Free online games

After a whole day spent among books and documents, did you want to have some fun playing video games but the console is broken? No problem. Open the browser on your computer and take a look at the Internet sites that I am about to report to you.

You may not know, but there are tons of free online games just waiting to be played. There are some that can be played directly from the browser and others that require the download of a so-called client (ie a program to be installed on the PC). All you have to do is choose the ones you prefer the most and start having fun!

Then? May I know what are you still doing standing there? Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusted computer and immediately start concentrating on reading everything listed below. I sincerely hope that in the end you can find at least one game to your liking and that you can then feel very happy with the discoveries made. Are you ready? Yes? Great. So let’s ban the chatter and proceed. I wish you, as usual, good reading and I wish you a great, indeed a great good luck for everything.


  • GamesGames
  • Pogo
  • Miniclip
  • Kongregate
  • HTML5games
  • Other free online games


If you are looking for free online games to relax a little and “switch off” from work (or study), I highly recommend you take a trip to GamesGames which offers a huge range of Flash titles playable directly from the Internet. To make them work, just use a browser with support for Adobe’s Flash Player (for more info on this, I suggest you read my guide on how to install Flash Player ).

By connecting to the main GamesGames page you will find in the center of the screen the list of the most recent games published on the site (the titles are renewed very often), while continuing to scroll there is a list with the most popular games ever, that is the most played by users, and the most popular ones of the last week. You will also find collections dedicated, for example, only to multi-player titles, to recurrences of the moment, etc.

Alternatively, you can “browse” the games offered by the service based on their genre by clicking on Action (for action titles), Adventure (for adventure games), Puzzle (for puzzle games), Racing (for car racing) or the other tabs at the top of the page.

To start a game, all you have to do is click on its preview image and wait a few seconds for it to load. I would also like to point out that on the game page you will also find a brief description of the selected title and indications for the commands to use.


Are you a lover of board games and would you like to know if there is any good relevant title available directly on the net? Well, of course you do! You can find a lot of them on Pogo , a very famous and appreciated portal (especially in the land of stars and stripes) that collects many board games in digital format, such as the Scarabeo and the Monopoly. Requires Adobe Flash Player and to play you need to create a (free) account. Since these are board games, the matches can take place both against real opponents and against fictitious players.

To start playing on Pogo you must, as anticipated, first create your account on the site. To do this, connect to its  home page  and click on the Register link  at the top right. Then fill out the form that is proposed to you with the requested data (e-mail address, username, password, gender, date of birth and country of origin), check the box relating to acceptance of the privacy policy and use of the service which is at the bottom and presses the Register button  .

At this point, you can finally start enjoying the various titles available. Therefore, choose the category of belonging of the online games of your interest by clicking on the appropriate items at the top ( Puzzle , Card , Board,  etc.) or browse the list of all the available games that are proposed to you by default in the home page.

When you find a game that you think you might like, click on its preview and press the Start Game button to start the game that will start automatically after the appearance of a short advertisement.


The portals that I have already proposed to you through which to find free online games have not satisfied you or in any case they have not done so completely? Then try taking a look at Miniclip and you will see that you will not regret it. This is a site that includes a boundless collection of Flash games made by the developers of the portal and some of which are also available in Italian, all usable without having to create any account and possibly playable in full screen.

To play with the titles available on Miniclip, first connect to the home page of the service. So start taking a look at the various titles on the list. At the top you will find the most “popular” ones, while a little further down there is a ranking of the most successful games of the moment.

If, on the other hand, you want to explore the games available by genre, press the button with the three horizontal lines at the top right, take a look at all the categories available from the menu that opens and select the one you are interested in (eg. Acrobatics , Arcade , Adventure etc). In the new page that will open at this point you will find the complete list of titles belonging to the previously selected category. You can sort the titles available based on three different criteria by clicking on their tabs: Best Games , Latest Games , or most beloved games .

If you want you can also carry out a direct search among the various games available, by typing the reference keyword in the appropriate bar at the top and pressing the Enter key on the keyboard.

When you find a title that you think might be interesting, click on its preview and wait a few moments for the game to load. To enable the aforementioned full screen mode just click on the square symbol with open sides at the bottom.


