Your computer is probably a very important part of getting your work done, but sometimes it can be nice to take a break from that tedious task you have at hand and play a game. You may be thinking that you do not want to spend your money on a computer game - and in that case, you'll be happy to know there are numerous free games that you can find very easily.
- Your computer and an internet connection
- Sufficient free space on your hard drive, if you plan on downloading any games.
- Adobe Flash, for playing Flash games online. This is available free from Adobe's website.
How to get free computer games:
- The easiest way to find free computer games is to look for Flash games online. There's no shortage of websites to look on to find Flash games. Chances are you've already heard of a website or two that offers free Flash games. There are many horrible Flash games floating around, but if you know where to look you can find some that are quite good. When searching for Flash games, Google or other search engines are your best friend. Some popular sites to get you started are Armor Games, Kongregate and Pogo. Armor Games is a totally free site, while Kongregate and Pogo have some free and some paid content.
- There are also old computer games, known as abandon ware, available on some websites. These are games whose copyright has expired. Keep in mind that these are all very old games, and it may be difficult to get them to run at first if you're not particularly good with computers; however, there are some very fun and worthwhile games out there that are worth playing. Be careful though, because some sites offer games saying they are abandon ware, but may be mistaken about that particular game; so if you want to be sure you aren't illegally downloading a game, be careful of which websites you use. A very reliable site is abandonia.com. They work hard to make sure all of the games they offer are offered legally.
- There are also games which people have developed and offer free of charge for you to download, or even offer as open source games. There are many excellent games like this out there that are easy to find; because they are developed by professional programmers, their quality can even rival that of many commercial games. To find a list of open source games go onto Wikipedia and search for "list of open source games".