We’ve all been there, whether it’s during study session at the university library, or perhaps lunchtime at work: you’ve devoted your full attention to the morning’s tasks; now you just want to take your mind off things and escape for a moment by hopping online to play some browser games.
But suddenly you’re met with a big red error message reading “This Site is Restricted!” Frustrating, right? Well, before you head to the IT department to spin a yarn about how you need access to do research for your thesis on “Ethics and Morality in Browser-Based Flash Games”, check out this simple alternative.
Thankfully there are games sites which are accessible regardless of content restriction software. You might find that not all of your go-to games are available, but worry not; I’ve put together a quick rundown of the top unblocked browser games for you to try out. You can play such games at https://s3.amazonaws.com/crazygames-unblocked/index.html.
#1 – Five Nights at Freddy’s
“A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” – Isaac Asimov, Runaround, 1942
Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov might have revised his Three Laws of Robotics had he lived long enough to try out this great point-and-click online horror adventure. The simplicity of the game and its innovative take on the horror genre make this game so unique.
Reminiscent of Ben Stiller’s misadventures in Night at the Museum, you play the new security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurant, tasked with monitoring the CCTV surveillance station for a total of five progressively more disturbing night shifts. you must survive the night by balancing the depleting power of your cameras and door controls with the ability to monitor the movement of several possessed teddy bear mascots.
From the morbid yet hilarious tape recordings left behind by a former employee to the unsettling “Let’s Eat” bib sported by one of the animatronic bears, the priceless gallows humour does well to lull the player into a false sense of security.
#2 – Soccer Heads 2
If you’re more of a sports fan, you’ll surely love Soccer Heads 2. Pick your side and pit yourself against an AI opponent, or split your keyboard with a friend and go head to head in this 2D action-packed footie frenzy. The “bobble head” mechanics, aerial obstacles, and highly amusing power-ups (my favourite is “streaker”) make for exceptionally entertaining moments.
Players accumulate points based on their results and can fight for top position in the English Premier League, and with performance-based skill upgrades available after each match, there’s an added level of depth to this game which one might miss upon first glance. There are even additional unlockable characters and game modes if you can see off the competition and take your team to the top of the table.
#3 – Drift Hunters
I had to include Drift Hunters in this lift, lest I be flayed by all the motorheads out there. Of the three games I’ve reviewed here today, this one is by far the most polished and runs impressively smoothly for a browser-based game.
The premise is simple: drift to your heart’s content! The complexity, however, comes from the multitude of options you have at your disposal to achieve optimal performance. A whopping twenty-four beautifully realistic cars, each with a wide range of customisable parts and visuals, alongside the ability to precisely adjust each individual drift-related ratio of your vehicle (front/rear wheel camber; boost; gearbox; brake pressure etc.) really takes this drift experience to the next level.
As if all that wasn’t enough Drift Hunters boasts realistic engine sounds and ten unique tracks of varying length and difficulty which you can choose from, all with graphically stunning backdrops!