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The Best FPS Games for Your Chromebook – June 2018

Posted by William Sattelberg on June 27, 2018

More than ever in 2018, your Chromebook is as powerful as it’s ever been. Chrome OS started as a strange initiative in 2011 following two years of testing, a way to build an operating system that worked entirely in the cloud using web apps as opposed to a traditional operating system, containing files and folders and applications for sorting. In the seven years since its debut, however, Chrome OS—and Chromebooks as a whole—have grown a lot, developing file systems and their own set of applications as Google has worked to add Android applications to the operating system to help create some additional utility with the service. And while the option to install Linux on a Chromebook has always been there, 2018 has seen the addition of the ability to run Linux apps directly from Chrome OS, using a virtual machine from your desktop. That support might be rolling out slowly, but it does go a long way in showcasing the abilities and access current-day Chrome OS users have that wasn’t there just five years ago.

One place Chrome OS always felt lacking in was gaming support. There are some alright games on Chrome OS, but thanks to the addition of Android apps on the operating system—not to mention the growing power of mid-range Chromebooks and the promised Linux support—gaming on Chrome OS has never been better. If you’re looking to play some games on your Chromebook (or perhaps, your brand new Chrome tablet), we have some game recommendations for you. From classic Chrome Apps built on offering FPS experiences to new Android apps that work directly with the majority of current, modern Chrome OS devices, we have a solid list of recommendations if you’re looking to dive into FPS gaming on Chrome OS.

While you might not be able to play Fortnite or Overwatch on your Chromebook (and yes, we do know the former isn’t played in first-person), that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a classic gaming experience. Whether you’re playing from the Chrome Web Store or downloading through Google Play, playing with a mouse and keyboard or using a Bluetooth controller, we have the definitive list of the best FPS games available for Chromebooks today.

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