Top 20 Chrome Web Store Games

While web apps are a great way to get work done, they’re also a great pastime. With the recent introduction of the Chrome Web Store, you have instant access to thousands upon thousands of great web-based games in one place. Developers have been working hard making stellar games for the web, specifically in Chrome, and are even porting famous iOS and Android titles such as Angry Birds over to the browser.

With so many games available, the Chrome Web Store has more than a few undesirable titles which may not fit your gaming style. Fortunately for you, I have crafted a list of our top twenty games from the Chrome Web Store. Before you start installing these games, make sure you’re running the latest version of Chrome on your computer so you can play these games without any issues.

Angry Birds

While this may seem like a rather generic choice, Angry Birds never fails to impress. If you don’t already know, Angry Birds is a popular smartphone game in which you use a slingshot to throw birds at pigs who have stolen their eggs. While this may sound stupid to some, I thoroughly enjoy this game and have played more hours than I am comfortable revealing. The browser version of this game performs just as well as the iOS version and is updated regularly. Now if only Angry Birds Space was available on the web…

Price: Free
Requires: Google Chrome
Developer: Developer Name

TypingClub

While some may not consider this a game, I find TypingClub a great way to have fun while brushing up on my typing skills. The goal of TypingClub is to teach you how to touch type without looking at your keyboard while adding a bit of fun to the process. Not only has this web app made my typing faster, it’s kept me occupied for hours because of TypingClub’s goal: moving onto the next level!

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Typing Club

Mini Ninjas Beta

Mini Ninjas was by far one of my favorite Nintendo DS games. To my luck, this game was recently ported over to the browser with amazing 3D graphics and out of this word sound effects. In short, when you start playing this open world game, you start out as a ninja in training and have to progress through multiple levels to complete your training. Before I spoil the rest of the storyline, you should definitely check this game out if you’re into ninjas, adventure games or open world games.

Price: Free Trial
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Eidos Interactive Ltd.

Input/Output

Google Input/Output

Input/Output is a promotional game for Google’s annual developer’s conference, GoogleIO. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a developer to play Input/Output. The objective of this game is to move a ball from one side of the map to another using various machines which push, move or shove the ball in different directions. I love this game because there is no strict set of guidelines, and you can just let your mind run free and built whatever you want. This game is definitely fun after a long day of school or work, and while this may sound odd, Input/Output game is actually quite relaxing as it lets your mind wander…

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Google

Bastion

If you love RPGs, you’re sure in for a treat. Bastion is a storytelling game which is completely powered by HTML5 and hand painted artwork. You’re objective is to travel through a (literally) broken world while finding secrets as to why this chaos happened. To me, this game is amazing because of the beauty of the graphics and the immersing storyline which definitely comes together over time. While I wouldn’t recommend this to the younger audience, teens and adults will definitely appreciate this game’s true meaning and thrill.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Super Giant Games

Solitaire

Solitaire

Ah yes, the obligatory Solitaire game. While I usually wouldn’t include something so basic in a “favorite” roundup, this version of Solitaire has such a beautiful interface, I couldn’t help myself. This game features a cool vintage/wood style interface while keeping the standard Solitaire layout. Another notable feature of this port is the fact that you can choose multiple versions of Solitaire such as Double Klondike. To me, this is a must have for anyone’s Chrome web app collection because, come on, who doesn’t love a good game of Solitaire?

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome

Curling

Curling

While curling is a fun sport, I find it more enjoyable to play online. Not only because I can play from the comfort of my computer, but because I can play with thousands of other people online. While the game is pretty simple, the interface can be clunky at times which gets annoying after long sessions of Internet curling.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Fly or Die

Bejeweled

While we’ve had Bejweled on our cellphones since 2002, it is back in the browser using the power of HTML5. Bejeweled is great in the browser because of it’s out of this world graphics and two new game modes: Classic and Speed. To me, Bejeweled is a must have for any Chrome user as it features a simple goal and pleasing interface.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: PopCap

Frogger Classic

Frogger is by far one of my favorite retro arcade games which is still quite popular on modern smartphones and tablets. Recently however, Frogger Classic was ported over to the browser by Konami, Frogger‘s original publisher. The browser version of Frogger is virtually the same as the arcade version except that the game is controlled with your arrow keys instead of the traditional joystick. While this game is free to play, you have the option of paying $0.99 via Google Wallet to continue your game if you die. If you like retro games, you should definitely give Frogger Classic a try!

