Just recently, the Atari Vault is now accessible on Steam, and what’s more is that it brings 100 titles along with its launch. Therefore, if you’re longing for the old days (or nights) that you’ve spent with the Atari 2600, and you’re having a whole lot of trouble finding the videogames you’ve used to play with, then you’ve got some industrial-strength luck with the release of a bunch of these old games on Steam.
The Atari Vault is Now Available in Steam to Complete Your Nostalgic Fix
The Atari Vault comes with several titles such as Asteroids, Championship Soccer, Double Dunk, Outlaw, the original version of Pong, Super Breakout, Breakout, Dodge-Em, Millipede, Sub Commander, and other known videogame titles from the old Atari 2600 system.
While there are old arcade titles that are mixed in, the list heavily leans towards those found within the Atari 2600 game console. If you own a Steam Controller, you can get also get the full experience to use the controller’s trackball on some games like Centipede.
Do note that the games within the Atari Game Vault are not free but the cost to get them won’t hurt too much as compared to purchasing a full-blown modern game. To get the entire list of 100 titles on Steam, you would have to shell out $16.99. However, those who are interested in getting their nostalgic fix with these games should get them quick as the price will bounce back to $19.99 once the introduction period ends.
There’s also a downside to it as well as the titles are only available for Windows. Therefore, if you really want to play these old Atari games and you don’t run Microsoft’s operating systems, then you’re going to get back down in your luck in trying to find these titles that are compatible to your system. In other words, sorry Mac and/or Linux users but you’re going to have to look elsewhere.
If you’re looking for more reasons to get all of these titles found inside the Atari Vault, think about this – if you spend just 20 minutes on each title then would be just $0.50 per hour of entertainment. The cost per hour would only be slightly higher if the introductory period is over, but the truth remains that getting a hundred games with its price is still considered quite the steal. You might have spend your cash on other, pricier things but if you do want to get your nostalgic fix without having to hurt your spending allowance too bad, then this would probably be it.