Top 40 Places to Play Games on the Web

Your computer might be a great tool for work, but every once in a while you need a break. These sites will give you an easy way to have a little fun.

Click on the images to browse to each site.

PopCap

PopCap

PopCap

Home to such great online games as Plants vs. Zombies and Bejewled, PopCap offers a great collection of both games you can play online and games you can download.

Sploder

Sploder

Sploder

Not only does Sploder have a collection of games that you can play, it also offers a game creator where you can build your own games that you can share online.

Kongregate

Kongregate

Kongregate

Offering more than 20,000 games, along with user reviews and recommendations, Kongregate has added some social networking to the many games it offers.

King.com

King

King

Focusing on skill games, King.com offers players a chance to win cash in many of their games.

The Great Games Experiment

The Great Games Experiment

The Great Games Experiment

As the home of many player-created games, the Great Games Experiment offers many games that you can’t find anywhere else.

Rock You Games

Rock You Games

Rock You Games

On Rock You Games, you’ll find many games, some of whcih can even be added to your social networking profiles.

Newgrounds

NewGrounds

NewGrounds

This site offers games that you’ll be playing for hours — where some sites limit the levels you can access for free, Newgrounds makes them all available.

PixelJam

PixelJam

PixelJam

New games with a retro feel are available on PixelJam. These games will have you remembering the first time you played video games.

RockSolidArcade

Rock Solid Arcade

Rock Solid Arcade

If you’re looking for games that let you fly planes, RockSolidArcade has several choices among the games it offers.

Nitrome

Nitrome

Nitrome

With a variety of offbeat games, Nitrome can keep you amused for hours.

Sticky Arcade

Sticky Arcade

Sticky Arcade

This site’s star game, Cyrkam Airtos, will test your skills when it comes to tossing paper balls into trash cans.

Addicting Games

Addicting Games

Addicting Games

Along with the World’s Hardest Game, Addicting Games offers a variety of action and sports games, as well as games from other genres.

Ninja Kiwi

NinjaKiwi

NinjaKiwi

While Ninja Kiwi has plenty of games, start with the featured games — there are some great games in there.

GameGum

GameGum

GameGum

You’ll find retro games as well as serials on GameGum. The site offers several thousand games.

The PC Man Website

PC Man Website

PC Man Website

This website may look a little old school, but it has a great collection of old school games.

Mario Games Flash

Mario Flash

Mario Flash

If you’re a Mario fan, Mario Games Flash is the site for you — it collects Mario games available online.

MoFunZone

MoFunZone

MoFunZone

MoFunZone offers a variety of types of games, but it really shines when it comes to action games.

CandyStand

Candystand

Candystand

With games like Clockwords, CandyStand makes old game ideas new again.

Fasco-CS

FASCO-CS

FASCO-CS

Available in both Japanese and English, the games on Fasco-CS are a little different than what you’ll find on most game sites.

Amanita Design

Amanita Design

Amanita Design

While Amanita Design is essentially a portfolio, you’ll find some great games here, including both Samorost 1 and 2.

Not Doppler

Not Doppler

Not Doppler

Not Doppler brings together free games from all over the web, making it a great place to search for new games.

Shockwave

Shockwave

Shockwave

Offering a wide variety of puzzle games as well as other genres of games, Shockwave has enough games to keep you playing for a while.

Teagames

Teagames

Teagames

At Teagames, racing and sports games take center stage.

VivaLaGames

VivaLaGames

VivaLaGames

With strategy and action games, VivaLaGames is sure to keep you engaged for hours on end.

Globulous

Globulous

Globulous

A multi-player game, Globulous offers opportunities for interaction as well as for fun.

XGenStudios

XGen Studios

XGen Studios

XGenStudio’s stick figure games will keep you entertained in a way that games with more graphics never could.

Bored.com

Bored

Bored

Providing a whole list of games that can keep you entertained for a few minutes, Bored.com offers a lot of ways to use up a little time.

Wicked Pissah Games

Wicked Pissah Games

Wicked Pissah Games

On Wicked Pissah Games, you can play with gravity and physics in games like Gravity Pods.

Play4All

Play4All

Play4All

You’ll be able to play with Homer Simpson, Superman and more on Play4All.

DeviantArt

DeviantArt

DeviantArt

While you might not expect a whole lot of games on a site devoted to art, DeviantArt offers illustrators and animators the opportunity to share all kinds of games they’ve created.

Sparkworkz

Sparkworkz

Sparkworkz

Sparkworkz offers puzzle games, quiz games and other games that will get you thinking.

GameGecko

GameGecko

GameGecko

Just by browsing through GameGecko, you’ll find tons of new games, including a few dress up games.

WeGame

WeGame

WeGame

WeGame has both new and classic games. You can find which games other players enjoy by checking out the site’s rankings.

HeavyGames

Heavy Games

Heavy Games

You can check out over 3,000 games on HeavyGames. While that’s a lot of games, the site does rank them so that you can tell which should be the most fun to play.

EyezMaze

Eyezmaze

Eyezmaze

This site is home to the Grow series of online games.

AlbinoBlacksheep

AlbinoBlacksheep

AlbinoBlacksheep

In addition to funny Flash videos, AlbinoBlacksheep finds the best Flash games.

Lewpen

Lewpen

Lewpen

In addition to being a designer’s portfolio site, Lewpen makes the most of 3D graphics in creating games.

Totebo

Totebo

Totebo

Totebo provides several games focusing on their monkey mascot as well as a few others.

One More Level

One More Level

One More Level

Named after a phrase every player will recognize, One More Level has a whole list of games that will keep you playing long past just one level.

Stickpage

Stickpage

Stickpage

Home to a whole collection of stick figure games, Stickpage has more stick figures than you can imagine.

