Because, let’s face it, we’ve all got some time to kill…
As we enter another three weeks of lockdown, it’s likely that you’ve already exhausted most of your wholesome home activities. With your baking cupboards utterly depleted, your boardgames all overplayed and your Netflix account abused by the entire family, it’s time to turn to a new source of entertainment: addictive online games.
A popular online game among hardcore procrastinators, The Wiki Game is a great way to waste a couple of hours, or days. The aim of the game? Using only the hyperlinks on Wikipedia, you’ve got to travel from one Wikipedia page to another in as few clicks as possible. Although it sounds easy, getting from Azerbaijan to Carol Vorderman is a little trickier than you might expect.
For anyone itching to get out into the sunshine and hit a bat, Little Master Cricket is about as close as you’re going to get for a while. Sorry about that. But, on the plus side, this online game will keep you occupied for hours as you try and knock back those fast pace balls and see how many sixes you can score.
The reason our photo of The World’s Hardest Game is on level one, is because I honestly could not get past it. If you fancy yourself a bit of a dab hand when it comes to the world of online games, then be my guest and have a go. All you have to do is get the red square through to the green square on the other side, without bumping into any of the blue balls along the way. It might look easy, but you’d be wrong.
The ideal way to explore the globe from the safety and comfort of your own home, Geoguesser is sure to keep anyone with the travel bug content over the coming weeks. This online game randomly drops you somewhere in the world and, from just the landscape around you, you have to figure out where you are.
5. Raft Wars
You might remember Raft Wars from your ICT lessons at school, before they figured out how to ban Miniclip on the computers. You could easily waste a good few hours with this online game, enjoying the simple premise of defeating your enemy’s raft before they sink yours. But, if that doesn’t sound like your thing, Miniclip is an absolute gold-mine when it comes to free online games, so have a look around.
Let’s face it, Pac-Man is pretty much the OG when it comes to digital gaming. Somehow, running away from tiny ghosts as you try and eat everything in sight is nothing short of addictive. So, if you’ve got some spare time on your hands (really, who hasn’t?), simply google the word Pac-Man and you’ll get to whizz around the Google logo for as long as you like.
Infuriatingly sneaky, The Impossible Quiz is an online game sure to catch you out at every corner. Think you’re pretty smart? Well, I guarantee this quiz will make you seriously reconsider that fact. Perfectly logical in its utter nonsense, you’ll inevitably spend hours trying to suss out the unexpected answers for this formidable quiz.
Perhaps a contender for the loveliest visuals available on any online game, Samarost is utterly weird and equally wonderful. Journey through this magical mystery land as you try to compete a series of seemingly impossible challenges. With no instructions to guide you, no time restriction and an infinite number of lives, it’s actually a really soothing game to play as you try to unpuzzle your mission.
9. T-rex Run
A hidden gem in the internet world, T-rex Run is about the only upside to your Wifi cutting out. Simply click on the little dino who appears when you lose connection, and he’ll start running. Tap the space bar to jump over oncoming obstacles and see how far you can get before someone in your household gets up to sort the Wifi out.