Before Google extended native Android app support to Chromebooks, the Chrome OS running thin and light devices were primarily used for media consumption and web browsing. But now, Chromebooks can be used for a multitude of other tasks including gaming. While Chromebooks could run browser based games before Google added native Android app support, the larger displays on these devices can now be used to play your favorite Android games. Here, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best Chromebook games that you should definitely check out:

Best Chromebook Games You Should Try

While most Chromebooks in the market today offer touch support, there are still quite a few older models that don’t feature a touch screen. Which is why we’ve divided this list into two sections that list both the best Chromebook games with touch support and the best Chromebook games with keyboard and mouse support. So, let’s get right to it:

Best Chromebook Games With Touch Support

1. Bomb Squad

Bomb Squad

Bomb Squad is a deceptively cute-looking game in which your sole objective is to blow up your opponents with a variety of different bombs. It’s one of the most fun Chromebook games that I’ve played and its fast paced gameplay is something that I really enjoy. The game features a bunch of different game modes, including a multiplayer mode which allows you to compete with other players online. You should definitely try out Bomb Squad on your Chromebook and I’m sure its hilarious ragdoll physics will keep you hooked for a long while.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Bomb Squad from the Play Store (Free)

2. Mekorama

Mekorama

For all the puzzle lovers out there, you should surely try out Mekorama on your Chromebook. The game puts you in control of a tiny little robot, who you have to guide across three-dimensional mazes of varying difficulties. It’s frankly quite addictive and I absolutely love the artwork and design that went into making the game. Gameplay is fairly simple, you just have to guide the robot by tapping on the location you want to go it to, but I’m pretty sure the later levels will have you scratching your head for a while.

Price: Free to play with optional donation

Download Mekorama from the Play Store (Free)

3. Badland 2

Badland 2

If you’re someone who enjoys an good adventure title, then Badland 2 is right up your alley. The game has fairly simple controls, so playing it on your Chromebook’s large touch screen won’t be a hassle and the larger screen will also allow you to appreciate the game’s amazing artwork a little bit more. Badland 2 is spread over several dark and ominous levels with players controlling a weirdly cute furball as it dodges and weaves through a ton of obstacles. Badland 2 is also worth checking out for its amazing soundtrack, if you’re someone who appreciates good music.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Badland 2 from the Play Store (Free)

4. Rick and Morty: Pocket Mortys

Pocket Mortys

Pocket Mortys is a hilarious take on Pokemon in which a bunch of Ricks throughout the multiverse can train over 70 different Mortys and make them fight against each other. You can catch new Mortys in the wild, train and combine them to level them up, and create a zany team to take down other Ricks. As you progress through the game, you’ll also encounter familiar faces like Bird Person, Mr. Meeseeks and others from the popular show. Since the controls are fairly simple, playing the game on a Chromebook won’t be a hassle, but the game does look a bit wonky on a larger display.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

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5. Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter

Fans of the Fallout series rejoice! Even though you might not be able to play any of the actual Fallout games on your Chromebook, you can still play Fallout Shelter – a shelter simulation in which you have to create a shelter to keep your ever-growing community safe from dangers lurking in the nuclear wasteland. Create and organize the perfect vault, get to know all the vault dwellers and help them defend themselves by giving them weapons and training, craft useful goods out of whatever is available, and explore the wasteland around to maintain a steady stream of incoming resources. Fallout Shelter has it all to keep you hooked to your Chromebook’s screen.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Fallout Shelter from the Play Store (Free)

6. Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Baldur's Gate II

Baldur’s Gate 2 is a Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game in which you fight against the wizard Irenicus to get what’s rightfully yours. This top-down mobile RPG encompasses all aspects of the genre and allows players to create their own customized character and play through an engrossing storyline filled with magic, monsters and murder. Even though the Play Store listing clearly states that the developers of Baldur’s Gate 2 don’t support Chrome OS devices, the game runs reasonably well on a Chromebook. Try out Baldur’s Gate 2 if you enjoy the thrill of a great RPG.

