Cost: Free games
Release Date: 04/02/2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
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: 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...
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Release Date: 15/06/2016, updated in 2022
Platforms: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
In this game, amateur game-makers create simple online games that often mimic real-world grown-up scenarios, like working in a pizza restaurant, surviving natural disasters, escaping prison, scuba diving or playing hide-and-seek. The library of games 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.
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 01/09/2020
Platforms: Android, Web and iOS
Penrose is a text adventure, where you don't only read the story and choose its next step, but can go back into the text to change it in all sorts of mind-bending ways. As the develop describes it, "Penrose is a non-linear narrative adventure game about...
Release Date: 27/09/2020
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4 and iOS
Genshin Impact is a role-playing adventure set in a fantastical open world you explore by walking, climbing, swimming and gliding as necessary. Like the Zelda games, you can collect items, and craft new weapons. However, in this game to create a party...
Release Date: 29/10/2018
Platforms: Android and iOS
Garena Free Fire (also called Free Fire Battlegrounds, Free Fire, Garena Free Fire-New Beginning) is a shooting game like Fortnite but only played on mobile phones and tablet devices. It is highly popular for its online battles where 50 players search...
Release Date: 30/06/2020
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...
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Release Date: 21/12/2016, updated in 2018
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
War Thunder is a shooting game where you drive a range of vehicles in warfare combat. Similar to Wargaming's World of Warplanes it creates realistic battles on air, land, and sea. The attraction of the combat is that each vehicle or craft’s...
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: 10/03/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Call of Duty: Warzone is a large online shooting game. It's played with 150 other players with teams in squads of 1 to 4 players. As with other battle royale games, the map on which you play shrinks to great intense finale shot downs. This, combined...
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
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...
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
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: 03/09/2020, updated in 2020
Spellbreak is an online magic battle like Fortnite, but this Battle Royale is fought with spells rather than guns. This means more varied gameplay and tactics as you master different elemental magic and cast powerful spell combinations.
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: 20/12/2011
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a role-playing game played with hundreds of other players online, as well as complete single-player narrative-based experiences. It's set in the Star Wars galaxy thousands of years before the films. The game is a...
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: 09/09/2014
Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One
Destiny is a shooting game set in space. You have to play online as it focuses on grand sci-fi adventures with other players. From the same developer, it takes Halo towards a bigger online role play experience.
Release Date: 12/08/2012
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (commonly abbreviated as CS:GO) is a competitive first-person shooting game. You play either a counter-terrorist or terrorist. The objective changes based on the game-mode you play but generally, game modes are...
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: 09/02/2012, updated in 2017
Platforms: PS Vita and PS4
Gravity Rush is a running, jumping and exploration adventure game. You play as Kat, an amnesiac with the power to manipulate gravity. She uses this ability to help her community and uncover the mystery of her past.
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...