HTML5 is increasingly becoming popular among developers as it can deliver native gaming experience in web browsers. No plugins, no tools, just pure gaming taking advantage of your powerful graphic cards.
On the other hand Native Client is also gaining ground with its ability to execute native sandboxed code.
In this article, we will take a look HTML and native client games featuring stunning high end 3D and isometric graphics.
Though most of the games below should work in Chromium, you may want to Install Chrome if you get errors. Also make sure that WebGL is enabled and your graphic card is not blacklisted in Chrome. To do that, type chrome://flags in address bar and enable Override software rendering list (browser restart required).
For native client games, enable Native Client in chrome://flags.
SKiD Racer (Chrome Web Store, HTML5)
SKiD Racer is a fun kart racing title that’s suitable for all the family. Created using HTML5 and WebGL, it harnesses the power of your PC to bring you console-quality graphics in a browser, plug-in free. You can take your pick from eight different karts, equipping them out with a range of devastating weapons including rocket launchers, mines and flame throwers to wreak havoc amongst your opponents in Arcade.
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GT Racing Motor Academy (Google+, HTML5)
Gameloft has released first 3d HTML5 game on Google+. You can play the game in career mode, pass driving tests and win races to progress as you unlock more cars and events with in-game credits and XP.
Monster Truck Hero (Chrome Web Store, Native Client, $1)
Take control of Monster Truck and crush everything in your path. Race, smash and crash your way past gorgeous scenarios and unlock more levels, earn money, customize your Monster Trucks and crush the competition. Video footage below is from Mac version.
Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances MMO (HTML5, Beta Sign-up Required)
Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances brings the battle to your browser in this epic strategy MMO. You can compete or ally with your friends in a worldwide war for precious resources. Based in the Command and Conquer Tiberium story world, C&C Tiberium Alliances allows players to experience C&C in a brand new way. Using HTML 5 technology, players are able to access their game from any web accessible browser making this one of the first truly portable mmo strategy titles to hit the market.
Kroll (Chrome Web Store, HTML5)
Kroll is a hack-and-slash game with simple mechanics in a medieval fantasy world. Crash your way through relentless levels of action destroying an ever increasing amount of enemies and l boss battles.
Sixty Second Shooter (Native Client, Chrome Web Store)
Sixty second shooter is a free-to-play 3D mouse-and-keyboard shooter that uses Chrome Native Client and OpenGL to deliver smooth gameplay. Score as much as you can in 60 seconds. Fly to the hardest level you can handle, fire guided missiles, collect power-ups, dodge enemies, build chains and try to earn a chain reaction.
Other Native Client Games
We have already covered Native Client games in detail. Check them from links below:
– Bastion (Action RPG)
– Moon Breakers (Space Exploration)
– Wolf Toss, Sleepy Jack, Cordy (Action, Platformer, Kids)
– Pocket Legends, Star Legends (MMORPG)
– The Battle for Wesnoth (Turn Based Strategy)
– AngryBots Demo (Unity3D in Linux)