When most people think of Google Chrome, the search engine itself or useful apps like Gmail and Google Docs are usually the first things that come to mind. Google Chrome's extensive list of free in-browser games is unknown.
Google Chrome offers a variety of apps and games from different genres that users can play on their mobile devices or laptop. With outstanding properties like 2048 or TabagotchiAmong other things, you are sure to find something that you enjoy.
Yes, the name sounds a lot like another infamous virtual pet, and it is on purpose. The tabagotchi is an extension that gives you a little creature to take care of by keeping your tabs to a minimum.
If you browse the internet and open more tabs, your pet will get sick. However, if you close these, the pet will be happier. After several hours of browsing with five tabs or fewer, the tabagotchi will evolve into something even more impressive.
The ridiculously popular number matching game is also available as a Chrome extension. In 2048, you will have to combine identical numbers to add them up and eventually collect the coveted 2048 tile while trying to keep your board from getting overcrowded and ending your game prematurely. It's simple but a lot of fun and figuring out where each tile will move when you slide the board left, right, up and down is difficult and addicting.
Robbers in the city
Auto-running platformer are the be-all and end-all of the free browser game scene, but these games can be turned into something more interesting with just a simple change.
In Robbers in Town, you play as two separate criminals trying to escape a local bank with their supply of cash in tow. One directional arrow controls the first predator while another controls the second. Both must be used to dodge obstacles and get more money.
Nords: Heroes of the north
The winter realm of Shingard is attacked by the evil ice queen. In Nords: Heroes of the North you can take command of various Nordic strongholds that are spread across the country and form alliances or rivalries with neighboring clans of orcs and elves.
Diplomacy and strategy become key tools as you work to build your army to defend your fortresses from the Frozen undead hordes.
Free Rider HD
Free Rider HD is the best ragdoll-based racer on the Chrome Store. With 80 unique levels, multiple vehicle types, and tons of achievements to unlock, the game has plenty of challenges to complete. However, the game's best feature is its robust user community.
Free Rider HD also gives players the option to create their own detailed 2D racing levels. At this point, players have created more than 50,000 custom levels that you can use to challenge your friends or the global leaderboards.
The Treasure Arena allows up to four friends to compete in a retro-themed grudge game that mimics yesterday's old school arcade games. Each level is littered with enemy monsters that you and your friends must exterminate together while fighting for the most coins at the same time. When you defeat enemies, you can loot treasure chests for better weapons and equipment. All of this gives you a competitive advantage over your friends.
Happy Friday follows an orange monster creature who escapes red monster creatures and eats donuts. It's a free, fast-paced game, but controls are simple so people of all ages can play.
Although this game doesn't have a lot of strategy, you'll have to dodge obstacles and figure out how to use the environment around you to progress through levels and fight the red monsters. You can transform into a ball to get faster and go through pipes and tubes, or stand still to be able to jump.
The cult favorite Spelunky HTML5 is like an 8-bit Indiana Jones adventure with lashes, snakes and much more. Essentially, you're helping a cave diver, Spelunky, find gold and his lost girlfriend while avoiding booby traps and deadly animals. The controls are incredibly easy.
If you die in the game, you will not be sent back to the beginning. Instead, the game generates a new series of random levels so you don't feel like you are going back.
No game store would be complete without your stereotypical, mythical tower defense game. The premise is pretty simple: build a variety of towers to fend off the infinite tide of evil forces that want to search your beloved kingdom.
Kingdom Rush Frontiers shows a variety of tower types and enemies, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The gameplay is polished too, which is likely to appeal to both newbies and veterans of the genre. Plus, it looks damn cute.
The Chrome version of Little Alchemy is not that different from the mobile version – apart from the full-screen and offline game modes. Players begin the game with four main basic elements (fire, water, earth and air) and assemble a number of more complex elements as the game progresses.
For example, combine earth and fire to make lava, then lava and air to make stone, stone and air to make sand, and so on. There isn't much behind it, but you can easily spend hours unlocking the hundreds of combos available without the cheat guide.
