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We take a look at the top ten online games

October 29th, 2013 by Marc Comments


Here’s a Top Ten of Online Games – “a” rather than “the”, as no two lists are ever going to be the same, due to the huge quantity of games available now. Some of these are huge, some less well known; all of them are fun. Rule 1 if you’re playing at work: Don’t Get Caught.

1. Let’s start with a serious one. Grepolis (pictured) is a strategy game in which millions of players from all over the world find themselves in Ancient Greece. Build armies and cities, and appease the gods to succeed.

2. Motocross Dirt Challenge is more or less the opposite of Grepolis. A simple set of controls belies the excitement to be had as you speed round the snag-filled tracks. Players can upgrade their bikes in this addictive game.

3. The very funny and sometimes quite disgusting Happy Wheels continues to delight online gamers. Whether you play as “Irresponsible Dad” or “Moped Couple”, you’ll never get through all the user-created levels of this physics-based gorefest.

4. Airmech is another browser-based strategy game, this time concentrating on the wars of the future. Fight on the ground or in the skies against any number of online opponents.

5. Virtual Horse Racing is now offered by many of the main online betting sites. If you’re a fan of the real nags, but frustrated when race day is over, this realistic, 3D form of racing could be just what you’re looking for.

6. Cultures Online is a very attractively designed, Viking-based strategy game, available to play in your browser. Build up a tribe or work alone to expand your village.

7. Online casino games are massive as always. The choice is huge, whether you want slots, poker or blackjack. A good example of the genre can be found at the roulette table at Royal Vegas Casino.

8. The popularity of the Plough-Em-Up agriculture simulator is as strong as ever. Farmerama players can use real or virtual money to upgrade their farms, while fanatics can play the non-virtual board game version.

9. Somewhat more surreal is the very popular Angry Gran Toss, in which players attempt to fire an old lady from a cannon in order to enable her escape from a secure facility. Jetpacks are available, naturally.

10. We can’t wrap up without mentioning Cheese Hunt 2. If I tell you that the main character is a mouse, you should be able to imagine the general idea of the game. It’s simple, addictive and not as cheesy as you might think.

Provided by Sarah Fielding



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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….