10 of the Best Websites for Free Online Games

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Whether you enjoy classic puzzles or fast-paced challenges, you can find a great selection of free games online. 

In this article, I’ll take a close look at 10 of the best websites to visit to play online games at no cost. I’ve spent time playing games on each of the websites listed below to ensure quality, check for ads and see what’s available for free.

This article was updated in July 2023 and I review it every three months. Detailed notes on all updates can be found here.

Where To Play Free Games Online

When it comes to online gaming, you don’t have to have the newest console or the latest titles to have fun. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands of free games available from your browser on your phone, computer or tablet. To find some of the best free classic and new games available online, check out the websites below.

WebsiteBest ForTypes of Games
247 GamesClassic games, card games and puzzlesOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (phone/tablet browser)
Addicting GamesSingle-player gamesOnline (computer browser)
Downloadable (desktop)
Mobile (phone/tablet browser)
AgameGames on multiple devices; single and multi-player online gamesOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (phone/tablet browser)
Armor GamesGames available as apps; MMO gamesOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (App Store and Google Play)
CrazyGamesNon-intrusive ads, online and mobile gamesOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (phone/tablet browser)
Free Online Games (FOG)Independently-developed games; Mobile-browser-friendly gamesOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (phone/tablet browser)
KongregateIndependently-developed games, apps and communityOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (App Store and Google Play)
MSN GamesClassic puzzles, casino games and card gamesOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (phone/tablet browser)
PogoHasbro and PopCap gamesOnline (computer browser)
Mobile (phone/tablet browser)
ShockwaveFree trials of downloadable games Online (computer browser)
Downloadable (desktop)

In each section below, you’ll find information on how to start playing games as well as the biggest pros and cons I found for each site.

1. 247 Games

If you’re interested in simple online versions of classic games, 247 Games is the perfect resource for you. On the home page under “Featured Games,” you’ll find seasonal versions of all your favorite classic games including backgammon, blackjack, checkers, chess, mahjong, solitaire, sudoku, word search and more. Also, you can browse the games by category

All of the games on 247 Games are completely free, and you won’t need to create an account in order to access any features. I didn’t run into any ads while I was playing games on this website. 

In addition to the desktop version, you can visit the mobile version of the website on your smartphone or tablet to access the same games without having to download apps. 


  • Few to no ads
  • All games and features are free
  • Simple to navigate and use


  • No multiplayer games
  • You can’t create an account to track progress

2. Addicting Games

The Addicting Games website offers thousands of games in several categories including action games, easy games, cute games, brainteasers & quizzes and card games. 

When you visit the website, you’ll see ads on the home screen and on the sides of the page while you’re playing. But at least for me, they didn’t noticeably impact gameplay or user experience.


There’s an option to upgrade to a paid “Game Pass” for an ad-free experience and early access to new games, but it isn’t required to play what you’ll see on the site.  You can create a free account to keep track of your high scores and favorite games. 

If you visit the website on your smartphone or tablet, you can play many of the same games without having to download apps. Some of the games are available only on the desktop version of the website.


  • No account required
  • New games added weekly
  • Big variety of games and categories


  • Exclusive games are available only to paying members
  • Some ads

3. Agame

Agame.com offers thousands of online games including single-player and multiplayer modes. Some of Agame’s most popular categories include puzzle games, solitaire games and .io games. You’ll also find dress-up games, racing games and other games for people of all ages. 

You can play all of the games for free without having to create an account, but expect to see a few advertisements. In fact, I had to watch as many as three video advertisements (10-30 seconds each) before playing some games. 

There’s a huge variety of fun games on this site that will work on your computer, smartphone or tablet in your browser. You won’t have to download anything to play. 

If you do want to create an account, you can. With an account, you can invite friends and add other members playing online. 


  • Huge selection of games
  • You can play online or on your phone without having to download anything


  • Several video advertisements before you can play
  • Not all games run smoothly in your phone’s browser

4. Armor Games

Armor Games is another great resource for finding free online games in categories including MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online), strategy, adventure, action, puzzles and more. 

Many of the games that you’ll find online at Armor Games are also available as apps for iOS and Android devices, which means you can download them to your mobile device and continue playing away from the computer. 

I was impressed with the variety of games on this website. While you won’t find many well-known games like blackjack or checkers, you will find a lot of unique and interesting games created by Armor Games and independent developers. 

You can create a free account on the website to keep track of your high scores and favorite games, but the account isn’t necessary to play most games. 



  • Few ads during game play
  • Many games are also available as apps


  • Lack of classic games

5. CrazyGames

CrazyGames is another great website to check out if you’re looking for fun online games. New games are added all the time in popular categories including adventure, arcade, puzzle, sports and more. 

My favorite thing about CrazyGames is that you can play without interruptions from intrusive ads. You’ll see ad banners on the page and maybe a short video before you get started, but nothing majorly distracting. I played a few games on this site and I was impressed by how quickly I was able to play without ads. 

You can access CrazyGames from any browser including your computer, phone or tablet. CrazyGames had an excellent mobile experience when I tried it out with my iPhone. 


