50 Fun and Free Online Games

Games sure are a fun way to cool our heels after a hectic day of work. But for some of us games happen to be more than a pastime and in some cases, passion. Broadband played a pivotal role in not only making games more interactive but also making way for a cheap distribution channel.

The raise in popularity of the virtual goods economy in the recent years jumpstarted the online gaming industry once again and now we have tons of awesome games available for free. Here at Web.AppStorm, we never miss a chance to review and round up cool online games. Keeping up with the tradition, we have compiled a list of fun online games that are free to play online. Dive in!

Fantasy

Rune Scape

RuneScape

RuneScape

For a long time I thought the game’s name was Run Escape, but I now I know better! RuneScape claims to be the World’s number 1 free MMORPG. The game is all about the journey into the fantasy world of Gielinor, where wizards, monsters and magic await your arrival.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Shards of Dalaya

Shards of Dalaya

Shards of Dalaya

Shards of Dalaya is a legitimate emulated server based on a popular commercial MMORPG game. By emulated, the developers mean that the game is not served or maintained by anyone affiliated by the creators or publishers of the live (or pay for play) version of the popular commercial online game. The game play as usual involves wizards, tomes, towers, magic and quests!

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Adventure Quest Worlds

Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest

AQWorlds is a browser based MMO RPG combat game with original art and an entire world to explore. The gameplay involves battling monsters online with your friends and family to obtain wicked weapons, awesome armors, loyal pets and epic items.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

EverQuest

EverQuest

EverQuest

Featuring breathtaking graphics and a vast, beautiful and dangerous game world to explore, EverQuest II is a sequel to the epic EverQuest game. The game is well known for graphical realism as players are immersed in the game’s exciting locales and mysterious lands.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

MapleStory

MapleStory

MapleStory

MapleStory is a side-scrolling 2D online game, that offers distinctive characters, a huge variety of collectibles, a slew of quests and an ever expanding world for you to explore. The game features cool and interesting graphics that makes gameplay more engaging.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Lunia

Lunia

Lunia

With a manga styled character and game design, Lunia an action packed arcade game that has a strong storyline. The story is broken down into episodes, each of which having 10 repeatable stages.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Perfect World

Perfect World

Perfect World

Perfect World is set in a now cleansed (!) world inhabited by three races of beings capable of spiritual cultivation, living under the control of Lord Pan Gu. The game has a great community and a well evolved virtual currency system.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

King of Kings 3

King of Kings III

King of Kings III

King of Kings 3 is a 3D MMORPG where players explore a medieval fantasy world that has been split into seven realms entrenched in a long and bitter war against each other. A great Player vs. Player (PvP) is a major USP of this game.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

4Story

4Story

4Story

In 4Story, the more territories you own, more journeys for you to travel and more treasures to plunder. An advanced real time command and control center helps you manage all the 48 members in your squad at once.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Requiem

Requiem

Requiem

Requiem is a horror adventure game with a dark and unique graphic style. There aren’t a lot many games that proclaim themselves to be in the horror genre and Requiem is not for the weak hearted.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Adventure

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

As the name suggests, Uncharted Waters is a game that is set on the open sea. Set on the Age of Exploration, this is one of those games that has a detailed backstory and documentation for all elements in the storyline.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Cabal

Cabal

Cabal

Cabal is a stylish, new age action adventure. A detail oriented design and a cinematic plot make this RPG a compelling one.

Genre – Action / Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Cosmic Break

Cosmic Break

Cosmic Break

Another Japanese manga styled RPG with a bunch of cool robots. There are over 50 unique playable robots with over 300 mix-matchable parts make for endless customization options.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Global Agenda

Global Agenda

Global Agenda

This one is a sci fi adventure where you don the role of an elite special agent from the future with futuristic gear and weaponry. The ability to create and customize the agent characters to boot is the star attraction of the game.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

GhostX

GhostX

GhostX

With really gorgeous animation that looks like taken right out of a Cartoon Network show, GhostX is a metro action RPG. Take the nanobots out for a spin and do try their awesome combo combat system.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

RF Online

RF Online

RF Online

This science fiction game is set in outer space where three races compete against each other. The 50 basic skills that can be upgraded through 7 levels of each character should keep you from getting bored, ever.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Ace Online

Ace Online

Ace Online

ACE Online is a high intensity combat game where players take futuristic flights to fight. You can conquer the skies by equipping and customizing your aircraft to the hilt.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Imagine

Imagine

Imagine

If you are into combating with demons, you will love Imagine. Set in Japan, you get to ride motorbikes and brew chemicals to kill demons in this post apocalyptic adventure.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Anarchy Online

Anarchy Online

Anarchy Online

The gameplay of Anarchy Online is set in a world 30,000 years into the future where human beings can be transformed into walking weapons with nanobots. From soldier to trader there are 14 different professions for you to choose from.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

