If you’re just tired of perfecting your kill ratio, what can you pick up after you’ve put the guns down? On eGames, you’ll find plenty of diversions to occupy those twitchy trigger fingers.
There’s a certain deep satisfaction in playing a first-person shooter, in which most of the landscape is splotchy with patches of virtual blood. But if you’re in charge of a wide-eyed child, or you’re just tired of perfecting your kill ratio, what can you pick up after you’ve put the guns down? If you spend some time surfing around eGames, you’ll find plenty of diversions to occupy those twitchy trigger fingers.
The site boasts that the “e” in its name stands for “everybody,” and it does an admirable job in collecting family-friendly games that aren’t poorly produced or ridiculously simple. Although all the games on the site can be played by children without much fear of virtual violence and nary a speck of blood, the site also boasts a kid’s game section that caters to the tastes of gamer tykes with titles like “Extreme Dinosaur Puzzles” and “Leap ‘n’ Croak.”
For the adults, there are old favorites here, like Mahjongg, solitaire, and chess, and a bevy of funkier selections like “Jet Ball Techno” and “Speedy Eggbert.” Due to a recent deal with TV Guide, entertainment junkies will be able to get their fix with TV Guide-branded entertainment trivia games and crossword puzzles.
Unlike the many sites on the Web that have free games for download or playing online, eGames’ selections are for sale, but that’s not such a bad thing, really. After all, it’s difficult to find a free game for mass consumption that doesn’t have programming glitches or dull gameplay.
There are a couple of freebies available on the site, especially for those who sign up for the eGames club, but you might prefer to stick with the low-cost downloadable games if quality, not frugality, is your target.