Hey, you! Yes, I’m talking to you! You like games, right? Is your bank account looking a little low too low to afford that next big AAA release? Perhaps you’re looking for some way to procrastinate while you sit in the local library, far too bored to continue with your next big university assignment? Or, maybe you’re staring at a huge library of games on your PC, yet you are still at a loss for what to do with your time? Well – you’re in luck, because here’s a selection of great games that you can play in-browser right now, mostly for FREE!
Imagine the style and challenge of the famed Trials series, mix that with gratuitous violence and gore, add a large dose of unwieldy physics, and what you have is essentially a package that resembles Happy Wheels. A 2D physics-based vehicle game that simply challenges you to reach the finish line in one piece – a game of this kind has never been so positively brutal. With the ability to play as a cyclist, a Segway rider, a man on a Pogo Stick, and even Santa Claus (among many other weird and wonderful characters), Happy Wheels is as ridiculous as it is fun. Thriving off a whole host of User-Generated Content due to a competent level editor and a committed community, this is a game that is sure to bring a tonne of laughter, and suck away hours of your time with ease!
Foddy.Net – QWOP, CLOP, GIRP, Pole Riders etc.
If you’re looking for a hub that houses a strong selection of bite-size, memorable experiences, you can’t go much wrong with Foddy.Net. Originally popularised by the game ‘QWOP’ (a title where you take control of an athlete’s leg muscles), the site has since had plenty more joyously inventive experiences created for it. Simple to understand but incredibly difficult to master, the likes of CLOP, GIRP, Pole Riders, and the aforementioned QWOP are sure to awaken your competitive side and bring about that “just one more go” mentality.
The Impossible Quiz 1 & 2
To know as little about these games as possible is half of the fun when thrown in front of a fresh pair of eyes. Best described as the workings of a madman, The Impossible Quiz games will make you laugh, cry, and scream with rage – but will always leave you with a smile on your face, and rock-solid determination to power through. Full of trickery and deceit, ‘outside of the box’ thinking is required to make it to the end. You will fail regularly as you learn to understand how each quiz likes to play around, but as you crawl closer towards the finishing line you will struggle to stop, and failure will not be an option!
Control a blob, eat other blobs to make your blob bigger, then use your bigger blob to dominate the smaller blobs – such is the concept of Agar.io, a simplistic game that is ever so addictive and compelling. Appearing out of nowhere and quickly becoming popular, Agar.io is a survival game in its purist form, but is so incredibly accessible that literally anyone could play it. Placed into a server alongside many other players, you will fight for your life and compete to last for as long as possible, eliminating (and avoiding) your foes along the way. If you only want to kill a small chunk of your time, this is the guy to choose!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since it first launched, but RuneScape is still very much alive and well. Maintaining a community and significant user-base, since it was originally released – and with many major updates since then that really bring the MMORPG to the modern generation – this is a game that is clearly doing something right. Suitable for gamers both new and familiar to the role-playing genre, there is a tonne of content on offer here free of charge (quests, dungeons, gear), and it’s crazy to see such a game played through your web browser. If you’re itching to jump into an RPG experience like this, RuneScape is an incredibly solid suggestion.
Outside of the mainstream realms of gaming, but a game nonetheless, sometimes you just can’t beat the thrill of gambling and casino games, so what better way to play roulette online than from the comfort of your own computer? With online betting exploding in popularity in recent years, there’s plenty of sites on offer that can fuel your needs. While I don’t recommend putting your entire bank balance on the line, throwing in a few quid here and there could win you a handsome pot of profits that could be used to pick up that game you’ve been so excited for these past few months. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Have fun, hopefully win some money – but be sensible!