Progressive Web Apps

11 Best Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) Games in 2019

The term of PWA or Progressive Web App was first introduced by Google back in 2015. If it’s quite new to you, don’t worry, this article can help: “What Is Progressive Web App”

For a while, Progressive Web App (PWA) has been known for being the top choice for brands to enhance their online presence. Its potential, however, isn’t only limited to just these. Currently, Progressive Web App is the preferred approach among web game developers due to its unparalleled and unprecedented capabilities which include offline capabilities, multi-platform installability, and improved performance.

We have here a list of 11 top PWA Games that we’ve carefully selected for you based on criteria such as game UI design, Lighthouse scores and overall entertainment value.

1. Tower Game

Test your patience and your ability for strategic thinking by playing Tower Game – a game in which your every move matters. Your goal in Tower Game is to build your tower as high as possible by aligning the building blocks which are periodically dropped from the sky. The game is lost when you fail to place a block on top of the tower 3 times.

Tower Game gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 100/100

2. Hangapp

Hangapp is a simplified version of Hangman – a classic game we’re all too familiar with. Much like the rule of Hangman, your goal here is to guess correctly the hidden word within a number of moves, or until the hangman drawing is complete.

Hangapp gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 100/100.

3. Bubble Pairs

Work on your memory by playing Bubble Pairs, a game in which different levels have different mechanisms that require concentrated memorization. Be careful though, because the game is hard and your moves are limited.

Bubble Pair gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 96/100

4. The Cube

Just as a Rubik’s cube, you play the Cube my configuring its components to return each side of the cube to one color. The Cube is simply a modernized, reactive and light-weight version of Rubik’s cube which can be accessed anywhere on and offline the Web.

The Cube gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 100/100.

5. Tetra

Renamed after its predecessor – Tetris, Tetra brings you a uniquely optimized and modernized experience of the classic block-failing game.

Tetra gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 100/100.

6. Tic-tac-toe

Another classic game that got modernized is tic-tac-toe. Needless to say, the objective of our famous childhood game is relatively simple: Two players (X & O) take turns marking the space in a 3×3 grid, and whoever places three of their marks in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal first wins the game.

Tic-tac-toe gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 100/100.

7. 2048

Your favorite tile-merging game is now powered by Progressive Web Apps and is faster than ever. Your objective is to get to the number 2048 by combining two tiles with the same number together in order to merge them into a higher number. With an objective simple as this, you’d thought the game would be boring but on the contrary, 2048 is considered to be one of the best game for time-killing.

2048 gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 85/100.

8. Maatch

Train your short-term memory by playing Maatch. By default, all of the tiles in Maatch are faced down and can only be revealed momentarily by clicking on it. This is the reason for why Maatch is such a relaxing game to play since with Maatch you could get the opportunity to get your brain working while still have a little bit of fun matching tiles.

Maatch gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 96/100.

9. Waterwars

Re-experience your classic battleship once again on a PWA-powered platform. Take turn to sink your enemy battleships, the first one to sink all enemy ships wins.

Waterwars gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 96/100.

10. Snake

Your old school Snake game is now installable and available everywhere. In Snake, you will be starting out as a moving, three-squared snake that grows by consuming items. By increasing its length, the snake gets progressively harder to control, which is the main reason why this game is so addicting and scalable. The game is lost when the snake runs into an object, an obstacle or itself.

Snake gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 100/100.

11. Damn dog

If you have an unusual sense of humor and looking for something new, damn dog is perfect for you. Despite being a mere guessing game for wikiHow illustrations, damn dog never fails to crack up new players with its random and hilarious title suggestions.

damn dog gameplay

Features:

  • HTTPS ✔
  • Offline ✔
  • Manifest ✔
  • Android installable ✔
  • iOS installable ✔

Lighthouse Score: 100/100.

Closing words

As more and more game developers are choosing PWA as their final developmental goal, the web game landscape is looking more promising than ever. Thanks to PWA, web game players can now finally be able to save their progress, play offline and have the opportunity to have web games installed on their devices.

A Content Writer with a passion for the English language.

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of