Best Atari 8-bit Games

This is a selection of the best games for Atari 8-bit. This doesn't mean the version you will download here is always the Atari 8-bit one, it could be the version for another platform. If you are looking for Atari 8-bit versions only, check the new Game Browser.

The Pawn

The Pawn is a text adventure created by Magnetic Scrolls initially for the Sinclair QL and published by Sinclair Research in 1985. The game wasn't very successful and one year later Magnetic decided to...

Year: 1985 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-05-26 Tags: fantasy interactive fiction with graphics

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark is a 1983 video game developed by Free Fall Associates and published by Electronic Arts. The concept is similar to chess, but with real-time fights between pieces to decide...

Year: 1985 Genre: Strategy Updated: 2016-11-25 Tags: real-time turn-based chess variants

Pac Man

Pac Man doesn't need any introduction. The arcade designed by Toru Iwatani for Namco and released in 1980 is the most popular videogame ever created. The yellow dots eater and the four ghosts Blinky,...

Year: 1984 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-04-17 Tags: arcade maze

Zork: The Great Underground Empire

Zork is one of the earliest interactive fiction computer games, developed initially in 1977–1979, then released as a trilogy in the 1980s by Infocom for Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, DOS and many...

Year: 1982 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2017-06-25 Tags: fantasy interactive fiction freeware text-only

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is the sequel to the award-winning PItfall by David Crane and was developed and published by Activision in 1984 for 9 different platforms including Apple II, Commodore 64, Colecovision...

Year: 1984 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2017-10-09 Tags: arcade atari 5200 atari 2600

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash is a popular strategy/maze game originally created by Peter Liepa and Chris Gray for Atari 8-bit and released by First Star Software in 1984. The game was ported to several platforms including...

Year: 1984 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-01-04 Tags: arcade puzzle-solving maze

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels is an isometric action platformer game created by Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond and published by Ocean Software. Originally released on Commodore 64 and other 8 bit platforms in 1987,...

Year: 1989 Genre: Action Updated: 2017-03-13 Tags: puzzle-solving isometric arcade

Flight Simulator II

Flight Simulator II is the second iteration of the flight simulator series created by subLOGIC, started in 1979 with the first Flight Simulator for the Apple II. Flight Simulator II was released in 1984...

Year: 1987 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-12-11 Tags: flight shooter sim

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters by Activision is a video game officially based on the 1984 Ghostbusters movie. It was released the same year of the film on several home computers, including Commodore 64, Apple II and MSX....

Year: 1984 Genre: Action Updated: 2016-12-11 Tags: licensed movies

Arkanoid

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986 and one of the most popular videogame ever created. It's inspired to Breakout, a videogame created by Atari in 1970, but it's much richer. It adds...

Year: 1987 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2017-03-22 Tags: arcade paddle/pong

Gauntlet

Gauntlet is a fantasy hack and slash dungeon crawl arcade developed by Atari Games and released in October 1985. The game was ported to many platforms including Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, Apple II and others....

Year: 1990 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2015-11-04 Tags: arcade fantasy dungeon hack and slash

Kick Off

Kick Off is a football (soccer) game designed by Dino Dini and developed by Anco Software in 1989 for the Amiga, Commodore 64, and several other platforms. This particular football game was the first...

Year: 1989 Genre: Sports Updated: 2017-04-12 Tags: soccer football top-down bird view

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is a fantasy roleplaying game and one of the most important video games of all time. It is the fourth game in the series created by the legendary Richard Garriot, who considers...

Year: 1987 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2017-10-16 Tags: fantasy turn-based freeware

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle is a combat flight simulator first released in 1985 by MicroProse for the Commodore 64 and Apple II. The game was designed and developed by Sid Meier, the creator of Civilization. The...

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation Updated: 2015-12-13 Tags: flight sim