Looking for great browser games you can play while at work or on the go? None of these games have to be installed on any device in order to enjoy them. Check out what we think are the best browser games you can play anywhere.
Transformice is an MMO game where players take on the role of mice chasing cheese. Each level is custom-built by the shaman mouse in two-minute hectic bursts. The shaman can choose to help his fellow mouse friends, or ruin everything. Saving mice means leveling up the shaman talent tree faster for building more amazing levels.
There are hundreds of levels to complete and several different game modes available. Even if you don’t like the building aspect and being a shaman, you can have fun playing user-generated levels. Transformice is completely free to play, but there are microtransactions. They don’t enhance the gameplay and are completely cosmetic, though.
Travian has been around for over 20 years and was the precursor to modern mobile games like Clash of Clans. Players can choose an ancient civilization to guide through the ages, guarding wealth and protecting allies. Each game is played over months on a single server. Players are free to team up in alliances to deal with threats.
The game does feature a few microtransactions, but overall it is one of the best city-building browser games to play. The graphics recently got a massive overhaul, making it easier to play on a smartphone screen. Travian has several servers to choose from in a variety of languages.
TacticsCore is one of the only high-stakes space dogfighting games you can play in your browser. Players choose from a variety of warships including the roller, javelin, silencer, and manta. Each ship has unique statistics and weaponry that create a unique feel. The graphics are pretty basic and are reminiscent of older real-time strategy games.
Each team starts with a finite number of supply units. Killing enemy units takes supply away from them. Once the final amount reaches 0, the command center is vulnerable. Players can work as a team to destroy the enemy command center.
Agari.io is a massively multiplayer browser game that takes place in a petri dish. Players take control of a cell that grows by eating smaller cells. They must also avoid larger players who will consume them. Players can split into and control multiple cells to strategize in case pieces are eaten.
Agar.io has five different game modes including free-for-all, battle royale, teams, experimental, and party. Becoming the largest cell requires eating every other player. Obstacles like viruses can prevent players from growing a large cell.
Slither.io borrows some of the same concepts introduced by Agar.io, but in a different setting. Players assume the role of a snake that grows larger as you eat pieces littered across the level. Players can capture other snakes and eat them, growing larger in the process.
Each snake can be customized with special colors and unique names. The game didn’t get as popular as Agar.io during its hey-day, but it is still a great alternative. As the snake becomes larger, it slowly begins to lose momentum, making it harder to control.
Viking Village: Party Hard
Viking Village: Party Hard is a fast-paced multiplayer action game. It’s still in development, but you can play a version of the game from its website. Players participate in a battle royale-style showdown against other Vikings while death metal chiptunes play in the background.
The more games you play, the more you level up your character with powers. Deathmatch is the most popular mode, where up to eight players can compete against one another. The game also features some Facebook integration, though it’s not required to play at this time.
Realm of the Mad God
Realm of the Mad God is a massively multiplayer bullet hell shooter game. Character death is permanent, though some items can be stored for safekeeping for later characters. The game is free-to-play with optional in-game micro-transactions. Items that can be bought include high-level equipment and potions.
The game feels like a fast-paced MMO, where leveling up to face the boss quickly is encouraged. Once enough players reach the highest level, players ‘hoard up’ and go and attack the level’s final boss. Once the event bosses are defeated, players receive lots of loot and the world resets again.
Runescape is a classic browser MMO that has been around since 2001. The game features plenty of places to roam and skills to level as you journey through the world. At least two different versions of the game exist. Runescape and Runescape Classic — which is closer to how the game felt initially.
Runescape was often the first MMO experience of people who played online games in the early 2000s. Despite it feeling a little long in the tooth compared to more recent MMOs. The game features both a subscription model and microtransactions to purchase.
Town of Salem
Think you’re good at spotting a liar? Town of Salem is a browser-based game about finding the witch in a group of citizens. The game ranges from 7 to 15 players — each with a different alignment. Town members are good guys, while mafia, serial killers, arsonists, and neutrals run amok. Those who spawn as the evil classes must kill townies to fulfill their quests.
Town of Salem is available to play directly in any browser, but it also features an iOS and Android app. Spotting the baddies isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially when your friends are encouraged to lie to protect themselves.
Kingdom of Loathing
Kingdom of Loathing is an online browser adventure game with a sense of humor. All of the graphics and items are drawn stick figures with hilarious humor. The game makes fun of several tropes in popular computer RPGs. Occasionally, there are competitions and contests to win.
Kingdom of Loathing doesn’t really have a competitive side. You can also play multiple characters to experience all the different available class options.
Neptune’s Pride is one of the only games on this list that is meant to take place across weeks. It is a strategy game that can be played with others and includes plenty of scheming and betrayal. The game plays more like a graphical play-by-email game in a real-time setting.
It can be hard to describe, so check it out. Think of it like a week-long game of space Civilization that plays out differently depending on how treacherous your companions are. If fighting against others isn’t your thing, then check out Blight of the Immortals.
Blight of the Immortals
Blight of the Immortals is similar to Neptune’s Pride, but all players work together against an undead horde. The long-term strategy game takes place over several weeks. Players work as a team to destroy the undead. The game mixes collectible card games and tabletop strategy in a new mix.
Blight is best for those who prefer to work together with their friends than PVP. It is an HTML5 game, so it runs fine on any device. The game also features a robust tutorial to help you get started. How many of your virtual villagers will you keep alive as you face down the undead hordes?
Treasure Arena is an online battle-arena for up to four players. Players can loot a variety of weapons like bows, bombs, rockets, and more to destroy their foes. Survive enemy attacks by jumping and blocking. The player who collects the most coins wins the game.
Each player has six slots that can be filled with weapons and abilities to attack enemies. The soundtrack is a pretty great experience and lends well to the hectic gameplay.
Defentures is a hybrid defense game that draws inspiration from the tower defense genre. Players lead a band of dwarves to help them reach new treasures. You can upgrade their skills, teach them magic, and fight hordes of enemies. Several locations in the game grand different bonuses, so each map requires a new strategy to beat.
Each dwarf warrior can be adjusted to incoming enemy waves. Guilds give players an opportunity to change their playstyle based on their favorite tactics. Global skills are permanent upgrades that can help your dwarves defeat waves faster. Abilities like meteor showers and berserk can turn the tide of battle in a heartbeat.
Those looking for a story adventure should check out Fallen London. Players join the world of a London taken beneath the waves in a deal with the devil to save Prince Albert. Discover who you are and unravel the secrets of the ‘Neath.
Fallen London is entirely free to play, but there is a premium subscription option. For $7 a month, players can purchase an extra candle that grants more moves per day. The subscription also includes access to Exceptional Stories, which are new storylets that change monthly. Anyone looking to escape into a world vastly different than ours will enjoy the world of Fallen London.