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Top Games On Netflix You Can Play Now

Updated: Nov 13

Are you tired of the same old shows and movies on Netflix? Get ready for a new adventure because Netflix has entered the gaming world!


You can play exciting video games on the streaming service, giving you even more entertainment options. Let's explore the thrilling world of Netflix games, including the various genres, how to access and play on different devices, and common troubleshooting tips. Get ready to play the top Netflix games available now!


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Top Netflix Games 2023

Exploring the Netflix Gaming World

Netflix now has games available on its mobile app for all types of gamers! The selection has expanded and is no longer limited to a select group of fans.


Thanks to recent updates to the Netflix app, you can now easily find the games button without searching through hidden sections. As for me, I am currently hooked on Bloons TD 6. I'm even playing a few rounds while writing this article. 😆


Update: I am super annoyed with the Boss MOAB event in Bloon TD 6. Stopped playing for the night. Moving on...


Overview of Netflix Games

Netflix games are the latest addition to the streaming service, and the best part is they're available to subscribers at no additional cost.


That's right, you get access to a new world of interactive entertainment without paying extra. Whether you're a casual gamer or a hardcore enthusiast, the games on Netflix offer something for everyone.


You can play these games on various devices, including smartphones and tablets. TV cloud gaming is in the works.


Whether waiting for the bus or relaxing on the couch, you can immerse yourself in the world of mobile gaming with a decent selection of games available on Netflix from your mobile device.


Can you play multiplayer games on Netflix?

No, Netflix currently does not offer multiplayer games. The games on Netflix are generally simple, single-player games that can be played on compatible devices such as smartphones and tablets.



A Look At The Games on Netflix

Netflix offers various games to cater to different interests and preferences. From puzzle-solving adventures to thrilling, action-packed experiences, there is a game for every type of gamer on Netflix. Below is a list of our top Netflix games across multiple categories.


Action Games

Are you craving some high-octane action? Look no further than the action games on Netflix. These games will get your heart racing, adrenaline pumping, and the excitement levels through the roof. Here are some of the action games you can play:


Stranger Things 3: The Game

Ok high-octane might be overkill, but ST3 The Game has it's fair share of top-down action. Based on the hit series, this game lets you play as the kids of Hawkins, Indiana, explore the Upside Down, fight monsters, and save the world. Experience the best parts of Stranger Things Season 3, including the awesome 80s mall scene!


I think I prefer Stranger Things: 1984 because it plays like an old Zelda game, but Stranger Things 3 offers more to do.

Stranger Things 3 cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Stranger Things 3: The Game

Tomb Raider Reloaded

Join the iconic Lara Croft on a new adventure filled with tomb raider reloaded, puzzle-solving, and action-packed gameplay.

Tomb Raider Reloaded cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Tomb Raider Reloaded

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Step into the shells of the ninja turtles and brawl your way through the streets of New York City, taking down the Foot Clan and their leader, Shredder.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

Adventure Games

If you love stories, mysteries, and exploring new worlds, adventure games on Netflix are the perfect choice. Here are some of the adventure games that will transport you to new and exciting places:


Kentucky Route Zero

An interactive story that takes you on a surreal journey along the hidden highways of Kentucky. Encounter strange characters and uncover the secrets of Route Zero.

Kentucky Route Zero cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Kentucky Route Zero

Lucky Luna

Dive into Japanese folklore, play as the lucky cat, and unravel the story of love, revenge, and redemption.

Lucky Luna cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Lucky Luna

Valiant Hearts: Coming Home

Valiant Hearts: Coming Home is a heartfelt adventure during World War I. This game tells the story of four interconnected lives affected by the ravages of war. Join Emile, Karl, Freddie, and Anna as they navigate through the trenches, solve puzzles, and face the harsh realities of battle.

Valiant Hearts Coming Home cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Valiant Hearts: Coming Home

Puzzle Games

If you love a good puzzle, Netflix has the games for you. Here are some of the puzzle games that will challenge your mind and keep you entertained:



Wonderputt Forever

Test your puzzle-solving abilities in this whimsical game of mini-golf, filled with unique courses, hidden secrets, and endless fun. My first time seeing this game was on Netflix and it's a fun, and sometimes frustrating take on mini-golf.

Wonderputt Forever cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Wonderputt Forever

Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon

Dive into the world of the shovel knight, solve puzzle-filled dungeons, and discover new abilities as you progress through the game.

Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon

Knittens

Unravel a world of adorable puzzles with Knittens. Enjoy a cozy adventure filled with cuddly kittens and intricate knitting patterns. Solve puzzles by matching colorful yarns and create adorable outfits for your feline friends. The more puzzles you solve, the more kittens you unlock, each with their own unique personality and style.


If you like Candy Crush, I recommend checking this one out!

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Knittens

Builder Games

If you have a knack for building and creating, Netflix has the perfect games to satisfy your creative cravings. Here are some builder games that will let your imagination run wild:


Narcos: Cartel Wars Unlimited

Immerse yourself in the thrilling world of drug cartels and build your criminal empire. Manage resources, recruit henchmen, and outsmart your rivals to become the most powerful cartel in Narcos: Cartel Wars Unlimited.

