How to Download Shockwave Games

Shockwave games range from car racing to fashion, jigsaw puzzles to sports. You can download a free player and then take the games for a test run. The player runs on both PCs and Macs. You can download trial versions of games for free, buy games (usually for around $20) or sign up for one of several membership deals. Here is how to download games from the official Shockwave website.

Things You'll Need
Adobe Shockwave Player (available for PC or Mac)

How to Download Shockwave Games
Download and install the latest Shockwave player. See Resources below.

Go to www.shockwave.com. Click on the My Shockwave tab.

Create a free account before signing up for any club offers. After your account is created, you can choose among membership offers. To start out, try the 10-day free trial of the Shockwave Unlimited membership, which allows you to download more than 600 games. The free trial will give you a sense of how much time you would spend playing the games and whether you would prefer to purchase a single game or select one of the paid membership options.

Click on the Download Games tab to search through the games. For example, choose the game Plants vs. Zombies. Below the game is the option to download the free trial or to buy the full game. If you have signed up for an exclusive membership with Shockwave, you will see an option to simply download the game.

Click the Download option and select where you want to save the game on your computer. If you are paying for the full version, you will have to go through checkout before downloading the game. Plants vs. Zombies is $19.95 for the full game. Once downloaded, you can click on the game file, and it will start automatically on your Shockwave player.

Tips & Warnings

Take advantage of the free trial before paying for a membership.
Save you downloaded games to your desktop first so you know where to access them; then move them to a games folder.