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Different Video Game Categories

June 5th, 2021

In the world of video game, there are many different categories of games you can buy, and finding out which one is suitable for you is definitely keys to not waste money on games you don’t enjoy.

- Arcade- Arcade games are what most people think of when it comes to video game, the classic coin-operated system and with it comes many different types of games such as street fighter, mortal kombat, Pacman, frogger.

- Role playing- Role playing games are typically games that have element of fantasy, which means a lot of wizards, dragons, elfs, drawfs. These games usually have long play time because you’ll often have to find clues by talking to different characters in game. These games tends to be very addictive due to the fantasy themes. Games like Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Zelda all falls into this category.

-Strategy- These games usually involves tactical movement of troops and construction of buildings, they are sort of like chess except in a much faster pace and in real-time. A lot of them are difficult to play for beginners due to the fact that you have to mult-task a lot but it does allow you to use your brain for more strategic thinking. Some example of these games are Age of Empire, Heroes of Might and Magic, Sim City.

-Action- Action games, as its name have suggested, involves a lot of fast movement actions. They usually involves obstacle or killing certain types of creatures. An example of these games are Halo, Gears of War, Grand thief Auto.

-Driving- Driving games mostly involves driving in a racecar, or some types of car. You earn faster and nicer cars as you progress through the stages. Sometimes in some driving games, your mission will be destroying cars, these games are often a major target for car-lovers. Example of this category- Mario Kart, GT.

- Puzzle- These games involves thinking and logic skills, they are usually very mild in general but sometimes incorporate role playing element into it as well. Tetris is certainly a great example of puzzle game as well as Puzzle bobble. An example of a puzzle game that incorporate role playing element is Puzzle quest-challenge of the warlord.

There are certainly more video game categories out there, but these are your most basic and are most often play by most players. And of course there are a lot of cross over games- games that blend one element with another, these games are usually either very successful or unsuccessful. So choose wisely, but if you don’t like one type, you can always opt out for another one.