10 Amazingly Addictive Diversions: Online Games

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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.

Thumb: The Last Stand

The Last Stand

There is nothing more satisfying than blasting away mobs of blood thirsty zombies. This game has very high production value and is incredibly entertaining.

Thumb: Falling Sand Game

Falling Sand Game

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.

Thumb: Desktop Tower Defense

Desktop Tower Defense

Your mission is to keep invaders away from your desktop by building a maze out of upgradable weapons. Way too much fun.

Thumb: Line Rider

Line Rider

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.

Thumb: Gold Mine

Gold Miner

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.

Thumb: Filler

Filler

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.

Thumb: Kongregate

Kongregate

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.

Thumb: Andkon

Andkon Arcade

A very nice selection of over 1000 flash games.

Thumb: Necro

Necromanthus

Some awesome Shockwave recreations of classic 3D shooters like HalfLife, Doom, Heretic and Quake.

Thumb: Orisinal

Orisinal Games

Some very odd, yet original games. These definitely won’t be entertaining for everyone, but they are worth checking out.

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Brian Purkiss
January 30th, 2008


Those are addictive…

I have played The Last Stand before and the Sand game.
Those were fun - until I had beat it and done just about all the combos of explosions. :-P

I really like that Desktop Tower defense though!
I’ve beaten the easiest difficulty, and almost beat the next one up. I wanna beat ‘em all…

Thanks for the heads up!
:-)

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Fubiz
April 28th, 2008

Excellent article;

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Tyler
May 22nd, 2008

Gold Miner sucks too much time out of my life.

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Shredded
June 26th, 2008

I liked the Last Stand. If you like gory images, you can try out zombiegrinder.

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Dirki
August 25th, 2008

another nice page with online games: http://www.games-playingonline.com

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jackbwa
September 21st, 2008

i have played this before at www.storm-games.com

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Indr@
September 29th, 2008

wooowww best designer’s blog…

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Josiah Platt
May 20th, 2009

These are some of the best, and Kongregate is ridiculous / awesome.

I just found and posted a new form of digital crack called The Space Game @ my site. It’s another good one to check out.

Shameless self-promotion: http://josiahplatt.com/2009/05/19/the-space-game/

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Malc
September 29th, 2009

Another great place is http://www.flash-games-master.com

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bob
October 14th, 2009

it is not very educational and some games are horrific. i would not reccomend it as a safe or friendly game.

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mario oyunlar?
November 22nd, 2009

Excellent article;

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mario oyunlar?
November 22nd, 2009

Excellent article. thanks

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thomas
March 26th, 2010

I like the falling sand game.
My friend sam told me

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