Recently while browsing the web via Chrome, I had to pause my work due to network connectivity issues. Upon contacting my ISP, I learned the estimated fix time was around 15 minutes. So during this short break, I decided to try my hands at the browser’s hidden game- the ever-popular Chrome Dinosaur.
While the objective stood unadorned- to avoid the obstacles- it turned out to be much more intriguing than expected. And this made me realize that browser-based games belong to an underrated niche- they don’t usually get the attention they deserve. This made me explore, and I discovered that many games exist in this domain.
Each was pretty impressive in its rights and unique and distinct gameplay style. The most significant plus point with these games is that they aren’t resource-hungry. So you don’t need hefty configurations related to RAM, graphics cards, or even any hard disk storage.
All that is needed is just decent internet connectivity, which most of you might already have checked marked. With that said, there was a vast array of Flash-supported browser games that we haven’t mentioned here since any web browser no longer supports it. So keeping all these points in mind, let’s get acquainted with the best browser games that are worthy of your attention.
Skating has never been my cup of tea, and this might be the case for others as well, but at least we now have the option of showcasing our talents in this virtual ecosystem.
Donning the skateboard, performing skills, and escaping obstacles are the prerequisites to qualifying.
But while it may sound easy on paper, it is pretty challenging to execute.
- At the same time, the game has also managed to incorporate some nifty skateboarding techniques.
- For example, you may use a Spacebar to perform a jump, while hitting it twice will result in a Backflip.
- Likewise, using the Shift key will make the character perform a wheelie, all while wearing the skateboards.
- Furthermore, the sound effects perfectly sync with the game’s ever-changing environment.
Just keep in mind that the death will be gruesome, with body parts flying in different directions and drops of blood being shed across your screen!
Giving you a platform to show your artistic skills, Garlic calls out your inner Picasso. You will be given a whiteboard to draw a particular object that the game instructs.
The other players would then have to try and guess that object. Not only does it depend on other players’ imagination skills, but your drawing skills might also come into question.
However, you do have the option to correct your mistakes. There’s an eraser and an undo button, so unlike the famous saying, this game gives you a second chance.
- There’s a stipulated period during which you will have to complete the drawing, and others will have to guess.
- If no one can identify the object, then both parties will be at a loss. This is because some points will also be cut from your overall tally.
- With that said, you can play online with other random people or try it out on a local server with your friends.
- The game also has a chat room where other players can discuss the object being drawn.
However, there have been numerous instances where the user tends to spell the word itself when it is nearing its end. While this gives the players some points to play with, unfortunately, it kills the game’s sole USP, so decide accordingly!
If there’s one entry in this list that doesn’t need an introduction, it has to be the game encapsulating these virtual creatures.
Pokemon Showdown is known to cut directly to the chase. You don’t have to nurture your Pokemon, train, or even collect them in the first place.
Likewise, even you, as a trainer, don’t have to visit any training ground, practice your skills in training these Pokemons or build up your ranks.
- You can pick up your desired Pokemon and start the combat as soon as the game starts.
- You need to specify the team, and the game will take care of the rest.
- Furthermore, if you or your Pokemon gets injured to the point of no return during a fight, then there’s no need to visit the training center. You could directly start with a new fight right away.
However, for some, incorporating this ‘ease factor’ ultimately destroys the sole basis on which the actual characters are based. They believe the game should have added some elements from the Pokemon dimension to give it a more realistic approach. Well, we leave this decision up to our readers to decide.
This is highly regarded as the game that revolutionized the first-person shooting genre and paved the way for the future FPS games we see today.
During the initial phases, you are given the most basic weaponry. Then as you progress ahead, the enemies keep multiplying, but simultaneously, you are given a much more potent weapon to deal with them.
Likewise, there would be health kits lying in corners that would be your need of the hour.
- However, the best part about this game is the hidden rooms behind the walls. No distinguishable walls may spell out any hints about whether they behold any secret vaults or not. It all’s left up to the player’s skill and luck in equal measures.
- But once you stumble upon any secret, you will be rewarded with numerous offerings in ammo, health, and weapons.
