Games are an awesome way to relax and kill some time, but you don’t necessarily have to reach for your console or launch a game on your smartphone to blow off some steam. Browser games are an ideal way to engage in a casual gaming session between your work or studies, and if that’s what you are looking for, our list of 25 best browser games across different categories will certainly help you.

Best Browser Games You Shouldn’t Miss Out in 2020

Whether you love a retro-style skating game, relish zombie genre or enjoy showcasing your prowess fantasy-inspired MMORPG, this extensive lineup can cater to your vibrant tastes. As most games are quick to set up, you can get started right away. While light-hearted offerings can turn out to be a real foil for your leisure times, the likes of space shooter and racing adventures may be spot on for the times where you wish to liven up the adrenaline. So, let’s get set for a long outing in the medieval fantasy realm or fascinating galaxy!

1. Abobo’s Big Adventure

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Abobo’s Adventure is for those yearning for the classic Nintendo NES experience. Abobo’s Big Adventure is an action RPG in which you play as Abobo from the Super Dragon franchise while fighting your way through villains like Donkey Kong and wave after wave of henchmen with different capabilities.

Controls are simple because of the linear navigation format, with the ‘A’ and ‘S’ keys being the only attack buttons for kicks and punches. Aside from the main quest, there are multiple additional levels with different characters from classic Nintendo franchises.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome

2. Powerline.io

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If you loved the classic Snake and also liked Tron’s bike battles, Powerline.io is the game for you. The objective is to collect as many power-ups as you can to increase the length of your neon snake, which can be done using the arrow keys.

But do keep in mind that your snake will die as soon as its head touches another snake or its own glowing body. Also, if you slither closely to another neon snake, you’ll receive a speed boost. The premise is simple, but with a ton of players on the board, it becomes challenging to evade the traps created by their movements. It is one my most favorite browser games to play.

Availability: Free

Compatible Platform: Chrome, Firefox

3. Street Skater

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Street Skater is a retro style skating game in which you control a skateboarder to perform some smooth ollies and kickflips. The goal is to collect as many coins as possible without dying. And with dying, I mean a gruesome death in which your head flies off and the body is shattered to pieces like glass as soon as you hit an obstacle such as an iron bar, levitating boulder, etc. Just tap the space bar to jump and perform aerial tricks, while the shift button will slow you down a bit.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

4. TacticsCore.io

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One of the most visually refined browser games out there, TacticsCore.io puts you in a battle between two factions. You can choose from a wide array of war machines such as spidertank, bomber, and Warhawks among others. The gameplay is smooth and the controls are simple, with just a mouse the WASD keys enough to wreak havoc on the battlefield for blowing some tanks and fighter jets. On a personal note, TacticsCore.io is hands down one of the most impressive browser games I’ve tried recently.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

5. Linerider

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If physics-based simulation games are your thing, Linerider will certainly put your knowledge and skills to test. In the game, you are required to draw a track on which a boy sitting on a sled can ride. You can create paths that are smooth or you can also go for risky roads for doing stunts and some high flying maneuvers after using the speed button, but just don’t draw some unrealistic paths. When you are finished drawing, simply hit the play button to test your luck.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

6. Blast Arena

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In Blast Arena, you start in a maze constructed out of stone and metallic squares, alongside other players. Your goal is to plant bombs and break the stone walls in order to collect items and whoever collects the maximum number of items without dying wins the game. Just press the space bar to place the bomb at a strategic location where the explosion can break the highest number of stones to win you rewards. But do keep in mind that your rivals will try to grab the fruit of your hard work, so beware.

