Games Optimized for You
Since Chromebooks are now able to run Android apps through the Google Play Store, you can choose from numerous games to play. What you should keep in mind though is that some games do not work well on the Chrome OS, while others aren’t compatible at all. Here are 10 games that are well-optimized for your Chromebook, available for free:
Those who love racing games will enjoy Asphalt Airborne 8 by Gameloft. The game features some of the highest-performance cars and bikes available in the market. The arcade racing game comes with over 190 cars and bikes to choose from and has everything from Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. Race your opponents on over 40 tracks and enjoy 16 different racing modes, the most interesting one being mirror mode, where the track is reversed to give you a new challenge in a familiar setting. You can customize your cars and bikes and upgrade them to take out your opponents in multiplayer leagues and seasons, and enjoy over 400 events and 9 racing seasons in Career mode.
Agar.io is an online game available on Chromebook that has become very popular quickly and was even featured in the TV show House of Cards. The game is simple yet addictive. You start as a blob, and in order to succeed, you have to travel around and eat other blobs (players), which makes you grow. By growing, you become more powerful and learn new abilities.
3. Plague Inc.
For those who like to run doomsday simulations, Plague Inc. is the way to go. The goal is to wipe out humanity from the face of the Earth by spreading a disease that you mutate, so it becomes more and more infectious. The basic version is free, and you can unlock additional features with an in-app purchase.
4. Tiny Tower
For casual gamers, Tiny Tower from NimbleBit LLC is a perfect choice. What you do in this game is manage people who live in a tiny tower (hence the name). You have to build attractions and shops, which will help you earn money to add more floors to the Tower to attract bitizens to live there. The challenge is to keep everything running smoothly. You can even visit your friend’s towers, thanks to the Play Games integration, and get special perks through special missions. The game is free, but you can purchase items in-game.
5. Leap Day
Leap Day is an action platformer game that is very fast paced and will require quick reflexes. The controls are super easy, and you only have to tap or click to jump or double jump and climb the levels. What makes this game unique is that the courses change daily, so there’s always something to look forward to every day. The retro pixel art is reminiscent of the old games we used to enjoy and love. The game itself is free, but does offer in-app purchases and contains ads that can be removed with a one-time payment.
Polycraft is basically Minecraft from Chromebook, but has tower defense and RPG elements too. Your character is stranded on an island; you have to build a shelter to be safe from warring tribes, expand your base by building structures, walls, towers, and gather resources, then join forces with Wildlings in order to win.
This is a free to play action and adventure MMORPG from Spacetime Studios that you can play on your Chromebook. The game features a fantasy world that you can enjoy solo or with friends. Level up, get great gear, tame cute pets, and do your best to be the best in the kingdom of Arlor.
8. Two Dots
Progress through levels by connecting the dots of the same hue and getting the required number of dots connected. This simple premise makes the game super addictive, and as you progress through levels, they become more and more challenging. You can use your screen or your touchpad to connect the dots.
9. Save the Day
This is an old-school arcade game that is quite challenging. You are in a helicopter and your mission is to rescue survivors and avoid fires. The game has super cartoony graphics and snack-sized gameplay that can help you relax when you take a quick break.
When it comes to puzzle games, Threes is definitely on the very top of the addictive ones. The premise is simple: You start with 1s and 2s and have to add matching tiles together (3 with 3, 6 with 6, 12 with 12) to finish a level. This game supports touch screen tap controls only.
It doesn’t have to cost you to play games on the Chromebook and these are some excellent ideas to get you started and probably playing for hours.