Top 10 Best Browser Games That are addictively entertaining

Games are an excellent medium to relax and enjoy some me time. Browser games are so popular because they do not require any client or software download. You do not have to install anything just open your browser and play.

1. Vikings: War of Clans

In this guide, we have picked the best browser games for you to defuse the tension. You can play them with other players too. Without further ado let’s check them out.

Released by the publisher Plarium in 2015, this browser game is a multiplayer strategy game that you are definitely going to enjoy.

The premise of this browser game is city-building and typically everything that comes with it. You have to develop the city, do the resource management and fight with the armies with several unit types. There is also an RPG element that you use to develop a system of heroes to fight. This browser game is highly popular among the genre fans, which is why we have listed it at the top of our list of best browser games.

Credits: YouTube

There is everything in this game including the clan wars, team play, tournaments and more. You can develop your hero, upgrade his combat skills and add powers through artefacts. However, we do want to mention that lone wolves lose quickly in this game which is why team play will benefit.

System requirements: At least 512MB RAM, 1.2 GHz processor, Windows OS

But we recommend playing this online browser game on a system with at least 1GB RAM and Windows 7/8.1/10.

What we liked:

  • PvP combats
  • Fascinating artworks
  • Lightweight
  • Interesting tech-tree

What we didn’t like:

  • Too many pay-to-win elements
  • Automated combats only

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2. Astro Lords

This online browser game is developed by the Aratog LLC which was released in the year 2014 and quickly became one of the best browser games.

We loved Astro Lords for its vast scene view and arrangement combining sci-fi and city building. This game is a powerful experience backed by a great soundtrack, excellent gameplay and peculiar combat system, players of age group will enjoy playing it online. This is a space theme based web game in which you can hire up to 6 spies and can even send spies to asteroids. All the captains have a different skillset and belong to a different type of spaceship. You start with simple constructions and rise up the levels as you combat the moving asteroids. In some parts of the game massive player to player, battles take place.

Credits: APKPure.com

System Requirements: 1 GB RAM, internet speed of 256 kbps, Windows XP/7/8, for client version 2GB disk space.

You will have best game playing experience on a system with Windows 10 running on a 2.3 GHz processor with 2GB RAM and 256 Mb graphics. An internet speed of 1Mbps will offer lag-free gaming experience.

Some users have reported issues when playing this online browser game on Google Chrome, so choose a browser that supports Unity web form like the Mozilla Firefox.

What we liked:

  • Detailed graphics and environment setup
  • Amazing ship battles
  • Sophisticated management of battles

What we didn’t like:

  • Long wait times
  • No automatic play only PvP mode
  • Pay-to-win popups

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3. Dark Orbit

Bigpoint is the publisher on this multiplayer online browser game which is based on MMORPG genre released in 2012.

We included Dark Orbit in our list of best browser games because it is a lightweight game that plays well on all the popular browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. Compatibility is one of the reasons why this multiplayer web game is so popular.

This game involves you taking the role of the captain of a spaceship and handle all its challenges. You have to choose one of the three factions at the beginning-Mars Mining Operations, Venus Resources Unlimited or Earth Industries Corporation. The expanse of the game where you battle with hundreds of ships in a large scale war makes Dark Orbit one of the best browser games on the internet. The magnitude of this game alone is enough for you to like it. But if you want then you can also choose to be space pirate or merchant. You can choose to corporate with other players in the game as well.

Credits: Pinterest

System requirements: Windows XP/7/8/10, 256 Mb RAM, Internet speed 256 Kbps, Pentium 3.7 GHz processor.

We recommend playing Dark Orbit on a system with at least 1GB RAM, running Windows 7/8 and a 6GHz processor.

 What we liked:

  • High magnitude of wars
  • Various PvP game modes

What we didn’t like:

  • Too many players cause server errors often
  • Graphics and gameplay is repetitive

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4. Сontract Wars

This shooter genre browser game is developed by AbosultSoft. Released in 2011, Contract Wars become a popular first-person RPG game on the internet.

Contract Wars is one of the best browser games befitting of its name. This web game has all the attributes of the genre-versatile weapons, simple mechanics and several gaming modes. Amazing graphics will entertain you to fullest but make sure not to get too much carried away else you will lose. There is a standard client version of this game also available that places it among the category of best free online games.

The theme of this game places players in the near future where they can observe and influence the economic, political and military life. There are several modes of combat, you can choose to team up with other players or fight in clans. Beautifully animated weapons, ability to create your character and upgrade, everything makes Contract Wars an excellent game.

Credits: youtube.com

System requirements-512 Mb RAM, 256 Mb Nvidia Graphics Card, 3 GHz processor, Internet speed 2 Mbps.

We recommend playing this browser game on Mozilla Firefox or Yandex browser.

What we liked:

  • Beautifully designed weapons
  • Great combat dynamics
  • Weapon upgrades
  • Skill system with bonuses

What we didn’t like:

  • Less interesting than other shooting games
  • Imbalanced donation system

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5. Drakensang

Another browser game from Bigpoint, Drakensang was released in 2011 and it is an MMORPG genre game.

Drakensang is excellent of what an MMO/MMORPG genre game must be like. Not only one of the best browser games that you can play for free, but this game is also full of high 3D graphics that amp up the gaming experience. You can develop your own character, fight battles, go on quests and explore enthralling dungeons.

Undoubtedly this game offers vivid gaming experience but requires more resources than most of the browser games on the list. There are many flash elements used to it is a heavyweight online game.