- Furthermore, here are three different episodes that you could choose from, each having five levels of difficulty, with the Nightmare one taking the challenges to an altogether different level.
Just keep in mind that the game first made its way over two decades back, so you aren’t going to witness any frame rates, UI/UX improvements, or graphical tweaks. But one thing that you cannot debate is its immersive gameplay experience.
One of the most accessible yet intriguing games on this list, the goal is to make 1024 with the numbered tiles. However, it’s easier said than done.
You could only overlap two cards having the same numbers. While the direction of movements isn’t fixed, the numbers are, making it quite challenging.
Furthermore, when both cards combine, their numbers add up. So you will have to keep adding them until you reach all elite 1024.
- To begin with, you are given two cards, each having the number 1.
- As a result, the following cards that would be created would be in the form of 2^2.
- So starting from 2, you move to 4, 8, 16, and so on until the above number is created.
- New tiles come up automatically after each turn. But once the entire board is filled up with no room for any newer tile (and if you haven’t yet reached 1024), it will result in your loss.
No doubt it is a great offering that calls for our logical reasoning, but for many, the interest slowly diminishes once they can crack the code, aka achieve the 1024 target.
If you are looking for a practical aspect to fit in the phrase “You are in control of your destiny,” there’s no more straightforward way of doing so than trying out Line Rider.
You are given the marker, and your task is to chalk out the rider’s path. You may create any path you like; respect Newton’s Laws of Motion. Or else the rider might have a bumpy ride ahead.
To help you out, there are different types of markers, such as a pen, brushes, and pencils, among others.
- Each has a different tip, so you may have to decide which marker to use at a particular juncture.
- Likewise, you may create different tracks and add checkpoints along the way.
- Then there is even an option to record the entire journey of your rider so that you may view it later on and decide whether your journey was worth the travel or should it have been the road less traveled.
- Finally, once the track is created, just hit the Play button and see your rider in action.
Remember that if you plan to export the gameplay, there might be a few issues in recording your gameplay via Chrome (due to its rendering engine). So it would be best if you instead opted for a non-Chromium browser such as Firefox for this purpose.
Reminiscence of the old Snake game, the objectives are a little bit along similar lines. You play as a tiny dot who needs to grow in size by eating other colored dots present around him.
As you grow in size, the demand for food also increases, and there would come the point when you might have to eat one of your opponents to survive; after all, it’s the survival of the fittest.
But do keep in mind that they should be smaller in stature than your character. Otherwise, death is on the cards.
- Likewise, short-edge wheels are rolling around; you must maintain a safe distance from them.
- If you gain quite a lot of mass, you may also break your character into two and try to accumulate twice the points.
- There are also different game modes, including the Team match, so if you find it difficult to survive alone, your friends are just a call away.
However, the game tends to become repetitive and monotonous after some time, so you might have to look for other alternatives mentioned in the list.
This game will take clues from the Google Street View locations and chalk out paths from random locations. Your task is to identify the place, which is easier said than done.
The game has a vast collection of maps in its arsenal, with the ones from India, the US, Spain, and the UK being the absolute favorites.
Likewise, it has a standalone map just accumulated with all the famous places across the globe.
- Apart from that, there are also some third-party maps that the users have curated. So one thing’s clear- you will never be short on locations!
- Furthermore, once you have got hold of the location of that place, just put a flag next to it. The game will then give you a score depending on how near or far you are from the actual location.
- The score ranges from 0 if you have placed the flag to the exact opposite of the intended location or 5000 if you are within 150 meters of the correct destination.
- Furthermore, there’s also a rich community of gamers live-streaming its gameplay over to Twitch, something we usually don’t associate with browser games.
However, most game features and maps require you to create a free account before accessing it. This might persuade a few users to try it out.
Bottom Line: Best Browser Games
So this was all from this list of the best browser games. We have covered eight different titles, each belonging to a different domain.
As per my personal preference, I have always been a fan of yesteryear’s FPS, so settling for Doom was a no-brainer. Likewise, to brush up on my memory, I occasionally give a shot at 1024.
Well, this was my preference; we would love to hear your side of the story too. Do let us know your preferred game from the ones above in the comments section below.