Price: Rs. 690

Download Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition from the Play Store (Rs. 690)

7. Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3

Shadow Fight 3 is one of the best arcade-style fighting game that you can play on your Chromebook. However, unlike other arcade style fighting games, which don’t really focus on the storyline and just offer a bunch of different characters that you can fight with, Shadow Fight 3 allows you to create your own fighter and take down enemies according to a set plot, which adds a role-playing aspect to the game. The game’s Shadow Energy mechanic is a unique take on special moves, which allows players to bring in a bit of magic to the arena. If you’re a fan of fighting games, you should definitely try out Shadow Fight 3 on your Chromebook.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Shadow Fight 3 from the Play Store (Free)

8. Peach Blood

Peach Blood

Arguably the most frustratingly fun game on the list, Peach Blood puts you in control of a cute Vember, which basically looks like an egg on two legs, with the objective of gobbling down smaller vembers while avoiding larger ones that will eat you up. The controls are fairly simple, so playing the game on your Chromebook won’t be a problem, but you’ll need to be constantly on the move and have quick reactions or you run the risk of becoming someone’s dinner. Eating up mushrooms will give you special powers to help you take down other vembers, but make sure you avoid other moving obstacles which will definitely slow you down.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Peach Blood from the Play Store (Free)

9. Xenowerk

Xenowerk

Explore 70 levels of an underground science lab filled with dangerous mutants in Xenowerk, an exciting top-down shooter that you can play on your Chromebook. Each level has been masterfully designed to keep you from just powering through the game too quickly and since your flashlight is the only major source of light, you never know what’ll jump out at you from the darkness. As you forge ahead, you’ll get access to better firepower and the slain mutants will also leave behind some power ups to help you strengthen your gear. On a larger Chromebook screen the controls might seem a bit difficult to get a hang of, but once you get through the first couple of levels I can bet you’ll keep right at it until you’ve eradicated the mutant threat.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Xenowerk from the Play Store (Free)

10. Death Road to Canada

Death Road to Canada

If replayability is of great importance to you then you should definitely check of Death Road to Canada – a randomly generated action RPG which you can play on your Chromebook. Your objective is to safely get to Canada, the last nation on planet Earth, as everything around you crumbles due to a zombie apocalypse. Meet different people along the way, recruit some to join you on your journey, and ward off hordes of zombies on the death road. Since each game is randomly generated, you’ll never know what’s going to happen next, which is something that will keep you coming back for more. The game’s a bit steeply priced but it’s well worth the investment, you can take my word for it.

Price: Rs. 650

Download Death Road to Canada from the Play Store (Rs. 650)

Best Chromebook Games With Keyboard Support

1. Web Quake

Web Quake

Evoke nostalgia with Web Quake, a browser-based repack of Quake for Chrome OS that you can enjoy on any Chromebook. The game offers complete keyboard support, so that you don’t have to fiddle with any annoying touch screen controls, and for those who haven’t played Quake before, you should definitely give it a shot. I agree that the graphics look outdated for today’s standards, but you have to experience the game just to get an idea of what is perhaps the father of modern multiplayer FPS games.

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2. Arcane Legends

Arcane Legends

If you prefer MMORPGs over first person shooters and are aching to play a decent one on your Chromebook then you shouldn’t think twice before checking out Arcane Legends. This browser-based game offers users the chance to explore an immense fantasy world with their custom characters and embark on epic quests alongside other players online. The hack and slash combat mechanics are easy to get a hang of and you can even test your skills against other players in the intense PvP mode.

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3. Spelunky

Spelunky

If great adventure titles are more up your alley then you should give Spelunky a shot on your Chromebook. The browser-based cave exploration/treasure hunting game gives you the opportunity to explore a massive underground cave network to collect as much treasure as you can get your hands on. Don’t let the simple controls fool you as the game can get really challenging, testing your resourcefulness and reflexes time and time again. The game creates random cave layouts every time you play, drastically increasing the replayability value and keeping you entertained for a long, long time.

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4. Interland

Interland

In case you’re looking for a game for your kid to play on his Chromebook then you should definitely give Google’s Interland a shot. A visually stunning adventure-packed game which serves as a great lesson on internet safety for kids (and adults). The game’s quite easy to play, as most of it requires for you to answer multiple choice questions, but I’m sure that you can learn a lot about the Internet by simply playing the game. Try out Interland on your Chromebook today, you might just learn something new.

