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Yahoo! Games

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Published 06/07/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Mike Foster
What can you use the app for?

Yahoo Games is a leading internet games site, and unlike a number of other online games websites rather than just allowing you to play the games online they also provide reviews of a number of popular games. Yahoo! Games is more of an online portal specifically for games than a basic games site, it provides lots of information that you might be interested to know. There are a number of free games that can be played on the internet, there are also plenty of games that you can buy if you like and download. New games are being added to yahoo games all the time which makes it a great place to find all of the new games without having to search for them on the internet.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

In 1997 Yahoo acquired ClassicGames.com which is what Yahoo Games is built upon for their yahoo games application. In 2003 Yahoo purchased the Games Domain Website from BT and used that to further integrate into their Games site. Yahoo Games is a very popular site with hundreds of games, as of 2007 there were around 420 games. While some of these games are developed in house, the majority are developed by external developers.

What are the differences to other apps?

The main differences with yahoo games compared to many of the other portals is that it’s huge, with over 400 games and more being added every day everyone will be able to find something that interests them. There are also a number of seasonal games which are always popular at Christmas time. Yahoo Games is more like a portal for games as they also give reviews of various other games. Yahoo Games has a vibrant community with many people giving their own personal review of certain games and what they think of them. Yahoo Games is one of the most popular games websites on the internet. Recently they have started linking to the video games section of their site for more reviews about console and computer games. They also give awards to their favorite games.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Yahoo Games website is a bit cluttered, but it does work well once you get used to where everything is. It’s very easy to click on the links at the top of the screen to choose the different types of games and find one that you want to play. There are so many games on Yahoo Games that everyone will find a game that they love and can’t get enough of! There is also the option to search for games or simply choosing to play the most popular games at the time. The most popular games are displayed down the bottom of the page and you can easily click on the ones that you are interested in playing.

How does the registration process work?

Registration on Yahoo games is optional, you are able to play all of the games on Yahoo Games without registering, however if you want to join any of the tournaments or compete with other members then you will need to register for a free account. Registering for an account is easy, and you won’t have to if you already have a Yahoo Account. To register you will need to create a Yahoo account, to do this you will need to enter quite a few of your personal details, and choose a yahoo email address. It’s also a good idea to enter your other email address in case you ever forget your password.

What does it cost to use the application?

Signing up to Yahoo Games is free; however there is also a paid option known as Yahoo All Stars which costs $9.95 per month. The free subscriptions include advertising, where as the paid subscriptions allow you to play games without any adverts. It’s also possible to purchase the games, although the cost will depend on the game you are buying.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Yahoo Games is perfect for anyone that has some spare time to waste and likes playing games, many of the games can be played online for free. Although many of the online versions are limited it’s still a great way to have some fun. Yahoo Games also offers reviews to help you decide which games are popular and which ones you should consider buying.

  • Over 400 games with new ones being added all of the time
  • Reviews helping you decide which games are the best
  • Integrated with Yahoo Video Games website for more reviews about console games
  • Many different types of games
  • Ability to choose add free gaming by subscribing


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