City of Eternals

City of Eternals

City of Eternals

City of Eternals proclaims to be the world’s first vampire MMO. Set in the vampire city of Valencia, the game has some interesting social gaming features.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Shooter

Alliance of Valiant Arms

Alliance of Valiant Arms

Alliance of Valiant Arms

With a pretty lengthy yet catchy title, Alliance of Valiant Arms could very well be the game to satisfy the inner combatant in you. The storyline involves a conflict between former and current communist states and is quite engaging.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Battlefield

Battlefield

Battlefield

Battlefield Play4free is a game developed and hosted by the gaming giant EA. Realistic graphics, catchy tracks and a fabulous gameplay that allows you to be a soldier, pilot, tank runner and more are enough reasons to give this one a go.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

World of Tanks

World of Tanks

World of Tanks

World of Tanks is a unique game dedicated to the fans of armored warfare and is set in the mid 20th century. Throw yourself into epic tank battles shoulder to shoulder with other steel cowboys to dominate the world!

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Project Blackout

Project Blackout

Project Blackout

Think you have a fast trigger finger and an eye for precision shooting? You should play Project Blackout then. The game boasts of an immersive gameplay with realistically skinned models, surround sound and cinematic camera effects.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

MicroVolts

MicroVolts

MicroVolts

This is one game that looks funny enough with bright colors and cute characters with abstract design. Weapons come in all shapes and sizes. So don’t be surprised when you are asked to choose between a shovel and tommy gun.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Cross Fire

Cross Fire

Cross Fire

Cross Fire’s gameplay is based on an explosive storyline that involves two mercenary factions fighting for taking over the control of the world. You get to fight on behalf of either one of these armed factions.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Metal Assault

Metal Assault

Metal Assault

It is actually interesting to play an online shooter game that is full of characters that look so cartoonish. Don’t get fooled by the cute characters, the game has a gripping and intense storyline.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Battlefield Heroes

Battlefield Heroes

Battlefield Heroes

This is another game that attracts us with its refreshing and unconventional looking characters. From the house of EA, the game allows both soldiers and wizards in the battlefield to fight head to head.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm

As you might have inferred from the name, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and tactics. Alien Swarm is available as a free download from the popular digital game download service, Steam.

Genre – Adventure
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

War Rock

War Rock

War Rock

War Rock is a military first person shooter good for both solo and team game play. From rocket launchers to F-15 jets, you have got a whole lot of weapons at your disposal.

Genre – FPS
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Social Games

Cityville

CityVille

CityVille

This is one of those games that requires hardly any introduction. From the house of social gaming powerhouse Zynga, Cityville is among the top ten social games played online.

Genre – Social
Leaderboard – Not Comprehensive
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Gardens of Time

Gardens of Time

Gardens of Time

It’s tough to break into the social games toppers list if the game isn’t from a company with deep pockets like Zynga. Gardens of Time by Playdom is a puzzle game with a sci fi twist to it.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – Not Comprehensive
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Texas HoldEm Poker

Texas HoldEm Poker

Texas HoldEm Poker

Got a Poker face that doesn’t give away the cards you are holding? Try your hand in the world’s number one online poker game from Zynga. The game is so much fun to play with friends.

Genre – Social
Leaderboard – Not Comprehensive
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Diamond Dash

Diamond Dash

Diamond Dash

Fan of Bejeweled? Diamond Dash is the online fix for those who are looking to hit colorful gems around and collect goodies! The sixty second limitation is what prevents you from getting addicted to this game.

Genre – Arcade
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Bubble Island

Bubble Island

Bubble Island

Bubble Island is based on a popular arcade game concept. In the gameplay, you will earn points by popping a bubble cannon and shooting at the bubbles.

Genre – Arcade
Leaderboard – Not Comprehensive
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Frontierville

FrontierVille

FrontierVille

Another crowd favorite Zynga game that topped the charts instantly after launch. If you liked playing Age of Empires, you will like this fantasy game that lets you build your own community.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Zombie Lane

Zombie Lane

Zombie Lane

Ah, what would happen to pop culture if there weren’t Zombies (and vampires)! Take control of your neighborhood by whacking the army of undead with a great choice of weapons – from shovel to shotguns.

Genre – Fanatsy
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Looking to earn some spare change? How about a million dollars? Adapted from the famous TV show by the same name, this multiplayer game puts you head to head with fellow players, all of whom just ten questions away from earning a seven figure payday. Sadly, the game is limited only to players from North America.

Genre – Quiz
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – No

Pet Society

Pet Society

Pet Society

Pet Society is a game perfect for both people who love to raise pets and those who don’t. Besides caring for and raising pets, you can hunt for treasure and shop for cloths and accessories (all virtual of course) as well!

