Best Chromebook games 2024

Best Chromebook games
Best Chromebook games (Image credit: Future)

The best Chromebook game injects much-needed entertainment into our busy lives, giving us a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of school or work. Thanks to the Google Play store, there's an incredibly vast catalog of fun games for your Chrome OS device. But there's a catch. Not all Android games run well on Chrome OS (and some don't run at all) because they are built for phones and tablets — not laptops.

With all the games in the Google Play store, it's hard to know which one is worth downloading. That's why we've put together a list of the best Chromebook games you can find. 

The best Chromebook games include the madly addictive Fallout Shelter, which runs without a stutter and benefits greatly from the larger screen. Among Us is another excellent Chromebook game, a multiplayer whodunnit murder game you can play with friends or strangers. However, those who want to enjoy smooth, slick graphics and relaxing gameplay may want to look at Alto's Odyssey.

Psst! You'll likely want to find the best Chrome OS device to house these games, so be sure to check out our best Chromebooks page, too!

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1. Alto's Odyssey

Best Chromebook games: Alto's Odyssey

Best Chromebook games: Alto's Odyssey

The sequel to Alto's Adventure is even more beautiful than the award-winning mobile game that preceded it. Expanding on the tap-to-jump gameplay with a new hold-to-wall-grind move, Alto's Odyssey is more of the same, and that's not an insult. Also, Odyssey is just as calming as increasingly luscious locales, with vibrant and calming visuals. You'll need a touchscreen Chromebook, as there's keyboard support, but sincethere are no on-screen controls to tap -- you just tap anywhere you want --it's comfortable to play even on larger screens.

2. Roblox


Roblox (Image credit: Roblox)

What makes Roblox one of the best games ever is that it is filled with user-generated worlds and games. As such, you will always find something that tickles your fancy. One of my favorite games on Roblox are the Squid Game-inspired competitions where you can play deadly rounds of Red Light, Green Light with other Roblox players all around the world.

You can also choose to be a creator, too. You can build your own game. Instead of being a player, you can be a game developer. Check out all of these educational articles on how to launch your own games.

3. Among Us

Best Chromebook games: Among Us

Best Chromebook games: Among Us (Image credit: Nintendo)

The multiplayer game Among Us exploded into popularity as players reveled in getting the opportunity to play a murderous imposter while others call "emergency meetings" to determine who, among them, is the dangerous intruder.

Among Us is recommended on Chromebooks because the game is optimized for Chrome OS laptops; players will get to enjoy this game in all of its full-screen glory. In fact, some Chromebooks already come with Among Us pre-installed (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2). Among Us is one of the best mobile games of the year, so don't miss out on playing the whodunnit game on your Chromebook.

4. Into the Dead 2

Best Chromebook games: Into the Dead 2

Best Chromebook games: Into the Dead 2 (Image credit: Google Play)

Into the Dead 2 is one of the best Chromebook games for Chrome OS users seeking some thrilling, creepy, apocalyptic action. Into the Dead 2 is a game that throws you into a terrifying Zombie apocalypse. You will step into the shoes of a man who wandered a little too far away from home. He has a wife and daughter to get home to, but there are a horde of zombies threatening to impede his journey back home.

Armed with a gun, you must escape zombie-filled areas by shooting them out of your way. You can collect weapons and upgrade to more powerful artillery. This is one of the most action-packed Chromebook games you can play as you try to survive the zombie apocalypse.

5. Sniper 3D 

Best Chromebook games: Sniper 3D

Best Chromebook games: Sniper 3D (Image credit: Google Play)

Step into the shoes of a exceptional, unparalleled sniper who is given assignments to take out all the bad guys of the world. Take out bank-heist thieves downtown, save hostages from criminals and assassinate key figures to protect the world from evil characters.

This is action-packed game is exciting! You can take out your target from a moving vehicle or you can stake out your person of interest from a high vantage point. You are often given assignments where you're simply given a vague description of who your target is – make sure not to take down an innocent civilian! You also have to ensure that you do not wait too long to assassinate your person of interest, or else he will disappear from your field of vision and you'll fail your assignment.

6. The Ramp

The Ramp

Best Chromebook games: The Ramp (Image credit: Crescent Moon Games/Google Play Store)

Get your inner Tony Hawk on with Crescent Moon Games' popular new game: The Ramp. Shred through the skatepark and show off your sick skateboard tricks, including 720-degree tail grabs and 360-degree flips. Get as much air as you can and nail mind-blowing tricks, but don't worry about scoring and getting to the top of the leaderboard. This game is devoid of high scores, missions and bosses. Just relax, have fun and skateboard!

7. Bullet Hell Monday

Best Chromebook games: Bullet Hell Monday

Best Chromebook games: Bullet Hell Monday

This vertical-scrolling shooter takes everything we loved from the games of yore, and places them on Android (and now Chrome OS) devices. Oh, and you won’t *need* to use a touch screen, as clicks from your cursor can replicate taps. So we’ve only got one question, why is it called Bullet Hell Monday? Yes, Mondays are hell and this is a bullet hell title (where you’re dodging an insane amount of fire), but the connection isn’t exactly obvious in the game.

