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Gaming Beginners Guide: 5 Games to Get You Started Playing Online

written by Shane "Geek" Lundberg March 14, 2017

In recent years gaming has grown to become a multi-billion-dollar industry that serves players of all ages, genre preferences, and abilities. While smartphones and tablets have also helped to accelerate mainstream acceptance of video games, PC-based games are also extremely popular due to the power and capabilities of gaming computers.

But even if you haven’t spent hundreds setting up a gaming rig, the average PC and mobile are still more than enough to get started into gaming. If you’re thinking of taking up video games and are looking for the best titles to begin with then check out our guide to 5 games to get you started playing online below:

World of Tanks

World of tanks is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game in which players wage war using a range of battle tanks and is a great option for beginners because of the ease of the games mechanics. MMO’s are an extremely popular genre in gaming as they can support thousands of gamers playing at the same time. In the case of World of Tanks this means a team based multiplayer game in which rival groups drive into battle against each other. Like many MMO’s, World of Tanks is free to play although items such as upgrades and premium tanks come at a small cost.

Online Bingo and Gambling

One genre of gaming online that has seen its popularity rise exponentially in recent years is online bingo and gambling games. Again, the popularity of casino games was also boosted due to their availability on mobile devices and online but their ease of use is also a contributing factor. Many sites such as Butlers Bingo offer digital versions of traditional casino and bingo games as well as more modern variations that have helped to attract new players. There is also a community feel to bingo gaming platforms that also attracts gamers.

Wonderput

Even if you do not particularly follow golf, chances are most of us wouldn’t think twice about playing a game of crazy golf in real life. Wonderput is a virtual crazy golf game with a great design that features a variety of courses to try your skills at. Players of all abilities can get started with this game and will soon be hooked on the quirky putting greens and the games’ puzzle box design which keeps players guessing on where the next hole will pop out.

Forza Motorsport 6 Apex

Microsoft is embarking on a push to bring some of its best video game content to the PC and Forza Motorsport 6 Apex is one of the standout titles so far. The game is an extremely enjoyable free to play game that is popular with gamers online, offers 4K screen support, and has additional content for a modest fee.

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League of Legends

Ask any online gamer to list their favourite games and League of Legends will most likely be among them. The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game is another free to play title in which players simply pick a champion to represent them in battle. Features include a wide range of characters to choose from, excellent maps, and the opportunity for more experienced players to win cash prizes.

The list above is not exhaustive, but it is a good cross-section of games for beginners looking to get started playing online. The five games above are also easy to learn and have helpful resources that will help new players to acclimatize quickly, which one will you start with?

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