Conclusion

We should categorize this post as NSFW — don’t blame us if you get caught playing games at work! But if you’ve got some spare time this weekend, sit back and relax and play a game or two.

We won’t tell.


  • http://www.twistereli.com Eli

    Too..many…great….articles!!!
    Need to bookmark so many articles these days lol

    • No comment?

      Doo you know n e places to play games on the computer like not nerdy games juss something to do ?
      (but some things are blocked because im at school. :()

  • http://jouluserver.com/~krisu krisu

    Excellent list, but fix the links! They are all mistyped

  • http://www.egoant.com Aaron (EgoAnt)

    Oops! It looks like I’m getting double http:// on the links!

    Another great site that is an up-and-coming site is GameJolt – http://gamejolt.com – they offer Flash, Silverlight, and downloadable games. There are some real gems in there.

    • http://web.appstorm.net Chris Bowler

      Hmm, strange issue. Sorry folks — they’re updated now.

  • Arik

    Newgrounds probably has the biggest community out of all of those websites, it’s also probably the oldest starting way back in the 90′s. It’s also where I met the Internet :’). First community, forever in my heart (and in my 9000 posts on their forums). But alas, we grow up. At least I know a little about “the dark side of the net”

    • http://envato.com Muj

      It’s hardly the ‘dark-side’. Newgrounds is child’s play

  • http://andymcclung.posterous.com/ Andy M

    41: http://www.omgpop.com / Love it to kill some time.

    • http://twitter.com/themd MD

      That’s my favorite! I can’t believe it’s not on the article

  • Kim Kristensen

    Well i’m from Denmark(Europe) – and we’re using the international casual gamingsite http://www.spigo.com – It’s a great site, and the designs of the games are amazing – However it’s Java games but they have managed to make the games run quite fast.

    the + side of http://www.spigo.com is the possibility to play multiplayer games – where you can beat friends and family in their games

    Just another recomendation.

  • Supernova

    You missed what has to be one of the nicest set of flash games out there, http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/ such lovely designs and I would argue some of the most well thought out games.

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/benedik/ Rok

    You left out http://www.igrajmo.se

  • adrian

    hu? i missed the best site
    http://www.dragongamez.com

  • Topy

    this is great, i mean i’m not the kind of person who plays on the computer (it’s been a while!) ,neither with psp or xbox, but now i feel i want to start again. Nice list

  • Sergio Masellis

    you forgot Quakelive (I know I know its only 1 game but a 3D online/browser game.) and allows multiplayers!

  • http://www.sdnnow.com Seth Goldberg

    Great article. I wanted to point out our network of sites. We have some really unique stuff going on in our network.

    We have our master site currently FreeGameToyz.Com which is our more global portal as well as a testing bed for some of the technology we are playing with.

    Then we have our Niche Sites
    ShootingGameToyz.Com. FarmGameToyz.Com. DrivingGameToyz.Com. FreeGameLovers.Com

    Soon we have our Facebook/MySpace/Bebo/Hi5/Web Application coming out (1-2 Weeks) where we are set up to compete in the mindjolt space. With scores, challenges and some even special stuff like cash tournaments run for high scores.

    What we are attempting to do is bridge the gap between the arcades and the social networks and create more social experiences. While the Niche Sites are not part of this, they are design to obtain targeted traffic that can go to our other network sites…

    If you have any feedback or questions about our network, drop me an email!

  • http://comodosaurus.blogsome.com Kucingedan

    Woah, there are some great site missing here
    http://www.armorgames.com/ -> a buch of great well-known flash games are sponsored by armorgames
    http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/ -> alternative
    http://www.playmain.com/ -> simple site interface

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  • http://www.bgames.com Free games

    Great list of sites. You forgot to mention some, but it’s an alright list.

  • Rob
  • http://speedysarcade.net/index.php?action=register JAK STEED

    where people can play free games and win prizes free and also socialize with there friends and also while you play our games you are raising money for autism

  • http://blitinteractive.com paul

    Lots of games in this portfolio site

  • qazwsxedc121

    You forgot armorgames!!!!

  • souza

    Great list thanks, just want to add http://www.playonlinearcade.com

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  • http://www.nakedweb.org hib

    Thanks for nice collection!
    website value calculator

  • http://www.core-exiles.com/ Droffy

    Simpley the most addictive browser game iv’e played.

    If your Looking for a space trader/ combat and explporation type game that will keep you playing for years this is the place.
    Visit the game

    http://www.core-exiles.com/

    visit the forum

    http://community.core-exiles.co.uk

    and we even have an IRC channel here

    irc.core-exiles.com

    if you want fun and adventure and something that you cant complete in five mins Come give this a try

  • http://alterposer.com AlterPoser

    I’m surprised OMGPOP isn’t on here. :/

  • http://gridlock3d.com Paul Leno

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  • http://www.gazzyboy.com room escape games
  • http://www.agri.web.tr/ agri dagi

    Lots of games in this portfolio site…

  • Myrra

    what sucks is you can’t play any of these games at school cause they are all blocked because the teachers think that they are to “scary” or “Too Violent” for us.
    What fags. :]

  • http://www.alphacomputersltd.com Alicia

    I wouldnt have ever noticed you if I never tried look and research. Superb and excellent and aim delighted I saw it. Now I know what I need to do. Thanks ever so much.

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    I love me some PopCap and Newsgrounds <3

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  • Chad Jones

    You forgot armor games

  • Isaac

    Nice list!

    Might add:
    http://www.ubooly.com/games

  • Besplatne Online Igre

    Thank you for your list.
    If I may I would like to add this one to your list
    Besplatne Igrice

  • Flash Games

    Was a very good list. Thank you.

    http://www.googames.net

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