What are the best websites to play games online?

asked by Bree O'Mara
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    itch.io is a simple way to find, download and distribute indie games online. Users can browse through itch.io's extensive catalog of indie games. If you're a game developer, you can create a page where people can download or buy your game.


    Albert Munoz
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "this is a good game to play if you want to pass time and just be involved in some mindless numbing things to take some time to relax"
  2. 18

    #2Online Console

    Online Console

    Play any console game in your browser on the website Online Console. This site contains a large selection of classic consoles, including PS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 64, PS2, Sega Genesis and many more.



    Aaron Day
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Online Console is one of the greatest websites to play online and have countless hours of fun! It offers games from a wide range of classic gaming systems, and you will never run out of games to play. This is definitely a go to site if you are looking for quality entertainment for yourself and for your family."
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    #3Retro Games Online

    Retro Games Online

    Retro Games Online is an online emulator website and community. They support most of the 8-bit and 16-bit systems, including popular ones like Nintendo NES & SNES, Sega Master System, and Genesis.



    Howard Mitchell
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "add new games often"
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    MyEmulator.online is a website in which you can play retro games for free without emulators or roms. You can choose from a large collection: Mario Bros, Sonic, Pokemon, GTA and more classic games from Game Boy, SNES, NES, Nintendo 64 and other consoles.



    Amanda Phillips
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I had no idea you could play emulators in the browser! I thought you had to go through a lot of trouble downloading them and flashing ROMs and all that nonsense, but this changes everything! I can't wait to play all my favorite retro games. "
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    Emulator.online is a website where you can find and play all Super Nintendo (SNES), Sega Genesis (Mega Drive), Game Boy (Color and Advance), and NES games online for free.



    Vincent Ramirez
    Written on April 25, 2018
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    RetroGames.cz is an amazing website to play retro video games online. Contains emulators for operating system MS-DOS and classic consoles as Atara 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System or Sega Genesis. You can be found legends as Donkey Kong, Super Mario, Sonic, Pac-Man and many others.



    Theresa Phillips
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I spend way too much time on this website playing all my favorite old school games. The emulators sometimes have bugs, but it is still a lot of fun. "
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    #7Pogo games

    Pogo games
    Pogo is a free online gaming website that offers over 100 casual games like chess, checkers, and hearts as well as Poppit! Word Whomp.  It also contains Bingo Luau with a unique Pogo twist. 


    Patricia Turner
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I live in pogo games. I get all my spades and Sudoku playing at pogo games. I conversant with pogo games as the best website to play games online."
  5. 8

    #8Game Oldies

    Game Oldies

    Game Oldies is an online emulator website and community that lets you play your favorite childhood classic, and simply enjoying the experience, They support games for NES, SNES, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and much more.



    Joyce Wang
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Game Oldies is a great website if you're looking to scratch that nostalgia itch, or want to know what all us "old" folks are talking about! The listings are alphabetical, but the search works great if you're looking for something specific. They even have systems I'd completely forgot about, but no Coleco? Maybe with time!"
  6. 6

    #92600 Online

    2600 Online

    2600 Online is a website dedicated to the Atari 2600, its games and their creators. Many popular Atari 2600 games can be found there. Just browse the game list to the left and click on a game name to play.



    Jason Weaver
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "this is an amazing website. so much fun. 2600 Online is a website dedicated to the Atari 2600, its games and their creators. Many popular Atari 2600 games can be found there. Just browse the game list to the left and click on a game name to play."
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    playspace is a website containing card games, chance, and strategy games. Play with and against your friends on Facebook, iPad, iPhone, and Android and beat everybody using a good strategy. 


    Will Gu
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A collection of time waster games, simple in format and uninspiring in graphics. Multi player action adds a little and makes it kind of sort of worthwhile, if you're too lazy to search for a better alternative. "
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    #11Mario Games

    Mario Games

    On this site, you can find a lot of funny fan-made games. Play the best free online Mario games, Sonic games, Pac Man games and other great video game icons. 



    Peter Bennett
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I thought this website had some good games on it in the old school Nintendo genre. The instructions were clear from the get-go and load times were fast. All in all a good experience."
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    Restrogames.cc is a website where you can play many different retro games like Super Mario Bros, Pokemon Emerald, Marvel vs. Capcom, Contra, Metal Slug 6, Aladdin, Megaman VII, Super Contra, Gals Panic, and many more.



    Louis Arnold
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This was a great resource for finding a website with tons of games that i could play. The website has a large selection of titles and I enjoyed scrolling through the different options. "
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    Loveroms is a website where users can play a huge selection of retro video games for free. The site works as an emulator for several game consoles and platforms as well. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Samuel Hall
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Great website to play classic games! Nostalgic feeling with a massive library to keep on playing. 5/5 I visit this website on a daily basis and will continue on doing so!"
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    #14Reader's Digest

    Reader's Digest

    Reader's Digest is a magazine which offers you interesting and funny content about health, food, culture and true stories. Its online version includes a game section, jokes and a shop to buy books and exclusive products.


    Paul Young
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I like Reader's Digest because of the variety you can find there. I can spend hours on the online version getting lost in games and fun articles to read."
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    Newgrounds is a website that provides free access to online, browser-based games in multiple genres depending on the user's preference. It started out as mostly flash-based games but have since supported HTML5 and even video animation in MP4 format.



    Milo Dauphin
    Written on May 6, 2019
    "Newgrounds provides a large library of user-generated flash games. Many indie game classics that turned into successful retail games came from the website such as Super Meatboy and Alien Hominid."
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    #16Xplorers - Aso Brain Games

    Xplorers - Aso Brain Games
    Xplorers Settlers is a java based version of Catan.


    Amanda Holmes
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a wonderful site to play games. Check it out. There are a lot of games. There are matching games as well as tournament style games. There is something for everyone to play."


Best What are the best websites to play games online
1itch.ioWebsites 36 Free
2Online ConsoleWebsites 18 Free
3Retro Games OnlineWebsites 16 Free
4MyEmulator.onlineWebsites 13 Free
5Emulator.onlineWebsites 12 Free
6RetroGames.czWebsites 10 Free
7Pogo gamesWebsites 9 Free
8Game OldiesWebsites 8 Free
92600 OnlineWebsites 6 Free
10playspaceWebsites 5 Free

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