Availability: Free 

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

7. Nightpoint

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Fans of the zombie genre will love Nightpoint, a multi-player action RPG game in which you fight hordes of zombies and also compete against other players on the leaderboard. But there is a difference here. Instead of just blasting off walking deads, you also have to take cover from the bullets shots by rivals and have to upgrade your arsenal to take them out one by one. A piece of advice here- use a mouse to quickly shoot and change the direction, because the trackpad is not of much use in the game, especially when you are surrounded by zombies and shotgun-toting rivals.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

8. Threes

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If you liked 2048, you will almost certainly fall in love with its predecessor, Threes. The game’s objective is quite simple, make the highest number possible by combining number tiles before the board fills and you can no longer move any more tiles. But there’s a catch. The number ‘1’ only combines with a tile numbered ‘2’. Any tile labeled with the number 3 or higher will only combine with an identical tile. The most challenging part is that one arrow keypress will move the entire board, so planning mergers in advance is a huge risk.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

9. Wings.io

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If you want you to pass time engaged in a dogfight and blasting jets in the air, Wings.io is the perfect solution. The game is best played using a mouse. Just move it to change the course of your fighter jet and keep the left button pressed to shoot lasers and bullets as well as drop bombs on your enemies. And don’t forget to collect items like health and weapon upgrades parachuting down the skies to continue your rampage and top the charts. As far as browser games go, this is one of the best.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

10. Sunset Bike Racer

If you are a fan of bike racing and stunts, this might be the right game. In Sunset Bike Racer, you control a biker who zooms past an uneven terrain on his dirtbike and performs daredevil stunts. The controls are quite simple- press space to speed up, left/right arrow key to spin in the air, Shift to boost and Ctrl to press the brake. The first few levels are simple, but as you progress in the game, a slight delay in applying the brake or a wrong stunt means the game is over.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

11. Revenge Of The Kid

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You don’t always need a console or a gaming PC to enjoy an RPG. Revenge Of The Kid is an engaging RPG set in the wild west where you have to avenge the murder of a loved one. Just load, aim and fire at the bandits standing on platforms and use boomerang knives to hit those beyond range. There’s a wide variety of weapons to unlock and more challenging enemies comes as you progress further which makes the game even more fun.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

4. Spinz.io

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Spinz.io is another fan favorite browser game. The game looks very much like Agar.io but it’s based on fidget spinners. You can say that it’s a mix of fidget spinners, Slither, and Agar.io. You will have to collect dots on your way which will help you spin faster. And if you collide with smaller spinners then you can take away their mass. Awesome, right? So go ahead and get addicted to this game.

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Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

13. Diep.io

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Diep.io is a simple yet engaging game in which you command a tank shaped like a pen drive. The battle takes on a graph paper where you shoot floating geometrical objects to gain points, however, you must also avoid getting in contact with them or you’ll lose health. While navigating the surroundings, look out for red enemy tanks and shoot them by using the left mouse button and evade their attack using the WASD keys. You can choose from a total of eight game modes which include survival, 2/4 team, domination, and tag.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

14. Tetris

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Some games never go out of vogue and Tetris is the best proof of it. The popular block arrangement game has come a long way from being a staple on consoles with a black and white screen to its colorful variation we are suggesting you now. The goal remains the same earn points by clearing horizontal lines, but it’s the neon-colored blocks that add a freshness to the classic game that will surely help you kill some time during breaks.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

15. Snail Bob

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Snail Bob is a strategy based game which requires a combination of perfect timing and some physics skills to rescue a snail from various scenarios. No button-mashing required here, because all you need is a strategic mindset and quick fingers to lead the snail to the exit door. The premise is simple, but the mechanical traps and the co-ordinated mechanism of individual parts make it increasingly complex to help the snail as you progress through the levels.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

16. Shell Shockers

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Shell Shockers is a very different kind of shooting game. Instead of blasting heads and machines, you are required to shoot eggs and gain energy from, well, eggs. By the way, you play as an egg too. There are four classes of players to choose from which include scrambler (scrambled eggs, anyone) and eggsploder, each equipped with a different weapon suited for long-range and close quarter gunfight. Get ready with your office mouse and practice your fingers on the WASD keys, because shell Shockers will keep you engaged for some time.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

17. Winter Rush

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For fans of winter sports, Winter Rush is a cool game to show off some skiing skills. The gameplay is smooth, the controls are easy to master and the background score is just perfect to help you nail some daring moves on the snow. Just press shift to accelerate, control to brake and a/d keys to control the degree of aerial movements. And trust me when I say this- it feels good to execute that perfect double back flip.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

18. Vector Runner

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Despite being one of the oldest entries on the list, Vector Runner is still one of the best if you just want a simple game to pass some time and relax without being overwhelmed. Just move across the neon green path and collect items, while avoiding obstacles with just a single tap. After a few checkpoints, the fast pace and turbulences keep adding more excitement to the gameplay, and to further enrich the experience is the awesome background track.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

19. Booster Space

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Booster Space is a space fight game in which you control a rocket while the objective is to avoid the obstacles and getting rammed by the enemy ships. The best part is that you can play the game by solely using the mouse to control the ship’s movement and fire at the obstacles simultaneously. You can collect boosters to speed up your ship, but keep in mind that it becomes more challenging to manoeuvre the ship at high velocity. But hey, what would be the fun in going slow when you pilot a spaceship?

