And with most of us spending nearly all day staring at a browser screen, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that games have become such a huge part of the online world.
No matter what browser you use, there is an endless amount of free web browser games at your disposal, though if you like your games with a lot of depth, you can certainly find others that will accept a little bit of money in exchange for that (though some even offer all of that great gameplay for free too).
From full-scale RPGs to (seemingly) simple games that help you pass the time, there are browser games that fit everybody’s interests. Immerse yourself in an entire world and get caught up in a true online community, or maybe just fling birds at some green pigs. Every kind of game awaits you.
Take a look below at a few of our favorite browser games. Some of these are new browser games, while others are familiar entries that stand the test of time. Of course, we only condone playing these games when there aren’t more pressing matters to attend to, such as work (but we’ll always look the other way).
Even if you’re a staunch anti-gamer, there’s a good chance you have heard about Angry Birds. There is something so intoxicating about flinging those birds across your screen, and in so many different settings to boot. And, believe it or not, there will be an Angry Birds movie in 2016. As baffling as that sounds, it certainly speaks to the game’s lasting appeal.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
You might not be able to meet fans of something – anything, really – who are as rabid as the fans of Star Wars. It’s no wonder, then, that there is a massive online multiplayer game centered in the Star Wars universe. With Star Wars: The Old Republic, users need to pay to access some extended features, but the story mode option is completely free. If you’re interested in multiplayer browser games, you can’t go wrong with this one.
WGT Baseball: MLB
Few in-browser sports games offer as much depth as this MLB game. It pretty much has everything you could want in a baseball browser game: the ability to manage your whole team (with either Facebook friends or MLB players), playing in MLB ballparks in HD quality, in-game strategies, excellent gameplay, solid overall graphics, official MLB licensing and much more. Playing the game on Facebook really adds an awesome element to this one.
The goal of this game is simple: kill everyone in the world. You can choose what kind of virus to spread, how it spreads, how it will kill; it all adds to the objective of generating a global catastrophe. Of course it’s sadistic, but, as it turns out, it’s also oddly enjoyable creating a worldwide pandemic.
Played on Facebook, this is one of our favorite all-time free browser games. Like many great things in life, it’s simple: your whole goal is to match up three or more jewels of the same color in under a minute. As the time runs down, you’re detonating as fast as you can, using different tools and boosts along the way. Need a few minutes away from the real world? This game will always do the trick.
What is Your Favorite Browser Game?
We just named the top 5 (in a totally objective way, of course) browser games, but there are thousands – maybe millions – more worth mentioning. We want to hear about your favorite web browser games; are you into 3D browser games with huge, in-depth story-lines that require your undivided attention or is simplicity the way to go?
Let us know!