Old Java Games

Old Java Games is an online archive of classic Java games. We have a large database of free Java games. Although all games have been made over ten years ago and some even fifteen years ago, they are by no means uninteresting or dull. The games are still fun and entertaining, and provide a bit of nostalgia for those who have played them all those years ago. The games database includes logical puzzles, arcades, point-and-shoot, strategies and simulations.

All games can be played in all contemporary web browsers such as Chrome, FireFox, Opera and Internet Explorer. The Java games can also be played on Android devices. The only prerequisite is Java 2 Runtime Environment (J2RE) which has to be installed for games to run properly. If your device does not have J2RE it can be downloaded at http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.

We will continually adapt old Java games in our code library and publish them on the site. Although the games have been developed a long time ago (at least in IT terms), we will still improve them by adding useful features like global top score leaderboard, cookie support, better graphics, compatibility with contemporary mobile devices, etc. Also, we plan to publish free online tutorials about how Java technology actually works, how to make Java games, display graphics and animations, play sounds, integrate networking, etc. Therefore, please visit the site again because new content will be added periodically.


Java versions

Currently the lastest version of Java is 7. Older version of Java (e.g. Java version 6) have some security vulnerabilities and your browser will probably, as a measure of precaution, warn you to download the latest version of Java before running a game. Visit http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre7-downloads-1880261.html to download the latest version of Java.

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Featured games:

Tic-Tac-Toe Moo

Play a game of tic tac toe with a friendly but slightly mad cow...

Treasure Hunt

Can you find the treasure hidden in your backyard just by following arrows?

Chinese Chickens

Play a nice old game of chinese checkers... errr, chickens!

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More games coming soon!