System Requirements-Windows XP/Vista, 2.4 GHz processor, DirectX 9.0c, Internet speed 6 Mbps, 1.5GB RAM. Additional software needed to run this game include Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 / 4, Flash Player and Java latest versions. We recommend this playing Drakensang on a system running at least Windows 7 running on a Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz processor with 3GB RAM and 6 Mbps+ internet speed

What we liked:

Credits: Gaming Instincts
  • Exceptional 3D graphics
  • Classic RPG theme
  • Full control over combats
  • Extremely detailed

What we didn’t like:

  • Repetitive combats with mobs
  • Not much of a plot or twist
  • Unstable camera

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6. Forge of Empires

InnoGames developed this browser game that is a city-building game based strategy game that was released in 2012.

What makes Forge of Empires one of the best browser games is that it is also available on Android and iOS and even on Facebook. It’s being almost a decade that the gamers are enjoying playing this game on their devices.

You start from the stone age and come of age gradually to modern times along the way you witness the invention of the wheel, industrial revolution and mass production including everything else. If you have played Age of Empires or Rise of Nations, then you will find this online game similar. Now this game is not like most battle games where computer calculates the battle results behind the scene, instead, it is a game where players’ actions matter. You can choose to play single player or PvP battles.

Credits: Stmd.net

System Requirements-Windows XP/Vista/7/8, 128 Mb RAM, 3.8 GHz processor, Internet speed 6 Mbps. We recommend playing Forge of Empires on a system with at least 1GB RAM running Windows 7/8/10 with DirectX 9.0c

What we liked:

  • Non-linear gameplay
  • Similar theme like the Rise of Nations
  • Enjoyable graphics
  • Ability to choose the fight mode

What we didn’t like:

  • Villages can be robbed by higher level players
  • Some quests require a donation

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7. Metal War Online

Developed by GDT Ltd. Metal War is a browser game for action genre lovers, which was released in 2012. As a popular free online car shooting game, it makes to our list.

From being one of the most popular shooting and action games to becoming a highly successful multiplayer browser game, Metal War Online has appealed to fans who love development system based games with several gaming modes.

Set in the near future it is based on a world divided between two factions fighting for resources and influence over each other. These factions use mercenaries for their battles and as a player, you act as a mercenary. There are elements of third-person shooter, car racing and combat in the game. There are several modes to choose between like Capture the Flag, DeathMatch, and Assault on Base.

Credits: ApkGK.com

System Requirements-Windows Vista/7/8, 2MB RAM, 3 GHz processor and 4.8 GB drive space.

We recommend you play Metal War Online on a system running Windows 7/8/10 running on Intel Core i5 processor with at least 4GB RAM and 1GB dedicated graphics card.

What we liked:

  • Car racing and shooting gameplay
  • Unique tanks
  • Strategy abilities

What we didn’t like:

  • Not too many players
  • Standard gaming modes

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8.Hexar.io

Launched in 2016 by the developer MochiBits, Hexar.io makes it to the list of the best browser games because of its strategic capabilities.

Hexar is one of the simplest multiplayer browser games that you can also be played as single player game combating with bots. There is not much to explain in this simplistic game. All you have to focus on is to gain as much territory as you can. You outline the area you want to gain and leave your base to seize it.

The tiles you take are painted in a certain colour to mark them as yours. You combat with other players trying to conquer the same territory as you. You can die when combating. You have to carefully consume the opponents’ territory while protecting yours. There is not much of mind work, it is an ideal browser game to relax and enjoy.

Credits: ApkGK.com

System requirements-You can play this on any computer with an internet connection, even on a smartphone making it truly a browser game.

What we liked:

  • No dedicated requirement
  • Can be played on any device with internet
  • Simplicity
  • No donations

What we didn’t like:

  • Too simplistic, not for everyone

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9. Slither.io

Steve Howse is the developer of this strategy game that he released in 2016 that soon became one of the best browser games. It falls under the genre MMO games.

Remember the classic snake game? Slither.io is exactly the same browser game with a new form. You nourish and grow your snake but also destroy the enemies. You will enjoy how much strategy is required when the combat element is introduced in the classic snake game.

Credits: YouTube

System Requirements: Windows XP/7/8.1, 256 Mb RAM, 800 MHz processor.

We recommend playing this game on a system with at least 1GB RAM running Windows 10 and a 1.2 GHz processor. You will also need a browser with Flash Player support.

What we liked:

  • Classic element and easy to learn
  • 600 levels offer lots of fun

What we didn’t like:

  • Glitches at times

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10. Town of Salem

Town of Salem has a familiar ring to it. Developed by the BlankMediaGames and released in 2014, this MMORPG browser game is the last entrant in our list of the best browser games.

This is an old Mafia game that you now can play online. At once 7 to 15 players can play but only 3 of them can be Mafia. If you are a fan of online game that involves human to human interaction, secrecy and riddle-solving you will like this game.

Town of Salem has a variety of mechanics to offer and you can choose between 33 unique roles. There are four stages in this game:

  1. Night – when murders happen
  2. Day – when town members vote suspects
  3. Defence – suspected citizens present their defence
  4. Judgement – voting on the fate of defendants
Credits: Kickstarter

System Requirements-Windows XP/7/8.1, 256 MB RAM and 800 MHz processor

We recommend you to play this game on a system running Windows 8/10 with 1GB RAM.

What we liked:

  • Entertaining theme
  • Only PvP mode but interesting

What we didn’t like:

  • No free version

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Conclusion

We hope you will like the best browser games we picked for you. We have chosen a game from every genre keeping in mind the interests of players. If you have any suggestions leave in the comments below.