Supertanks compete in outer space

Battlezone is a first-person tank combat arcade game from Atari released in November 1980. The player controls a tank which is attacked by other tanks and missiles.

  • 1980
  • Atari
  • 1 Player
  • Shooter
  • Available At
Battlezone legend says that a military version of the game existed as a training simulator for the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. The simulator has an option for a TOW missile in keeping with the real Bradley's capabilities. As long as you kept the enemy tank in the cross-hairs of the TOW sight, you could not miss.


Gameplay is on a plane with a mountainous horizon featuring an erupting volcano, distant crescent moon, and various geometric solids (in vector outline) like pyramids and blocks. The player views the screen, which includes an overhead radar view to find and destroy the rather slow tanks, or the faster moving supertanks.

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