Cost: Free games
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Release Date: 25/07/2017, updated in 2018
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Fortnite (sometimes misspelled Fortnight) rose to popularity via its Battle Royale mode where 100 players fight against each other in online battles to the death. While they play, using shooting, evasion and building skills to survive, a storm is...
Release Date: 29/10/2021
Crab Game is a competitive action game where you play mini-games based on the Squid Game Netflix show challenges. Similar to Fall Guys, each requires you to be the last player standing to claim the win. Here however, the game has a darker feel with...
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Release Date: 29/01/2019
Krunker (Krunker.io and Krunker Free) is a shooting game where you compete against online opponents in various maps. As you level up you unlock weapons that help you in the game. It's unusual because you play it in any web browser with no need to...
Release Date: 24/11/2017, updated in 2018
Platforms: Android, PC and iOS
Granny is a horror adventure game where you are locked in a house by a creepy grandma. You wake up in a dark room and have to carefully work your way through the house to escape without being caught. It's noted for the tense gameplay and jump scares.
Release Date: 30/06/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Rogue Company is an online shooting game where players compete in teams to win rounds. You play as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company, each with their own individual set of skills, and go to war in a variety of different game modes.
Release Date: 27/12/2018, updated in 2020
Platforms: Mac, PC and Web
Last Minute Love is an adventure where you play an "old person" in a nursing home who is looking for love. This takes the dating simulator style of game in an unusual direction. You explore the home in your wheelchair, meet a quirky cast of people and...
Release Date: 04/02/2019
Apex Legends is a shooting game where you work with two other players landing on an island and searching for weapons and supplies. You mission is to defeat the other 50 players to be the last team standing.
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Release Date: 10/11/2020, updated in 2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Enlisted is an online shooting game set in historically accurate World War II battle. You play a squad of soldiers and can switch between them as you take on other players doing the same in large online battles. It's unusual not only for its historical...
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Poppy Playtime is a horror puzzle adventure game where you are pursued by vengeful toys in an abandoned factory. Amidst the disturbing music and jump scares you hack electrical circuits and collect useful items. Along with the unusual horror setting,...
Release Date: 11/08/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Hyper Scape is an online shooting game where players battle to be the last man standing. It's unusual because it integrates a feature that allows viewers of matches (on Twitch) to affect the game.
Release Date: 01/05/2021
Scavengers is a strategy survival game with an emphasis on team work and shooting. Squads of three compete to survive in open worlds with harsh environments, computer enemies and periodic missions. Different characters must use their unique abilities...
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 21/05/2019
Dauntless is an action fighting video game where you play a monster hunter in a fantasy world. Cataclysmic events have released Behemoth creatures that prey on the surviving humans. You play a monster hunter who hunts and kills large fantasy creatures,...
Release Date: 20/02/2022
BattleBit Remastered is a multiplayer shooting game where teams of over 100 players compete in environments where almost everything is destructible. The simple visuals and fragility of architecture result in opportunities to launch surprise attacks, and...
Release Date: 08/07/2014, updated in 2020
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Unturned is a strategy survival game where you are in a Minecraft and Roblox-style world filled with zombies. You have to carefully explore the world, gather resources and craft weapons. You might go in guns blazing, sneak around making use of...
Release Date: 10/12/2014
Platforms: Android and iOS
Marvel Contest of Champions is a fighting game where you collect teams of Marvel characters to fight against computer-controlled characters. The fights are one versus one that work through increasingly harder opponents. It's novel because you can form...
Release Date: 24/05/2019, updated in 2021
Splitgate: Arena Warfare is a movement-focused shooting game. Building on classic quick-motion gun battles, Splitgate adds a gun that can create portals between any two locations. This combines the frantic close-quarters arena combat that was popular in...
Release Date: 15/10/2019
Call of Duty Mobile is a shooting game where up to 100 players compete on large battlefield maps. To win, players shoot each other, ideally in the head, in a range of modes. Fast 5v5 team deathmatches. Sniper vs sniper battles.
Release Date: 26/07/2022
MultiVersus is a fighting game like Smash Brothers where you team up with or against other players. The novelty is this teamwork and the deep catalogue of characters you can fight with. Batman, Shaggy from Scooby Do, Superman, Bugs Bunny and so on.
Release Date: 14/02/2015
Platforms: Android, Mac and PC
Our Personal Space is a text adventure where, rather than surviving alien attack or harsh environments, it's your marriage that you are fighting for. You play a newly married doctor on a space colony and must decide how she spends her time, responds to...
Release Date: 31/03/2017
Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a free online shooting game, like Overwatch that lets you play as different heroes in the battles. It's set in a world combining fantasy and science fiction, including medieval-looking...
