If you’re feeling bored, or simply need a break from the monotony of work, finding the best free online games sites can provide you with entertainment and amusement. After spending a few minutes playing, you should feel refreshed and back in the mood to carry on with your mundane computing chores.
The trouble with many free online games sites is that they often require you to sign up before you play. Any sensible person nowadays is wary of giving their email address to a site they are unfamiliar with. After all, would you give your name,address and telephone number to any stranger in the street who asked you for it? I know I wouldn’t.
Other online games sites spawn lots of annoying popup windows, some of which manage to evade even the best popup blocker software.
On other sites, there are often distracting advertisements on the screen which ruin your gameplay and make it harder for you to achieve your high scores.
I love playing online games, but I just want to get to the best ones with a minimum of fuss and start playing without wasting my precious time. I’ve done some research (probably too much for my own good) to try and identify the factors which make some free games sites good and others a waste of time.
The best free online games sites:
- Offer different types of games, such as arcade, shooting, MMO, puzzle and word games as well as brain trainers
- Provide games for all ages
- Have a good number of games to choose from
- Use only standard plugins like Shockwave and Flash
The worst free online games sites:
- Spawn irritating popup windows
- Demand that you to sign up before you are allowed to play
- Display annoying, distracting ads alongside the game
- Require you to download their software
- Insist that you download their toolbar