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Combat (Atari 2600)

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A 2-player tank game.

Shoot your opponents tank before he/she shoots yours. You can alternatively choose to play with airplanes instead of tanks.


Combat Atari 2600 Tank combat with walls and reflective shots
Combat Atari 2600 Tank combat
Combat Atari 2600 Jet combat
Combat Atari 2600 Biplane combat

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tank-Plus" -- Sears Tele-Games title
  • "Front Line" -- Zellers title
  • "Combate" -- Brazilian title
  • "01 Combat" -- Title on the end label of original release

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User Reviews

The only thing missing are gallons and gallows of pixellated blood. And head shots. lasttoblame (393) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
How to hate your best friend in 10 seconds or less TheoryOfChaos (55) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A classic, best when shared... RobinHud (64) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars
Tanks for the memories... Foom (31) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Classic two-player fun eratik (112) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Le Geek 2012 5 out of 5 100
The Atari Times Aug 07, 2003 85 out of 100 85
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 8.4 out of 10 84
Atari HQ 2002 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Feb 26, 2002 B 75
Retro4Ever Jan 09, 2013 6.75 out of 10 68


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1001 Video Games

Combat appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Combat was one of the nine games available for the launch of the Atari 2600 in 1977. It was supplied with the 2600 game console and even came with the Sears branded VCS.

References to the game

A copy of this game is visible on top of the lead character's television in the 1983 David Cronenberg film Videodrome.


  • FLUX
    • Issue #4 - #48 in the "Top 100 Video Games of All-Time" list
  • Retro Gamer
    • Issue #46 - #24 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600 Games" poll

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wanax (285) added Combat (Atari 2600) on Apr 10, 2003