35 Great and Addictive HTML5 Games

February 18, 2012 · 12 comments

by Dustin Betonio

Great and Addictive HTML5 Games

Tired of Surfing and chatting? Wondering how to have fun on the Internet? One obvious way is to play online games. If you are into web design or programming it may double or triple your fun to play some HTML5  games showing what is possible with latest standards. There are many games out there, but finding free and good ones is not that easy specially when it’s a html5 games.

There have been so many leaps of innovations made in the field of web development and web technologies.
Who would’ve thought one day we would be able to create HTML5 games just using HTML5 and Javascript without the help of any other technology such as Flash. And that all we need to run is an updated browser. Once in the good old days of Browser based games Flash was dominating the scene, but after the birth of HTML5 everything in the web made a significant change and it is still in the early stages. Actually I have seen more and more websites recently implementing HTML5  instead of Flash, even for games. The Cool thing about HTML5 and its new features is that it makes playing gaming possible without Flash or any other plugin! Thats the beauty of  HTML5 game both from a developers perspective but even more important it is good for the end users. In this post, I will feature Great and Addictive HTML5 Games you can give a try next time you have a few minutes to spend. Feel free to comment if I missed out some great and addictive games. Enjoy!



Let’s check some HTML5 Games

1. Z-War


This is a tower defense type tank game. You just need to stop the enemies from invading your base and go further.Awesome game.

2. Onslaught! Arena

onslaught arena

Onslaught is a fun defend-your-castle-style game that, with its cute, pixelated graphics, harks back to the 8-bit era of gaming. You need to fight off waves of enemies attacking your castle.

3. Crystal Galaxy

Crystal galaxy

This space shooter game features a really neat way of controlling the direction of your space craft using your mouse.

4. Front Invaders


Shoot down the IEvil with your HTML5 jet! Nice and addictive game.

5. Picnic Defenders

picnic Defenders

The goal in Picnic Defender is to kill all the bugs before they reach your picnic. You can do this by placing towers that shoot at the ants marching along the dirt path.

6. Sketchout


Sketchout is another powerful game with awesome visuals that was created with.In this game you need to protect your planet from attacking aliens.

7. Dark Age

Dark Age

A top down action adventure game inspired by the legendary Atari game Gauntlet,

8. Agent 008 Ball


The visual quality of this game is really high and professional looking which would make you feel quite addicting to play.

9. Space Pirate Killer

Space Pirate Killer

Fly your way to Space and eliminate those pirate ships.

10. Blinkwang


The game flashes a number of objects on the screen for the briefest of moments, and asks you to guess how many there are. There is not enough time to count them, or sometimes even identify what they are, so you have to rely on instinct or intuition.

11. Blobby Volley 2


The famous blobby volley game, and your objective is to score more points than your opponent.

12. Orbium


Orbium is an interesting puzzle game where the challenge is to collect together spheres of the same color. The puzzles start off pretty easy but as you progress through the levels they get steadily harder.

13. HTML5 Helicopter


You’ve probably come across games like this before. Navigate your helicopter through the cave using just one key. Hold down the key to increase thrust from the helicopter’s rotors and increase the altitude of your craft, lift up on the key to reduce thust and lose altitude.

14. Entanglement


An addicting and relaxing puzzle game where you have to create the longest wiggly line by rotating shapes engraved with line segments.

15. 3Bored


3Bored is one of the fastest actions games I have played in a browser. You play the part of a little rocket-propelled creature under attack from a whole host of enemies. You dart around the screen like a maniac trying to avoid the bullets that are criss-crossing all around you.Simply great and addicting!

16. Biolab Disaster


An addicting 2D side scroller game completely built by HTML5 and JavaScript.

17. Missile Fleet


You are in charge of the red team in this space strategy game and your task is to destroy the blue team. Select multiple units using your mouse, and click where you want them to go.

18. Infiltration


Infiltration is a unique take on the defend-your-castle game genre. While most games of this type expect you to use your mouse or a couple of keys to aim and fire your weapon at the enemy hordes, this game puts the whole keyboard at your disposal.

19. Torus


There are so many variations of Tetris to play on the web (very few of which add much to the original game) that to say that we are unexcited when we hear of a new one could be the understatement of the year.

20. Pirates Love Daisies


Pirates Love Daisies is a tower defense game, developed using JavaScript and HTML5 features, many of which are not supported by older browsers.

21. Sinuous


Sinuous is perhaps best described as an amalgam of Boomshine and the classic snake game. You must navigate your ‘snake’ around the screen without touching the moving circles.

22. Runfield


Jump over ditches to score more.

23. Swarmation


Your task in the game is to work with others to create a particular shape out of little squares. You only have a limited period of time to get your own little square into position. If your square forms part of the desired shape when the timer reaches zero, then you are rewarded with some points.

24. RAPT


RAPT is a complex and challenging.The exit to each level is blocked by enemies that roll, jump, fly, and shoot to prevent escape at all costs.Gameplay is exclusively two-player and uses a unique split-screen mechanic.  The levels and enemies are designed to promote cooperation between players.

25. Space Cannon 3D


You are put in charge of a cannon and set the task of destroying all incoming obstacles. This could be quite boring but the game’s physics engine turns what could be a tedious, repetitive task into an intriguing challenge requiring quick reflexes and precision accuracy.

26. Manic Spaceman


Relive the days of 2d graphic games that are action packed.The game ends you at the deep end of the difficulty scale. Use the cursors to move left and right and the space bar to jump!

27. Sand Trap

Sand Trap

The aim of the game is to move the grains of sand to the desired location by rotating different containers. The way that each grain of sand moves independently is particularly impressive.

28. PlainChess

Plain Chess

PlainChess aims to be a simple yet beautiful alternative to the cluttered chess portals currently existing.

29. HTML5 Chess

HTML5 Chess

A great 3D chess game which 2 human players can play the game on either a 2D or 3D board. You can also play against machine!

30. DHTML Lemmings


The game is a faithful reproduction of the legendary PC puzzle game Lemmings, where over a series of levels you have to help the lemmings reach their destination. The only difference we can see is that the game can be played in the browser. Truly an amazing technical feat.

31. Web Snooker


Bored of playing snooker alone? With Web Snooker you can play with your online friend.

32. WordSquared


A massively multiplayer online word game which can be considered as a popular word solving game “Scrabble”.

33. Sand Pit


An innovative driving game where you have to pave over a sandpit using a truck, avoiding various monsters in the process. Unusual but strangely addictive.

34. Bubble Trouble


This is a pretty faithful reproduction in HTML of the kind of colour-matching Bejewelled-style puzzle games that can be found all over the web in Flash. Although it is designed for use on an iPhone, it can also be played perfectly satisfactorily on a laptop or desktop.

35. Angry Birds Chrome (ups… Flash game but still a lot of fun!)


The Famous Angry Birds is online and in HD! It can actually be played on the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

36. Tic Tac Toe Extended

tic tac toe

A crazy scaled up version of Tic Tac Toe game with a board size of 9×9. Score points by placing your sign (either X or O) in 4 consecutive tiles. The game can be played with a fellow player or with AI. At the end of the game based on player’s score and timing a Badge is awarded which can be shared to Facebook / Twitter. This game also supports HTML5 offline mode, thus requiring no internet connection to play after first run.

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

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