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The 4 Best Free Online Gaming Sites

There are plenty of places online to play games, but what are the best free online games?

There are plenty of places online to play games, but what are the best free online games?

Free to Play Online Gaming

Many of us spend the majority of our time working on our computers. Everyone needs a little downtime. Here I share with you a list of some of the best gaming sites that are available online. Purchasing games can be terribly expensive. Here you will find a list of games with beautiful graphics and unlimited playtime, all for free!

Play games for free on Pogo

Play games for free on Pogo


Without a doubt, is my favorite game site. I've been playing games on their site off and on since 2003. If you enjoy casual games such as hidden objects, crossword puzzles, mahjong, card games, board games, strategy games, and time management games, then Pogo is a great fit for you.

On Pogo, you get to design and decorate a "mini," which is a smaller cartoon version of you. With tokens you earn, you can shop in the "mini-mall" and purchase decorations and clothing for your mini.

As already mentioned, by playing games, you earn tokens. You can also use those tokens to enter into daily drawings where you can win varying gifts. And, if that wasn't enough, at the end of a Jackpot game, you are allowed to do a "Jackpot spin." With Jackpot spins, you can earn large amounts of tokens, or you could even win a monetary prize! No purchase is necessary.

While Pogo is free to sign up and play, you do have the option to join Club Pogo. With Club Pogo, you enjoy more games, no commercials, and many other fun bonus features. I myself am a Club Pogo member, costing me approximately $40.00 for a year membership (which works out to be a little over $3.00 per month). In my opinion, it is well worth my money.

Here is my little pogo mini on  If you join, feel free to friend me. I go by sannwi!

Here is my little pogo mini on If you join, feel free to friend me. I go by sannwi!


With gorgeous, vibrant, premium graphics, how could one not love the Good Game Studios experience? Completely free to sign up using your Facebook account or email address, with unlimited play time, directly in your browser or on your mobile device.

The only drawback of Good Game Studio games is that there are only nine games to choose from at the moment. However, they are nine top-quality games.

Games They Offer

  • Legends of Honor (Strategy)
  • GoodGame Empire (Strategy)
  • Empire: Four Kingdoms (Strategy)
  • GoodGame Big Farm (Simulation)
  • Shadow Kings (Strategy)
  • Shadow Kings: Dark Ages (Strategy)
  • GoodGame Galaxy (Strategy)
  • GoodGame Gangster (Role-Playing Game *RPG)
  • GoodGame Poker (Simulation)
Awesome free games are available on Steam.

Awesome free games are available on Steam.

Steam offers free-to-play games

Steam offers free-to-play games

3. Steam

I certainly couldn't write an article about the best free online game sites without talking about Steam. While Steam is touted as being a one-stop shop for online gaming and game purchasing, it is also a great place to commune with fellow gamers and safely download and play games for free.

Steam is more than a gaming website; it is a gaming platform. Simply sign up for free and install the Steam platform on your computer. Once installed, from the games drop-down menu, you can select "Free to Play." From this list, you will find pages and pages of completely free games to download to your Steam platform and play! Steam has a lot to offer and is always adding new free and pay-to-play games.

Another cool thing about Steam is that they have plenty of absolutely free Virtual Reality games that you can use with your VR Gear. They also have many open-world games, also completely free to play.

