King.com (5 out of 5)
King.com has just about every type of online game that you could hope to play - from action shootout games to strategy games, there is something for everyone here. (Of course, for those of us in the United States, there are no longer card games because that is considered online gambling.) There are several different categories of games on this one site, and the site includes some of the most popular games on the web today, like online pool, Deal or No Deal, and Mahjong. There are six main categories of games on King.com: Puzzle, Strategy, Action, Card, Sports, and Word games. In each category, there are usually over ten games that will put your brain and your clicking-finger to the test.
Each of the different games on the site offers a different challenge and you can play both for free and for money against other players. There are several different ways to play against other players for money, starting from $0.80 and going up to $15.00. Each of these tournaments will put you against other players from all over the world, winning you money and jewels on the site to unlock special things, such as a guest book and photo album. There are also cup tournaments where you can test your skills against several different players, where the jackpots get larger the higher up you go in the tournament, plus you get a virtual trophy for your private page. You can also play in jackpot tournaments, some of which go up to $500, where you play against thousands of players and the highest score wins the pot. There are also some games, such as darts and backgammon, where you head into a lobby and choose a table to play at. These are also free and paid to play games, so you can find all of your old favorite here and play either way you choose.
Now, when it comes your private page, you get to create your own avatar when you sign up for King.com. You can choose from all different types of hair, eyes, makeup, extras, masks, mouths, noses, and more. Plus, the more jewels you gain as you play, you can unlock backgrounds, holiday masks, and other fun stuff - such as a taunt when you win a game. Other players on the site can click on your avatar and go to your personal page, where they can view your stats on King.com, information that you choose to put on the site, photos, guest book, and more. This is also where you can challenge your friends and people all around the world to special one-on-one tournaments.
King.com also offers “Diploma Hunts”. These are usually assigned to specific games on the site where you have to do a special combination to gain a diploma for that game. Usually, you have to clear a strategy game with no mistakes 10-20 times, make a perfect shot record in one of the action games several times, and so on. Once you gain a diploma piece for one of the many diploma hunts, you can move on to others as they create new ones each month or so. When you gain all three diploma pieces, you’ll have a special item to place on your page to show that you are truly a game master.
Personally, I love King.com. I am on it usually 4-5 times a week and I prefer the strategy games. I think that it is really cool that you can play against people from all over the world and see their photos and experience new things. There is also the “Fool’s Blog”, which can give you great information about King.com, the special tournaments and promotions that they run, and more. This is a great way to find out all you could ever want to know about the site and such. I enjoy playing on the site and love to play both the free and paid to play games. The only thing that I have noticed that makes it a bit hard is that sometimes the games take a while to load - but otherwise, I give King.com a full 5 out of 5 rating and would recommend that anyone that likes online games head over and create an account to start playing today!