The internet is full of online games that you can play in your web browser, and some are incredibly addictive and polished efforts. These games can be accessed via various websites including Kongregate, Newsgrounds and Chrome web store, often for free.
The following list will give you a rundown of some of our favourite online games:
Everyone has heard of this one, but it’s still a perfect little timewaster. In Angry Birds, you have to use physics to catapult the titular ‘Angry Birds’ across the screen in order to eliminate their enemies, the ‘Bad Piggies’. Addictive and fiendish, things start off relatively simple but become more and more difficult as each stage in unlocked.
The social media platform plays host to hundreds of online games, including many addictive puzzle games like Candy Crush, Cookie Jam and Bejewelled Blitz. Because of their integration with Facebook, you can compare scores with your friends, which can make things a bit more interesting! Facebook is also a good platform for sim-like games, including Farmville 2, which lets you take control of your own farm and grow crops and raise animals. It’s very fun and addictive, and doesn’t include some of the annoying elements of its predecessor, like energy management, which meant you could only complete so many actions in one day.
Choice of Games Series
The Choice of Games series has become more popular over recent years, thanks mainly to their presence in smartphone marketplaces. However, not only can you sample all of their games online for free, they’ve also released a couple of full games that won’t cost you a dime to play. Choice of Games are entirely text based, and aren’t dissimilar to ‘Choose your own adventure’ style gamebooks that were popular in the 80s. Despite this, their games can be a lot of fun, and Choice of the Dragon, which allows you to roleplay a Dragon, is a great way to sample the series.
If your tastes are a little more retro, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can now play dozens of gaming classics online including Frogger, Pong and Pac-Man. Enitire libraries of games are avialble online, including MS-DOS games, which means you can play dozens of classic games from the 80s and 90s right inside your browser.
All in all, the world is your oyster when it comes to playing fun, small, games online, and the library is growing every single day. For more ideas, there are plenty of online ‘best of’ lists for flash, html5 and facebook games, so be sure to check them out.