Though owning a high-end gaming PC is certainly an enjoyable way to play great games, these days it’s not entirely necessary. Whether you’re on Windows, OS X, Linux, or something else you can still enjoy some fantastic online gaming experiences straight from your browser.
Not requiring downloads or purchase, these games are a convenient and low-cost way to pass a few hours.
From basic text-based adventures to Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) that boast impressive 3D graphics, there’s a wide variety to choose from.
The only thing likely to give you pause (other than the lack of an internet connection) is potential compatibility issues. For example, Chrome (that ever popular browser option and the brain behind many a Chromebook) doesn’t support the 3D game engine Unity while Firefox, Opera and Safari do.
That said, more often than not the same game that requires Unity comparability will be available as a separate app in the Chrome Web Store so if you aren’t willing to break your Chrome Commitment, your woes will be minimal.
Gabe Carey also contributed to this article