While Netflix is better known for until recently uncensored content by way of web series — Squid Games, Peaky Blinders, Stranger Things and Sacred Games — to name a few, the company, expanding its portfolio, had forayed into gaming. Whereas the company wishes to have a game library like Xbox Games Pass and PlayStation Plus, as of now, you must contend with no-frill arcade games.
Netflix Games: How to play
A user needs to go to Google Play or Apple App Store for full library access. Netflix says its games are playable on iPhone, tablets, Android smartphones and tablets — and even the iPod touch.
What is better than the games you get to download otherwise, Netflix games come with no ads, no extra fees, and no in-app purchase. Even better, you pay nothing other than what you have been spending on the Netflix subscription already.
The game titles are part of your Netflix membership package, implying that users need a Netflix subscription to play these games. As of now, Netflix offers nearly 40 titles to play.
You may try these popular titles.
Stranger Things: 1984
The game is inspired by Netflix’s popular Stranger Things series. “Join Hopper and the kids for bruising missions around Hawkins — and the Upside Down — in this stylized retro adventure filled with collectables,” says the game description.
Heads Up! Netflix edition
This is a party game available exclusively to Netflix members. It’s a charades game where one player holds the device to their forehead till others guess the title.
Into the Dead 2: Unleashed
The mobile game is set in a zombie apocalypse atmosphere. You’re armed with an arsenal of powerful weapons to fend off ever-increasing zombie threats. Players lose if the zombies reach them.
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