Netflix Games launched back in November 2021, to many people's surprise, and according to recent reports, only around 1% of Netflix subscribers have actually tried out the new gaming product, which now has more than 40 unique titles to choose from. Take a closer look at what Netflix Games is all about right here. 

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What exactly is Netflix Games? 

Netflix Games is a mobile gaming product that first arrived in November 2021. It's included in everyone's Netflix subscription, and it currently has around 40 games, with another 50 new titles in the pipeline that are expected to arrive soon. The games can be accessed from any modern Android or iOS smartphone or tablet device, and it comes with no annoying adverts, no additional fees, and currently no ‘add-ons’ (in-app purchases). 

To gain access to everything that Netflix Games has to offer, you must download and install the free Netflix Games app onto your mobile device (must be an Android phone or tablet running Android 8.0 or later. You can also use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS/iPad 15 or later). Also, ensure that your device has plenty of storage. Now, simply login to your Netflix account to start playing. 

Unfortunately, Netflix Games is NOT available on the kids' profile, which means that it's only available for adults at the time of writing. Each title has a different maturity rating, which you must check before you attempt to load a game. Any games that you play will then be saved to the profile that you play from either locally on your handheld device or via cloud saves. All you have to do now is click on a game that you like the look of to start playing. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, Netflix Games doesn't have any Thai Casino table & card games or slots to play. 

What kind of titles are there on Netflix Games?

The main game categories that are currently available on Netflix Games, along with some examples of the games, include the following:

  • Action – some of the hottest titles to keep an eye out for in this category are Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, Into the Dead 2: Unleashed, Poinpy, Relic Hunters: Rebels, and Rival Pirates
  • Adventure – Stranger Things 3: The Game, Stranger Things: 1984, This is a True Story, and Before Your Eyes
  • Arcade – Shooting Hoops, Teeter (Up), Skies of Chaos, and Bowling Ballers
  • Card – Card Blast, Arcanium: Rise of Akhan, and Exploding Kittens
  • Music – Hello Kitty, and Friends: Happiness Parade
  • Party – Heads Up, and Nailed It
  • Puzzle – Shatter Remastered, Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales, and Wild Things: Animal Adventures
  • Role-Playing – Moonlighter and Dungeon Dwarves
  • Simulation – Flutter Butterflies, SpongeBob: Get Cooking, Immortality, and Country Friends
  • Sports – Wonderputt Forever
  • Strategy – Into the Breach, Desta: The Memories Between, and Reign: Three Kingdoms
  • Tabletop – Mahjong Solitaire, and Dominoes Café

Why has Netflix Games gotten off to a slow start, and will it pick up?

It seems as though people still prefer gaming from their Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, PlayStation, PC or laptop, and not at Netflix Games. Players simply don't have the need to visit Netflix Games, and the quality of the games is still basic compared to what you can find on these other devices/consoles. 

Whether it will pick up or not remains to be seen. It could just take one or two hit titles for more people to start playing at Netflix Games, but for now, things aren't looking good. It may only be a matter of time before Netflix Games is resigned to the history books, and it could end up being a complete failure.