Best Facebook Games
What was once, and still is, an addictive dive-bar staple has now found its way onto everyone’s favorite social media platform. The shooter throws players into an assortment of differing environments ranging from the Pacific Northwest to the plains of Central Africa, encouraging them to gun down more than 100 varieties of big game as they upgrade their arsenal with a wealth of customized barrels, scopes, magazines, and stocks. Moreover, the game is even equipped with a slew of achievements and users can participate in competitive online leaderboards — all without having to pay $10 in quarters.
Halfbrick Studios once again outdid itself after its smashing success (quite literally) with Fruit Ninja. With the affable Jetpack Joyride, players done the role of Barry Streakfries, a downtrodden business men who’s hellbent on breaking out of an experimental laboratory with his stolen machine gun jetpack in hand. The levels are seemingly endless, fraught with dangerous obstacles and dappled with coins used to purchase cheeky upgrades, but also incredibly challenging. It’s a fun alternative from the humdrum of Farmville-style games that populate Facebook.
With Tetris Battle, an age-old classic is reborn. The title revels in the same block-laden gameplay that’s been the series’ hallmark since the mid-’80s, except this time with a greater emphasis on multiplayer components and an exhaustive selection of pre-populated maps. The matchmaking remains difficult yet satisfying, pairing friends and strangers against one another in a competitive time attack with the sole goal of clearing 40 lines of blocks. Other familiar game modes, such as marathon and sprint, offer a refined twist on the classic game without taking away from the well-known, core gameplay.
Diamond Dash is little more than a Bejeweled wannabe, except you can share your fortune with all your Facebook friends. Like Bejeweled, players have a mere 60 seconds to match as many colorful diamonds as they can to rack up their score and level up. Additional power-ups include bombs and multipliers, and players can even compete in online leaderboards and one-on-one competition if they prefer to challenge their friends rather than aid them. Although you’ve likely played the title in one form or another, but the fast-paced gameplay and glitzy graphics still make it one of the best offerings of its kind.
Ready to wrack your musical brain? SongPop is the perfect companion for the musical know-it-all who wants to show off his or her skills against online friends. It works like a standard trivia game; players listen to a song clip and then try to choose the correct answer among a few multiple choice options. The game isn’t particularly enthralling, but serves as a great way to challenge your friends, rediscover lost hits, and open your mind to new musical genres. Believe us, you’ll be surprised what you actually know.
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