Facebook How-To: Discovering new games on Facebook

With the Facebook gaming world being filled with literally thousands upon thousands of different apps that any one player could potentially try, it can be incredibly difficult to find new games to play. Wanting to find out what the newest released games are? Good luck searching for titles in the Facebook Search bar, as you're likely to find apps that A) may not even exist or B) existed at one point but have been shut down, their fan pages still lingering in space.

That being said, there actually is a way to look at all of the new applications and games that have been added to Facebook, but this app listing's location can be a bit hard to find. In fact, unless you are particularly searching for it, it's unlikely that you'd just stumble into finding it.

That being the case, in the interest of helping you guys find all of the new games that you might want to play on Facebook, we've put together a Facebook How-To, detailing the exact steps you'll need to go through to look at the games directory, and how to do so by looking at the newest games before all else. This is all done within Facebook proper - you just have to know where to look.

Meet us behind the break for a full guide on how to find new apps.To start, you'll need to head to a page that might not sound intuitive when it comes to finding new games to play, as you'll be going to a page that houses requests for those you've already installed and currently enjoy. You'll need to click on the "Game Requests" page on the left side of the screen - the same place that you go to accept all of your game gift requests.

Next, you'll need to scroll down to the very bottom of this page - past all of your gift requests, past the game-centric view of news feed items, past the list of your friends' installed games - the very bottom. There, almost hidden, you'll see a link called "Games Directory." Click on this, as seen below:

This will take you to the "All Applications > Games" page, where you'll see a list of game recommendations (which can be helpful in their own right), and a list of the most popular Facebook games on the site, in terms of monthly active users. While you are more than welcome to browse through any and all apps from this page, including those that are recommended to you, in the interest of finding the very newest apps on the site, you'll need to click on the "See All" button that is placed in the "Popular" games section of the menu. Note: You can click on "Recently Added" as well, but this shows you just a very limited list of the recently added games on Facebook, so it's not recommendable.

Only after you click on "See All," which brings up a 20 page list of the most popular apps, should you click on the "Recently Added" link. This then resorts the newest applications, and shows you a whopping 20 pages of the newest applications added to Facebook. These games come from all sorts of genres, and may not even be in your native language (for instance, as seen below, their is an App called "Citta d'Europa" listed at the top of the Recently Added page, but we doubt most English speakers would be interested in it).

In this way, you'll be able to search out the newest games on the service, or, if you choose to stick with the "popular" sorting, you can browse through the entire application directory (including non-games - using the links at the far left of the page as seen in the screenshot below) to find applications and games you may not have even known existed, but which your friends might already be playing.

Clicking on a game's name will take you to the game's page on Facebook, where you can install the game as usual, or see if any of your friends are actively playing it.

We wish that Facebook made this app directory easier to find, but for those willing to do a little bit of clicking, you too can access this incredibly convenient feature on the site. With apps being added all of the time (on a daily basis), using these few, simple steps will ensure that you stay on top of all of the latest happenings on Facebook - along with checking in with Games.com - The Blog, of course.

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