Online games refer to a variety of computer games that are available to be played online by a player via the Internet. These games differ from computer games in that they are not designed for playing with real guns, balls or other items but rather only require a computer and a modem. These games have become very popular over the past few years and more people are logging on to these games to kill time. These games can also be played by the entire family, if you have internet at home. Some of these games can be found free of cost, whereas some others may need to be purchased.
An online game is just a video game, which is either partially or fully played through the Internet or another computer network. A great many video games were developed using the state of the art technology of the eighties and the nineties and this is what the new generation of gamers is shooting for today. The video game industry is estimated to generate six billion dollars annually and the online gaming industry is expanding at a rapid pace. These online games are very popular with both casual and hardcore gamers. There are a wide range of online games and one can choose according to their interest.
World of Warcraft has set the bar high for online games as it is the most popular MMORPG which is also known as massively multi-player online role playing game. This allows its players to interact with each other in an interactive virtual world. This game provides an elaborate experience with all sorts of virtual things to do such as exploring, fighting, building, harvesting and fishing etc. World of Warcraft has evolved from a fantasy theme into a realistic virtual world and has become a strong rival of the popular Sims and Grand Theft Auto games.