Action, Card, Strategy, and New Games
The website started in February 2008. It was a directory of 1001 computer games for visitors to play. The site was displayed to cause visitors to browse the entire page due to the way categories of games were separated.
The aim of 1001Games was to provide gameplay opportunities for all site visitors by linking to highly-acclaimed games of many types. There was also a search feature for those interested in a specific type of gaming experience.
1001Games split up their game links into multiple categories.
- Popular Games
- Dashboard and Card
- Highly Addictive Toys
- Speed Racing
- Games for Girls
- Children’s Toys
- TV & Movies
Popular, Multiplayer, and Platform Games
Popular games included such hits as Solitaire, Bejeweled, and Bubble Shooter.
Other card games included Twenty-One and Memory. Chinese Checkers and Poker were also featured in the Dashboard and Card section.
Site visitors could test their skills with games such as Tetris, Snake, Pacman, and Pong. Other lesser-known skill games included Dolphin Leap, Escape, Boomshine, and Move the Mouse.
If you wanted to laugh while playing, you could choose a funny game such as Fratboy, Naked Melee, or Pee Drunk. These titles challenged users’ skills and provided hilarious entertainment.
TV Show Games, Platform, Sports Games
Fans of famous television shows and movies could play such titles as Spiderman, Harry Potter, and South Park. Other entertainment games included:
- Winnie the Pooh
- Spongebob Squarepants
- Hello Kitty
- Powerpuff Girls
- The Simpsons
For more long-term plays, gamers could choose Donkey Kong or Super Mario from the Platform Games section.
Playing with friends and family was accessible. Games such as Tank Ball, Bubble Shooter, and Moonbase were multiplayer experiences.
If you were more into sports, you could access featured games by sports category such as Baseball, Bowling, Cricket, Dodgeball, Golf, Hockey, Rugby, Tennis, Ping Pong, Horseback Riding, and more.
Games designed specifically to appeal to younger girls included hit titles like Holly Hobbie and Nail Studio. Many of these revolved around relationships and fashion like Clothing games, Makeup games, and Marriage games.
Seeking a thrill? This domain offered Street Fighter, Invaders from Space, Defend the Tower, and strategy games to suit your tastes in action-packed gameplay.
If you enjoyed adventure games like Zelda, 1001Games also linked Build Your Island, Sim Date, Manage a Farm, and Try to Escape.
Adventure and Puzzle Games
If you like Puzzle games, you could play:
- Maze games
- Virus Effect
- Find the Difference games
- Match the Dots
- Puzzle Quest
- and more.
Those into flying and airplanes would be interested in a simulator like Helicopter, Stunt Pilot, and Raiden X.
Within each category page, pictures and gamer ratings for each game were displayed. So, before you play a game, you could get the aggregated opinion of similarly-interested gamers from around the world.
The site closed in January 2018.