Types Of Video Games

Types Of Video Games



Video games are sorted into many categories depending on​ the​ content. Going by that rule,​ many games fit into multiple categories. Nevertheless,​ we​ can understand the​ type of​ almost all games,​ by a​ description of​ the​ type,​ which they closely match. Here,​ a​ list of​ the​ popular game categories is​ given. However,​ there are still more games out there which do not fall into this listing.

Action (First Person Shooting):

This is​ by far one of​ the​ most popular computer games. the​ player acts as​ a​ character and he looks either through the​ character's eyes or​ over his shoulder. the​ player/character moves through a​ series of​ obstacles,​ killing or​ avoiding enemies and over to​ the​ next level. the​ games generally have a​ time limit to​ complete a​ task and may lose a​ life or​ fail the​ level if​ the​ objective can not achieved within the​ time limit. the​ settings for the​ games vary from historical wars to​ fantasy universe wars.

Action games can further be classified as​ Stealth Games. While enemies are killed in​ Action games,​ Stealth Games require that enemies should be avoided or​ if​ necessary killed without attracting attention.

Driving Games:

Racing and driving games are another popular type of​ games. Both Motor Bike racing and Car racing games are available. the​ player gets to​ drive and has to​ compete against other drivers. Circuits as​ in​ reality racing,​ modification and choosing of​ vehicles are some of​ the​ specialties of​ this type of​ game.

Role Playing Game:

This is​ more or​ less like the​ First Person Shooting game. However,​ unlike the​ first person game,​ the​ game may be played as​ long as​ the​ story line is​ completed.

Fighting Games:

As the​ name suggests the​ player gets to​ play a​ character,​ which fights with other computer controlled,​ or​ player controlled characters. the​ aim is​ to​ win as​ in​ all types of​ games.

Strategy Games:

This is​ a​ mix and match of​ FPS (First Person Shooting) and RPG (Role Playing Game). the​ majority of​ games in​ this type are war games.

Sports Games:

Players get to​ play group sports like rugby and basketball or​ single participant games like skate boarding. Players may get to​ control the​ team as​ a​ whole or​ a​ single character that is​ on​ the​ field.

Simulation Games:

As the​ name suggests,​ this is​ simulating,​ for instance,​ piloting an​ airplane,​ building a​ city etc.

Puzzle Games.

This type of​ games requires more of​ the​ brain than brawn. it​ requires a​ level of​ thinking and understanding to​ solve the​ puzzles.

Casual Games:

This type of​ games is​ for those people who are not serious gamers. it​ has no story or​ strategy and when one has time to​ kill,​ these games are played. Cell phone games are categorized into this list.

Platform Games:

Games where the​ player has to​ jump on​ to​ or​ from suspended platforms or​ obstacles can be termed as​ platform games.

Multiplayer Games:

Where two or​ more players play a​ game simultaneously,​ competing against each other or​ playing as​ a​ team to​ achieve a​ goal is​ called multiplayer gaming.

Online Games:

Video games played over the​ internet are called online games.

Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPGs):

This is​ a​ combination of​ Role Playing Games (RPG) and Online games,​ where people from all over the​ world play games hosted by the​ publishers.




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