The internet. A modern technical marvel that has truly revolutionized the human experience. We’re now constantly connected to almost all human knowledge that has ever existed, we can talk to people on the other side of the world for free whenever we want, and we’re able to watch almost any movie or TV show and listen any song or album at any moment of any day. The internet is amazing and has gifted us some truly marvelous things.
No list of the internet’s greatest hits, however, would be complete without games. Not just any games, though. Free games. Yep, since the dawn of the internet we’ve been coming up with better and more beautiful ways to kill our time and free online games stand at the pinnacle of our achievements. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at the best free online games to play on the internet. We’ll start off with a couple of the biggest free games ever, but then we’ll move on to free online games you don’t even need to download. Free games you can play in your browser.
The best free online games
Fortnite is the biggest multiplayer game in the world right now and could, quite possibly, be the biggest game ever. Each new game of Fortnite will see you battle against 99 other players in a cartoon-like wonderland. The Fortnite map is split into separate areas based on different climates and environments and you’re free to travel through all of them once you’ve parachuted in off a flying school bus. Fortnite: Battle Royale is a lot of fun to play. So much so, that an almost unbelievable 250 million people play it.
Following Fortnite: Battle Royale with Dota 2 in a list of free online games illustrates perfectly that today, free doesn’t have to mean limited. Both games offer vast experiences that could warrant large price tags. Dota 2 is a MOBA game, which means the strategy game action takes place in a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. This genre is incredibly popular and Dota 2 is one of the original MOBA big hitters. In Dota 2 teams square up against each other, set up their defenses, and then try to take each other out. The action is fast and addictive.
The best free online games you don’t need to download
Mahjongg Candy is an addictive game you can play online without having to download anything at all. You simply head over to the Mahjongg Candy site and hit the play button. The game sets up like traditional Mahjong, with the main difference being that that the Mahjongg symbols on each tile have been replaced with different pieces of candy. Match the tiles to clear the board. It really is that simple. Mahjongg Candy is also available on iOS iPhones and iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets.
Sudokus are the classic puzzle game where you have to fill nine square blocks, each split into nine separate tiles with the numbers one to nine. The Daily SuDoku website gives you a brand new sudoku puzzle to do for free every day. If you’re looking for a great puzzle game, this is it. There’s also Daily Solitaire and Daily Word Search.
8 ball pool is an excellent free multiplayer game. This fun game is simple enough. You head over to the site, hit play, and the game will match you up with another player somewhere around the world. You can either play as a guest or create a game ID to use every time you play. This simple pool simulator doesn’t have complex actions like putting a spin on the cue ball, but it is lots of fun.
Bubble shooter is an absolute classic shooter game. You sit at the bottom of the screen with your bubble cannon and above you sits an army of bubbles slowly coming to get you. You need to fire your bubble in the hopes of matching up with other bubbles of the same color. If you match up more than three bubbles of the same color, they’ll pop. It’s as simple as that, pop all the bubbles before they get to the bottom of the screen.
Now, this is a fast action game. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard you fly through the 2D course on a motocross bike. You’ll need to jump and flip your way through all the life-threatening obstacles you come up against. This game is fun and frustrating in equal measure. You’ll love this racing game.
If Daily SuDoku is your number puzzle game then Outspell is your word game. The game is a copy of the classic board game Scrabble. You get six tiles, each with a letter and with a corresponding number of points you’ll score if you can use that letter to spell a word using the tiles already placed on the board. You play against the computer.
Another classic board game style puzzle you can play online for free is a good old jigsaw. You can find plenty of free jigsaw puzzles online. You can even set the difficulty by selecting the image of the puzzle and how many pieces it will have.
There are many classic card games you can play for free online. Perhaps the most popular of all is Blackjack. We’re not talking about gambling here, just some honest, fun, and free card play. What’s great about this free online version of Blackjack is that it’ll give you tactical and strategic tips as you’re playing, to help you develop your game.
So, there you have ten free online games. We’ve tried to look deeper than the likes of Klondike Solitaire and Freecell to bring you a broad mix of games for you to play. Remember too, that the first two games we mentioned are completely free-to-play. The only thing that sets them apart from the rest of the list is that you need to download them first.