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List of the best Atari games with images, including any well-known Atari made games for any platform and console. This list may not contain every game made by Atari but definitely features the best ones. This greatest Atari games list features box covers and additional information such as the game's publisher and release date. The most popular Atari video games are listed by how many votes they received, so the best ones are at the top. If you're looking to find a list of best games developed by Atari then you're in the right place. Think the top game developed by Atari isn't as high as it should be? If yes then be sure to vote it up so that your opinion counts, since this is a community-based opinion list.

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Missile Command is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1980
Missile Command is a 1980 arcade game by Atari, Inc. that was also licensed to Sega for European release. It is considered one of the most notable games from the Golden Age of Video Arcade
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44 13
Centipede is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1980
Centipede is a vertically oriented shoot 'em up arcade game produced by Atari, Inc. in 1981. The game was designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey. The player defends against centipedes, spiders, ...more
3
40 13
Asteroids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1979
Asteroids is an arcade space shooter released in November 1979 by Atari, Inc. and designed by Lyle Rains and Ed Logg. The player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically ...more
4
27 5
Adventure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1980
Adventure is a video game for the Atari 2600 video game console, released in Christmas 1979 or 1980. In the game, the player controls a square avatar whose quest is to hunt an open world ...more
5
22 5
Combat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1977
Combat is an early video game by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600. It was released as one of the nine launch titles for the system in September 1977, and was included in the box with the system ...more
6
29 11
Millipede is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1982
Millipede is a 1982 arcade game by Atari, Inc. and is the sequel to the arcade hit, Centipede. The objective of the game is to score as many points as possible by destroying all segments of the ...more
7
22 6
Pong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1972
Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games; it is a tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. While other arcade video games such as Computer Space came before it, Pong ...more
8
25 10
Yars' Revenge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1981
Yars' Revenge is a video game released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It was created by Howard Scott Warshaw. Yars' Revenge is Atari's best-selling original title for the 2600, although it was ...more
9
21 7
Breakout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1976
Breakout is an arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc. It was conceptualized by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, influenced by the 1972 Atari arcade game Pong, and built by Steve ...more
10
21 8
Q*bert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1982
Q*bert is an arcade video game developed and published by Gottlieb in 1982. It is a 2D action game with puzzle elements that uses "isometric" graphics to create a pseudo-3D effect, and ...more
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21 10
Tempest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1980
Tempest is a 1981 arcade game by Atari Inc., originally designed and programmed by Dave Theurer. The game is a tube shooter, a type of shoot 'em up where the environment is fixed and viewed from ...more
12
15 7
Night Driver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1976
Night Driver is an arcade game developed by Ted Michon and licensed by Atari Inc for release in the United States in October, 1976. Originally licensed by Atari from German firm Micronetics whom ...more
13
13 6
Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1983
Crystal Castles is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1983. The player controls a cartoon bear by the name of Bentley Bear, who has to collect gems located throughout trimetric-projected ...more
14
16 9
Warlords is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Atari Games List
Warlords 1980
Warlords is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1980. The game resembles a combination of Breakout and Quadrapong in the sense that not only can up to 4 players play the game at the same ...more
15
11 5
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1983
Star Wars is an arcade game produced by Atari Inc. and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, simulating the attack on the Death Star from the 1977 film Star Wars. The ...more
16
13 7
Video Pinball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1978
Video Pinball is a dedicated video game console released in 1978 as an Atari Inc. coin-op-to-standalone home console translation, by bringing the game Breakout to home players. Bumper ...more
17
10 7
Space War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1978
Space War is a video game cartridge for the Atari 2600, released in 1978 by Atari, Inc.. Space War was made available on Microsoft's Game Room service for its Xbox 360 console and for ...more
18
9 6
Circus Atari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Atari Games List
Circus Atari 1981
19
8 5
Taz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1983
Taz was released by Atari in 1983 for the Atari 2600 and features the Looney Tunes character the Tasmanian Devil in a food frenzy. Within the game, Taz only appears as a tornado. The same game ...more
20
7 4
Battlezone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1980
Battlezone is an arcade game from Atari released in November 1980. It displays a wireframe view on a horizontal black and white vector monitor. Due to its novel gameplay and look, this game was ...more
21
6 3
Lunar Lander is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Atari Games List
Lunar Lander is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1979, which uses a vector monitor to display vector graphics. Although not particularly successful, the vector-graphics generator of the ...more
22
5 2
Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Atari Games List
2003
Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes is a hack and slash video game with RPG elements. It was released by Atari exclusively for the Xbox in 2003. It is set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe and is ...more
23
5 2
Gauntlet: The Third Encounter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1990
Gauntlet: The Third Encounter is an arcade-style action game by Atari, that was released on the Atari Lynx handheld in 1990. The game can be played by one to four players simultaneously. It ...more
24
7 5
Off the Wall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Atari Games List
Off the Wall is an arcade game produced by Atari and released in North America in 1991. A modern remake of Breakout, this game introduces many new gameplay features to the bat-and-ball genre, ...more
25
7 5
Toobin' is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Atari Games List
1989
Toobin' is an Atari Games video game originally released as an arcade game in 1988 and is based on the recreational sport tubing. It was later ported to systems such as NES, Commodore Amiga, ...more