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

20. Coma

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If you are a fan of games with stunning imagery and nice background score, Coma is just the right one. Coma shares some similarities to the hit mobile game, Alto’s Adventure, thanks to its beautiful visuals, nice music and smooth gameplay experience. In Coma, you are tasked with navigating an alternate reality while uncovering the layers of a dark secret as you progress through the game and interact with different beings.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox

21. Prodigy

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Should you wish to present an exciting fantasy-inspired MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) to your little champ, “Prodigy” can be worth having a look. Aside from offering plenty of fun, the game also aims at enhancing math skills and bolstering self-confidence in children. The gameplay features a lot of twists and turns thanks to the unique world of prodigy where amazing creatures and unruly bosses keep the interest alive. To win each battle, the little wizard has to not only fight epic bosses but also crack witty questions. And his ultimate goal is to find the keystones to unlock the mysterious academy. Sounds quite intriguing, doesn’t it?

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge

22. slither.io

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There is a lot to like in “slither.io”. For starters, this massively multiplayer online game has interesting gameplay wherein players have to control an avatar resembling a worm that eats multicolored pallets to grow in size. And as a player, you have an uphill task of growing the longest worm in the server. If the gameplay seems to be a bit simple to you, let me alert you that other players aren’t going to let you have your way so easily. And unless you hatch a killer strategy, chances are pretty high that your worm won’t grow beyond a certain length.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge

23. RuneScape

If a classy role-playing game is what you are after, you shouldn’t overlook RuneScape (first released in 2001 and developed by Jagex). With more than 200 million accounts, the game has also found a spot in the Guinness World Records as the largest and most-updated free MMORPG of the world. Beautifully set in the world of Gielinor (a medieval fantasy realm), it features a fictional universe where players get a chance to explore Gielinor using multiple methods including ships, foot, and even magical spells. What’s more, RuneScape features a ton of exciting quests and also allows you to choose the sort of skills you wish to train in like artisan, combat, gathering, and more.

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Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Safari and Microsoft Edge

24. BrowserQuest

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Do you have a penchant for exploring the digital world with some fun elements into the mix? If yes, BrowserQuest is your thing. As a young warrior, you are out for a search for friends and treasure. Along the way, you have to encounter several enemies who would be lying in wait to attack you. So, plan a smart strategy to win battles and also form a strong alliance to dominate the opponents. And yes, whenever the opportunities arrive, never fail to loot the goodies as they can help you unlock a lot of powers and of course coveted rewards.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge

25. DarkOrbit: Reloaded

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Yet another massively multiplayer online game that has caught my eyes. And guess what, DarkOrbit: Reloaded has won me over as a space shooter. Set in outer space, it boasts gripping gameplay wherein players have to control their spaceship in a thrilling battle with other players. The three-dimensional isometric game allows players to choose between three companies: VRU, EIC, and MMO. As a player, you have to fight till the end to garner wealth and power not only for yourself but also for your company.

Availability: Free

Supported Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge

25 Awesome Browser Games to Kill Time

So, that concludes our list of 20 cool browser games across different genres that’ll definitely help you kill some time. In case you want to explore more, you can visit Miniclip and Kongregate and choose one from their vast library of free browser games without the need to install any file or pushing your PC’s resources to the limit. Just like I said, ideal for casual gaming with no frills, no fuss.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Outdated, Krunker.io is the one of the most Refined, Optimised, And customizable browser FPS games currently, you can make maps, and mods. It has an entire economy, anti-cheat + live police system, trading, AND the most unique form of fluid and FAST movement that takes skill to master.

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