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Konami

Plants vs Zombies

Plants vs Zombies

Plants vs Zombies was originally made famous on the Mac and later on iOS, and recently it was brought over to the web in full force. In Plants vs Zombies, you have to fight off zombies by planting special plants in your yard to help defeat them. To me, the best parts of this game are the awesome cartoon graphics and strategy-action hybrid game play. This game will definitely keep you occupied for hours on end with multiple levels of awesome, zombie-killing chaos!

Price: Free Trial
Requires: Chrome
Developer: PopCap

Sinuous

Sinuous is simple yet fun for the browser. Built in HTML5, Sinuous is a game in which your only objective is to stay alive. You play as a string type creature and have to avoid hitting the red dots. While this may sound simplistic in theory, you have to actually play the game to get the full effect. Sinuous also features nice, relaxing music which makes this game a great way to take a quick break at work or school.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Hakim

Bouncy Mouse

Bouncy Mouse

If the name isn’t strange enough, Bouncy Mouse is a simple game in which you have to throw a mouse at a cat, gaining cheese along the way. Though the theme may be abstract, you shouldn’t pass this up. Check out the awesome graphics and interactive controls. While this game may get boring for the older crowd, kids will definitely fall in love with it.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Munkadoo Games Ltd

Canvas Rider

Canvas Rider is an extremely interactive world builder game for the web. You can choose to build your own tracks by drawing them in the track creator, or you can ride pre-built tracks which were built by other players. You can either ride these tracks on a BMX bike or a mountain bike.  Trust me, it makes a difference. If you like building things, this game is definitely for you.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Maxime

Private Joe

Private Joe: Urban Warfare

Private Joe is an absolutely awesome sidescroller with nice 8-bit graphics. Your goal in this game is to save your fellow soldiers and defeat the enemy army. To me, this game is a mashup of Super Mario Bros. and Call of Duty which is done well and is a definite hit in the Chrome Web Store. Just a quick warning:  this game is gory, so I wouldn’t recommend giving this game to your kid.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Hot Bazooka

N-Blox Tetris

N-Blox Tetris

N-Blox Tetris features a cool, Web 2.0 design while still keeping the same Tetris game in all it’s glory. While I still like the original Tetris design, N-Blox does a good job with gradients and styling. This game is a definite must if you’re into retro gaming.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Arcade Chrome

OokiCookie

OokiCookie

OokiCookie is by far one of my favorite web games on the Chrome Web Store. This is because of it’s intuitive controls and fun objective. The only real goal in this game is to drag a cookie into the blue monster’s mouth. While this may sound lame, it’s actually really fun, so give it a try!

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Disco Boy/a>

Little Alchemy

If you like science, you’ll love Little Alchemy. While there is no clear objective in this game, it’s basic goal is to mix different elements and environmental factors to create various types of weather. This game is definitely good for kids (or adults) needing to learn some basic science facts! It also has stellar graphics featuring nice hand-drawn fonts.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome

Starship

Starship is an odd indie game in which you’re controlling an 16-bit ship in space. Your goal is to avoid all obstacles and shoot the incoming asteroids to destroy them. This game is very addicting and is a great time-killer for those moments when you need a little bit of psychedelic fun.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Maragato Entertainment

Animals Puzzle

Even though this game has barely anything to do with animals, it’s still a great puzzle game. While it’s vaguely similar to Bejeweled, it features a clearer objective: break the chains. You can break them by combining gems of the same color which gets progressively harder as the game goes on. This game is definitely a good choice for all of you puzzle addicts reading this.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: BushidoIT

RGB Game

The RGB Game

The RGB Game is like nothing I’ve ever played before. The objective of this game is to fix broken CRT televisions by matching the broken color’s negative. While this game may not seem fun at first, it eventually “grows” on you and becomes addicting.

Price: Free
Requires: Chrome
Developer: Q42

What Do You Think?

Now that you’ve seen my favorite Chrome Web Store games, what are yours? Let us know in the comments section below this blog post.


  • http://www.fortenberrylaw.com/ Jeramie Fortenberry

    Props for including the N-Blox Tetris game. I remember when Tetris was on the original Nintendo Gameboy. If you like Tetris, you should also check out their version of Brick Breaker: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cckjnldpbjaiieeehdbfafahkpdihgba

  • http://eclipservmfg.com/ Mike @ Toy Haulers

    Like most people I love playing Angry Birds, but they need to add more levels for Chrome. I have moved my addiction to Solitaire.

  • http://24payturnwow.blogspot.com/ Jedsada

    yes,very cool

  • http://ireland oisin

    i like angry birds in space

  • Antonio

    I like bejeweled, battlefield, and need for speed world

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

    I like angry birds, i play it all the times :D

  • https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flying-cat/aoagnmnanhjpifhkhkfhpbajbghdaemk Muzoff
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