Alongside making the most of streaming options like Netflix and getting lost down a YouTube wormhole, people everywhere play games on a variety of devices. Browser gaming is one area in this lucrative category of entertainment that continues to shine, with a variety of classic releases and new and improved options being explored on PC machines, smartphone devices, and even tablets.
While some browser games are fairly limited and don’t compare in terms of their overall sophistication compared to PlayStation 5 games, for example, there are still some viable products that are worth sampling. In fact, it’s an area of gaming that continues to throw up a number of attractive releases, particularly for people who don’t want to break the bank and spend large sums of money on a hugely powerful PC machine.
Browser games are affordable, they’re genuinely fun and entertaining, and there is a wealth of options ready to be explored. Let’s take a look at some of the most enticing products below.
Fallen London is a favourite from 2009
A long-running narrative browser release that has been entertaining gaming audiences since 2009, Fallen London is now being explored by modern-day gamers. As you uncover secrets of the subterranean city, there is an abundance of action to navigate your way through here, particularly as you discover more throughout the game. With regular updates keeping the game fresh and exciting, Fallen London is a great browser title to play for a few hours at a time.
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Even Netflix offers mobile-friendly games now
The aforementioned Netflix has branched further out to now offer a range of games to the platform’s millions of subscribers. While they aren’t strictly browser releases, they’re easy to play via an Android smartphone or a tablet device. The free-to-play games are part of a regular subscription as the streaming giant aims to add another layer to its impressive service. These games can be accessed easily through Netflix’s application; they’re genuinely fun, and the company’s gaming offering is only going to get better. As of today, though, the leading options include Asphalt Xtreme, Desta: The Memories Between, Into the Dead 2, Moonlighter, Oxenfree, and TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge. Stranger Things fans can even tuck into Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game, too.
The Top Gun Slot Machine is based on the 80s classic
One facet of the browser gaming category that has risen to further prominence in recent times has been the plethora of products that are accessible with ease at an online casino. Housing an array of games in one location, online casinos are now serving up even more solid games than previously. Slot games are a particular favorite, with themed options standing out in recent times. One of them is Playtech’s hit product, the Top Gun Slot Machine. The game is based on the 80s classic and features characters from the movie, a great soundtrack, bonus games, and loads more to get stuck into. If Top Gun isn’t your thing, then there are plenty of other enticing opportunities at an online casino, from live poker games with a dealer present, to blackjack.
Townscaper offers glorious visuals
If Netflix’s offering doesn’t tickle your fancy, then another leading title in this area in the shape of Townscaper may well do. An indie favorite, the game is one of the newer options on the list after being released in 2021. Essentially a creativity tool where you can unleash your imagination and unwind through a unique gaming product, Townscaper is a fantastic release to enjoy.
Also look at Kingdom of Loathing, Town of Salem, and Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup.