That important piece of work you have to finish off? That dodgy garage door you were meant to fix? That costume you were going to make for the school play?
Yeah, none of that's going to happen, because we've rounded up the finest browser games floating around in the digital ether, and best of all, they're all free. Sort of.
Some of the games under consideration here are truly gratis, with maybe an ad banner on the page or, in some cases, a pre-roll advertisement every few levels.
Some are free but require an email address so that news about interesting and useful products can be delivered direct to your inbox. And by interesting I mean Viagra and by useful I mean please God make it stop.
Some are freemium - theyre free mobile app to try out but all the really sweet add-ons (weapons, cars, whatever) require some sort of payment.
Ive included games from most of these categories but drawn the line at anything that requires a credit card impression before you start playing.
Most run in your browser using Java or HTML 5. A few require an initial download of game content before playing. Ive included one or two of those: but in general anything requiring a substantial install has been ruled out. Instant action, and a small hard disk footprint are our watchwords here.
Oh and fun. Above all, fun. So, without further ado, here are (in no particular order) the 30 best free browser games available right now.
Additional words by Sam Kieldsen
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