Online games are video games that can be played over the Internet, either wholly or partially, with other players and sometimes even with a single player. The term “online” refers to any computer system that enables a user to play online games. Most popular video games online are first and foremost computer games, but they can also be played on console consoles such as the Sony PlayStation. Some of these online games can be downloaded for free, while others require that the player to subscribe to a monthly service that gives them access to a gaming account. Many of the free online games can also be played for free with other members in the same community.
An online game is any video game that is either largely or partially played over the Internet. This includes video, text-based and picture online games, though it should not be confused with massively multiplayer online games, which are online games that feature several computers instead of just one. Some examples of massively multiplayer online games are World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike and Day. Some of these games may not have a single player mode, though this is becoming less common. The popularity of online games, particularly massively multiplayer ones, has grown tremendously since the release of the X-Box 360 in 2020.
It is hard to cite a specific count as there are so many online games. Some of the most popular free online games include the card games Diner Dash and Solitaire, the word games Crossword and Scrabble and the word games Tetris and Sudoku. On the more geeky side, an array of puzzle games can be found, with the most famous being Sudoku and Scrabble. A great many video games websites also offer online games, including some of the best known ones such as Zynga, Playdom, and Microsoft. One of the most popular video game portals online, Nintendo Wii Downloads, also offers a large collection of games.