and released by Taito in 1982

Software House: Atari
Author:

Kangaroo Date: 1983 Kangaroo

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Keystone Kapers Date: 1st January Keystone Kapers

Keystone Kapers is a 1983 game published by Activision for the Atari 2600

Software House: Activision
Author:

Laser Blast Date: Unknown Laser Blast

Laser Blast is a single-player video game developed and published byActivision in March 1981 for the Atari 2600 video game system

Software House: Activision
Author:

Laser Blast Date: 1981 Laser Blast

Software House: Activision
Author: David Crane

Laser Gates Date: 1983 Laser Gates

Software House: Imagic
Author: Imagic

M*A*S*H Date: 1983 M*A*S*H

Game based on the comedy series set in amongst the Korean war

Software House: Atari
Author: Fox Video

Mario Bros Date: 1983 Mario Bros

Software House: Nintendo
Author: Nintendo

Math Gran Prix Date: 1982 Math Gran Prix

Software House: Atari
Author: ??

Maze Craze Date: 1980 Maze Craze

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Missile Command Date: 1981 Missile Command

Missile Command was released in North American arcades in July 1980, published by Atari

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Mission 3000 A.D. Date: Unknown Mission 3000 A.D.

 Mission 3000 A

Software House: Atari
Author:

Moon Patrol Date: 1st January Moon Patrol

In this game the player drives an armored vehicle, the "Moon Buggy," on the surface of the moon

Software House: Atari
Author:

Moonsweeper Date: 1983 Moonsweeper

Software House: Imagic
Author: Bob Smith

Mouse Trap Date: 1st January Mouse Trap

A pac-man clone for the Atari 2600

Software House: CBS Electronics
Author:

Ms. Pac-Man Date: 1982 Ms. Pac-Man

Software House: Atari
Author:

Nexar Date: 1982 Nexar

Software House: Spectravision
Author: David Lubar

Night Driver Date: 1978 Night Driver

In night driver, the player controls a car which must be driven along a road at night time without crashing into the sides of the road as indicated by road side reflectors

Software House: Atari Inc
Author: Rob Fulop

Off The Wall Date: 1st January Off The Wall

Off the Wall is a video game developed for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1989

Software House: Atari
Author: Axlon

Oink! Date: 1983 Oink!

Oink! is a video game produced and published by Activision and released in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game system

Software House: Atari
Author:

Outlaw Date: 1st January Outlaw

Outlaw is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, which was released in 1978

Software House: Atari
Author:

Pac Man Date: 1st January Pac Man

In 1982, Atari Inc

Software House: Atari
Author:

Paddle Date: 1st January Paddle

The paddle controllers for the Atari 2600 feature a rotating dial and a single button

Software House: Atari
Author:

Phantom Panzer Date: Unknown Phantom Panzer

In Phantom-Panzer, the player takes control of an assault vehicle in order to defend their "energy base" at the bottom of the screen from the attacking phantom tanks

Software House: Atari
Author:

Phoenix Date: 1988 Phoenix

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Pick'n Pile Date: Unknown Pick'n Pile

Pick 'n Pile is a Tetris-style puzzle game

Software House: UBI SOFT
Author:

Pitfall Date: 20th April Pitfall

One of THE classic videogames of all time, the player must recover 32 treasure pieces in 20 minutes, while working through a maze of screens full of such traps as pits, crocodiles, he can run and jump ...

Software House: Activision
Author: David Crane

Pitfall II Date: 20th April Pitfall II

Sequel to one of THE classic videogames of all time

Software House: Activision
Author: David Crane

Polaris Date: 1st January Polaris

Software House: Tigervision
Author: Robert H O'Neill

Pole Position Date: 1st January Pole Position

In Pole Position, you take control of a Formula-1 race car and try to accumulate the highest score by completing a race as quickly as possible

Software House: Namco
Author:

Poo Yan Date: 1st January Poo Yan

Three little pigs in video game form

Software House: Konami
Author: Konami

Popeye Date: 1983 Popeye

The object of this game is for Popeye to collect a certain number of items dropped by Olive Oyl, depending on the level — 24 hearts, 16 musical notes, or 24 letters in the word HELP — whil ...

Software House: Atari
Author:

Private eye Date: Unknown Private eye

Software House: Activision
Author: Bob Whitehead

Q*Bert Date: 1983 Q*Bert

Q*bert is an action game with puzzle elements played from an axonometric third-person perspective to convey a three-dimensional look

Software House: Atari
Author:

Q*Bert Date: 1st January Q*Bert

Q*bert is an action game with puzzle elements played from an axonometric third-person perspective to convey a three-dimensional look

Software House: JVW Electronics
Author:

Raiders Of The Lost Ark Date: 1st January Raiders Of The Lost Ark

In this game the player controls Indiana Jones as he searches for the lost Ark of the Covenant

Software House: Atari
Author:

Reactor Date: 1st January Reactor

Software House: Parker brothers
Author: Parker Brothers

RealSports Soccer Date: Unknown RealSports Soccer

RealSports Soccer is a football game released by Atari as part of its RealSports line

Software House: Parker
Author:

RealSports Soccer Date: 1988 RealSports Soccer

RealSports Soccer is a football game released by Atari as part of its RealSports line

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

RealSports Tennis Date: 1983 RealSports Tennis

RealSports Tennis is a tennis simulation video game developed by Atari, Inc

Software House: Atari
Author:

Realsports Volleyball Date: 1988 Realsports Volleyball

Realsports Volleyball is a 1982 volleyball video game made by Atari for theAtari 2600 platform

Software House: Atari
Author:

