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Combat

Developer / Publisher: Atari
11 September 1977
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#4,038 All-time
#2 for 1977
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1977 Atari  
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Still fun
Despite being one of the earliest Atari games, this one still holds up better than most. The game is simple. You and another player fight each other in a small arena. There are different modes of play which switch up how the arena is setup and what properties your tank/biplane has. The reason this game aged better than most is because it does not rely on AI (which is something the VCS was barely capable of). Since you need two players to play the game, the difficult of the game is depended on the skill of the players, not the skill of a computer opponent. My friend and I had a blast playing a few sessions of it.
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This is the seminal Atari launch game but it leaves way too much to imagination. You can play skirmish 1v1 games with the static tanks or various types of aircraft. The abundant number of game modes are cool but there are only so many games of chase and gun you'd be willing to play with a friend. And adding to that, the chasing mentality behind the mechanic by design is folly.
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Prequel to World of Tanks
In essence its one on one vehicular combat, whether that is with tanks or airplanes. Lots of maps and neat little gimmicks like bullets bouncing of walls or 3 on 1 scenarios. What kills it though is how terrible and stiff the controls are. They do allow you to rotate and move forward, and fire your missiles, but they are really frustrating to play with. For a game that is all about the gameplay, this is a deal breaker.
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2022-07-01T03:04:44Z
1.5
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3.0
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2022-06-21T15:31:25Z
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2022-06-07T01:27:18Z
3.0
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thepardunk Combat 2022-05-30T21:57:22Z
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2022-05-30T21:57:22Z
1
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Nagual Combat 2022-05-24T05:04:54Z
2022-05-24T05:04:54Z
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EelSedaka Combat 2022-05-16T20:32:38Z
Atari 2600/VCS • XNA
2022-05-16T20:32:38Z
3.0
1
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Nayrolf Combat 2022-05-15T19:52:45Z
2022-05-15T19:52:45Z
3.0
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Dragonhawk Combat 2022-05-08T14:26:51Z
2022-05-08T14:26:51Z
2.5
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DrinkPebis Combat 2022-03-14T06:53:20Z
2022-03-14T06:53:20Z
1
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yoda_superstar Combat 2022-02-15T21:56:03Z
2022-02-15T21:56:03Z
2.0
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BringMeToTheKissingTree Combat 2022-01-23T17:47:16Z
2022-01-23T17:47:16Z
1.0
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