Y8.com features driving games such as "Monster Truck Fever" and "Speed Club Nitro," strategy games such as "Mighty Knight 2" and "Kingdom Rush," and action games such as "Big Bad Ape" and "Stealing the Diamond." Other game types include sports, shooting, fighting and thinking games. As of 2015, Y8.com hosts more than 50,000 games, all of which are available for free. The only requirement to play these games is using a Web browser that supports Adobe Flash.
In driving games, players get to select a vehicle and participate in races or vehicular stunts, whereas in strategy games, they get to defend forts with towers against invading hordes or pit two armies against one another. Hovering over the game’s thumbnail with a mouse pointer results in short video preview. After a player starts the game, the website shows its size, the date it was added and the total number of times it has been played. Players can resize the game screen by dragging the slider above it or by clicking the Maximize button.
Each game category displays the total number of available games in that category and allows players to specify a subcategory and sort the games based on popularity, rating or date. Players can also access the list of new games and the most popular games by clicking on the appropriate buttons in the main navigation menu. The website includes parental controls, allowing parents to create an account and filter out specific tags and game types.