Stuck for Something to Do This Christmas? Play These Awesome Console Games FOR FREE in Your Browser

By Chris Mills on at

Heads up, all your Scrooges out there. You might be stuck at home this Christmas, stranded by flooding or stuck with your in-laws, but all hope is not lost -- as long as you have an internet connection and a browser, you can celebrate Christmas in true festive style with these FREE console games you can play in your browser FOR FREE. Did I mention that it's free?

Beta service Core Online has a couple of slightly older console games (courtesy of Eidos) that you can play in your browser, free of charge. Notables include Tomb Raider: Underworld and Hitman: Blood Money, both decidedly stellar games which seemed to run pretty quickly when I skived off work to play them conducted thorough testing.

An added bonus is that the service downloads the game to a local cache, meaning that even those of us crippled with terrible internet in holiday hideaways can still merrily shoot people up all Christmas long.

The only catch? It's an ad-supported service, meaning you have to sit through one teensy ad every 20 minutes. Is that such a chore? No, not really. Use the opportunity to take a break and check on the turkey, or go reassure the relatives that you still exist. Merry Christmas y'all. [Core Online via UberGizmo]