Atari has released its vault, all complete with up to 100 retro games on Steam. It’s a good way to go back to those old games that we grew up with and remember the painful joy of pulling an all-nighter gaming. Perhaps things haven’t changed much, but at least the games did.
A couple of months back, Atari announced that they are preparing the release of a major pack consisting of old Atari games. The company is perhaps one the most renown publisher of video games in the world, and it’s not ready to quit. Even though the Atari 2600 is hardly found anymore, all its titles will remain with us for a long time. None all still have the console or the drive to dig through the attic and find it.
And there’s no need for that anymore. The company is now offering the Atari Vault, a collection of 100 of its most popular game on Steam. This will include familiar games from the 70s and 80s that we binged on using the Atari 2600. The titles are almost completely for that particular model, but there are a few here and there from other versions.
For those willing to take a trip down memory lane, the pack will include gems, such as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, Breakout, Super Breakout, Sub Commander, plus many more. For example, the collection will also include RealSports Basketball, Baseball, Boxing, Football, Soccer, and Tennis, before EA got a hold of them. It’s a good way to remind yourself where it all began.
The only downside of the pack, if you could call it as such, is that the Atari Vault is only available on Windows. So, if you’re not running Microsoft’s operating system, you’re out of luck. The rest, however, may enjoy this collection of beautifully retro and nostalgic games.
The Atari Vault is officially available on Steam for $16.99, but that’s only until the end of the month, on March 31st. After, that 16% discount will be gone, and you will have to pay $19.99 for the entire collection. However, given that there are 100 games, it would be worth their money for Atari fans. There are certainly worse things on Steam to spend your money on, so this could be worth it.
In addition to the classic gameplay, the pack ups its game by offering online multiplayer, all complete with leaderboards. So, it’s not just a way to remember those childhood memories of intense gaming. It’s a way to share it all together, like we used to, with controller in hands.
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