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Friv.com: Guide to the Free Friv Games Network

Friv.com is A Popular Free Games Network with Super Easy Games

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Friv.com is a free online gaming site that offers a super large collection of frivolous free games that are very easy to play.

Since it requires no signup, lots of people are sampling the Friv.com gaming site and getting hooked on the colorful, addictive Friv games. And yes, most are highly frivolous, but isn't that the point of online Flash games? They help you fritter away your time and get pleasure in return.

What is the Appeal of Friv.com?

Friv.com has a super simple interface, designed to make it easy for young people to explore its wide variety of games. At last count, Frive claimed to have more than 700 free games. They are classified in categories like Action, Shoot Em Up, Sports, Puzzle and Youngsters.

Not surprisingly, Friv is particularly popular with kids, teens and young adults because its games are so easy to use. But plenty of older people play Friv games too.

The games are all accessible from the home page through a grid of tiny tiles, one for each game. You just mouse over a game tile to see the name of the game, then click on it if you want to play.

Since the games are created using the Flash programming technology, it can take a fair amount of time to load a game. And it requires a computer that has the latest version of the Adobe Flash player installed.

Friv Gaming Network

Friv.com is the main games portal, but a bunch of other sites like FrivGames.biz provide information about the gazillion games in the Friv gaming network. FrivGames.Biz in particular has a nice list of categories, allowing you to browse and play games in a more organized fashion than you can on Friv.com.

What to Play on Friv?

Friv.com rotates its game displays, which can make it hard to find a game you like again.

Some of the popular games on Friv are:

  • Angry Birds Rovio - Yes, those snarly faced birds are popular with young people.
  • Red Driver 2 - Drive around various race tracks in a flashy red racing car, competing against other drivers.
  • Monster Truck Demolition - Go ahead, drive those oversized trucks until they crash and burn.

More Popular Friv Game Titles

This list changes constantly, but here are some of the ongoing popular titles on Friv.com

  • Panda Tactical Sniper 2 - Go through target training and become a panda sniper by completing various mission levels.
  • Super Mario Strikers - Add a little soccer to your Mario game and voila, it's addictive.
  • Dibbles - Dibbles, dibbles, dibbles. Lemmings, lemmings, lemmings.
  • Panda Tactical Sniper 2 - Go through target training and become a panda sniper by completing various mission levels.

How to Find the Popular Friv.com Games

You can see a list of all the most popular Friv games at the FrivTown website.

FrivTown also maintains various specific lists of popular titles, including popular Friv games for girls, and popular shooting games.

One of the top-rated Friv games, for example, is called "Bloons Tower Defense 4 Expansion" and it's a strategy game about defending the Bloons Tower. Another Friv game garnering a lot of kudos from players is Xeno Squad.

If You Want More Social Games. . .

Friv.com is not the most social of gaming sites, and it certainly isn't leading the charge as gaming goes social.

So if you're into playing games with other people in real time, you might learn more in this social games guide which includes an overview of Facebook's social games. Mobile social gaming is a hot area, too.

Also, try out a few social game sites like these:

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