Genre – Social
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore

You can never escape reality shows! Despite earning a reputation as a pretty useless show, Jersey Shore and its colorful residents are here in Facebook. Get ready to throw up and get your GTL on!

Genre – Reality
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – No

Casual

Minecraft

Minecraft

Minecraft

Minecraft is one of the most popular casual games spawned by the Internet and has a huge, loyal and very vocal fanbase. To put simply, the game is like a virtual Legoland where you can build literally anything, in any size.

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – No

Angry Birds for Chrome

Angry Birds

Angry Birds

Is there is a platform that doesn’t run this uber popular new age game? Available exclusivesly on Google Chrome App Store, you get to rescue the eggs from the pigs in 70 different levels.

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – No

FIFA Superstars

FIFA Superstars

FIFA Superstars

Football fans rejoice! After invading the console boxes with steeply priced releases, the football game is now available free of charge from the Chrome App Store. So go now to own and manage your own Football club.

Genre – Sports

Leaderboard – No

Paid Upgrades – No

Dark Orbit

Dark Orbit

Dark Orbit

Based in space, the game play involves exploring dangerous, distant galaxies and competing against real players in interstellar battles. Enlist today and become a space pilot in DarkOrbit.

Genre – Fantasy
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Toast Snatcher

Toast Snatcher

Toast Snatcher

Toast Snatcher is a simple and a fun game where you will have to catch the toasts that are falling before they reach the roaster.

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – No

Bejeweled

Bejeweled

Bejeweled

This one hardly needs any introduction at all. Match sparkling gems three at a time to make them burst in showers of color and points. Very addictive!

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – Yes

Plants Vs Zombies

Plants Vs. Zombies

Plants Vs. Zombies

Despite a weird name, Plants Vs Zombies is a cult hit. You will have to defend your home from an army of zombies with just an arsenal of zombie zapping plants.

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – No

World’s Biggest Pac-Man

Pac-Man

Pac-Man

It’s a Pac Man game and that’s more than enough detail to get your game on. The game also lets you design your own maze too!

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – No

Zuma’s Revenge

Zuma's Revenge

Zuma's Revenge

In this game, you enter the world of Zuma where evil tiki bosses rule the land. The mythological storyline and characters should keep you glued to your seats!

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – Yes
Paid Upgrades – No

WordSquared

WordSquared

WordSquared

WordSquared is a close looking clone to the popular board game Scrabble. Invite your friends and start a massively multiplayer word association game instantly.

Genre – Casual
Leaderboard – No
Paid Upgrades – No

Share Your Thoughts!

Which one is your favorite online game? Did we miss an awesome game? Sound off in the comments section!


  • http://thebird-feeder.com Ben Carlsen

    It would be helpful if the platform was specified, i.e. Mac, Windows, or Browser-based. Otherwise, this is a pretty good list.

    • http://twitter.com/misterparker MisterParker

      I agree – that was my first thought!

  • http://moyicat.deviantart.com/ moyicat

    You can’t miss Elements!
    It’s a free online card game at: http://www.elementsthegame.com/
    It’s a very well balanced card game and I definitely love it!

  • Deadl0ck

    Been playing minecraft for 2 years now….

    I was well surprised that it has a leaderboard, since the game has no goals…. and that it doesn’t have a paid upgrade, while the creative mode is free, but access to the beta is paid.

  • Rui

    I think it worth mentioning that Age of Conan Unchained is also free to play, and very high quality compared to most of the other games in that list! (www.ageofconan.com)

  • LaToya

    You don’t have Glitch on this list! It’s a nice browser-based casual game. http://glitch.com/

    I also agree that the platform should be listed with each game.

  • Lacc

    Team Fortress 2 is also free to play now for pc and mac users too.
    http://www.tf2.com/freetoplay/

  • he110

    Epic Battle Fantasy 3 is also quite the nice game, though it’s flash based.

  • http://www.therevtastic.com Taylor Jones

    For Minecraft, you should mention the free version is called Classic and that there is a paid upgrade to the Beta version of Minecraft.

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  • http://about.me/radie Radie

    Age of Empires just put out a free game… http://www.ageofempiresonline.com/

    Havent tried it yet, but I’m, about to…

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  • Al

    Huh. Didn’t realize there was an online Shin Megami Tensei game…

  • http://esmaltametal.com.ar Esmaltes

    Team Fortress 2 is also free to play now for pc and mac users too.

  • Kuikuli

    Ahh… Runescape, people tend to hate the game nowadays.

    I’m still proud to say i started playing in 2006, and i have no plans of quitting.

  • http://www.ein-herjar.com/website/index.php Jimmy Tran

    Just for updating. Einherjar is a F2P 1 year old web game from Japan. It should be in the fantasy type of this article. Check it out at http://www.ein-herjar.com

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