The Best Free Online (in-browser or downloadable) Games

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If there, feel free to link to it here. I couldn't find it, at least.

By "online" I don't necessarily mean games that you play online with other people (although, I'm not ruling that out).

The best two free games available on these intarnets that I've found are:

Grid Wars 2 and Grow RPG. The former has staying power, while the latter just provides a really fun 30 minutes, or however long it takes you to beat it.

Zachary S (Zach S), Monday, 22 January 2007 01:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Grid Wars OTM. Was it me that originally pointed you in its direction on ILE? I think I've finally got the hang of farming, to the extent that I'm now bothered by the fact that I haven't worked out how to stop shooting. Am I missing something, or do you permanently fire from when you first shoot until you die? I'm using hybrid controls (i.e. keyboard and mouse).

http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/grid/gw18.jpg

Interested people, please see http://worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com/grid/wars.htm

caek (caek), Monday, 22 January 2007 02:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It was you who guided me there. Thanks!
I haven't played in a while, but I'm pretty sure if you go into options, there's an auto-fire mode which is turned on by default. How does the mouse-keyboard hybrid setup work?

Zachary S (Zach S), Monday, 22 January 2007 05:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Grid wars = too hectic for me. I don't know how you manage to survive long enough to reap the benefits of yr farming, I could only ever manage to fill up and then explode one, maybe two black holes, before getting blindsided by some little blighter, or just overwhelmed by numbers.

Great link to a g'drillion online games (ok, only 20). http://www.zanorg.com/prodperso/jeuxchiants/doublejeu.htm and http://www.vivalagames.com/play/cursorthief/ two of my faves, both v simple and quick and "just one more go" type addictive.

ledge (ledge), Monday, 22 January 2007 10:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

www.minijuegos.com

You need never work again...

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Monday, 22 January 2007 10:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure if you go into options, there's an auto-fire mode which is turned on by default.

Ah, cheers. Under hybrid setup your keyboard controls movement and the mouse controls shooting direction, a la Quake, etc.

Grid wars = too hectic for me.

I never survive longer than about ten minutes, which I see as an advantage. It's a proper game, but you only need ten minutes for it.

caek (caek), Monday, 22 January 2007 12:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Flow -- designed for maximum taskflow and really beautiful and relaxing about it
Tactics Arena Online -- D&D chess, basically
Hyperframe -- favorite puzzle

nabisco (nabisco), Monday, 22 January 2007 21:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Whoa, Hyperframe is a good time.

Zachary S (Zach S), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 02:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my god that sand falling game/toy. i couldn't tear myself off it last night.

Ste (Fuzzy), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 09:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hahaha, if that's the sand falling thing I'm thinking of, I've spent HOURS on it.

melton mowbray's APOCALYPTO! (adr), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 18:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

More please.

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 25 January 2007 18:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Seriously. I'd suggest some, but you guys are blowing me out of the water so far. Mine are too obvious, like this.

Zachary S (Zach S), Friday, 26 January 2007 04:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

As far as little widgety games go, this one's really terrific -- basic concept, but you can actually improve / develop skills / etc.

http://addictinggames.com/extremeheliboarding.html

nabisco (nabisco), Friday, 26 January 2007 05:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Might be an oldie, but ULTIMATE BLAST BILLIARDS!!!

ledge (ledge), Friday, 26 January 2007 10:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

As far as little widgety games go, this one's really terrific -- basic concept, but you can actually improve / develop skills / etc.

It would be nice to get past a log for once grrrr

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Friday, 26 January 2007 11:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3156339

101 free games (with hardly any comments on any of them. there's moaning on a.n.other forum that the list is an amalgam of other lists which were better but...)

Koogy Bloogies (koogs), Friday, 26 January 2007 18:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
http://www.acrobots.net/ !!!
This thing is so addicting. At first it's fun to just mess around with the physics and feel of it, then you can play the "try to keep your core triangle standing" mini-game, but when that gets dull you can always just throw 20 more creatures in and then mess with whatever that slider on the right does. It's great!

Z S, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 22:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Damn, also this String-Spinning thing. Someone should include it in a system performance test application as a measure of how much your computer can handle, because you can add as many lines and shapes as you want, and it overloads if you go bat-shit crazy as you make the lines. But rein it in your string-spinning ambitions a little, and you can get a nice little lampshade.

Z S, Wednesday, 2 May 2007 22:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what's a.n.other forum?

Anyway, I am going to pimp this game... Acrophobia. It's "free" on some other site, but you need to sign up. That guy found a way around it, though, so you can just stick a name in and it puts you in the game automatically :D

It was made in the 90s, and released by the same guys who were doing the You Don't Know Jack Netshow... basically it follows a similar game show vibe, and you have to play against real people. Think Balderdash, but with acronyms, and you vote for the funniest, not the "realest" or whatever. Every person who votes for you gives you a point, etc. Bonus points for being the fastest answer to receive a point, and bonus points for voting for the winning answer (to encourage people not to throw away votes).

There's a room called "The Couch" which is even better, because they have a house rule that instead of picking a topic from the list (boring shit like animals, science, etc) you make a specific topic up, like "Why are you so addicted to ILX?"

