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100 Atari 2600 Games Ranked From Worst to Best!


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Great list! I shared the video in several 2600 / Atari Facebook groups! 

I am Rob aka MaximumRD aka OldSchoolRetroGamer and THIS is my world http://about.me/maximumrd

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So I did it! I've reviewed and ranked 100 Atari 2600 games on my No Swear Gamer YouTube show.

And now I've compiled my 2600 rankings into a single video.

It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.

These rankings are based on my enjoyment of the games as a single player experience, so brace yourselves as you might be shocked by some of my personal feelings on the games.  :D

Now you only have 320 more US titles to go thru!!!

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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I was shocked to see Vanguard, Galaxian, and Raiders ranked so low, especially lower than Math Grand Prix! But hey everyone has their own taste :-)


Loved this video!


Thanks! Yeah, just for me personally, I found Galaxian boring, Vanguard too slow and Raiders too hard to explore and needing a walkthrough to enjoy. Math Gran Prix actually had a fun, board game aspect to it with some randomness involved.


Great list! I shared the video in several 2600 / Atari Facebook groups! 


Wow! Thanks!!!


Now you only have 320 more US titles to go thru!!!


Lol, I might do another 100 to 200, but I don't expect to review em all!


Not going to say X should of ranked higher or surprised to see Y at...


As these are personal choices.


However the video does a fantastic job of showcasing just how much was gotten out of the 2600 via creative thinking and coding.


So many genres covered and some very ambitious arcade conversions featured.


Thanks LD. I am well aware this video can prompt arguments, but that's half the fun. It would be boring if we all had the same top 10.

The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtJuo040EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

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