Sometimes, you just don't have the time or inclination to play a full game like Skyrim or Black Ops 2. Maybe you're at work, maybe you're using the laptop because someone else is watching the TV.
Whatever - sometimes you just want five minutes of gaming fun. We understand that need. So we trawled hundreds of browser games on the net to bring you a list of the 50 best. No fuss, no download - just point your browser to the link and play.
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1. Gravity Hook
Don't be surprised if your first few lives are a disaster. But when you get into the rhythm of this addictive game, and learn the precise moment to unhook, you'll be addicted.
PLAY Gravity Hook
A simple physics-based mini golf game, but it's the imaginative transitions between holes, beautiful art, and tranquil ambient music that makes this stand out.
3. Cardboard Box Assembler
A challenging platform game where the levels are based around a rotating 3D cube. Don't be fooled by the deceptively easy starting levels.
PLAY Cardboard Box Assembler
4. Abobo's Big Adventure
This retro side-scrolling beat-'em-up features dozens of cameos from classic NES characters. A nostalgia trip, and a fun game in its own right.
PLAY Abobo's Big Adventure
5. Too Many Ninjas!
Repel invading ninjas and their throwing stars with the arrow keys in this simple, but elegantly designed, mini-game from the man behind QWOP.
PLAY Too Many Ninjas
6. Experimental Shooter
Each stage of this simple arcade shooter introduces a new gameplay element or obstacle to make things tougher, and they keep stacking up.
PLAY Experimental Shooter
7. Soul Brother
Hop between the bodies of characters with different powers to navigate the levels in this cutesy, colourful platformer.
PLAY Soul Brother
8. Burrito Bison Revenge
Launch an angry bison and try and crush as many bears as you can before you lose momentum. Simple concept, but lots of space for mastery.
PLAY Burrito Bison Revenge
A bizarre, unsettling platformer with creepy music and visuals. Play this one in the dark with headphones and soak up the weird atmosphere.
10. 10 Bullets
How many enemy ships can you take down with only ten bullets? A clever concept, and racking up massive combos is super satisfying.
PLAY 10 Bullets