Fucking seriously, we NEED to get an ILX game of Acrophobia going on.

Will M., Thursday, 3 May 2007 14:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That link doesn't work anymore, it seems... LAME.

There's a more IRC-looking version of it too but that's slightly less fun... acrowars.com

Will M., Thursday, 3 May 2007 15:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

gimme new ones

chaki, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 22:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

About a month ago, I used the Stumble Upon "online games" channel so often that I actually got a message telling me that I had viewed every single recommended Stumble link on the topic, and to chill out for a while. I haven't played a free online game since. Thanks for fucking up my self-esteem, Stumble Upon.

Z S, Thursday, 30 August 2007 03:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

www.minijuegos.com

Can't pimp it enough people.

kv_nol, Thursday, 30 August 2007 08:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

BUT WHAT GAME ON MINIJUAGOS

chaki, Thursday, 30 August 2007 21:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

^srsly

Z S, Thursday, 30 August 2007 23:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://zetaflow.skylogic.ca/

El Tomboto, Monday, 10 September 2007 21:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Lazy bastards! (xxpost)

kv_nol, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 09:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Tombot, that is a fantastic game.

kv_nol, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 12:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

puzzler: http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/games/bloxorz

caek, Thursday, 20 September 2007 23:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

hte best free online game: http://www.foon.co.uk/farcade/ssb/

sleepingbag, Friday, 28 September 2007 04:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

bloxorz roxorz! Something surprisingly counter-intuitive about it. (Or, I'm dense.)

ledge, Friday, 28 September 2007 13:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

This might be a better place to get La Mulana

No pop ups.

Penguin USA Paper, Friday, 28 September 2007 21:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

desktop tower defense!

pj, Sunday, 30 September 2007 04:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Damn, I forgot all about Cave Story! I can really, really recommend that one. That one was obviously a labor of love for whoever developed it. It also has replay value because depending on the way you proceed, you can get different weapons and endings. A+ would play again etc.

Knytt Stories looks intriguing, I may check that out later today.

Z S, Sunday, 30 September 2007 17:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Knytt Stories looks intriguing, I may check that out later today.

It took forever and never seemed to go anywhere. I stopped playing.

kv_nol, Monday, 1 October 2007 11:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

The original Knytt is even more low-key than most of the Knytt Stories levels. I'd agree that they don't really 'go anywhere' -- the appeal is mostly in exploring the weird mysterious world and seeing the tiny little sprite animals hop around, which is compelling enough for me but I can see how it could seem boring.

Penguin USA Paper, Monday, 1 October 2007 19:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.yoyogames.com/games/launch/11956

Just going to give it a try.

http://jayisgames.com/images/kaipuu.gif

kv_nol, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 12:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

Kaipuu has a memory leak. (and Seiklus is better)

abanana, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 21:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

I couldn't get Kaipuu to work.

kv_nol, Wednesday, 3 October 2007 09:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

God help me, I just discovered Peggle.
Crack.

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 4 October 2007 05:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

I really like Peggle and I've considered thought about buying the full version, but I bet it isn't much better than the free one.

abanana, Thursday, 4 October 2007 05:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

thought about

abanana, Thursday, 4 October 2007 05:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

But more levels! MORE LEVELS

forksclovetofu, Thursday, 4 October 2007 19:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

o hi dere, its a download, but how does online kart racing grab you http://kart.nexon.net/Download/Client.aspx

stevie, Friday, 5 October 2007 11:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I played KongKongSEA for a long time. It is a jump racing game with attack items and tiles on the ground that give you boost and direction changes.

CaptainLorax, Monday, 8 October 2007 04:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

as for rpgs I found:
The Spirit Engine
Triglaw -only works in certain browsers
flash rpgs: Sinjid Shadow of the Warrior, Swords and Sandals 2 (need full version to save), Bleach Training 2

CaptainLorax, Monday, 8 October 2007 05:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Everyone should play the Knytt Stories level "Don't Eat the Mushroom"
http://www.box.net/shared/5ju8b2232v

abanana, Sunday, 14 October 2007 06:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1171/pathpixss7.png
PathPix and more. The demos will take you several hours to complete each.
http://krispixton.com/PathPix/
http://www.kaser.com/

abanana, Saturday, 27 October 2007 21:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Question:

Is the music for this game the worst music of all time?

HINT: Wait until the programmer's 15 year old girlfriend starts singing before you make your final decision.

Z S, Friday, 2 November 2007 17:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

eventually figured it out, mission complete. had to go to every single planet and talk to everyone again to find the reference I missed, which wasn't too bad all in all.
i really appreciate when IF isn't insanely obscure/hard. good stuff

Nhex, Sunday, 3 July 2016 09:21 (one year ago) Permalink

haha definitely!

