Experience gaming before you were born with Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration 

Experience gaming before you were born with Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration 

Ataris’s old games come back again

Atari is old! Like, older than most gamers, even me! It’s so old, that it’s celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year. The company’s 50th is being celebrated with a new collection of games and history, and it’s coming to a bunch of platforms (not just the 2600).

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration aligns Atari together with developer Digital Eclipse to bring a big historical landmark for the company. The collection features over 90 games, with 6 new versions of classics, alongside an interactive timeline, videos, interviews, and more.

It’s actually a meaty edition. Now, a lot of old Atari games may not hold up great any more, but having so many in one package will at least appease those of us who want to head down memory lane.

Here are the new games on the way:

  • Swordquest: AirWorld – Yes, you read that right: After nearly 40 years of waiting, the team at Digital Eclipse has created the fourth and final entry in the legendary Swordquest series, inspired by the design concepts of original Swordquest creator Tod Frye. Who will be the first to solve its mysteries—and finally complete the quest?
  • Haunted Houses – The original “survival horror” game for the Atari 2600 gets a modern 3D voxel-based sequel, featuring more houses, more spooky situations, and more urns.
  • VCTR-SCTR – This mashup celebration of the vector era of gaming combines the gameplay from Asteroids, Tempest, and other vector-based arcade classics into a single, continuous challenge.
  • Neo Breakout – An amazing and addictive two-player competition that combines the best features of Breakout and Pong, with a modern graphic style.
  • Quadratank – The first new entry in the classic Tank series since 1978 combines features from the original games with four-player fun in team or free-for-all modes.
  • Yars’ Revenge Reimagined – Howard Scott Warshaw’s masterpiece for the Atari 2600 gets a whole new look—and you can swap between original and modern graphics at any time! Designed by Digital Eclipse studio head Mike Mika, who created the Game Boy Color version of Yars’ Revenge in 1999.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration arrives on Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC this Winter.