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List Of The Best Atari Jaguar Games Ever

posted Sep 3, 2013, 11:00 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 11:00 AM ]
From the great minds at Voxel Arcade, a list of the 5 best Atari Jaguar games ever:

5. Doom

Doom was, and is, a fantastic game, and it felt right at home on the Jaguar, where its chunky style of gunplay made it seem like it was created especially for the system. At the time, it was incredible to be playing Doom, which needed a fairly decent PC to run, on a console with only a simpler texture here and a missing transparency effect there to separate the Jag edition from the original.

4. Rayman

Not a lot of people realise that Rayman made his first appearance on the Jaguar, before being ported to the original PlayStation. The visuals were unbelievably lush, with a seemingly endless colour palette and eye-popping animation.

3. BattleSphere

Now, it is fair to say that this is a game that very few Jaguar owners will have played, as it actually came out after the console was discontinued. Only a few hundred copies were ever released, and they pop up on eBay every now and then when whoever owns them all needs a couple of thousand dollars.

2. Alien Vs Predator

We featured this in our rundown of the best Alien franchise games recently, and deservedly so. It may look a little rough nowadays, but back then it was something else. You were free to roam a massive ship, battling Aliens and Predators, and picking your way around and avoiding enemies was thrilling and tense.

1. Tempest 2000

This is an obvious choice for number one, but it is hard to imagine any other Jaguar game sitting here. A Jeff Minter remake of the original, this version added insanely shaped new levels, loads of new power ups and devilish enemies, not to mention a stonking new soundtrack.

Tempest 2000 (Atari Jaguar)