Narcos Cartel Wars Unlimited cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Narcos: Cartel Wars Unlimited

Vikings: Valhalla

Vikings: Valhalla is a mobile strategy game that will transport you to the world of fierce Viking clans. Build and expand your village, recruit fierce warriors, and lead them into epic battles against rival clans.


Discover new lands, forge alliances, and prove yourself worthy of Odin's favor as you strive to reach Valhalla. This strategy game allows players to experience the thrill of being a Viking leader and building formidable settlements, just like in the Netflix Original series Vikings: Valhalla.

Vikings Valhalla cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Vikings: Valhalla

Vineyard Valley

Indulge your inner architect and create the vineyard of your dreams in Vineyard Valley. Design stunning wineries, solve challenging puzzles, and uncover the secrets of a charming town as you restore the neglected vineyard to its former glory. Can you produce the finest wines and become a renowned vintner?

Vineyard Valley cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Vineyard Valley

Turn-Based Games

If you prefer a more strategic approach to gaming, Netflix has a selection of turn-based games that will put your tactics to the test. Here are a few titles to consider:



Exploding Kittens - The Game

Prepare for a purr-fectly explosive gaming experience with Exploding Kittens - The Game. This quirky and strategic card game will have you strategizing and outsmarting your opponents to avoid the deadly kittens hidden within the deck. Warning: It says kittens and sounds cute, but it's not a kid-friendly game (hence the exploding part).

Exploding Kittens cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Exploding Kittens - The Game

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed has pirate, knight, and superhero characters. Fight against bad guys, complete adventures, and get new heroes. The game looks nice and reminds you of playing with LEGOs as a kid.

LEGO Legacy Heroes Unboxed cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

Dungeon Boss: Respawn

Dungeon Boss: Respawn is an RPG where you gather heroes and explore dungeons full of monsters and traps. You can customize your heroes with abilities and gear and use powerful attacks to defeat enemies. You'll earn rewards and access even more complex challenges as you win battles.


Can you become the ultimate Dungeon Boss of this Netflix game studio creation?

Dungeon Boss Respawn cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Dungeon Boss: Respawn

Bloons TD 6

As I already mentioned, I'm absolutely addicted to Bloons TD 6! This game is the perfect combination of strategy, excitement, and challenge, and I simply can't get enough of it.


Whether I'm trying to pop as many balloons as possible or setting up elaborate towers to defend against the enemy, there's always something new and exciting to discover in this game. Plus, with many different levels and challenges, I never get bored (frustration is another story).

Bloons TD 6 cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Bloons TD 6

Interactive Story Games

If you're looking for a more immersive gaming experience, Netflix offers a range of interactive story games that will keep you engaged from start to finish. Here are a few captivating titles to consider:


Netflix Stories: Love Is Blind

Step into the world of love and romance with Netflix Stories: Love Is Blind, one of the new games available exclusively for Netflix subscribers. In this interactive story game, you'll have the chance to navigate a series of heartfelt and sometimes unpredictable relationships.


Will you find lasting true love or face heartbreak along the way? The choice is yours as you explore different paths and make decisions that will shape your character's journey.

Netflix Stories Love Is Blind interactive story cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
Netflix Stories: Love Is Bling

OXENFREE II: Lost Signals

OXENFREE II: Lost Signals is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed game OXENFREE, developed by Night School Studio. Dive back into a supernatural mystery as you join a group of friends on an eerie island filled with strange occurrences and haunting secrets.


With its stunning visuals and gripping narrative, OXENFREE II: Lost Signals will keep you on the edge as you uncover the truth behind the island's mysteries.

OXENFREE II Lost Signals cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
OXENFREE II: Lost Signals

SHADOW AND BONE Enter the Fold

SHADOW AND BONE Enter the Fold is an interactive story game that takes you into the captivating world of Leigh Bardugo's bestselling Grishaverse. Immerse yourself in a fantastical realm where dark forces collide with extraordinary abilities.


As you navigate through the Fold, a treacherous and dangerous expanse of darkness, you'll encounter unique characters and make choices that will determine your fate.

SHADOW AND BONE Enter The Fold cover photo and icon from Netflix Games on the Netflix Android app
SHADOW AND BONE Enter The Fold

Playing Netflix Games on Different Devices

Imagine a new cheesy console called NetflixBoxStation... Switch. Fingers crossed, that never happens. Fortunately, Netflix games are not limited to a single device.


Whether you're using an Android phone, an iPhone, or an iPad, you can enjoy the games on your chosen device. Let's explore how you can play Netflix games on different devices.



Android Phones & Tablets

Instructions on How to play Netflix Games on Android devices:

  1. Ensure you have a compatible device, such as an Android phone or tablet running Android 8.0 or later.

  2. Ensure you have an active Netflix subscription and an internet connection to download and install the game.

  3. Free up enough storage space on your device to accommodate the game.

  4. Open the Netflix app, locate the Mobile Games row on the home screen, or tap the Games tab at the bottom.

  5. If you're not seeing the Mobile Games row or Games tab, update your Netflix app by following these steps: go to the Google Play Store, search for Netflix, and tap Update.

