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.

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

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: 2015-06-08 Tags: fantasy interactive fiction freeware text-only

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

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: 2016-11-30 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

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: 2015-04-22 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

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein was the inspiration for id Software's Wolfenstein 3D and it is the first game that incorporated stealth-based gameplay mechanics.

Year: 1981 Genre: Action Updated: 2015-04-17 Tags: shooter stealth

One-on-One

One on One, also known as Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One on One, is a basketball simulation developed by Eric Hammond and published by Electronic Arts initially in 1983 for the Apple II and Atari 8-bit....

Year: 1985 Genre: Sports Updated: 2016-07-10 Tags: basketball sport sim commodore 64

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) in 1974, designed to teach school children about the life of 19th century pioneers. The...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure Updated: 2016-11-13 Tags: managerial real-time

Dunjonquest: Temple of Apshai

Temple of Apshai, the first game of the Dunjonquest series, is a dungeon crawl rpg developed and published by Automated Simulations (now Epyx) originally in 1979, then ported to DOS and Commodore 64 in...

Year: 1982 Genre: Role Playing Updated: 2015-11-19 Tags: fantasy turn-based

Star Wars

Star Wars is an arcade created by Atari in 1983, during the "golden age" of the arcade games. Using 3D vector graphics, the game is first person space sim, simulating the attack on the Death Star from...

Year: 1989 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2015-12-20 Tags: arcade sci-fi/futuristic shooter movies