  • Indie
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Casual
  • Strategy
  • Simulation
  • RPG
  • Free to Play
  • Singleplayer
  • Massively Multiplayer
  • Sports
  • Racing
  • Multiplayer
  • Great Soundtrack
  • Atmospheric
  • Single-player Games
  • Multi-player Games
  • Co-op Games
  • MMO
  • Lord of the Rings Online (Free to Play MMORPG Massively Multiplayer)
  • Star Trek Online (Free to Play Massively Multiplayer Sci-fi Space)
  • Marvel Heroes 2016 (Free to Play Superhero Action Multiplayer)
  • DOTA 2 (Free to Play MOBA Strategy Multiplayer PvP)
  • Paladins (Early Access Free to Play FPS Multiplayer)
  • Team Fortress 2 (Free to Play Multiplayer FPS Action Shooter)
  • Mobius Final Fantasy (Free to Play Multiplayer MMORPG)
  • Heroes & Generals (Free to Play World War II Multiplayer FPS)
  • Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies (Free to Play Zombies Multiplayer FPS Action)
  • EVE Online (Space Massively Multiplayer Sci-fi Sandbox)
  • VRChat (Free to Play Adventure Puzzle Action Horror)
  • We Were Here (Free to Play Adventure Puzzle Action Horror)
  • War Thunder (Free to Play World War II Simulation Multiplayer)
  • Trove (Free to Play Open World Multiplayer Adventure)
  • ShadowVerse CCG (Free to Play Card Game Anime Strategy)
Play "The Settlers" online for free.

Play "The Settlers" online for free.


Not only is this premium game 100% free to play, but the graphics are also vibrant, and the content is rich in detail and options. In this city-building strategy game, you will need to build your city, complete quests, and defeat bandits. To sign up for Settlers Online, you need either a Facebook account, email, or Uplay account.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are plenty of choices when it comes to playing quality games online for free. The ones I mentioned in this article are ones that I have played and still enjoy playing myself.

Just because you're on a tight budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice fun and quality. There are numerous other free online games available that you can play right in your web browser without having to download anything to your computer.


© 2017 simplehappylife


Vipin sharma on July 07, 2018:

Thank you very much for posting this type of posts. I got the new ideas and played the matches. There is another website "", where you can play the games and enjoy your indoor gaming hours.

whitesnake12 on April 26, 2018:

The problem is after you sign up (paid member) there is no guarantee that they will keep the games. They have changed the crossword puzzle, and all Hasbro games are no longer available. Support is horrible and just sends you from one link to another. Free it's okay, but to pay for it, well let's just say I cancelled after many years.

simplehappylife (author) on April 12, 2018:

Thank You Jmi

paperiogames on November 27, 2017:

Thank you for your useful post :)

sweettanzy on July 24, 2017:

I am also a club Pogo member and I absolutely loooove it, many games to choose from and lots of nice people to chat with while you are playing, you can also join leagues too !!! I did and i don't regret it i love it so much that I host for a gin league and wouldn't have it any other way !!!!

love love love

Sakina Nasir from Kuwait on February 21, 2017:

I have added you and my id is SakinaNasir53 :)

simplehappylife (author) on February 21, 2017:

Awesome :)

Sakina Nasir from Kuwait on February 21, 2017:

Great! :) I will do that once I make an avatar. My id would probably be Sakina_Nasir only. :)

simplehappylife (author) on February 21, 2017:

I agree Sakina :)

If you ever go on pogo, you can search my name "sannwi" and "friend" me on there :)

Sakina Nasir from Kuwait on February 21, 2017:

Hi! I would love to try Pogo. Nothing is more relaxing than some wonderful games. :)

simplehappylife (author) on February 20, 2017:

Hey, Sakina :) Thank You!

I Love Pogo. If I'm playing games on my downtime, I'm on there :)

Sakina Nasir from Kuwait on February 19, 2017:

Hey simplehappylife! :)

This hub is great and very useful. I used to play in a site which was filled with girl games when I was a child. There were really good dress up and make up games there. Now I don't play much. But, I would to try pogo. :)

simplehappylife (author) on February 17, 2017:

Happy Weekend to you too Bill :) and Thank You. My husband LOVES playing SimCity. LOL, I prefer the casual Pogo style games; I tried SimCity, and it was going well for a bit then I realized that I tried to do too much too fast and my city quickly became a hilarious disaster. So, I went back to playing Mahjong (one of my most favorite games) :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 17, 2017:

I actually play SimCity for relaxation, and I gotta tell ya, it's a constant battle to limit myself playing time so I don't miss too much of life. LOL I'll pass this along to my son, thank you very much. :) Happy Weekend, SA!