If you use Chrome, head out to the ‘Chrome App Store’ and get the following classic free games:
(1) Angry Birds, (2) Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2, (3) Cargo Bridge, (4) Steambirds: Survival, (5) Canvas Rider
There are tons of free games on the internet, of course, but if you do not want to waste time looking for them and just want some cool, fun games to sink your teeth into, consider the ones on this list. These are casual games that are guaranteed to satisfy; just go ahead and grab them, you will not be sorry that you did.
Chrome apps vs. flash games: although that you could play most of these as browser independent flash games somewhere on the internet, in some cases there is an advantage in installing these as Chrome apps in that in some instances (a) your progress is saved and associated with your gmail login, and (b) you can play offline in some case, and (c) the Chrome store enables game vendors to use the freemium model, where in-game upgrades can be purchased.
More info and screenshots:
1. Angry Birds: the iPhone classic works may not work as well with the mouse as with touchscreen controls, but is still so much fun that you probably won’t even notice.
2. Fancy Pants Adventure World 2: so much fun and one of my personal favorites, I love the way this game looks and the gameplay is extremely satisfying.
3. Cargo Bridge: a bridge building game that’s the kind of addictive physics game that we’ve been seeing more and more of lately, esp. on touchscreen devices like the iPhone (though I could not find an iPhone version of this game as of this writing).
4. Steambird Survival: if I told you that a turn based game can be action packed would you believe me? That’s exactly what this aerial dogfighting game manages to achieve. Very cool!
5. Canvas Rider: this game (which harkens back to previously mentioned Linerider), has the player riding around on hundreds of user-submitted tracks. These are frequently very creative and/or amazingly beautiful, but also frequently very difficult. You can draw and submit your own if you like.
Know other cool games you’d like to tell us about? Share in the comments section.