An online game is basically a video game which is either partially played offline or primarily played over the Internet, either entirely or partially. The word “games” in the term is usually interpreted to mean both single-player and multiplayer games, however, games are usually separated into single and multiplayer games. Online games, which are played by individuals are usually single player games. In multiplayer games, several players are involved in a game at once. However, even though single player games are mostly played online, some of them may also be played offline.
In order to make sure that the users are not affected by the games that they are playing, the majority of the gaming websites have set up various safety protocols such as age rating systems for the apps. These apps are created and developed in such a way that they give a definite age rating to the particular app that is downloaded from the official site or from the respective app marketplace. For instance, an app intended for younger users may have a lower age rating than the same app meant for older users. As per these safety protocols, the apps can only be downloaded by users who are of a certain age.
The main reasons why users get attracted to these free games online is the fact that there are no charges for playing them, while the apps have additional features like money, items, power ups, weapons and so forth. This means that, whatever may be the reason for downloading them, the users need to look out for malware or fake applications, which could harm their computers. Malware or fake applications are like programs or codes that install themselves on the computers of the users without their knowledge after downloading the same from the Internet. It may also install unwanted toolbars or other software onto the computers, which tend to distract the user’s attention, making him/her vulnerable to malicious programs.