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sporty theme this month with Steve Couch's selection of games, which are all available
to play online and for free, without any need to register with the host sites.
Some games require your browser to have a plug in for Shockwave. You
can download this for free here
Weve selected games that we judge are also OK for the children
we know, but if you are a parent, please dont take our word for it - standards
vary! We advise you to try the game and the site its on first before letting
your kids loose on it, to make sure youre happy. (And, dont forget,
you can also find three great games for kids in our own Global
play a game, simply click on its name.
With the weather taking a turn
for the better, maybe it is time you logged off the computer and got some exercise
then again, here are some top sports games to play online if real-life running
around just seems too much like hard work!
Potter Quidditch Practice
With Harry Potter
and the Chamber of Secrets getting a DVD/video release on April 11th, this seems
a good time to brush up on your Quidditch skills. This is actually four games
in one, as you can choose to practice playing in any of the four Quidditch positions
- Chaser, Beater, Keeper and, of course, Seeker. Some of the practice games are
better than others, but we'll let you decide for yourself which position you prefer.
Football game against the computer. The
controls take a little getting used to, but you can choose how many players you
and the computer have (between one and four) and you don't have to make the sides
even! At least while you are learning, you can even things out a little by weight
A slightly bizarre version of table football but good
Take me out to the ballpark!
A baseball batting game that is just like the real thing - at first you swing
aimlessly with completely no control! As you find your timing and get your eye
in control and consistency do improve though (unlike the real thing, for some
Play against the computer in a best-of-three sets tennis
match. The controls are simple, but take a little getting used to before you can
make the ball go where you want it to. One of the better free tennis simulations
we've found - yet.
A versatile Basketball game, with a practice section
as well as the opportunity to take on a computer controlled or human opponent,
in three different styles of basket shooting - Free throw, Dunk and the mighty
Air Dunk. Enough variety for the game not to get too easy too soon.
Online table tennis, with a simple drag and click
control system. Even at the easiest levels the computer can be hard to get points
off, but this is still a good game.
Run in as many touchdowns in 60 seconds as you can, and score bonus points by
running over the umpires. Watch out for the defensive line of zombies though,
or you won't make the ten yards you need to get another first down. Great fun
and very addictive.
Plan your plays, set up your offensive
line, and then see if you can actually make it work. Score as many touchdowns
as you can in the final two minutes of the match, but make sure that you don't
lose possession, or it's game over. A good game, but possibly one that will only
be truly enjoyed by people with more than a basic appreciation of American Football.
Throw the passes and hit the receivers
to make ground and score touchdowns. The more passes you make, the further back
your receivers go and the more points subsequent passes are worth. Score as many
points as you can in three minutes.
A very satisfying sledging game. Race through a multitude of levels, picking up
scoring bonuses and avoiding trees and other obstacles. You even get to choose
from three different sledges/riders, all with their own unique balance of speed,
braking and manoeuvrability. Each level has its own time limit, and if you're
too slow, it's game over. Excellent.
The sport where Scottish women rule! You control the line and power of your stone
as you try to outplay the computer. The one small gripe about the game is that
the computer is a little predictable in its shot selection.
the games from our last review