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5. DarkOrbit

DarkOrbit

Take No Man’s Sky, remove everything wrong with it and you’ll get DarkOrbit – a space exploration MMORPG in which you are in control of a spaceship with the objective of gaining wealth and power for your company by taking down players and non-players from other companies. The game makes use of a real-time combat system in which you can use a variety of weapons like laser cannons, rockets and mines to take down other spaceships. DarkOrbit is a ton of fun to play on your Chromebook thanks to its complete keyboard support and you should definitely check it out if you’re into space exploration titles.

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6. Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8 Airborne

If you’re looking for a no holds barred, fast paced racing title then you should try out Asphalt 8: Airborne on your Chromebook. Arguably one of the best racing games for Chromebooks, Asphalt 8: Airborne will allow you to drive over 220 high-performance sports cars and bikes, race them at eye watering speeds and take down your opponents to take the first place. You can even customize and upgrade your wheels with over 2300 different decals and perform crazy stunts as you blaze past your opponents. The keyboard controls for Chromebooks are fairly simple to get a hang of and they’ll definitely give you an edge over the usual touch screen controls.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Asphalt 8: Airborne from the Play Store (Free)

7. Lode Runner 1

Lode Runner 1

Another great arcade classic that you can try on your Chromebook, Lode Runner 1 offers players over 300 unique puzzle-based stages which require a bit of dexterity and a whole lot of ingenuity to solve. The game offers complete keyboard compatibility, which makes it a bit more easier to play than on a touchscreen, and it even features a full scale stage editor, so that you can create your own unique stages and share them with other players around the world. You can even challenge other players in the game’s championship mode, which greatly adds to the replayability factor and makes Lode Runner 1 a whole lot more enjoyable.

Price: Free to play with ads

Download Lode Runner 1 from the Play Store (Free)

8. Riptide GP: Renegade

Riptide GP Renegade

Jump onto a hydrojet and take to the waters in Riptide GP: Renegade – a high octane racing game with a ton of vehicles, playable characters and customization features that you can play on your Chromebook. The game has a riveting single player campaign in which you can race against other computer controlled racers and take down bosses, along with an intense multiplayer mode which allows you to participate in 8-player online races. Thanks to the keyboard compatibility, playing Riptide GP: Renegade on your Chromebook is a bit more intuitive as it gives you a more granular control over the movement of your hydrojet.

Price: Rs. 200

Download Riptide GP: Renegade from the Play Store (Rs. 200)

9. Metal Madness: PvP Shooter

Metal Madness PvP Shooter

Metal Madness is another great multiplayer title that you can enjoy on your Chromebook which artfully combines a car racing game with a PvP shooter. You can drive around a closed arena in your customized car which packs in some heat to take down your opponents. Thanks to the keyboard support, maneuvering your killing machine is a whole lot easier than on a touch screen device and gives you a clear edge over your opponents. You should definitely try out Metal Madness if car racing and carnage is something that you’re looking for.

Price: Free to play with in-app purchases

Download Metal Madness: PvP Shooter from the Play Store (Free)

10. Free Rider HD

Free Rider HD

Finally, rounding up the list is Free Rider HD, a browser-based game that I’ve spent countless hours on during my college years. Take your bike out on thousands of unique tracks and navigate the treacherous terrain as fast as you can to earn gold, silver and bronze medals. But be careful as the game’s realistic physics could prove to be quite a challenge as you traverse the most mindboggling tracks that I’ve ever seen on a racing game. You can even create your own tracks and share them with other players around the world in the game’s detailed track editor.

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What’s The Best Chromebook Game You’ve Played?

Well, that rounds up our list of the best Chromebook games that you should try right away. Do note that some of these titles require a lot of horsepower, so they might not work properly in low-end Chromebooks. Have you tried any of these Chromebook games before? What’s the best Chromebook game that you’ve played which doesn’t show up on this list? Let us know in the comments down below and I’ll make sure to add them to the list so that more people can enjoy a game you really like!

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