Atari 8-bit Games for Windows
Free Atari 8-bit Games
Games for Atari 8-bit computers (like the Atari 400, Atari 800, Atari 1200XL, 600XL and 800XL) were released on cassette tapes and 5.25" floppy disks, which have been converted for PC to files with .CAS, .ATR, .DCM, .ATX, .XFD and .PRO extensions and can only be run with an emulator like the one mentioned below. There are several websites from where you can download these cassette files, disk files or ROMs.
Though freely available, many of these games are still copyrighted. This means that you're officially allowed to play the game, only when you own the original.
A selection of the games you can find online:
Play these classic Atari 8-bit games!
To play those great Atari 8-bit games on a PC with Windows 11 or Windows 10 (or older), you need an emulator. This is a software program that emulates (imitates) an Atari 8-bit computer on modern operating systems. There are a few Atari 8-bit emulators out there, but we ended up using: