Online Typing Games

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Online Typing Games
Free online typing games are a great way to improve typing skills. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Typing games are a great way to improve your typing skills without it feeling like a chore. For example, the game "The Typing of the Dead" challenges players to defeat hordes of incoming zombies, not by aiming with the mouse, but by typing the words above the monsters' heads. Though "The Typing of the Dead" is not free, you can now find many free online games that are similar.

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Zombie Typocalypse

The "spiritual successor" to The Typing of the Dead, Zombie Typocalypse presents players with the challenge of quickly typing words or phrases to defeat on-screen enemies. In addition to typing mechanics, players must purchase weapons and ammunition to contend with the game's challenges.

Meteor Typing Blast

Asteroids is a classic arcade shooter that challenged players to shoot and avoid a screen full of incoming asteroids. Meteor Typing Blast is a typing-game take on Asteroids in which players must type words and phrases instead of piloting a ship. Players can configure the game to emphasise certain parts of the keyboard. For example, the player can select "Homerow Only" or "emphasise LEFT pinky" to help train up those specific areas.

Typing Game Collection

Newgrounds's Typing Game Collection is a free flash game that offers a wide variety of typing minigames and tutorials. For example, the "Animal Hunt" minigame presents players with a list of words or letters to type while a rifle fires at off-screen targets. After 30 seconds, the camera pans over and the player gets to see the carnage he has caused.

Several free online typing games are available at In Keyman, a typing version of Pac Man, players move through a maze by typing keys to correspond to a direction. The keys for each direction change after every move, forcing the player to think and type quickly. The player must also avoid ghosts and collect dots on the screen to advance.

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