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Chritter’s Top 10 Browser Games

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Chritter’s Top 10 Browser Games

Games, like people, come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, origins, and places.  You have console games, PC games, mobile games, handheld games, tabletop games, browser games and even LARPs.  So anyone that wants to play a game can find one that fits them. And everyone has their own preference.  

Today’s top 10 list only touches on the vast array of games that are available in your favorite browser.  There are many gamers who don’t consider browser games to be worth the consideration.  But you simply have to give it a chance and you can find one that will suck hours of your life away as you play.  Sure, they might be simpler than other games.  But that doesn’t make some of them any less involved and engaging.  Or any less a game.

So here is this month’s Top 10 List, discussing 10 browser games that you might like to play.  Let us know what you think of the list.  Or if you have any you would like to add to the list, let us know that too!

Note:  Some of these games are also available in other formats, like mobile.  But this list isn’t about that.  So if you wanna know more, go visit their site and find out!

1. Slither.io

 

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Take the premise of Agar.io.  And smash it together with the classic game Snake.  There you have Slither.io in a nutshell. And man, is this game fun!  You are a snake and it is your job to go around and swallow bits of colored light orbs so you can grow bigger.  All while avoiding ramming your head into another worm which will kill you and make your body into little bits of colored light orbs for other snakes to eat so they can grow bigger!  It’s a jungle out there, man.

 

2. A Dark Room

 

A Dark Room

This game has taken more than it’s fair share of my idle time, I swear! A Dark Room is a seemingly simple text-based game that starts with a single decision to light a fire.  From there you build a village and explore the area till you find a better place to be.  This is a game that continues to advance even when you aren’t paying attention to it.  You can restart it, or even save your game data so you can move it to another computer and not have to start all over!  Try it out.  But only if you have a need for a time suck.  Seriously.

 

3. Pretend You’re Xyzzy

 

Xyzzy

Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity?  There is a made up 90% chance that you have.  But if you haven’t… did you like it under your rock?  This game is hilarious and is made much more hilarious when playing with drunk people or with people who have never had their minds twisted… I mean, played it before.

Pretend You’re Xyzzy is the unofficial online version of Cards Against Humanity.  The layout is rather cramped and rudimentary and the chat could use some enhancements.  But when it comes to the act of playing Cards Against Humanity against people online anytime you want, this game is great!

I am not responsible for any corruption that you may or may not suffer from trying this game.  Fair warning.

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Free Game Spotlight: Snake.io

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Credit: Amelos Interactive

Developer: Amelos Interactive
Platform: Google Play  &  iOS

Snake.io is the spiritual successor to the Miniclip minimalistic games Agar.io and Slither.io. It is apart of the fine tradition of relaxing and chill mobile games meant for waiting in line at the grocery store or ignoring your rude cousin at a family gathering. I was never the greatest fan of Agar.io. I enjoyed its minimalist design and how easy it was to just continue after inevitably dying over and over and over again. However, I think where Snake.io shines and where Agar.io failed to really reach me is that Agar.io was too aggressive to me, too stressful.

There certainly are ways to be tactfully aggressive with Snake.io but mostly it feels like we’re all just swimming along in this weird world where we’re all just trying to eat yummy colorful dots. The tactics in the game, for me, don’t come in until I reach a large enough size where I can surround other players and slowly close in on them until they are forced to collide with me and then I eat their souls, yummy.

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One of my more successful runs.

Snake.io is just a simple game and it doesn’t pretend to be anything more. There are calls for some improvements like adjustable controls and there are criticisms of their offline mode that the bots are too easy. It’s not an original game. It directly uses the visual model of Agar.io and the game play of Slither.io but, despite the fact that it isn’t the original, I definitely prefer this version with a much cleaner game design, more accurate movements, and minimal lag.