Google Search by default has games hidden in it, which is a fact, not many Google users are aware of. Google has compiled some really authentic and entertaining games over a period of time, that can be played in Google.com page itself without having to visit any other Web page.
Most of these games were made to appear as Google Doodle, in relation with certain anniversaries that have been a remarkable day in history. While some of these games are not available easily because Google Doodle keeps changing.
However, a few of them continue to be played even today. All you need is to search the game by its name in Google and hit “search” and Voila! The games will appear right in front of your eyes and you can play them right then and there.
Read on to know about the playable games still available, though hidden within the Google Search.
1. The Spooky Cat Game
The substantial storehouse of doodles that Google is, has developed some really interesting and addictive doodles. Among them is the Halloween 2016 doodle, The Spooky cat game.
Unlike most games on Google Search, it can be best played on a mobile device. You have to type The Spooky Cat Game in the Google Search bar and select the first option from the results and play the game with great animations and sound effects.
You as a player, have to help Momo (the cat), to defend the magical secrets of her school from a number of ghosts. Each ghost arrives with a few shapes, which have to be drawn as quickly as possible so that they do not reach Momo.
2. T-Rex Run
Another hidden game in Google is T-Rex Run, which is played in Google Chrome. This game was developed with the thought of occupying users when they are bored because they are unable to connect to the internet.
The game has a T-Rex Dinosaur on an endless journey where it has to jump over cacti while avoiding pterodactyls. Hit the “spacebar” key to activate the game whenever you are unable to connect to the internet or you can visit the chrome://dino in a new tab to play online.
3. Zerg Rush
Zerg-Rush is a real-time strategy game consisting of a race of insect-like aliens. The game requires the player to assemble a large army with other units and then use it to defend the enemy. Just search Zerg Rush on Google and the Google OS will start entering and spreading through-out your computer screen.
The OS will eliminate all your search results in no time, but you can keep removing the OS by clicking on them with your mouse. Basically, this game is a race against time.
Remember the classic game of Solitaire, probably the first game that you ever played on the computer? Yes, that game of Solitaire is present right inside the Google browser. All you need is to type “Solitaire” and hit Search. Voila! The classic card-game appears right in front of your eyes with a tinge of Google’s swag.
If you remember the game, you can recollect that this single-player game is about stacking of cards in a deck, in descending order and alternating colors and the goal of the game being the separation of each suit.
The best feature of this game is it can be played even on your Mobile Screens, and that too without downloading or installing it as an App.
When discussing the games that were most associated with Windows computers, you cannot miss discussing the game Minesweeper. It belongs to the same generation as the Solitaire. While the appearance and animation of the game on Google are different from the one present on Windows, the basics remain the same.
The touchpad of a laptop is not sufficient to play this game as the sensitivity of the left and right clicks end up messing with the game. It needs a mouse for a power-pack play.
Like the earlier version, it has grids denoting the number of mines around them and you have to use your arithmetical and logical reasoning to click open the mines which you think are safe.
Tic-tac-toe is one classic game that we have been playing with a pen and paper, since the days when we did not even know about the computer and its animated world of games. This game in Google can be played even on Mobile Screens.
As always, like the general rule of the game, the cross gets the first turn. You have to play as a cross or a circle and then make straight or a diagonal line with the shape placed consecutively. You can play the game alone or with the Google AI, upgrading your skill levels from “easy” to “impossible”.
Pac-man is a fun game where the Wakka-Wakka man has to avoid Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde, while munching on Pac-dots appeared as Google Doodle on May 21, 2010.
Google developed this doodle to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic arcade game. The exceptional feature of this version developed by Google is that they made it more challenging by reinventing the maze as Google letters. This modification makes it difficult to be played on a mobile screen but can be best played using the left and right arrows on the keyboard.
Google developed a playable doodle of the Snake Game to welcome the Chinese New Year in 2013, which was the year of the Snake. The doodle went off soon leaving the classic game behind. It is a game of speed, where in the snake has to keep moving and eating stuff in its way.
The food will keep making the snake longer but caution has to be taken to avoid the barriers or else the game gets over. It can be played on Mobile Screens as well but the limitation arises while changing the directions. Using the arrow keys of the keyboard will keep it more interesting.
9. Text Adventure Game
Type “Text Adventure game” in the Google Search box and press CTRL+ Shift+ I simultaneously to access this adventurous game of commands. Select the “Console” tab and type and enter “Yes” for the adventurous game to begin.
It gives you the feel of the 70s era when there were no graphics and User Interfaces. The game involves typing of Commands that keep taking you inside the action game.
10. Garden Gnomes
Garden Gnomes is another game in Google Search that was developed as a doodle, the doodle does not exist anymore but you can still find the game in the doodle archives if you search “Garden Gnomes” in the Search bar.
The doodle was released on 10th June 2018, when Google celebrated Garden day in Germany. This is game works a lot like the “Angry Birds” game, wherein you are supposed to catapult the Gnomes as far as possible. All in all, it is a great game with an addictive game-play.
Did you know, apart from searching and using Google to enter into the World Wide Web, you can also play such interesting games on Google Search? No need of installing any game Apps or visiting any insecure Webpage, just go to Google Search and you can while away your time, playing some seriously addictive and amazing games.