Release Date: 05/03/2021
Platforms: Mac and PC
Closed Hands is a text adventure game set in the lead-up and aftermath of a terror attack in a fictional UK city. You follow five core characters brought together by the same event. It's a branching story that you discover and influence as you read and...
Release Date: 05/06/2018, updated in 2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Realm Royale is battle royale shooting game, like Fortnite. The game features multiple character classes each with unique abilities. It's a spin off of the the hero-based shooting game Paladins by the same...
Release Date: 31/08/2011
Platforms: PC and Xbox One
Crossfire X is a free-to-play shooting game similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, where two opposing teams compete to complete conflicting objectives. It's a tactical team-based game, that may seem like many other games. However, it has a huge...
Release Date: 07/11/2018
This is a point and click adventure. You play young radio reporter Patricia who has just started her first job at a radio station. However, strange things are happening. Richard, her friend who got her the job has vanished and someone is tampering with...
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Release Date: 03/12/2015
Orchids to Dusk is a short wandering adventure. You are an astronaut stranded on an alien planet, with only a few minutes of oxygen. You explore the world and discover fantastic gardens on the planet.
Release Date: 20/12/2017, updated in 2018
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One and iOS
Playunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle-royale shooting game where you take on 100 players. Like a more realistic version of Fortnite, you collect supplies and out strategize your opponents to become the last person standing.
Release Date: 14/01/2020
Platforms: PC, PS5 and Xbox One
Darwin Project is a battle royale game like Fortnite. Player fight to collect resources to survive and upgrade their character. As well as surviving in extreme conditions you track opponents and set traps. In addition to the ten players is...
Release Date: Coming soon
A Space For The Unbound is an adventure about everyday life where you explore your location, chat with people and solve puzzles. Unusually, you do this by stepping into the mind of people you meet and helping them solve their stuck and knotted...
Release Date: 01/03/2020
Sticky Terms is a puzzle game where you construct words from other languages with portions of letters. You rotate, drag and overlap the different elements to create words, once you do you are rewarded with a drum hit and a definition of the word.
Release Date: 09/06/2013, updated in 2013
DotA 2 (Defence of the Ancients) is a series of fighting and shooting games where you battle enemies and human-controlled characters in online matches. The aim is to destroy the other team's Ancient artefact using one of the many characters. Similar to...
Release Date: 26/06/2018
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is an adventure game set between Life Is Strange and Life is Strange 2. You play Chris Eriksen, a young boy who creates the superhero alter ego Captain Spirit to deal with the loss of his mother.
Release Date: 14/02/2013
Depression Quest is a narrative game about dealing with depression. You play the story of a someone suffering from depression and their attempts to deal with their condition. With emotive still images and atmospheric music that responds to your mood,...
Release Date: 20/11/2012, updated in 2019
Platforms: PC and PS4
PlanetSide 2 is a free online game you play with thousands of other players online. Set in a sci-fi universe, players join factions and then fight together to win territories. These massive battles feature typical first person shooter elements such as...
Release Date: 07/08/2018
A Way To Slay is a fighting game that channels bloody battles from brutal action movies. You play a sword-wielding hero outnumbered by enemies trying to kill you. So far, so video game. Here though, the game waits for your input so you can tap the next...
Release Date: 01/12/2019
Bad News is a role-play game about building a news media organisation. It's designed to highlight bias in the news by putting you in charge of a series of decisions to build a profitable company. All you do is answer questions, but as you do the...
Release Date: 15/11/2021
Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Halo Infinite is the latest release in the longstanding Halo series of first-person shooting games. This latest entry continues the story, while adding new abilities, such as the grapple and weapons, differentiating it from the other...
Release Date: 30/08/2018
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
One Night, Hot Springs is a narrative game where you play Haru, a 19-year-old transgender woman in Japan. She's invited by an old friend on an overnight trip to a hot springs resort. You make dialogue and interactive choices as you discover that Haru is...
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Release Date: 23/09/2021
Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, also called Lord of the Rings: War, is an online strategy game where you play against other players in factions and try and conquer land. It includes all of Tolkien's world, from Hobbiton to Rivendell and Isengard to...
Release Date: 07/04/2016
A Blind Legend is an adventure game that is played without graphics. You use headphones to play this game. You play Edward Blake, a blind knight who is guided by his daughter Louise. You use the audio based interactions to find your way, avoid traps and...
Release Date: 29/02/2012, updated in 2022
The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a city-building game based on the popular and long-running cartoon. After Homer causes the destruction of Springfield, you complete quests to earn money, unlock buildings and characters, and rebuild the town. The free to...