On Atari's 40th Birthday: The 10 Greatest Atari 2600 Games

5.  The Empire Strikes Back. This was the game I always wanted but never owned. It recreated one of the most amazing scenes on film at the time, and for its time, it was awesome. My friend had it. I was totally jealous for about two years.

4. Pitfall. Pitfall was a must-have 2600 game and it helped establish Activision as a game maker standing independent of any console manufacturer. As Pitfall Harry, you were an Indiana Jones knock-off, hoping on gator heads and swinging on vines to collect gold bars. It was a great adventure in its time, graphically pushing the 2600 and today Activision runs many of the biggest game franchises around. Call of Duty is Pitfall's gaming grandson.