Have you ever stared at the code on your monitor for so long that your eyes begin to bleed and the urge to collapse to the floor and begin convulsing becomes overwhelming? If you have, there is most definitely a problem. To work hard, you need to play hard. Give yourself a break every now and again and seek some kind of diversion to keep yourself from going insane. To help you and your sanity, I present 10 amazingly addictive diversions in the form of web based games.
There is nothing more satisfying than blasting away mobs of blood thirsty zombies. This game has very high production value and is incredibly entertaining.
I debated whether or not to add this. It’s not really a game, but a weird sandbox where you can experiment with different elements. Don’t be fooled by it’s weirdness and lame graphics, this game will provide dozens of hours of entertainment.
Your mission is to keep invaders away from your desktop by building a maze out of upgradable weapons. Way too much fun.
Line Rider fits in the same category as Falling Sand as being more of a toy than a game. The concept is this, draw a track with various drawing tools and send your little sled guy on the ride of his life.
Gold Miner brings back memories of those annoying machines that rob you of your quarters in exhange of the chance to drop a claw into a pile of stuffed animal. But, it’s free and you almost always grab something.
This game is very simple. Create enough balls to fill up 2/3rds of the screen while avoiding bouncy balls. Extremely addicting.
In case those six games previously mentioned aren’t enough, here are four sites where you can find loads of other web based games.
A clean-cut community based web based gaming site. It is easy to navigate and has a nice selection of games. My new personal favorite for finding new games to play.
A very nice selection of over 1000 flash games.
Some awesome Shockwave recreations of classic 3D shooters like HalfLife, Doom, Heretic and Quake.
Some very odd, yet original games. These definitely won’t be entertaining for everyone, but they are worth checking out.