Update: We added the ‘educational’ Asteroids typing game: Ztype.
Though owning one of the is undoubtedly an enjoyable way to play many great games on the platform, these days it’s not entirely necessary. Whether you’re on Windows, macOS, Linux, or something else completely, you can still enjoy some wonderful online gaming experiences straight from your browser.
Without requiring downloads or purchase, these games are a comfortable and affordable way to pass a few minutes.
From simple text-based adventures to Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) that boast stunning 3D graphics, there’s an astonishingly wide assortment to choose from.
The only thing that might cause you some issues (other than the lack of an internet connection) is potential compatibility issues. For example, Chrome doesn’t support the 3D game engine Unity while Firefox, Opera and Safari do.
That said, more often than not the same game that requires Unity compatibility will still be available as a separate app in the Chrome Web Store. So, if you’re not willing to break your Chrome commitment, you can still get your game on.
Gabe Carey also contributed to this article