Check out our roundup of excellent gratis online games to play without having to commit to a big unduh, from RPGs to strategy games.

What are the best online games? Publishers like Steam and Epic Games are busy locking horns over their digital storefronts and platforms, but there’s a rich world of fun browser games that can be accessed directly through the situs. No launchers or two-factor authentication, no agonizing downloads or hard drive space juggling, just instant, gratis online games.

Impressively, despite the obvious tech constraints developers have also managed to craft gratis online games to cover any genre you can imagine, so yes, you can play Cookie Clicker in your browser. That being said, if you do have some hard drive space, you may want to check out our gratis PC games list instead. So whether you’re looking for something to sink a few minutes into or your next gaming habit, there’s a gratis online game for you. We’ve tried to ensure this list caters to all sorts – from RPGs to massive multiplayer strategy games – all at the enviably low price of gratis.

Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming
If you’re looking for an official Game of Thrones game then this is pretty much your only option on PC, and the fact that it’s a gratis slot spaceman online browser game doesn’t hurt either. You guide your very own lord on a path to greed and power on a server map modeled after Westeros, complete with all the major landmarks you encounter in the novels and TV series. Your aim, as in an MMO strategy game, is to grow and accumulate wealth and power, taking over more and more land before you’re ready to launch an attack on a major stronghold like Storm’s End, The Eyrie, or King’s Landing.

Aside from being able to add famous faces from the franchise to your army like Arya Stark, Jon Snow, and Daenerys Targaryen, one of the game’s best features is its JRPG-inspired battle scenes, which offer the kind of cinematic flair and scale that’s often missing from gratis browser games.

Hero Wars
Fancy assembling a team of heroes, then sitting back as they plow their way through countless levels where they’ll face endless foes? Or maybe you want to optimize your team so that you can annihilate the parties of other players? Then Hero Wars may be the game for you.

This idle game has an extremely loose storyline (that mostly gets forgotten about the more you play it), but the real appeal is collecting and enhancing your team of heroes – there are loads of them to collect, and they all have different outfits too (which sometimes completely change how they look), so you’re sure to sink a lot of hours into building your collection.

Anocris
Brush up on your hieroglyphs and get set to conquer the ancient world in Anocris. In this browser-based MMO, you take a tiny settlement on the banks of the Nile and turn it into your own bustling metropolis that’s the envy of all. Curry favor with the gods and earn special powers by holding festivals in their honor; build up your army to defend against marauding nomads (and other players); and strengthen your hold over the country by joining forces with other tribes. And yes, you get to build pyramids.

Forge of Empires
Forge of Empires takes elements from the Civ and Age of Empires series and mixes them to create one of the PC’s best gratis online games, with no unduh required. You start in the Stone Age with a few shabby huts and a couple of spearmen to prop up your humble enclave of humanity, and over many, many hours you’ll progress your people through several historical eras, researching new military, scientific, and welfare, and cultural institutions. Combat and expansion play out in separate screens, offering a little more space for players to flex their tactical muscles.