Roblox has come a long way from the clunky, blocky characters and difficult user interface of its past and now serves as a global gaming and game development and programming platform, with hundreds of thousands of games available from dedicated, young creators. While Roblox itself is free-to-play, and many games don’t require players to use real-world currency or the in-game Robux, some games include purchasable items, add-ons, and other microtransactions like game passes. For players who don’t want to spend real money on such microtransactions, there is still so much great free content available.
Roblox has recently experienced a resurgence in the mainstream, with more than 160 million active monthly users. With so many different games available, new players or returners looking for a new challenge or experience may have trouble figuring out where to begin. Some of the best Roblox games take players to new worlds and allow them to exercise their creativity. These games are also highly replayable, offering a new experience every time for solo players or co-ops. From management sims to murder mystery games, to a platformer similar to Nintendo 64 Mario games, here are some of the best free Roblox games available today.
Not every Roblox game will appeal to every player who uses the platform, so players should look for options that best fit their interests and play styles. Players are encouraged to try any games that interest them until they find one they like.
Some popular games, like building simulator Welcome to Bloxburg and the wildly popular Adopt Me! game have thousands of monthly users but cost Robux to enjoy fully. Adopt Me! has even experienced widespread notoriety when it was reported that an Australian child spent $8,000 AUD adopting rare pets. If players want to keep their gaming as free and cost-effective as possible, it is best to steer clear of games like these or at the very least avoid making in-game purchases.
Work at a Pizza Place
As the name suggests, Work at a Pizza Place allows players to simulate working in a pizzeria as a pizza delivery person, cashier, chef, supplier or boxer. Created by Dude1, this game is one of the most popular and classic games on the platform. It can be played solo or with friends, and players can earn money to put toward creating the ultimate pizza experience.
Theme Park Tycoon 2
Another popular Roblox game, Theme Park Tycoon 2, takes a page from Rollercoaster Tycoon and Planet Coaster, allowing players to build and manage their own theme park. Players can construct rollercoasters and manage their park with friends. Developed by Den_S, the game encourages socializing, cooperation, and making compromises. Once the park is built, players can invite other tycoons from the same server to hang out, ride the coasters, and even build their own attraction there.
Created by zKevin, Robot 64 is a free-to-play platformer similar to old-school games like Super Mario 64. Players control Beebo, a cute robot on a journey to defeat the sun. They can explore massively creative, colorful, and wacky worlds, collect ice cream cones, and even build their own levels to challenge friends.
Unboxing videos are still incredibly popular, and Unboxing Simulator by teamunsquared takes the idea to a new level. In this game, players unlock areas and dungeons and destroy boxes. Boxes will contain hats, coins, and gems that can be used to unlock new areas with different content. There are also eggs players can collect and hatch, which will grant them access to various pets. Players can also input codes to claim rewards like extra coins and gems or boosts on their way to becoming the ultimate box smasher.
Natural Disaster Survival
Natural Disaster Survival by Stickmasterluke is one of the oldest and most popular Roblox games. As the name suggests, the game places players on a green, elevated island where they must survive 11 natural disasters on any of 16 preset maps. Players will need to use any available resources and seek shelter quickly in order to survive.
Similar to modded versions of Among Us, Murder Mystery 2 by Nikilis gives players randomly assigned roles. One player is the murderer trying to kill everyone to win. One player is the sheriff, whose goal is to protect the survivors and kill the murderer to win. All other players are survivors who must try to avoid the murderer. Because only the sheriff and murderer are armed, all other players are forced to flee to survive.
Jailbreak is a popular Roblox game created by Badcc and Asimo3089 that is at its core a version of Cops and Robbers. Players can choose to be either criminals or law enforcement officers. The criminals begin in jail and can work together to plan and execute an escape, while the law enforcement officers try to stop them. Once the criminals escape, they can execute daring heists while the law enforcement officers continue to give chase.
If players are looking for a more relaxing way to just hang out with friends in Roblox, they can head to MeepCity. Created by Alex Bidello, MeepCity is one of the most popular Roblox games and was the first ever to reach 1 billion players. Similar to Toon Town, Club Penguin, or Animal Crossing: New Horizons, in MeepCity, players can roleplay as their character, customize their room and pets. and perform mini-game jobs to earn coins that can be spent on upgrades.
If players have ever wanted to experience the life of a Ghostbuster, they should head to Ghost Simulator. Created by BloxByte Games, Ghost Simulator is a fantasy RPG that tasks players with vacuuming charming and unique ghosts from various environments and biomes. As players clear areas, they may encounter creatures to powerful to capture alone and will need to work with a team to get the job done.
Simple yet terrifying, Anxiety simulates the experience of a panic attack for players. Anxiety is a psychological horror game experience created by Zoidberg656. In it, the player will wake up in a small bedroom. They can explore a large, dark house and have the ability to turn on lights and open doors. As the game progresses, players will experience simulated anxiety attack symptoms and an unsettling soundtrack. At the end of the experience, a note reminds players there are people who can help them overcome anxiety. The game is simple but an important way to explain mental health concerns to those who may have never experienced the symptoms or who may be worried about seeking help.
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