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Experts Tell Us the Best Java Games

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Java Games. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.


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The obvious contender, the king of Java, is Minecraft. With over 400 million downloads and 147,000 Minecraft content creators on Youtube, Minecraft is one of the most popular Java Games and one of the most popular games full stop. Popular with the younger generation the memes about floating pigs and Pewdiepie, Minecraft is almost a right of passage into the gaming sphere. With different modes allowing for infinite possibilities for unique creations, Minecraft is iconic.

Tetris 99

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You can’t discuss Java games without drawing attention to the relic that is Tetris. Released in 1984, Tetris is part of Gen X, but the fun is in the simplicity. Tetris’s visual and intellectual challenge appeals to all age ranges suitable for ages 6+, and its longevity can be attributed to its accessibility. There’s no need for the newest tech for a game of Tetris; you don’t even need dial-up, just an old Nokia and some time to pass.

The Sims 2

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Ah, The Sims 2, the old familiar, where seasons comfortably change through your window while you play as a vampire with seven children and an outhouse. The machiavellian potential that The Sims offers is part of its appeal; I dare you to find anyone who hasn’t trapped a sim outside in a box to starve because they were annoying. On a deeper level, The Sims offers players the potential to explore their real-life aspirations through careers, relationships and dream homes that provides a level of realistic escapism that few games offer.

Midnight Pool 3

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Midnight Pool 3 is the ideal java game if you require to try your hand on the pool table in the middle of the night. The game has three modes; career mode, friend method, and sharp game. In career form, players face each other in a tournament like gameplay. Before contests, you’ll be shown cut scenes of trash-talking between you and your opposition, which makes the game more entertaining. The Friend mode grants you to test up directly against your friends in separate pool setups (3-Ball, 8-Ball, and 9-Ball). The Quick mode is for those who demand a swift set against a bot.

Classic Tetris

This product was recommended by Kris Lippi from ISoldMyHouse

I recommend this game since it is simple but effective. It improves concentration, and because it is a fast-paced game, you can absolutely play it in between work breaks to help you restore your momentum. This has helped me to get through the busiest of my days. Even if it’s Java, you may still have a decent gaming experience because the visuals and music are still enjoyable. After all, you won’t need a ton of features to have a good time with this game. It’s no surprise it’s a classic!

Super Mario Planet

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It’s without a doubt, one of the best Java games in the world. It’s the new look of my all-time favourite Nintendo original. But unlike the original one, it has more challenging levels and tweaks from start to finish. And the best part, you can just easily play and control Super Mario despite the added difficulties in each level. It has an awesome interface and I was hooked on it right away. I’ve seen how mobile games have evolved into something way more advanced than Java games but Super Mario Planet has never lost its magic and has continued to capture the hearts of gamers around the world.

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Written by Zak Parker

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