The world of online gaming consists of a community of people, with some who are after relaxation and others who are the sheer excitement of taking down an opponent. There are also weird and wonderful games that make us go crazy; think Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Call of Duty, and more.
Many of the games we like are easily accessible but sit behind a paywall. However, there are games you can play online that are free and don’t require you to download or even register for them. We’ve looked at exactly what those games are.
This iconic friendship-ruining game can be played online, and there is no registration needed. If you have Facebook, you play it directly via the app. How does it work? It’s pretty much the same as the hard deck of cards used to play with a group of friends; just everything is digital. When you first log in, you can choose multiple ways to play the game.
• Challenge +4: This is where you are given 4 cards instead of 7, and you have unlimited time to play.
• Call/Catch Uno: Here you are given 2 cards instead of 7. You also have unlimited decision-making time.
• 2V2 mode: Here you are given 3 cards instead of 7.
The game is played completely online with players from across the globe.
2. Tic Tac Toe
Let’s take it back to the old school days. Don’t underestimate how much fun this game is; you can get lost in it for hours. If you Google Tic Tac Toe, a game immediately pops up. It’s so cool since you can access it directly from Google. No need to download or register a profile.
What is the objective of the game? Tic Tac Toe, Naughts and Crosses, or Xs and Os as is also known, is a game of strategy. First launched as a pen and paper game, two opponents battle each other to be the first to match 3 Xs or 3 Os. You can win by either matching your symbol horizontally, vertically or in a diagonal row.
This ICONIC arcade game has been around for more than 40 years, and it’s still a classic that’s passed down from one generation to the next. As millennials, we watched our parents play, then we took over, and now we are showing our kids.
There are also multiple versions of the game, with a new one being released later this year. But did you know you can play this game fully online through Google? All you need to do is Google Pac-MAN, and voila, you can play the game. A note here is to get used to the controls very quickly, or else the game becomes extremely difficult since you are only using the arrow keys on your PC. YELP.
4. Bubble Shooter
The classics are just some of the better games to play at times, and Bubble Shooter is no different. Before we had Candy Crush, we had Bubble Shooter, the OG of all bubble popping and matching games. Again, this is found straight from a Google search, and you can play without having to sign up or download it. If you want, you can also play Bubble Shooter Pro on the LA Times website.
Humans have feared snakes since the beginning of time; certain religions even refer to snakes as being evil, but what if they could play as one? In Slither, that’s exactly what you can do. The objective is simple; grow your snake by collecting light which acts like some type of food that helps it to grow. The more it grows, the stronger it becomes.
You are also going up against other players from across the world, and if you happen to slither into one of them, you die and must restart the game. If someone slithers into you, they die and must restart. You should also be on the lookout for other little quirks, such as computer snakes who are ready to take you down; all in all, an easy yet fun game.
6. Flappy Bird
Released in 2013, Flappy Bird was a global phenomenon, and we get it; it’s frustrating and fun in equal parts. The objective of the game is to maneuver your bird through obstacles that would make you restart the game. The frustrating part is having to move your mouse or trackpad to navigate the obstacles so carefully. One slight flick of the wrist can cost you the game and a spot on the leaderboard. However, as challenging as the game may be, it does offer hours of fun.
This free-to-play roleplaying game allows you to interact with other players from across the world to take down your opponents. You are living and working in a world where you need to defeat opponents to sustain yourself. If you work with other players, the chances are higher of receiving extra loot and bonuses.
While the paper-based game has been around for hundreds of years, it wasn’t until the early 2010s that it became popular. The objective is simple: complete a nine-block square without repeating the numbers 1 – 9 in each block while also making sure they don’t clash vertically and horizontally.
Google is the gift that keeps on giving. Remember when your parents bought your first PC, and you played Microsoft games in all their glory? Well, you can relive this through Google’s interactive games like Minesweeper. It follows the same objective, clear the board without detonating a bomb. Is it just us, or have these childhood games become much more difficult over time? Yikes.
A classic if we’ve ever seen one! A simple Google search will give you a selection of ways to play this online; however, Google’s one is the cutest. If you are familiar with this popular game, then you would also know you can access it for free on your Microsoft computer without having to download it or register for it.