The gaming industry is decades and old and is growing exponentially with each passing year. Sites like The Old School Game Vault are keeping the retro games and consoles of our youth alive while big names such as Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox are paving the way for the future. What we don’t hear about much are internet-based games. There are so many sites out there hosting a variety of fun and unique games. But the question is: from thousands of gaming sites out there on the web, which ones are actually unique, creatively and neatly designed and gaining lots of traffic? In this article, we give you some of those that made it to the top list.
Fun and games – these websites have it all. But the question is: from thousands of gaming sites out there on the web, which ones are actually unique, creatively and neatly designed and gaining lots of traffic? In this article, we give you some of those that made it to the top list.
Here are 12 awesome gaming sites as of 2013:
The maker of the ever-famous Plants vs. Zombies and other legendary games like Zuma, Bejeweled and Bookworm, PopCap has already paved its way to becoming one of the greatest and most successful free gaming sites on the web. It has games for various platforms as well.
Since the dawn of HTML and flash, MiniClip had always been there to serve casual gamers and those who are simply bored with over thousands of mini games for you to enjoy, ranging from simple to complex and are all 100% free and of any genre.
The maker of the hit game Candy Crush, this newcomer in the gaming industry is already competing with the legends, now offering other free games on its site. Each category has a lot of games to choose from as well.
5. Cribbage Online
Cribbage is a classic card game where players aim to score 121 points through various card combinations, the online version provides the game in a bright, colorful format, for free. Additionally, players can enjoy the online version in single-player mode and choose from three difficulty levels: easy, standard, and pro. Visit Cribbage Online.
Known for its Facebook hit game FarmVille, Zynga also offers a variety of games for you to play, but requires registration which is free. They have also made games like Draw Something, Mafia Wars, CityVille (and all the other Ville games) and more.
Newgrounds is definitely a familiar name for those who have already been using the Internet since the 2000s and also offers other creative services like audio, art, movies and other things created by various users.
8. Yahoo! Games
Still not letting itself being beaten is Yahoo! Games, also offering a wide set of free browser games for you to enjoy. And after all, many online users still prefer to play games from Yahoo! for more traditional and nostalgic games.
BGAMES.COM has a nice and smooth layout for browsing games, which are all completely free. Picking a game from any genre is as easy as pie.
10. Animal Jam
Compared to most gaming sites that can be targeting older audiences, Animal Jam is strictly for kids because of its educational purpose. This is a collaboration project of National Geographic and Smart Bomb and is a great way for kids to learn about the jungle.
11. Free Online Games
Despite its very uncreative title, this website is still full of free games anyway, and the site comes in various languages. The games are not bad, but the ads are a little bit in the way.
Kongregate is aimed for the more serious gamers out there, and offers a premium membership of $30 a year for a full-fledged ad-free experience that comes with perks such as beta releases, unique site themes, etc.
13. Addicting Games
Owned by the channel Nickelodeon, it shouldn’t be surprising that the site’s games are aimed for teens. Much like Miniclip or Yahoo! Games, this site had already been around for a long time.
14. Crazy Monkey
Last, but not the least, we have Crazy Monkey, that not only offers free Flash games, but also gives opportunities for Flash game developers to feature their game and get paid. There is also a feature that takes you to a random game on the site.
Whether young or old, everyone loves to play games, and especially free and colorful ones. So if you are bored, why not give these awesome sites a go?