River Raid Date: 1983 River Raid

River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console

Software House: Atari
Author:

River Raid (Unboxed) Date: River Raid (Unboxed)

Used in the filming of Ready, Player One

Software House: Activision
Author: Activision

Road Runner Date: 1989 Road Runner

Software House: Atari
Author: Bob Polaro

Robot Tank Date: 1st January Robot Tank

Robot Tank is a 1983 video game for the Atari 2600

Software House: Activision
Author:

Seaquest Date: 0198 Seaquest

Software House: Activision
Author: Activision

Skiing Date: 1st January Skiing

Software House: Activision
Author: Activision

Sky Diver Date: 1980 Sky Diver

Software House: Atari
Author: Jim Huether

SMURF Date: Unknown SMURF

The player controls a Smurf who must travel through the terrain of the Smurf forest in order to rescue Smurfette, who is held captive in Gargamel's castle

Software House: CBS Electronics
Author:

Solaris Date: 1987 Solaris

Very Impressive 3D shooting game

Software House: Atari
Author: Doug Neubauer

Space Cavern (Unboxed) Date: 1982 Space Cavern (Unboxed)

Software House: Apollo
Author: Apollo

Space Invaders Date: 1st January Space Invaders

Space Invaders for the Atari 2600 was the first ever arcade to home game license, becoming a huge best seller

Software House: Atari
Author:

Space War Date: 1st January Space War

17 Video games

Software House: Activision
Author:

Spider Fighter Date: 1st January Spider Fighter

Software House: Atari
Author: Larry Miller

Spider-Man Date: 1982 Spider-Man

Spider-Man is an action video game released in 1982 by Parker Brothers for the Atari 2600

Software House: Program
Author:

Sprint Master Date: 1988 Sprint Master

Software House: Atari
Author: Bob Polaro

Star Raiders Date: 1982 Star Raiders

Star Raiders is a space combat simulator video game for the Atari 2600

Software House: Atari
Author:

Star Raiders Date: 1982 Star Raiders

Star Raiders is a space combat simulator video game for the Atari 2600

Software House: Atari
Author:

Star Wars - Return of the Jedi Death Star Battle Date: 1983 Star Wars - Return of the Jedi Death Star Battle

Described as 'lame' by the Video Game Critic, it was one of the earliest Star Wars-related video games, following Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in 1982 and alongside Atari's 1983 Star Wars arcad ...

Software House: Parker Brothers
Author: Parker Brothers

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back Date: 1983 Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

Released alongside the film of the same name

Software House: Parker Brothers
Author: Rex Bradford

Star Wars Jedi Arena Date: 1983 Star Wars Jedi Arena

Software House: Parker Brothers
Author: Parker Brothers

Stargate Date: 1987 Stargate

Software House: Atari
Author: Bill Aspromonte (Programmer) Andrew Fuchs (Sound)

StarMaster Date: 1st January StarMaster

Starmaster is a video game produced for the Atari 2600 video game console

Software House: Activision
Author:

Street Racer Date: Street Racer

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Subterranea Date: 1983 Subterranea

Software House: Imagic
Author: Mark Klein

Super Breakout Date: 1st January Super Breakout

Super breakout is an improved version of the original Breakout game with 3 additional game modes, plus the original game

Software House: Activision
Author:

Super Cobra Date: 1982 Super Cobra

Software House: Parker Brothers
Author: Mike Brodie

Super Football Date: 1st January Super Football

Software House: Atari
Author: Doug Neubauer

Super Wipeout Date: Unknown Super Wipeout

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Superman Date: 1st January Superman

Superman is an Atari 2600 game designed by John Dunn and published byAtari, Inc in 1978

Software House: Atari
Author:

Swordquest Earthworld Date: 1982 Swordquest Earthworld

Swordquest is an unfinished series of video games made by Atari, Inc

Software House: Atari
Author:

Swordquest: Fireworld Date: 1982 Swordquest: Fireworld

Software House: Atari
Author: Tod Frye

Tennis Date: 1981 Tennis

Software House: Activision
Author: Alan Miller

Tutankham Date: 1983 Tutankham

Software House: Parker Brothers
Author: Dave Engman

VanGuard Date: 1st January VanGuard

Vanguard is similar to the game Scramble, in that the player controls a ship urged along a surrounding conduit and with a limited amount of fuel that constantly depletes

Software House: Atari
Author:

Video Checkers Date: 1980 Video Checkers

Software House: Atari
Author: Atari

Video Chess Date: 1st January Video Chess

Try this sophisticated approach to the classic thinking game

Software House: Atari
Author:

Video Olympics Date: Unknown Video Olympics

Software House: Atari
Author: Joe Decuir

Video Pinball Date: 1st January Video Pinball

Okay pinball lovers

Software House: Atari
Author:

Volleball Date: 1988 Volleball

Realsports Volleyball is a 1982 volleyball video game made by Atari for theAtari 2600 platform

Software House: Atari
Author:

WarLords Date: 1st January WarLords

Warlords is a battle between four warlords, 1-4 of which can be controlled by the player(s)

Software House: Atari
Author:

Weltraum-Tunnel Date: 1982 Weltraum-Tunnel

Weltraum-Tunnel is the German version of the game Space Tunnel

Software House: Atari
Author:

Wizard of Wor Date: 1st January Wizard of Wor

Software House: CBS
Author: Joe Hellesen, Joe Wagner

Yar's Revenge Date: 1982 Yar's Revenge

Yars' Revenge is a video game released for the Atari 2600 in 1982

Software House: Atari
Author: Howard Scott Warshaw

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