King of Thieves
The goal of King of Thieves is simple: ssteal stuff. Players take control of their own little thief and guide them through 100+ single player platform levels, as well as a nearly endless number of user-created levels.
Players can also team up to form guilds, collect treasure, and design complex levels of monsters, traps, and secret locks designed to keep enemy thieves at bay. The more treasures you grab, the more customizable outfits you can unlock and add a touch of personality to the game.
Gopherwood Studios' Entanglement was once one of the default games added to Chrome when it was installed. To make it as long as possible, players rotate and place etched tiles in a hexagonal grid or other formation without running into a wall.
The game offers both single-player and multiplayer game modes, online and offline features, and zen-like music that makes you feel like you are having a cup of tea or sitting in a Japanese garden. It's simple and straightforward, but the level variation adds enough depth for you to stick with it.
Cut the rope
The cuddly little Om Nom is longing for candy and you will cut the rope to give it to him. The hit physics game has been around on the mobile for a while and is now available on Chrome.
Every level and puzzle becomes more and more complicated as new elements and dangers are constantly introduced into the gameplay. Don't be fooled by the cute (yet good-looking) graphics. The game can be brutally challenging and frustrating as you grab stars and follow the frog-like Om Nom further down the virtual rabbit hole.
Mahjong Solitaire is similar to traditional solitaire and only uses mahjong tiles instead of cards. Although the solo puzzle game is a little more finely tuned than it was in the early 1980s when it was first developed for the computer, it's still essentially the same game.
Players have to click on matching tile sets to remove them from the stack and solve the puzzle. The Chrome version combines it with multiple stacking layouts, tile variations, and relaxing music that will likely put you to sleep. It's not too difficult, but going against the clock adds to the challenge.
There are a lot of MMOs out there, but Dark Orbit is one of the few games Chrome has that has nothing to do with fantasy. Instead of a knight, magician or archer, players take on the role of a space pilot who drifts in DarkOrbit. The game allows you to explore a huge area of space while searching the universe in search of raw materials to upgrade and customize your spaceship.
If you choose to play nice, you can team up with other players to complete quests and objectives. Otherwise, you can wage interstellar battles with your newfound enemies in a unique player-versus-player system full of endless firepower and far too much strafing. Be warned though: space can get a little lonely from time to time.
Chess as we know it has been played for more than six centuries, but its origins go back nearly 1,500 years. It's a game of wit, intellect and patience – and now browser-based convenience thanks to the rendering of the classic game through Chrome.
SparkChess 9 offers fast, fluid animations as well as integrated A.I. and a multiplayer mode for those who want to compete against another player. It even offers Facebook integration and a number of useful tips for those of you new to the game.
One of the most popular mobile games is also available in your Chrome browser. Of course, it plays a little differently without touch controls, but it's still a polished title that's great for killing some time. Fruit Ninja is incredibly easy to play, but surprisingly difficult to master.
Just cut the fruit as it appears on the screen, avoiding bombs that are regularly thrown in. Not only is it fun, but it's also a great way to hone your mouse maneuvering skills for other PC games like Counter-Strike or Apex Legends.
Crossy Road is a game that will remind players of the ultimate classic arcade game Frogger. The graphics are more in the style of games like Minecraft and Robloxand the name suggests a playful game Flutter bird, but the game is a Frogger look alike.
Your goal in this delightful game is to cross endless rivers, train tracks and roads until you can’t go any further. The further you progress along the trails, the more complicated the game becomes.
In addition to crossing paths and avoiding obstacles, you can also collect coins to increase your score. You can play the game at your own pace, which is very nice as you don't have to run through the levels. However, if you stay silent for a long time, there is a risk of being caught by an eagle, which will end the game instantly.
You can choose from multiple levels and change the gameplay by switching between the impressive selection of characters.
Boxel Rebound is sure to be one of Chrome's most formidable car runners thanks to the latest updates that have made the finale even more excruciating. It's based on Chrome, but Boxel Rebound's extensive content includes 50 levels, eight player skins, and even a level editor.
Players of this game can create and share their levels, which justifies a comparison with Super Mario Maker Lite. You'll jump back and forth between fun and frustration because of the many options and the high level of difficulty.