8. Asphalt 9: Legends 

Best Chromebook games: Asphalt 9

Best Chromebook games: Asphalt 9

The latest version of the Asphalt racing series runs pretty well on Chrome OS, though you'll see small stutters here and there. Overall, it's very much playable, and I'd recommend playing it with the touch controls and rotating the screen. While there are keyboard controls, Asphalt 9's touch-based gestures, including swiping, make this game best for use with touchscreen Chromebooks.

9. Pokemon Quest

Best Chromebook games: Pokemon Quest

Best Chromebook games: Pokemon Quest

Arguably the most adorable Pokemon game yet, Pokemon Quest sends you to Tumblecube Island. There, you'll meet Pokemon that look straight out of Minecraft, with brick-based versions of your favorites, including Pikachu (one of your starter options). Requires a touchscreen.

10. Amazing Katamari

Best Chromebook games: Amazing Katamari

Best Chromebook games: Amazing Katamari

The cult classic Katamari Damacy ball-rolling game is one of the weirdest concepts in video game history, and its fun has now arrived on Android and Chrome OS. Instead of collecting items on your giant ball in an aimless manner, this mobile version is an infinite-runner where your ever-growing sphere gets larger and larger and becomes difficult to fit between dangerous obstacles. One note, though: you'll want to use Amazing Katamari's touch screen controls, and not tilt option, as the latter isn't sensitive enough for survival.

11. Injustice 2 

Best Chromebook games: Injustice 2

Best Chromebook games: Injustice 2

While it's not a straight port of its console version, the Android version of Injustice 2 plays quite well via Chrome emulation. Not only do the characters move smoothly, but you see them in tons of detail. Since there's no keyboard support, and you need to tap the screen quickly, this one may be best on Chromebooks with smaller screens.

12. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Best Chromebook games: Animal Crossing - Pocket Camp

Best Chromebook games: Animal Crossing - Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp puts you in the role of a gal or guy who's walking around the world, just looking to make friends and have them come over to hang out. Unfortunately, his world is filled with a bunch of lazy animals with increasingly high demands. Still, there's a certain calm zen feeling to be gained by clicking around this adorable cartoonish environment. Unfortunately, Pocket Camp is touchscreen-only, as it doesn't support the keyboard, which it could, since you're just moving your character around on a map.

13. NBA JAM 

Best Chromebook games: NBA Jam

Best Chromebook games: NBA Jam

It doesn't have to be Throwback Thursday for you to have fun shooting hoops in NBA JAM by EA Sports. The major difference between this game and the classic version you're used to? Updated rosters featuring the likes of Carmello Anthony, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook. Pro tip: if you can't find LeBron James, tap on the Cleveland Cavs players to cycle through and find King James, who is surprisingly not a member of its default pairing.The keyboard doesn't do anything in this one, so you're better off setting your Chromebook in tablet mode.

14. PinOut 

Best Chromebook games: Pin Out

Best Chromebook games: Pin Out

One of the best mobile games you haven't played yet, PinOut is part pinball and part infinite runner. That means your goal is to advance your ball by knocking it through a series of tables that keep going and going. And from its Tron aesthetics to its excellent electronica soundtrack, Pinball looks and sounds as great as it plays. Pinout also supports your keyboard, as clicking the left and right shift keys flip the corresponding flippers.

15. Sonic the Hedgehog Classic 

Best Chromebook games: Sonic the Hedgehog

Best Chromebook games: Sonic the Hedgehog

The Chromebook is the latest platform to allow you to go back to Green Hill and Marble Zone to fight Eggman's robotic army. And while it's free to play, that is with ads (you can remove them for $1.99). And Sonic the Hedgehog Classic includes keyboard support: W, A, S and D move the iconic hedgehog and J makes him jump.

16. Super Mario Run

Best Chromebook games: Super Mario Run

Best Chromebook games: Super Mario Run

One of the best mobile games of 2016 also runs on touch-screen Chromebooks. That's right, Super Mario Run's Android version works well in Chrome OS's Android emulation, allowing you to collect every single special coin (in pink, purple and black) and play Toad Rally to win more toads. The only catch, though, is that there's no keyboard support. Oh and you'll need to spend $9.99 to unlock the whole game, but that's a pittance for how fun this one is.

17. Pac-Man

Best Chromebook games: Pac Man

Best Chromebook games: Pac Man

Yes, even the true OG of retro gaming is also on the Chromebook, thanks to Android version of Pac-Man's flat world landing on the laptops. Of course, you can use the up, down, left and right arrow keys to move the circular fellow, but the option to turn an entire tablet into a Pac-Man board is also a fun time.

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