There are a few different ways in which players can enjoy computer games and using a web browser is one of them. Typically, you need a working Internet connection to play these games even though in some rare cases, you can play these game offline too. Modern browser games are created with the help of specific languages created for in-browser development like PHP, HTML5, and Java. In any case, there are many benefits of playing this specific type of games, including that most of them are free, they don’t require downloading of software or clients, and there’s a social aspect involved.

Now that you know how interesting and beneficial they can be, it’s time to present our list of the best browser games.

Travian: Legends

Travian: Legends is a massively multiplayer, RTS game made by Travian Games, a German software company which has a few other popular titles in their offer, including Crowfall and UnitedGP. Released in 2004 and updated in 2014, this PHP-based game is story-based and takes place in a classic ancient world, centered on construction and battles. You can choose from three different tribes. Furthermore, players are free to make alliances with other players.

World of Tanks

Here’s another example of an excellent browser game which was designed and published by Wargaming, an award-winning Belarusian company. In this massively multiplayer online game, you will find all kinds of combat vehicles that date back to the period before the beginning of World War II and the 1960s. Unlike Travian: Legends, most of the time you will have to battle against other players. The city building element is minimized in this game. The good thing is that you can compete in tournaments.


Next, on this list, we have RuneScape. This is a very popular fantasy-themed, multiplayer online role-playing game which you can play in almost any popular browser. It’s worth mentioning that there is a standalone version of this game. In order to start playing, you will have to pick an avatar and pass the tutorial. In this game, players can interact with each other, fight each other, develop skills and complete quests. It’s worth mentioning that this game is mobile-friendly too.


Elvenar represents a free-to-play browser-based game. It’s a strategy game which was released by InnoGames in 2015. This MMOG strategy game stops players from fighting against each other (player vs player) and getting involved in guild fights. You can choose to be an elf or human and start building a powerful city. Players can also participate in tournaments and complete special tasks.

Forge of Empires

To round off, we have a very popular browser game which was also made by InnoGames in 2012. It’s a strategy and city building game which reminds us of Clash of Clans and SimCity. The biggest difference is that Forge of Empires comes with certain turn-based strategy options. You will start the game in the Stone Age and end in Virtual Future. Your goal is to build and manage a city as well as manage an army to protect or expand the city.