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7 of the Best Online Games that Won't Cost You a Cent

Browser-based games are online games that don’t require you to download any big software programs. That said, browser-based games aren’t limited to simplistic themes. In fact, if you want to play some of the best online games, you’re going to need a computer than can keep up with the high quality graphic demands that come with the territory. Begin your search at the Intel Product Finder by deciding what kind of computer will suit you the best. Once you’ve made your decision, it’s time to start perusing some of the cool online games that are available absolutely free.


Begone* – If you’re into first person shooters, you’ll love Begone. This game offers realistic, fluid-motion images that depict a timed shootout between opposing teams. The gameplay is fast paced, and anyone can play alone or with multiple players. Good for players 13 and older due to its graphic nature.


Seafight* – Ever fancied yourself a pirate of the Caribbean? Now you can test your mettle (and your sea legs) without spending a dime and without even getting wet. Seafight is an MMORPG, which stands for massively multiplayer online role-playing game, that takes place in a virtual game world. Gameplay is suitable for players of all ages, but since it’s an MMORPG, it’s recommended that gameplay be monitored for anyone under 18.


Drakensang* – Are swordplay and dragons your thing? Then you’ll probably really love Drakensang, a highly acclaimed free online game that lets you do something not a lot of other online games do: make customizations to your character and skills—all the better to wage war against dragons and other horrid mythical medieval creatures. Good for players over the age of 13 on a maturity level, but all activity by those under 18 should be monitored since the game gives access to an online community.


Battlestar Galactica* – You don’t have to be a fan of the wildly popular TV series to get into this game, although it doesn’t exactly hurt your chances at navigating through this MMORPG. Aside from fabulous 3-D graphics, gameplay allows you to make fun moderations to space ships as well as weaponry. Suitable for 13 and over, same MMORPG recommendations apply.


Slingo* – Not so much into causing mayhem and destruction? There’s something online for everyone, even those of you who’d rather pass the time engrossed in slightly less hair-raising pursuits. Slingo offers a unique combination of bingo and slots, and even offers the potential to win cash awards with its gameplay-based sweepstakes. A game appropriate for all ages.


Run Bolt Run* – If you have kids, there are plenty of free online games for them to play that will be ideal for their maturity level. One such game is Run Bolt Run by Disney, where the object of the game is to help a dog named Bolt rescue his owner, Penny. Intended for kids under 13, but that doesn’t mean “big kids” can’t play!


Carnage Racing* – Not every game you’ll find online is a role-playing game, and the great news is that there are plenty of free online arcade style games to give you just the perfect balance between modern technology and old school fun. Carnage Racing is one of those games, a traditional car racer with added features like weapons and customizable vehicles. What’s really neat about this game is that it’s only playable via Facebook*. This way, you’ll never miss a poke, a like, or a private message while enjoying your gaming time—and you can even challenge your Facebook friends to a race. Recommended for players 16 and over.


In case you hadn’t noticed, the common thread that ties together some of the best online games is high quality graphics. When you shop for a computer, don’t just look at price but also bear in mind that computer’s ability to perform on the fly to deliver quality gaming. The last thing you want when getting your gaming fix is to have your computer start to stutter and sputter, so choose wisely. Visit the Intel Product Finder to choose from among the best Ultrabooks™, all-in-one PCs, and laptops on the market. If you’re going to get your game on, you’ll want nothing but the best technology at your fingertips.

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