10 Best Chromebook Games

Google Chromebook’s popularity is on the rise. A recent Gartner study predicted that more than 5 million Chromebooks will sell in 2014. However, Chromebooks lack the necessary power to run high-end games such as Starcraft 2 and Skyrim. That’s because these thin and light machines are intended to be used primarily for Web surfing and apps. But that doesn’t mean Chromebooks don’t have any gaming capabilities. The rise of the Chrome App Store has brought  many popular mobile games to the OS. Many of these mix action, platforming and strategy create an enjoyable experience.

Here are our favorite Chromebook Games.

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  1. Rose Says:

    Can you download injustice – god among us and Netflix or is it available at the chrome store on a Samsung Chrome book

  2. marcia Says:

    i just got a chromebook and i can’t play any games that are in the chromebook store. i chose a game and i get either that it is not supported or to chose an app to open the game with. any advice?

  3. Basilio Gonzalez Says:

    Hello. Is there a way to run Battlefield Play4Free on the Chromebook? When trying to install from the ChromeStore, I get “his application is not supported on this computer. Installation has been disabled. The following problems are detected:
    NPAPI plugin is required by this app”

  4. Mike Says:

    Did the author even play, or attempt to play any of these games on a chromebook? The last two on the list aren’t even playable on a chrombook.

    Battlefield – This computer not supported. Installation disabled. Plugin required.
    Need for Speed – Just a link to download a “free to play” windows game.

  5. Sam Says:

    NEED FOR SPEED WORLD DOESN’T EVEN WORK ON CHROMEBOOK! It’s meant for people on windows computer using the Chrome browser. The game is not compatible with Chrome OS!

  6. Snarky Voice of Reason Says:

    FYI, several of the games you have listed for the ChromeBOOK require Chrome running on a WINDOWS PC. When you access them in the Chrome Web Store from a Chromebook, they are clearly labeled NOT COMPATIBLE in a big red warning label.

    Not that I mean to tell you how to run your blog, chaps, but shouldn’t people writing about Chromebooks actually USE and TEST things on an ACTUAL Chromebook?

    Don’t make the ignorant assumption that Chrome browser on a Windows PC is the same thing as a Chromebook. IT IS NOT.

  7. Anna Attkisson, LAPTOP Managing Editor Says:

    At the time this story went live, we believe all games were compatible. Battlefield is no longer available, and we appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. An update will be made to this story today.

  8. sean k Says:

    The 4 best games for google chrome, by far and away, are the 4 spacetime studio games: Arcane Legends, Pocket Legends, Star Legends and Dark Legends. They are still, to this day, the only fully immersive, non-beta, fully 3d mmorpgs available for chrome. I have no idea why they are never mentioned in game reviews. Much better than any game you mentioned.

  9. Nhã Uyên Says:

    Very good article

  10. joshua Says:

    your lame

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  12. Cristal Salinas Says:

    I want to know how to play games on this device. I have a chrome book that has some websites blocked. Is this one blocked?

  13. Ashley Says:

    Y’all are terrible. There is NOTHING here I am inrested in.

  14. Alice Says:

    I’m trying to download Smite, but it says that it doesn’t support it, I tried using my flash drive, but that didn’t work either, does this mean I can’t download Smite at all?

  15. Cooler then you Says:

    This is not helpful at all there goes ten seconds of my life ill never get back…

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    ummmb… this is not helpful at all

  18. William Says:

    This is precisely why no one will buy a Chromebook. Google needs to buy or start a serious Game Studio if they want people to make the switch. In my household games drive 90% of the devices we have, and forgive me for saying this, but most of those games look like they were made for the Nintendo 64. You’re not going to get people to take an OS like this seriously without some serious games for it.

  19. potato king Says:

    what boring games, even for airmech. it only took me 30 minutes to forget it, what a wasteful christmas, (Especially when I specifically asked for a PC darnit)

  20. batwoman Says:

    if i get a chrome book from school can i play games on it or no because my neighbor said no but batman says yes i have no idea what to do can some body tell me if your in middle school like me just im begging for somebody to tell me


    P.S. ””BOOM”””’

  21. Johan Says:

    There is an online 3d game named Tanki online. It does not support unity so that is a good thing.

  22. amaya Says:

    i cant get any games!!!!!! i keep looking up tricks but they dont work!!!
    it says you dont have devices!

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