The 20 best internet Flash games according to Telegraph

Telegraph is one of the most popular sites in the United Kingdom and ranked 279 worldwide according to Alexa (better than USA Today), so we can say it’s a quite an authority.

Some days ago it published an article about the best 20 Flash internet games.

Do you expect another chart seeing Bloons at the top? Big surprise, it isn’t in the list.

Let’s see what British casual gamers like:

1 – Doom Triple Pack

This should bring back some good memories from the original Doom, Hexen, and Heretic games. Doom Triple pack is a direct port of the original games using Adobe Alchemy to convert the C code to actionscript.

I should give a try to Alchemy… any open source C game around there?

2 – The Space Game

This is a great space strategy game. Manage your energy, mine for minerals, expand, and defend yourself from space pirates. Reminded me Eve online

3 – Magic Pen

Guide the red ball to the goal in each level by creating shapes that interact with the physical environment. Great physics engine and cute graphics made this game a big success. The best drawing game after Line Rider, in my opinion

4 – N

I played a lot this game about five years ago, or even more… incredible platform game… probably the best Flash game ever. It can’t be played online.

5 – Desktop Tower Defense Pro

The most successful Tower Defense game in my opinion

6 – Tetris

ehm… I know it’s a classic… but this version sucks… come on…

7 – Stick Cricket

Well… we all know Cricket is very popular in England. I have to say, I prefer Stick Football. Anyway, al games in the portal are good and funny and feature original leagues. You may like that site.

8 – Puzzle Bobble

It’s Puzzle Bobble…

9 – Mansion: Impossible

Seems something like Sim City but once you play it you realize it’s just a “whack a mole” game with a twist… click on the houses as soon as they appear on the market, and wait until they reach a good price.
Then click again to sell them. That’s it.

10 – Super Mario Flash

Great Mario game by Nowe Reginald. On his site you can find more Flash remakes of old classics. I have to say I don’t love fan games because they use copyrighted material and it’s a bit unclear whether is completely illegal or not.

11 – Gravity Pods

I remember this game having good reviews a couple of years ago… You have to shoot a missile and hit a target, but walls and gravity pods affect the trajectory. All in all an interesting puzzle game

12 – Realistic Internet Simulator

Closing unwanted popups is boring, but playing a game that puts you against unwanted popups is even more boring.

13 – Boomshine

It’s Boomshine… every Flash game player loved this game!

14 – Penguin Jumping

It’s a Macromedia (I repeat, Macromedia, not Adobe) holiday card game. Dated 2004. Fullstop.

15 – Tennis Game

Pretty simple tennis game, I don’t see the point in having it in this list.

16 – Killer Flu

Developed by the UK Clinical Virology Network, its quite an actual theme due to the swine H1N1 outbreak. Here is a game that allows you to learn more about how the influenza virus is transmitted and how it changes every year – which explains why you can get more than one dose of the flu over your lifetime and why vaccines need changing every year.

The game uses real world parameters to help us to understand why pandemic flu is a bit different to normal yearly (seasonal) flu.

Remember: even pandemic flu generally kills fewer people than you would think. Try to kill too many people in the game and see how difficult it is!

17 – Free rice

This is a charity game to support the United Nations World Food Program Click on the right answer in the middle of this page, and for each answer you get right, 10 grains of rice will be donated to the United Nations World Food Program. As of today, over 70 billions grains of rice have been raised… that means 7 billions of right answers… anyway the game is way more popular in the United States than in the United Kingdom…

18 – Sock and Awe!

Normally I don’t like politics games, and this one is not going to change my mind. Inspired by the accident seeing an Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush in Baghdad, it’s just an above average point and click game.

19 – Helicopter Game

One button game similar to Metro Siberia Underground with the only difference Helicopter Game really sucks.. Really.

20 – The game of Disorientation

I remember this one… a couple of years ago I played some levels and had some fun with all the way the game tries to disorientate the player. All in all it was a nice concept I am not seeing around for a while… Maybe I can write some tutorials about it…

And that’s what British players like.

Do you agree? Are you from England and play something else?

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