I advise you to make a “visit” also on  Kongregate , a portal full of free online games belonging to the most disparate categories (puzzles, action games, cards, platformers and so on) with which you can have fun both in single and multiplayer. Even in this case, however, it is good to take this into account, the titles available are in Flash.

To know the complete list of games on the site, see its home  page and consult the various sections: you will find the most played games of the moment, the most popular ones, etc. To view the complete list of titles and possibly browse them by category, click on the Games item at the top. You can also search by keyword using the appropriate bar at the top.

When you find a game that you think you might be interested in, move the pointer over it to read the description in the window that will open. If it convinces you, press the Play Now button to start playing immediately.


Are you looking for free online games not based on Flash technology? Then the best suggestion I can give you is without a doubt to take a look at  HTML5games . It is in fact a portal that collects many HTML5 games belonging to the most disparate categories. They can be used directly from the browser window, without the need to download anything on the computer and above all without the need to use the aforementioned Adobe plugin. Check them out now, there are some really nice titles!

Then connect to  the main page of the site and start scrolling through the list of available games. At the top you will find the most successful ones of the moment ( Best ), while further down there are those that have been recently added ( New ). If you prefer to browse the titles by category, just click on the one you are interested in ( Puzzle , Arcade , Cards etc.). found in the sidebar on the left.

When you find a game that you think you might like, click on its preview, read the description of the title in order to realize if it can actually interest you or not and then press the Play button . Once this is done, a new web page will open from which you can immediately start playing with the chosen title.


Do you love Flash / HTML5 “games” but don’t mind a game of the most demanding MMO titles from time to time? Then you absolutely must add the MMOBOMB address to your favorites . This is an Internet site that combines a large selection of free online games with a review of MMO titles to download and use at no cost.

If you want to play “on the fly” without downloading or installing software on your PC, connect to the home page of the site and click on the Browser Games tab  at the top, select the title you want to try and click on the Play Now button to visit the official website of the game and start having fun.

To “browse” the list of browser games reviewed by the site based on their genre (eg. MMORPG , Shooter , etc.), instead place the mouse cursor on the appropriate tab and select one of the items in the menu that appears .

To view the MMO titles, place the mouse cursor on the MMO games tab and choose one of the available genres (eg 2D MMO , Anime , Fantasy , Sci-Fi , etc.). Then select the game you want to download and click on the Play Now button to visit its official website. Here you will have to download the installation package and sign up, then you can start playing.

Other free online games

Staying on the subject of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMO), I invite you to take a look at  Wikipedia too  (yes, that’s not a mistake at all!). In fact, by connecting to this page  of the famous encyclopedia via Web you can in fact consult a rich list of the best free online games available for Windows, Mac and Linux belonging to the genre in question.

The list is divided into five parts: Free Play where the free games to download and use are listed; Free Play with advertising in which you find free games but with advertising inside them; Free play with micro-transactions where free games are reported that provide payments for the purchase of items or in-game bonuses; Optional paid subscriptions with titles that provide free game options associated with pay and Free play plans in open or closed beta , i.e. MMOs that are free only during the beta testing period.

In the list, you will also find brief descriptions of the games, their genre and an indication of their graphics (whether 2D or 3D). To download one, click on its title, then on the link to its official website (in External links ) and follow the instructions contained in the latter. First of all, however, make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements necessary to run it.

Wikipedia aside, other portals that in my opinion you should consider if you are still looking for free online games are the ones that I have included for you in the following list.

  • Armor Games– Website that collects a bunch of original, fun and, of course, free titles to choose from to spend a few minutes in joy. Some games even offer the option to save the game.
  • Scirra– Portal full of games belonging to the arcade genre with which you can enjoy directly from the window of your web browser.
  • FOG– Acronym for Free Online Games, it is one of the richest portals with Flash games at zero cost ever. It includes many quick and easy titles that are ideal as a pastime and also includes an Italian section.
  • MSN Games– From the name you can guess it quite easily: it is the collection of online games from Microsoft. There are card games (including the famous solitaire), arcade, puzzle and much more.


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