Do you need a few minutes break in the office? Or do you want to have a nice time when you are feeling bored at home? Well you now have the option to play video games on your computer! With the internet we can now access video games online. A lot of gaming websites have developed and allow users to play in their sites.
While some sites may ask a monthly payment, most of the sites these days allow you to play free as they get money from the ads they put up for companies on their sites. Moreover with fast audio-video streaming now possible, with software like Flash and Java, a lot of gaming sites are being developed every day!
If you want a quiet game of your own then you may chose online chess, word games, sudoku, etc. But if you are bored of playing on your own then there are a range of multi-player games. These games called MMOs or Massively Multi-player Games allow you to play along with a number of enrolled players from all over the world. World of Warcraft and Happy farm are very popular multi-player games. In some of these games you can choose a role and control the ongoing progress of your chosen virtual player.
Most of the games have either some mission to complete, some task to accomplish, some treasure to discover or some enemy to kill. The games are designed in such a way to provide you with the adequate amount of challenge and thrill. The players are given some powers of combat with the help of which they overcome hurdles. You gain points by battling in situations or killing your enemies. And your points help you reach greater levels.
Multi-player games offer you with a lot of choices. There are various types of multi-player games. There are racing games, strategy games, management games, etc. So you can choose whatever type to play according to your interest.
Due to the continuing boom in the online gaming world, film producers are also coming forward to convert their action and adventure movies into video games. These video games are available to play online. The first Harry Potter game was released along with Sorcerer's Stone in 2001 and since then the games have come out along with the movies. These games coincide with the story, plot and situations as in the books and movies.
James Cameron's Avatar was first released as a game and then the movie got released. In this game you can either choose to play as a Na'vi or as a marine. Even the Tomb Raider and Matrix games had become very popular among video game players online. It is fun to be in the same perilous zones as the characters, to be one of them and battle the same odds and evils. Moreover your virtual player will be able to perform the same stunts and actions or the magic tricks as the fantasy and action heroes!
These days online gaming is so popular that even social networking sites like Facebook have started incorporating games in their numerous applications. It is possible now to play many different interesting games on Facebook. One game that took the world by storm was Farmville. Nearly every person on Facebook now owns a farm and is a virtual farmer!