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The 4 Best Free Online Gaming Sites

Updated on February 22, 2017
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There are plenty of places online to play games, but what are the BEST FREE online games? Here is a list of some high-quality free gaming for you.  hubpages.com/@simplehappylife
There are plenty of places online to play games, but what are the BEST FREE online games? Here is a list of some high-quality free gaming for you. hubpages.com/@simplehappylife

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 play time, all for free!

Play for Free on POGO.COM

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

1. Pogo.com

Without a doubt, pogo.com 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 object, 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 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.

Play Premium Games for Free at GOODGAMESTUDIOS.COM

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Legends of honor, Goodgame empire, Empire:  Four Kingdoms, Goodgame Big Farm.  hubpages.com/@simplehappylife
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Shadow kings, Shadow Kings: Dark Ages, Goodgame galaxy, Goodgame gangster.  hubpages.com/@simplehappylife
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2. Goodgamestudios.com

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

Here are the 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)

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Awesome Free Games Available at STEAMPOWERED.COM

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3. Steampowered.com

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 to 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 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.

Here is a list of categories for the free games that Steam offers. You can customize your search according to these:

  • 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


Some of the most popular free games on Steam are:

  • 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)

Beautiful Free Player vs. Player Game at TheSettlersOnline.net

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4. TheSettlersOnline.net

Not only is this premium game 100% free to play, the graphics are 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 the Settlers Online, you need either a Facebook account, email, or a Uplay account.

The Settlers Online

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.

You might be interested in this list of some other free popular in-browser games you can check out:

  • RuneScape.com
  • ImperiaOnline.org
  • Kingdomrush.com
  • SpartaWarofEmpires.com
  • DarkOrbit.com

© 2017 SA Williams

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      Bill Holland 5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      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!

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      SA Williams 5 weeks ago from Central Alabama

      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) :)

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      Sakina Nasir 4 weeks ago from Kuwait

      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. :)

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      SA Williams 4 weeks ago from Central Alabama

      Hey, Sakina :) Thank You!

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

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      Sakina Nasir 4 weeks ago from Kuwait

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

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      SA Williams 4 weeks ago from Central Alabama

      I agree Sakina :)

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

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      Sakina Nasir 4 weeks ago from Kuwait

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

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      SA Williams 4 weeks ago from Central Alabama

      Awesome :)

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      Sakina Nasir 4 weeks ago from Kuwait

      I have added you and my id is SakinaNasir53 :)

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