  • Huge selection of games
  • You can play online or on your phone without having to download anything or create an account


  • CrazyGames does include video advertisements now, but they are typically short and may be skipped after a few seconds.

6. Free Online Games (FOG)

Free Online Games (FOG) allows you to play games for free on your computer and on your mobile device without having to download any apps. You’ll find a selection of 3D games, adventure games, defense games, driving games, flying games, multiplayer games and more. 

While the most popular games on this website seem to be more action-oriented, you can still find classic games like sudoku and chess by searching for them using the search bar at the top of the screen. Additionally, you can browse the games by category under the “More Games” tab.

During the time I spent on FOG, I saw a few ads for other games on the site as well as video advertisements during breaks in gameplay. While I did have to disable my ad blocker to play, the ads that I saw weren’t enough to be a major part of the experience on this website. 

If you want, you can create a free account using your email address, a username and a password in order to keep track of your progress and rank on high-score boards. But it isn’t required to play the games on the site. 


  • Mobile versions of games are available without having to download apps
  • Big variety of games and categories
  • Few ads


  • Video advertisements
  • You have to disable your ad blocker to play

7. Kongregate

Kongregate offers online games in many categories including action, multiplayer, adventure, strategy and puzzles. You may have to create an account to play some games on this website, but it’s completely free and easy to create one.

When you visit the desktop version of the website, you’ll see ads across the top and bottom of the page while you’re playing games as well as a few on the front page. For me, they didn’t drastically impact the overall experience. If you visit the mobile version of the website, you’ll be redirected to the app store to download games to your device.

Independent game developers can also upload games to Kongregate, which gives you access to thousands of unique titles.



  • You can chat with other players during gameplay
  • Independently-developed games
  • You don’t have to have an account to play all games, but you can create one for free


  • Ad-free playing is only available to paying members
  • Games have to be downloaded as apps to play on a mobile device

8. MSN Games

MSN Games is also known as Zone.com, and it offers single-player and multiplayer games in a variety of categories including puzzles, word & trivia, action & arcade games and card & board games. 

While I was browsing the available games, I found that some full versions were available for free while other games were available only as free trials or pay-to-play options. You can click the “Free online” tab to filter your results. 

You can visit the website on your phone or tablet and play available games for free in the browser, but the format wasn’t the best for my iPhone. On a tablet or a device with a bigger screen, I think the games would have run much more smoothly.


  • Few ads
  • Big selection of classic and new games
  • No account required


  • Some games are only available as free trials or pay-to-play
  • The mobile website may not be formatted correctly for your device

9. Pogo

You don’t need an account to play games on Pogo. It offers board games, card games, hidden object games, poker games, puzzles and more. 

If you use an ad blocker, you may be asked to disable it before playing select games on Pogo. While there were video ads before games and during breaks in gameplay, they didn’t significantly hinder the experience for me. You can sign up for a paid membership that offers ad-free gameplay, but it isn’t necessary to enjoy the site.

If you want to save your progress on the games, you’ll need to create an account, but it’s free.

Some of the games on Pogo are also available on mobile devices and tablets. Unfortunately, some games are only available as free trials and require users to pay to continue playing. Still, there are tons of completely free options that make Pogo a free gaming website worth a visit. 


  • Popular games from PopCap and Hasbro
  • It’s easy to invite other players and build a friends list
  • Games can be played on a phone or tablet’s browser


  • Some advertisements
  • You’ll have to create an account to save your progress
  • Not all full versions of games are available for free

10. Shockwave

If you haven’t found your fix at any of the other websites listed here, try Shockwave. You’ll find a variety of online and downloadable games in categories including puzzles, hidden object games, strategy games, racing games, card & board games, adventure games and more. 

While there were a few advertisements on the home screen and during gameplay, I was able to leave my adblocker running through several games before being asked to disable it. Video advertisements did pop up periodically during breaks in gameplay, but I didn’t feel like it took away from the overall experience. 


  • Online and downloadable games
  • No account is required to play


  • Some advertisements
  • Very limited mobile experience

Final Thoughts

There are dozens of websites that you can visit to find free online games. If you’re looking for simple online versions of classic games, I would recommend checking out 247 Games. Kids will find a big selection on Addicting Games, Agame and FOG. If you’re hoping to find online games that are also available on a mobile browser or as an iOS/Android app, check out Armor Games, CrazyGames and Kongregate.


Keep in mind that you won’t have to create an account to play games on most of these websites, but if you do, the accounts are easy and free to make.

As you visit different links, I recommend keeping a simple, free ad blocker installed on your computer or browser. You may have to disable it to play select games, but it’s still worth having if you plan on visiting a few different websites.

What are your favorite free games to play online? Let us know in the Clark.com Community!

Article Updates
  • July 9, 2023: Removed Big Fish Games (now requires a paid membership)
  • July 9, 2023: – CrazyGames now includes video advertisements; you can also create an account now to track progress
  • July 9, 2023: Kongregate now offers some games you can play without an account; paid membership is now available for ad-free playing
  • July 9, 2023: Removed MiniClip (very few games available online now)
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