2012 is set to be a great year for gamers. The number of sites that allow you play free online games is astounding. Because there is such an abundance of gaming sites, however, it is difficult to decide which ones to visit. These ten sites are well worth visiting.
1. MMORPG – www.mmorpg.com
MMORPG is one of the most useful sites for gamers who are interested in role playing. It does not host any games of its own, but it does provide links to many of the most popular online role-playing games. Many of them are free. MMORPG’s screenshots, videos and game reviews give gamers a chance to see what they are getting into before they play free online games.
2. Big Point Games – www.bigpoint.com
Big Point Games is a popular site, featuring many high-quality games, including Battlestar Galactica. It also boasts more playful games for casual gamers, such as the online airport game Skyrama and the cutesy critter game Zoomumba.
3. Candystand – www.candystand.com
Candystand hosts many free online games for casual gamers. It stands apart from many other gaming sites because of its contests. Players can win prizes such as Amazon gift codes, by achieving high scores in certain games or collecting tickets.
4. Bigfish Games – www.bigfishgames
Big Fish Games sells downloadable games – but it also hosts a wide variety of free online games. Most of the games pair high-quality and beautiful graphics with interesting story lines. The majority of the games on Big Fish’s web site are geared towards children and families; yet many are interesting enough to hold the attention of gamers of all ages.
5. Pogo – www.pogo.com
Pogo is a colorful site featuring many of the best brand-name games on the web. It features classics like Monopoly, Risk and Yahtzee, alongside newer games such as Sushi Cat 2 and WordWomp. Gamers are encouraged to interact and compete against friends and can earn tokens with which to redeem prizes.
6. Yahoo Games – games.yahoo.com
Yahoo games features both single-player and multi-player titles. Players can compete against one another in games like bridge and literati. Alternatively, they can entertain themselves with single-player games such as Bejeweled or Cupcake Frenzy.
7. Lego Games – www.lego.com
Lego.com is a bright, fun and well-designed web site, where players can enjoy Lego-based games, ranging from Lego Star Wars to Lego Disney Princesses.
8. C64s – www.c64s.com
This site lets older gamers relive the fun of favorite games from the past. It features Commodore 64 classics such as Pitfall, Amazon and The Hobbit. Surprisingly, no downloads are required to play.
9. Shockwave Online Games – www.shockwave.com
Shockwave features many of the best online games on the web. It’s games are quick-loading, attractive and varied. Players can amuse themselves with building games such as Eiffel Tower or solve mysteries in Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile.
10. PlayFreeOnlineGames – www.playfreeonlinegames.tv
Like most gaming sites on the internet this site brings together the best of retro with the best of online gaming. With a popular free slots section and classic gaming arcade, if you are looking to play free online games then this popular site will cater for many a gamer.
Article is provided by Neo. Neo has been in the online gaming industry for over 10 years. He runs local LAN parties and hosts MW games from his home in Australia.