In the last few years, we have seen an increase in the use of Internet for the everyday task. Hence, agenda, encyclopedia, shopping, movies, games and even university classes can be all found online. This is because the Internet is so accessible to everyone, and reduces the cost of nearly everything. This is especially true regarding games. Consoles are still very popular, but due to the high cost of a single video games, more and more people opt for web browser games, which are often free, or allow the user to play at a minimal cost. Online games can appeal to a variety of people and there are thousands of web browser games on the internet catered to different groups of people. These is my top ten web browser games.
1. Club Penguin
Owned by Disney, this MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) caters to a younger crowd. In this game, children get to play different activities and games. Club Penguin is designed for children 6 to 14 years of age but is open to all ages. Some parents even admitted they love to play the games too.
The social network based game SwitchIn is played by teenagers from over the world. Translated in 8 different languages, this MMO integrates two concepts:a chat room and a cool 3D online game. Players can dress up their character, customize their room, chat with other players and even go horseback riding by the beach!
Habbo caters to both male and female teenagers. This MMO, or massively multiplayer online game, attracts each week almost seven million unique visitors. Players interact using their personalized character and can design a room in a virtual hotel and invest virtual money to furnish it.
This puzzle games created in 2001 has become so popular that it lead to sequels: Bejeweled 2 (2004) and Bejeweled Twist (2008). Beware, a very fun but addictive game!
5. Tribal Wars
The strategy browser based game Tribal Wars is a game set in the medieval times. The goal of this game is to lead a small village, and to let it flourish into a powerful city.
Not only fun, Miniconomy is a very educative game. As a matter of fact, this game is even been used in some business schools from the Netherlands and Belgium. The goal of the game is to simulate an economic society, by trading, starting a career and even creating a corporation!
Who said high-resolution graphics were needed to make a successful game? The popular skill-based game Sudoku makes thousands of people happy every day. While it was first created over a hundred years ago, it wasn’t until the late 2000 that Sudoku became popular. The advantage of Sudoku? You can play online, or on paper!
Imagine swimming as a creature of an undersea world. Sharks, dolphins and even mermaids are only a few of the many creatures you can magically transform into. Swim and discover an pirate ship and other sea creatures while chatting with your buddies.
The cutest game ever. Take care of a virtual pet, buy them food and toys.
Developed for Facebook, a popular social networking website, Farmville has become quickly one of its most popular application. In the game, the player simulates a farmer’s life by planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops and raising livestock.