Game website reviews: Yahoo games
From the hardcore gamer to people who just want to entertain themselves online, Yahoo! Games has something for everyone.
On the top of the site, you can click on different game categories such as Arcade, Board, Card and Puzzle, which is good if you want to jump right in. But there’s much more to discover here, the site is worth exploring.
Below the categories, a unique part of Yahoo! Games is a section of featured articles. In this area, you’ll find content for people who are serious about games and have their own systems at home.
Those recently included a feature on the Wii Fit game, a trailer for a new movie based on a game and a link to Yahoo’s Sims Site. That’s where you can create an online character, not a feature you’ll see on some of the other game sites out there. To the right, you can click on featured videos, such as one on Grand Theft Auto.
This section of the website is a place where people who have their own game systems at home can come in, and check to see what the latest news is. But even if you don’t know what a Wii is, there’s plenty to do on Yahoo! Games.
As you head a little lower, youll see 20 Top Games listed vertically on the left. In the middle, there’s a “Quick Play” section for free games. Click on “More” and you’ll see about 50 games.
Some are very basic and are typical games offered on free sites, such as Bricks Breaking, in which you collapse bricks by clicking on bunches of the same color. In Taxi Gone Wild, you’ll drive a taxi that can swerve around other cars, or jump over them.
If you’re looking for something different, click on games marked “Staff Pick”. For example, there’s Detective Grimoire, a game in which you have to solve a murder. The characters grunt weirdly sometimes; but for a free game, it’s pretty good.
Back on the main page, there is also a “Staff Pick” section. You can download a free trial version of these games, or purchase full versions. Underneath that, there are more articles about games and game-related items. A couple of these are repeated from the featured section at the top.
Next, you’ll find GameTap. According to the sign, you can play these for free until December 31, 2008. Plus, there’s an age-appropriate rating system and a brief summary, which can be handy for parents.
The final box at the bottom is for “Five Minute Daily Games” such as a Sudoku puzzle and a crossword.
Overall, there’s plenty to do on Yahoo! Games, and plenty to occupy gamers of different levels.