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The Greatest Online Games of All Time

Posted on the 04 July 2013 by Techdrink @techdrink1

From playing classic arcade games online to discovering new realms with your avatar, online gaming has something for everyone with categories for the amateur right up to the seasoned professional. Online gaming has become even more interactive with the games linking to your Facebook profile, Google Chrome or smartphone, meaning you are always just a click away from being able to play. Whether it’s the pride you get from beating your friends, the sense of relief you get from completing that ‘impossible’ level or, the invincible feeling you get from winning, you always want to come back for more! The following online games are what we consider to be “The Greatest Online Games of All Time.” Enjoy!

  1. Angry-BirdsAngry Birds first released in 2009, feels like it has been around for more than just 4 years and is probably, the most successful app that has ever been released. Angry Birds is a mix of challenging levels and fun with each level providing a new and demanding obstacle. Tactically fire birds with different features to destroy the structures and pigs but do not worry when you have completed the first classic version of Angry Birds as there are many more to play. From floating in outer space with Angry Birds Space to the scorching sun on Brazilian beaches with Angry Birds Rio, along with the themed Angry Birds Seasons such as ‘Winter Wonderham’ for Christmas each game provides a new and entertaining challenge. Enjoy one of the most successful online games and apps that have ever been released by downloading it today!
  1. candy-crush-sagaCandy Crush Saga is a widely popular and challenging game available on smartphones and Facebook that will take you to near breaking point. With over 395 levels on Facebook and 350 levels on smartphones (ever increasing with updates), once caught up on the challenge of this new take on the classic Bejewelled, it is near impossible to put down. Being stuck on a level for weeks or even months whilst seeking help from a number of online forums with help and tips on how to complete the level Candy Crush Saga builds a sense of ‘we are all in this together’. Frustrated gamers who groan at the latest challenging level only to post one month later with elation at having completed it, the difficulty of this game is one of its most appealing characteristics. The game is linked to your Facebook account meaning that you can follow your friends’ progress, send or receive extra lives and moves whilst bringing out your competitive side as you post on your friend’s Facebook wall when you beat their score on that level. How far will you get before you think about giving up?
  1. titan-poker-tableFancy the rush of going ‘all in’ whilst sat on your couch at home? Titan Poker is Europe’s best online poker sites for money and brings the heart-thumping, adrenaline pumping thrill of the casino to your living room whilst playing against people from all over the world. Interact with other players via real-time chat and you could even select players to be on your ‘Buddy List’ so you will know when they are online and join a table. Unlike, being at the casino, where part of you feels it is all set up so that you lose, one of the best features of Titan Poker is that it is possible to win and with their special promotions, they even give you a helping hand to make winning more possible.
  1. FarmVille 2 releases the farmer within you and lets you manage and operate you own farm without having to get dirty. Hone in on your farm management skills with crop production, raising livestock, manufacturing and marketing goods all being key aspects to the success of your farm. According to Facebook, there are over 10 million monthly players of FarmVille 2 and the community of players is extremely close. Friends from all over the world can help one another to be successful creating the village-feeling of a close community. In 2009, the New York Times published an article that claimed FarmVille farmers outnumbered actual farmers in the US by a ratio of more than 60:1! Today, it continues to attract users from all over the world and all with different backgrounds.
  1. World of Warcraft (WOW) is the most popular subscriber-based online game in the world and according to publisher Activision Blizzard, the game currently has 8.3 million players. The Guinness World Record holder for the most popular online role-playing game, World of Warcraft allows players to control a character avatar within the game world. Exploring the landscape, fighting monsters, completing tasks and quests and interacting with non-player characters add to the realism of the gameplay. You will find yourself completely engrossed in this fantasy world as you and your character go on a journey together tackling whatever the realm throws at you.

Whether you’re waiting on the train on the way to work or sitting on your couch at home enjoying your computer games, online gaming is truly a world of opportunity for any kind of player. We will certainly see a continued trend towards mobile games and the popularity of gaming will run through for many years to come.

What are your favorite online games?

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