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10 Best Browser Games to Play in 2016

Tired of long downloads for games you might not enjoy? IGCritic compiled a list of the 10 best browser games that will keep you entertained for hours. Like most browser games in 2016, all you need to do is visit the website and create an account and you are ready to play!

  1. Treasure Arena

Play for free
Availablility: All Browsers, Steam, PS4, Xbox One

Treasure Arena is a lite arena browser game that feels like it would fit perfectly well inside a Legend of Zelda title as a mini game if it wasn’t fully multiplayer but it is and it’s mayhem! A few classes, a couple pickups, some nice arena’s, and a lot of pure childish fun.

  1. Drakensang

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Availablility: Java, PC Download

Standing the test of time, this online action RPG has been aging well with an expanding feature set and overall timeless core gameplay. Against its competition as a browser game, nothing else really compares to the polish and while it is a lite ARPG, it hits all the right spots you would want for a pick up and play role playing game. It’s no wonder Drakensang remains one of the best browser games in 2016.

  1. Realm of the Mad God

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Availablility: Steam, Java

Realm of the Mad God is a bullet hell open world MMORPG browser game with a 1 life system, makes this one of the most chaotic and fast paced games on the list. Open party questing, world bosses, and action combat make playing with others not only easy but rewarding and fun. Extremely low intensity graphics allows Realm of the Mad God to be played by anyone on almost any machine though because of the style of game, a decent connection is required.

  1. Attack on Titan by Feng

character with swords

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Availablility: Java

This is one of the most niche titles on this list as it requires a very good connection and a very strong machine, but still, the sheer ingenuity of Attack on Titan and the uniqueness of its gameplay makes this a must try. Based off of the popular anime “Attack on Titan” this game attempts to match the shows balletic, spiderman-esque combat and it absolutely succeeds, though, it does have a learning curve to master. Fight Titans alongside potentially dozens of other players or play as a Titan yourself!

  1. Little War Game

gameplay in little war game browser game

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Availability: All Browser

If you are interested in RTS browser games or even just a passing curiosity, Little War Game would be the game to try out or get others to try in an attempt to learn and appreciate the genre. Inspired from older RTS, Little War Game gives you the tools for both competition and creativity with replays and map making already in the game plus they have consistently streamed tournaments. Cute and low end pixel graphics with a fair netcode, anybody can enjoy Little War Game from novice to experts.

  1. TagPro

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Availability: All Browsers

TagPro is a game that can appeal and be understood by anyone, anywhere, regardless of prior gaming knowledge or age. You are a ball, and your teammates are balls and the enemies are balls and everyone is scrambling around to capture the other teams flag. Block other players from touching your flag or pop them once they do! Maybe even activate a trap or slam them into it! Lots of potential can come out of TagPro even when it’s such a simple concept.

  1. Prismata

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Availability: Java (as of now)

Prismata is a turn based RTS in the shape of a card game. Not fully released as of now but there is a fully fun and playable alpha available. Prismata is a very complicated game and doesn’t have CCG deck building mechanics like the art might suggests but rather players have to reactively plan build orders and actively participate in the matches depending on what is played in turns.

  1. RuneScape

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Availability: Java, PC Download

The atlas of online browser games and MMO’s, RuneScape is still one of the most popular browser games out there with a very wide audience appeal. Surprisingly, RuneScape does require a stronger machine but soon an engine update will alleviate the issue. In order to enjoy this browser MMORPG to the fullest a subscription is required but the free to play component is satisfactory and rewarding for a time. Aging but still charming.

  1. Duelyst

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Availability: All browsers (Might need to be downloaded in time)

Duelyst is the newest game in a wave of emerging titles within the genre of multiplayer tactical CCG and so far it is the most polished and refined. Duelyst very much feels like if Hearthstone were to have a playing board. Engaging single player challenges, an epic variety of deck building possibilities, and gorgeous pixel art mixed with digital paint. This is one of the few card games where every turn feels potentially explosive and impactful.

  1. Agar.io

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Availability: All Browsers

It’s no surprise that Agar.io is top of the list as the best browser game. There are a ton of fun io games releasing these days and in Agar you play as a blob in an open flat world with dozens of other blobbies and you are all just trying to survive! Well, once you lose your contempt with just not getting eaten by bigger blobs, you can begin your conquest by devouring other smaller blobs and climb your way up to the top of the leaderboard – I mean food chain! Another deceptively simple game that actually holds a lot of depth when considering when to take the risk to split your blob, when to run or eat, and especially when adding in the factor of team play. It’s a really simple and clean game that epitomizes the kind of title someone is looking for when looking at online browser games.

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