How to Download Free Flash Games

By Jennifer Hudock

Updated September 22, 2017

Hundreds of Flash games are available for online play, but once you disconnect, you can't play them anymore. Downloading free Flash games allows you to play even when you don't have an Internet connection. Many of the sites that allow players to enjoy Flash games online also offer free downloads of the games. If you have adequate space on your computer and all the proper plug-ins, downloading Flash games is easy.

Go online to sites that offer free Flash game downloads, such as Shockwave, Flash Game Site and

Search through the games offered on different sites for a game you'd like to download. Many sites have the games categorized by style, type and age level.

Check the system requirements of games you want to download to make sure your system is equipped with the necessary plug-ins and space requirements. The system requirements are generally listed on the game page and will vary from game to game.

Check your computer to make sure it meets the system requirements. To do this, go to your Start menu and click on "Computer." This will open a page that lets you know how much available disk space is on your hard drive. You'll also need an updated version of Adobe Flash Player. If your Adobe Flash Player is outdated, you will be prompted to download the most recent version before you can proceed.

Download the game of your choice by clicking the download button on the site. Make sure your virus protection software is updated and running, as many executable files often come with viruses. Scanning the file before downloading it can help protect your computer.

Double-click the downloaded file, which will appear as an .exe file in your downloads menu, to begin installing it on your computer.

Follow the set-up instructions after downloading. Create a desktop icon for your new game so it's easy to find when you're ready to play.