Nhex, Sunday, 3 July 2016 09:42 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://c.eev.ee/dont-eat-cactus/play.html

Pleeesiosaur (Leee), Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:32 (one year ago) Permalink

I ate the cactus. Oops.

emil.y, Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

so dumb lol

Nhex, Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:42 (one year ago) Permalink

i learned a valuable kitten lesson

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:44 (one year ago) Permalink

too irresistable not to type "eat cactus"

Guangchang, thank you man (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 July 2016 06:55 (one year ago) Permalink

it wouldn't let me pee on the cactus, knock it over or hiss at it, so I just had to eat it instead

had to

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 22 July 2016 09:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Glad to know I wasn't the only one who tried peeing on the cactus.

emil.y, Friday, 22 July 2016 12:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i won the game

a simba man (Will M.), Friday, 22 July 2016 14:34 (one year ago) Permalink

(i tried a few things and then eventually closed the window before eating it)

a simba man (Will M.), Friday, 22 July 2016 14:34 (one year ago) Permalink

both ate and learned

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 22 July 2016 14:41 (one year ago) Permalink

i won on the first command. the equivalent command loses the game in "don't shit your pants".

remove butt (abanana), Friday, 22 July 2016 15:52 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://jhollands.co.uk/spaceplan/

mick signals, Thursday, 11 August 2016 01:42 (one year ago) Permalink

sounds and animation, HOW DARE THEY

Nhex, Thursday, 11 August 2016 02:14 (one year ago) Permalink

I hate you for this

El Tomboto, Thursday, 11 August 2016 03:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Damnit. Sucked in again...

schwantz, Thursday, 11 August 2016 06:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I opened it up, clicked a few times, felt my pupils begin to dilate and then x'd out of the tab so hard I almost jammed my finger. Not today.

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:26 (one year ago) Permalink

If it helps, its very short.

glumdalclitch, Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Aw, doesn't stay on when you close the window. Disappoint.

Nhex, Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:41 (one year ago) Permalink

xp good to know actually

Nhex, Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:41 (one year ago) Permalink

stayed ~4 minutes late at work just to play this before succeeding in closing tab

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks to this I learned about http://www.kingedward.co.uk/king_edward_potato_baker
Which to be quite honest is kind of amazing and whomever wrote the copy for their website should get a hug.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 11 August 2016 13:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Spaceplan is cute! And it's staying on for me when I change tabs at least.

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 August 2016 16:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I mean this whole genre is basically dumb and none will ever catch me like that initial rush of Candy Box a few years (!) back, but I liked this one's "voice" if you will.

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 August 2016 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Does anyone know of a Tablet version of a game similar to Captain Forever?

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

hilarious! and i feel guilty for sinking time into it

Nhex, Thursday, 8 February 2018 23:24 (three months ago) Permalink

That's my day wiped out

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 9 February 2018 00:18 (three months ago) Permalink

sorry for being a vector

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 9 February 2018 00:23 (three months ago) Permalink

ok. i have created a dog treat monster and two others. 0.3% of breeds discovered.

i am closing the tab. i am not going to visit ever again. this stops here.

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:37 (three months ago) Permalink

I just had Jason Voorhees and a skeleton mating, and it became... Jason Bonehees. This obviously is the best game ever.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:38 (three months ago) Permalink

i should at least buy some aquatic gear so i can capture that shark really quick

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:42 (three months ago) Permalink

I got to 1.8% on the breeds, definitely need to stop

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 9 February 2018 00:43 (three months ago) Permalink

*a distant cry of "fooooooorks!!! foooooooooooooorks!" echoes down a corridor beyond sight*

Karl Malone, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:43 (three months ago) Permalink

you have made a James Malone!
it's super effective

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 9 February 2018 00:44 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't think it'll suck you up for too long. i played for a bit but after i unlocked the permit and whatever i mean how many combinations of monsters do you really feel like you need to find. esp once you've found them all and searched all the locations. but if there is a /true/ late game plz inform.

Mordy, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:46 (three months ago) Permalink

11.2%. Someone beat that so I can feel less bad

Nhex, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:46 (three months ago) Permalink

7.8% sorry

Mordy, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:50 (three months ago) Permalink

if you breed without a license do the cops go after you?

adam the (abanana), Friday, 9 February 2018 01:09 (three months ago) Permalink

you can get busted by one of your customers but i think if you ask each of them if they're a cop you can avoid that.

Mordy, Friday, 9 February 2018 01:18 (three months ago) Permalink

i got busted. lost all my monsters which was good cuz i quit

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Made it to 9.8% but I have the biggest truck and have seem to have explored everywhere so not sure I need to go on. But it swallowed up my workday very effectively.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 9 February 2018 05:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Of course, XENOMORPH + JASON VOORHEES = JASON X.

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I bred Freddy Kreuger with one I can't remember and got Chad Kroeger.
Blob + Zombie gives Blob Zombie.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:51 (three months ago) Permalink

It was Freddy Krueger + Chucky

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

THE DEVIL + HANNIBAL LECTER = DAMNABLE LECTER

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:37 (three months ago) Permalink

aw damn, did anyone do sasquatch + michael myers yet (it's an abomichael snowmyers)

flippy bard (Will M.), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:31 (three months ago) Permalink

you'd think Shrek would combine well due to Neil C's Smash Mouth/Shrek memes, but it just adds "shrek" to the start or end of everything.

neil shreked me.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:14 (three months ago) Permalink


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