Killing time

Best browser games to kill time at work

If you’re looking for a way to pass the time on a slow day at work, or laid up in bed with a cold, or just twiddling your thumbs over a cup of coffee, you could probably do with a bit of entertainment.

Our list below of the best browser games is certainly one solution to keep you occupied on a rainy day.

These low-maintenance games are ideal especially at work because they don’t need to be downloaded, and don’t require a high-spec PC. Take a look at the best browser games around today.


id Software

This 1993 first-person-shooter classic was one of the most popular games originally released on the DOS platform and is now available on your browser.

Attack and defeat demonic creatures that have broken loose from hell, and save humankind’s Phobos base from utter destruction. Doom was the original FPS pioneer and one of the most popular game franchises of all time and easily makes it to our list of best browser games.
Steve Howse

If you’re of the generation that once played Snake on monochromatic Nokia phones, then you might get a kick out of

Players get to control a shiny, customizable snake-like avatar in a multiplayer arena where the goal is to consume colorful orbs. While players can’t eat the other snakes, they can time their movements so that other snakes bump around and explode into more edible pellets.  This game takes the classic concept to a new level.

For players looking for a similar experience, a free bubble shooter game might be another answer with its own challenges.


best browser games: spelunky

Developed independently by Derek Yu’s Mossmouth, Spelunky is a 2D rogue-like adventure where you hop through ancient, procedurally generated tunnels in search of treasure.

The deep, dark caves change every time you play it, and the retro graphics are highly enjoyable as well.

The game also has a popular sequel, so after thoroughly playing through the original Spelunky, the critically-acclaimed Spelunky 2 will still be waiting in the wings to provide even more hours of entertainment.

Town of Salem

best browser games: town of salem

Similar to Among Us, Town of Salem sets up a group of 7-15 players divided into three alignments – Town, Mafia, Serial Killers, Arsonists, and Neutralists. No one knows who is who. If you’re one of the townspeople, the good guys, your objective is to track down the killers before they get to you.

It challenges your ability to infer as well as lie, and the immersive gameplay as well as the pretty environment makes it one of the best browser games currently available.

Many still enjoy the classic card game Hearts, and is a digital adaptation that brings the game to a modern audience, offering an intuitive interface.

In this multiplayer game, players navigate through the challenges of avoiding penalty cards like the queen of spades while aiming to pass on points to their opponents. With a focus on strategic play and anticipation of the opponent’s next moves, Hearts has surprising tactical depth. This version allows players to customize their experience, from choosing opponents to setting the game’s base difficulty level.


best browser games: isleward
Big Bad Waffle

Isleward is an open-source roguelike that is fully moddable and, best of all, completely free to play.

Here, players get to create their own characters and then set about forming a party before you set off to explore different islands, hunting down monsters in the noble pursuit of treasure. Isleward is an easy game for anyone to sink their hours into, so if one is looking to pass some time, this could be a great choice.


After many years of operation, this classic massively multiplayer online role-playing game is still going strong. In fact, Runescape’s classic version specifically remains very popular.

For players looking to sink some time away, there are few better options than Runescape. Training a character’s various skills takes only time, and often a lot of it. Dragons can eventually be slain, and epic loot can be recovered, but much practice will first be required. If players are ready to make that commitment, Runescape is ready to receive them.

Nikhil Kalro writes about a broad variety of subjects, including in the world of gaming, where his greatest interest might be in League of Legends. He also has a strong interest in sports betting, including specifically in esports. His traditional sports interests include soccer, basketball, football, and tennis. He has a background and further interest in mathematics.