Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Ruben Corbo of broadbandexpert.com.
With today’s high-speed broadband Internet providers, browser games have evolved from simple text-based affairs to fully graphical games that can rival even the most sophisticated downloaded games. The real benefit of these games is that because all of the player information is stored online, they can be played from almost anywhere. In fact, if you have a WiFi connection available for your phone or your tablet, they can be played on the go. Check out these top five browser games to see some of the best browser games available.
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A Mystical Land is a fully 3D MMORPG contained within the browser. Facebook is needed to access the game since it runs on the Facebook apps platform, but the variety of activities that are possible makes this game one of the best to check out for those who want to play something unique. Several different professions are available, including cooking, tailoring and blacksmithing.
The standard fighting monsters and raising skills are available, so those who are familiar with larger MMORPG games such as World of Warcraft or Aion will feel right at home with character creation within Mystical Land. You can interact with thousands of people within the world and even share your accomplishments on Facebook to encourage your friends to play with you. Mystical Land is free-to-play and is one of the best 3D MMORPGs available for browsers.
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Minecraft is a run-away hit indie game with over 4 million players. The game has simple 16-bit graphics but features unlimited worlds for you to eplore and survive within. Often described as virtual legos, players can build houses and cities, spelunk into deep caves to find treasure and even manage livestock and crops. The game can be played directly within the browser or it can be downloaded for even more fun with texture packs and mod support from the community.
The game recently released after having been developed first in a public alpha and then a public beta. The main appeal of the game is the survival mode, where players can build and explore during the day, but when night sets in monsters will spawn and try to invade. Creative mode is also available, which is an unlimited building mode. Instead of gathering resources for projects, creative mode gives you instant access to everything available within the game.
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The Battlestar Galactica Online MMORPG is based on the Battlestar Galactica series and remains true to the series as much as possible. There are numerous ships and customization options you can apply to your character with massive battles for resources spread out through the galaxy. The story of the game takes place within the show’s second season and explores an untold branch of the story in which the Cylon and Colonial fleets are both stranded.
Players can join either faction in an effort to claim resources in uncharted areas of space in order to help their chosen fleet gain an edge over the competition and prevail once and for all. The game is managed by Bigpoint games and features astounding graphics for a browser game, but players will need fast broadband Internet providers in order to play since the game relies heavily on player versus player combat.
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Lord of Ultima is a 2D city-builder strategy game that is based on the still running Ultima Online world. Players are given control of a civilization and must gather resources, complete quests and conquer their neighbors in order to progress. The game is only won by players in alliances that achieve 8 simultaneous goals, so friends in Lord of Ultima is a must. The player community is rather large since it is an EA-backed game. It is based entirely in Java as well, which makes it playable with a mobile browser.
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Dead Frontier is a top-down 3D zombie shooter with co-op elements. Players must survive in a post-apocalyptic world infested with zombies. There are safe zones where players can trade and form groups, though traveling through the streets of the city is dangerous. There are numerous classes for players to choose from that are based on real life jobs, such as police officer, fireman, Army officer and doctor. Each of these professions imparts different skill bonuses.
Overall, the types of games that you can experience are varied. RPG and RTS games are definitely the most popular when it comes to browser-based strategy games, but action games like Dead Frontier are becoming more popular. As technology improves, so will the graphics and mechanics used in browser based games.
This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find broadband internet providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your mobile broadband needs.