Whether you don’t have an internet connection or you’re simply bored, there are several Google hidden games that might keep you engaged. Some of them do not even necessitate the use of an internet connection! The majority of these games are delightful easter eggs embedded into Google Search and Google Chrome that are endlessly enjoyable and simple to play. Be warned: these Google hidden games may consume hours of your life.
What exactly are easter eggs, you ask? Easter eggs, on the other hand, are often minor undocumented or secret features concealed inside media or software. Many movies contain easter eggs, but so do many software products and games! Google, in particular, appears to adore hiding hidden games in its products as easter eggs.
Google’s Secret Games
#1. Endless Runner T-Rex
This is perhaps the most well-known easter egg, as well as one of the greatest hidden games on Google, which is incorporated straight into Google Chrome. You’ve probably seen this screen with a T-Rex that appears when you’re not connected to the internet or when there’s a network problem. As an added bonus, this game is also accessible on Google Chrome’s mobile version, so you can play it on your phone or tablet by just tapping the screen.
- How to Play: To start the game, simply hit the spacebar. It’s a really simple endless runner game in which you use the spacebar to leap over obstacles and are scored based on the distance you run without colliding with any obstacles. The basic characteristics of this game make it so enjoyable that you may find yourself unplugging from the internet simply to play it!
- Review: 5/5 stars for the finest method to pass the time while waiting for your internet connection to reconnect!
- While Temple Run is the most well-known endless runner game, did you know that B.C.’s Quest for Tires was the first game to incorporate features of endless runners, all the way back in 1983?
#2. Atari Breakout
To get rid of the boxes, you have some blocks and a ball, and you bounce the ball off aboard. So, where exactly is this hidden game hiding? Simply typing “Atari Breakout” into Google Image Search transforms the image results into an Atari Breakout gameboard that you can play on. (Of course, if you’re truly looking for photographs, you can always go back to a standard image search, but why would you?) What’s truly amazing is that the blocks are built out of actual picture search results.
Isn’t it cool? Another easy way to waste hours of your life attempting to attain a higher score.
- How to Play: This Google hidden game is only available in the desktop version of Image Search. Once the game begins, simply move the panel left and right with your mouse to keep the ball bouncing! If you go to the desktop version of image search on your mobile, you can manage the panel by swiping left and right to keep the ball bouncing.
- 4 out of 5 stars for playability and nostalgia!
- Did you know that the first Atari Breakout game was conceived and built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, the inventors of Apple Computers?
#3. Smarty Pins
This is a geography-based game that will put your knowledge of the planet to the test and may result in a few grey hairs! It’s a game built on Google Maps that asks you questions and requires you to place a pin on the correct spot on the map. Points represent kilometres and depending on how you do, you might earn or lose kilometres!
- How to Play: At the start, you have the option of selecting a category or jumping right in. When you begin playing, the map automatically zooms to the approximate region surrounding the answer to each question. Sometimes it’s the entire country, and other times it’s only a few city blocks. The aim is to move the pin to the spot on the map that corresponds to the answer to the question. Depending on your actual location, the scoring system is based on miles or kilometres. You begin with 1000 miles (1609 kilometres) and get bonuses for rapid responses. If your answers are incorrect, you will lose miles/kilometres depending on how much you are wrong.
- 5 out of 5 stars! This game takes you all around the world, and it’s a lot of fun attempting to guess answers you don’t know. Some responses are at the city level, while others need you to zoom in and drop it at the specific address (like the White House). It may also be annoying at times, but that’s part of the appeal!
- Information: This game is chock-full of interesting trivia about locations all around the world!
#4. Flight Simulator
This game may be found in the Google Earth app’s menu. It allows you to use a flight simulator to zoom around the planet on Google Earth!
- How to Play: To play, launch Google Earth for Mac, Windows, or Linux and navigate to Tools > Enter Flight Simulator. Simply choose your plane and your starting point and take off! There is also an official set of extensive instructions for the game available from Google here. The game may be played with either a joystick or your mouse.
- 3 out of 5 stars. It would have been great to be able to play this hidden game without having to download the app! It may also take some time to become accustomed to the complex controls.
- Trivia: Successfully landing the plane without crashing may be the most difficult element of this game! Have you ever tried it?
Google Play Games
Google search has a plethora of hidden games and easter eggs. Some are more well-known than others, but here’s a list of things you can put into Google Search to play a slow game and spend a lot of time.
1. The Zerg Rush
This is a hidden game based on an attack technique from the 1998 video game StarCraft. To play, enter “Zerg rush” into Google Search, and a swarm of O’s will assault your results. To save your results, destroy the O’s by clicking on them! This Google hidden game will keep you entertained and frustrated in equal measure.
- How to Play: As soon as you press the enter key on this search, a swarm of O’s attacks. To destroy it, you must then click each O three times. The goal is to kill them all, and you may easily wind yourself squandering hours attempting to earn a higher score. Of course, if you want to see the game’s genuine outcomes, simply hit the “clear” button on the side.
- 4 out of 5 stars! It’s entertaining, but not as much as some of the other hidden games.
- This game is based on a real-world battle strategy of surprising and overwhelming foes in order to defeat them before they can fight back.
I don’t think there’s a single person living today who hasn’t heard of Pacman. It’s a basic game in which you consume dots and avoid ghosts (except the classic horrendous frustration when you lose and you have to start over from the very beginning). On May 21, 2010, this game was a Google Doodle, and it is archived in the Google Doodle archive for posterity. You’re probably wondering where the Easter egg is. All you have to do is put “Pacman” into Google and the game will appear. Simply click to begin playing!
- Playing Instructions: Enter ‘Pacman’ into Google. When you click the box to begin playing, the game begins to load. It uses the same physics as the original PacMan. The arrow keys are used to control PacMan. Eat the dots while avoiding the ghosts!
- 5/5 ratings for gameplay and staying true to the vintage look!
- A “perfect game” of PacMan is defined as completing all 256 levels without losing a single life. The game glitches at level 256, with a maximum score of 3,333,360.
Snake, like Pacman, is a classic game that almost everyone has played on a basic feature phone. This game is both incredibly easy and vexingly difficult. To eat the dots, you must manoeuvre a snake around a virtual board, and the aim is to get as far as possible without contacting the board’s edges or any other portion of the snake’s body. With each small dot you consume, your body swells, making it increasingly difficult to avoid colliding with anything. This game’s Google version has nice visuals on top of the same classic game logic.
- Playing Instructions: Simply enter “snake” into Google Search, and the game will appear at the top of the results for you to play. When you click the box to load the game, you’ll get a screen with the controls. To begin playing, use any of the arrow keys!
- 5 out of 5 stars! All of the controls remain the same, and the enhanced graphics create a contemporary nostalgia trip that’s difficult to put down.
- Trivia: The concept for this game dates all the way back to 1976. The first mobile phone version was released in 1998, and there are now hundreds of different versions of this game! This game also has a Massively Multiplayer version called slither.io!
Whether you’re searching for something to pass the time or you’re nostalgic for old games, Google appears to have you covered. Have fun playing these games, and don’t forget to leave a comment with your favourite!