Online gaming continues to grow more popular as more and more people become connected. Also, as the price of games and gaming systems continue to rise more people are looking for free games as their primary gaming option. Many game companies produce free to play games and host them online like Lord of the Rings Online or Marvel Heroes, but these companies generally only publish one or two games at most. If you are looking for websites that host hundreds or even thousands of good free games, these are places you should look.
Google Play – Google Play is only just getting off the ground, but it already has a solid library of games to play. Not all of them are free, but many are and the quality of free games on Google Play is usually a step above the quality of games on most other free game websites. Most importantly, the site is connected to your Google account and just about every game on the site can be played on your traditional computer or on your mobile Google device.
Pogo.com – This website requires you to make an account before you can access it, but you can log in with your Facebook account if you’d like and it won’t post messages on your Facebook wall. The games on Pogo are a mix of basic free-to-play like hidden and puzzle games, with a few arcade games mixed in. Sometimes you will only be able to play a demo, but a surprising number of full games can be found if you just look around. Pogo’s biggest benefit is that it will appeal to a wide audience.
Games.com – Games.com focuses much more heavily on puzzle and traditional games than any of the other websites do. Much like Pogo, some games on here only have demo versions, but this website also has free full version options for many games that are unlocked by watching advertising. If you are willing to sit through a 30 second add every level or so, you can play full versions of free games here that you can’t find elsewhere.
Facebook – If you aren’t looking at Facebook for free games, you simply aren’t in touch with the modern world. Facebook has thousands of free games of almost every genre you can imagine. Many of them will try to convince you to pay for features or will require that you recruit friends in order to progress, but this isn’t always the case and it is usually obvious within about 15 minutes of play whether the game will do that or not. The one major annoyance with Facebook games is that many will make posts for you, but you can disable this feature in your settings and simply enjoy the game without disturbing your friends.
Armor Games – Armor Games hosts hundreds of free to play games. The majority of these games tend to be tower defense, role playing, or strategy games, but not all of them. While there are sites that host more games and even better games, the main reason to use this site is because Armor directly publishes many of the best games on the web. If you’ve ever played games like Kingdom Rush or Cursed Tower, you have played a game published by this company. Using this website to play those games just directly supports the company that made the games you enjoy.
Kongregate – This website is arguably the best free game site online. It hosts thousands of games and even has a deal with Gamestop that allows you to earn Gamestop Reward Points just by playing games. Nearly every Armor game is available on this site as well as most of the online CCGs and multiplayer 2D MMORPGs. It also has a slew of independent games and a trove of role playing games that can’t be found elsewhere. There just about isn’t a genre of game you can’t play here and all of the games are completely free. A game rating system allows the website to learn your preferences and intelligently suggest new games. It really is a wonderful free online gaming experience.