  6. Tap on the game you want to play and tap Get Game. The Play Store will open.

  7. Choose Install and wait for the game to download and install. If a Permissions screen appears, choose Accept.

  8. Once the game is installed, choose Open.

  9. To open the game from the Mobile Games row or Games tab in the Netflix app, tap its icon on your device's home screen or in the app drawer.

  10. Finally, tap the Profile icon in the game to play using your Netflix profile and start playing!

Check out the Google Play Store to see all the available Netflix games.


iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Instructions on How to play Netflix Games on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices:

  1. A compatible device: iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS/iPadOS 15 or later

  2. Ensure you have an active Netflix subscription and internet connection to download and install the game.

  3. Ensure you have enough storage space on your device.

  4. From the home screen in the Netflix app, swipe down to find the Mobile Games row.

  5. Ensure you have the latest Netflix app version if you don't see the Mobile Games row. See How to update the Netflix app on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  6. Tap on the game you want, then tap Get Game or Play Game.

  7. Tap Get or the Cloud icon on the App Store banner.

  8. The game will download and install. When complete, tap Open.

  9. After a game is installed, you can open it from the Mobile Games row in the Netflix app or by tapping its icon on your device's home screen.

  10. The game will launch. Tap the Profile icon in the game to play using your Netflix profile and start playing!

Check out the Apple App Store to see all the available Netflix games.


TV and Large Format Devices

You can play games on select devices if you're in the US, Canada, or UK and have a Netflix account. It's still in beta, but Netflix is testing cloud game streaming tech to make it work across all devices. If you see a games row on your TV or web browser, you're in the beta, and your device is compatible. Learn more from the recent Netflix blog post.


Worth reading: Free Cloud Gaming Services


Netflix Cloud Gaming - Play games with Netflix on TV, PC, Laptop and Mobile.
Netflix Cloud Gaming

Troubleshooting Common Issues

While playing games on Netflix is generally a seamless experience, you may encounter some common issues occasionally. These tips will help you troubleshoot and get back to the game quickly.


How to Troubleshoot Game Crashes and Freezes on Netflix

Game crashes and freezes can be frustrating, but don't worry - there are steps you can take to get back on track. Follow these troubleshooting tips to get your game running smoothly again:

  1. Close the game app completely and re-launch it.

  2. Check for any available updates for the game app and install them.

  3. Restart your device to resolve temporary glitches.

  4. Clear the cache of the game app to remove any accumulated data that may be causing the crash or freeze.

  5. If the problem persists, contact the game developer or Netflix support for further assistance.

Following these steps, you'll return to the game quickly, conquering new levels and saving the world. So don't let game crashes and freezes hold you back - get back to gaming with these simple troubleshooting tips.



How to Boost Game Performance and Resolve Visual Issues

Here's a simple list of steps before starting your game on Netflix. Doing so will ensure your device runs smoothly for an immersive and visually stunning gaming experience.

  1. Close any background apps or processes that use your device's resources.

  2. Check for any available updates for the game app, device, or operating system, and install them.

  3. Adjust the game settings, such as graphics quality, to optimize performance.

  4. Clear the cache of the game app, as accumulated data may be affecting performance.

  5. Adjust visual settings to resolve glitches, such as brightness, contrast, or resolution.

Game Sound or Volume Issues

Looking for the perfect game to play on Netflix? Look no further than these top games, with sound and volume settings, to ensure the ultimate gaming experience. Follow these troubleshooting steps for optimal sound quality:

  1. Check the device settings to ensure the volume is not muted or turned down too low.

  2. Disconnect and reconnect any external audio devices, such as headphones or speakers, to ensure a proper connection.

  3. Check the game settings for any sound-related options, such as volume sliders, and adjust them accordingly.

  4. Restart the game app, as this can sometimes resolve sound or volume issues caused by temporary glitches.

  5. If the problem persists, check for any available updates for the game app, device, or operating system, as these updates may include bug fixes related to sound or volume.

With these simple steps, you'll be fully immersed in interactive stories in no time.


Are Netflix Games Worth It?

Netflix Games is a good choice. They offer free games for subscribers, a great bonus to your subscription. Playing these games can save you money if you play often enough. Netflix has a variety of game genres and styles that keep growing.


McScratchey's Final Thoughts

My final thoughts on Netflix Games? It's like a hidden gem that's been right under our noses this whole time! With so many games, there's something for everyone - even the pickiest of gamers.


I'm look forward to the Netflix app one day allowing me to play cloud games with my Xbox controller. Who needs a console anymore? (Just kidding, don't come for me console lovers.) But seriously, if you're looking for a new way to satisfy your gaming cravings, try Netflix Games. You might even discover a new obsession -- like Krispee Street, an adorable hidden object game.

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