Don't tell your boss or teacher, but every once in a while it's good to "tune out" and take a few minutes to relax while working on the PC. And the best way to relax on the PC without wasting too much time is to flash games free online. As you well know, Flash games are those that can be played directly online, from the browser, without downloading or installing any software on your PC.

All you need to use the games in question is a browser program that supports the plugin Adobe Flash PlayerAs Google Chrome (which includes "standard"), Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for Mac, and a proper adjustment of its settings, as I will be able to better explain in the opening bars of this guide.

With that said, let's not waste any more time and get straight to the action: below is a list of sites containing hundreds of online titles, of all types and of all ages, including multiplayer that will be played in the company of other people from all the world. You just have to visit them, have fun ... and then immediately return to your place of work, I recommend it!

Preliminary operations

Before getting into the heart of this guide and reviewing best free online flash game sites, I recommend that you make sure that the latest version of the add-on is installed on your PC Flash Player (if you don't know how, check out my guide on updating Flash Player). After performing this verification, go to your browser settings and verify that Flash Player is enabled and installed. If you do not know how to proceed, consult the guide dedicated to the subject. present in this blog.

Adobe Flash Player is being phased out, as the advent of the technology HTML5, which is less expensive in terms of power consumption and integrates directly into browsers, without the use of external plugins, is gradually replacing it. Therefore, some online games may be based on this technology and not Flash. In addition, some games, generally the most advanced ones characterized by the presence of 3D graphics, may be based on the Unity Web Player plugin, which is compatible with all the main Web browsers.

That said, let's ban chatting and discover together which are the best places where you can find online games in Flash format (and not only). Have fun!

Miniclip

Miniclip is a true point of reference for the world of free flash games online. On this site, also available in Italian, you can find hundreds of video games of all kinds (action, sport, puzzle, platform, multiplayer, etc.) updated daily.

To see the list of titles available in Miniclip according to their genre, after going to the home page of the site, click on one of the listed categories (ex. action, sports, multiplayer, etc.) If, on the other hand, you prefer to take a look at the ranking of the most popular games of the moment, click on the button (≡) located in the upper right and then click on the item The first 10 o The first 100 in the menu that opens. Note also that from the same menu you can access other "secondary" categories, which are not highlighted on the Miniclip home page, such as the one related to games in 3 dimensions.

To start a game, simply click on your preview image, wait a few seconds until it loads, and then follow the on-screen instructions to start playing (for example, you may need to press the button game o comienzo to start a game session).

As I mentioned earlier, Miniclip also hosts many multiplayer titles. To play it, you need to create a free account on the site by pressing the item Registration / Login located in the upper right part and complete the form that is proposed. If you have an account Facebook, you can also speed up the registration process on the site by clicking the button Sign in with Facebook and authenticating yourself directly with your social profile.

Kongregate

It was you, another place you would visit to spend a few minutes of healthy relaxation is Kongregate, a portal that is part of the GameStop network and is one of the world's leading sites offering free titles to play online using Flash technology. You can really find everything there: from puzzle games to action games, from platform games to card games. Everything can be played for free directly from the browser in single or multiplayer mode.

To 'explore' all the titles on Kongragate, linked to your home page and see the different sections of the site: under the heading New hot games You will find the most interesting titles among those recently published, under the title Top rated games there is a list of the most popular games of the moment, while you click on the tab games Located in the upper left, you can see all the games available on Kongregate according to their genre ( action, multiplayer, shooter and so on).

Once you have identified the title of your interest, click on its preview image and it will load directly into your browser in a few seconds. In order to access the multiplayer functions of some video games, the creation of a free account at Kongregate is required. If you want to create your personal account, click on the item record Located in the upper right and fill in the form that is proposed with your personal data (email address, username and password) or, if you want to shorten the time, click on the button Sign up with Facebook and authenticate on the site through your Facebook account.

Y8

Another site that IMHO cannot be missing from your bookmarks is Y8 : In the latter you can find hundreds of video games divided into various categories ( adventure, cards, puzzle etc.) with constantly updated rankings. Connect to its home page and explore it with me.

When opening the menu New games Located at the top, you can check out the games that have been added in the last two months and you can even know when the next title will be released. By expanding the menu Categories and more instead, you can access the 12 categories available on the portal and also access some classifications, such as i Best games nuevos and me Most popular games.

Again, to start a game, all you have to do is click on its preview image. Also, I'd like to point out that by keeping the mouse pointer still in a video game preview, you can see a short video game of the latter, which can help you get a feel for the title you're considering.

Addictive games

Addictive games is a must for all fans of Flash games: it is a constantly updated website where you can find any type of video game ready to play directly from the browser. It is also suitable for children smaller, so we see immediately how to use it.

After connecting to the main page of addictive games, you can use the cards related to the various categories of games (located at the top) to explore the multiple titles available on the site or refer to the section Best games (at the bottom of the page), which includes all the most played video games in the last week ( In the past week ), in the last month ( Last month ) and all the time ( All the time ).

You do not need to register on the site to play, however many of the titles that support the multiplayer mode require the creation of an ad-hoc account to be used. When prompted by the game, register by following the onscreen instructions - it will take a few minutes.

Armor games

Another "historic" site in the Flash gaming landscape is Armor games, which offers many original titles from various genres: action, arcade, MMO, strategy, shooter, etc.

To 'browse' all of them, after going to the main page of the site, select one of the categories listed above (eg. adventure, puzzle, etc.) Alternatively, see sections New games y Popular games where you can find, respectively, the list of titles recently added to the platform and the most played by users.

Access to Armor Games multiplayer titles, as seen on other sites, is reserved for registered users. To create your free account on the site, click on the button Create Account located in the upper right and complete the form that is proposed. Alternatively click the button Sign up with Facebook (the Facebook icon located in the upper right corner) and log in directly with your social account.