In this modern day and time, gaming is a world unto itself; games have become so varied that sometimes it can be a matter of confusion for the avid gamer to decide what game he or she wants to play. To help you narrow down your search, here are six video game genres you can choose from!
- Platform Games
If you want to explore worlds through perfectly-timed jumps and quick puzzle-solving, platform games may be for you. You control a character’s movements so that he or she may avoid or get rid of enemies in his path, all the while ensuring that the character is able to keep on moving forward, typically in a side-scrolling world. Popular games of this genre include Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Shooter Games
Shooter games are so simple; you don’t even need a tutorial – you just point and shoot. You as the player are given control of a character or vehicle with the capability to fire bullets at incoming enemies. Enemies can range from aliens, monsters, to mere birds! The important thing is to protect the character you’re using while gunning down your enemies. The shooter genre also gave birth to first-person shooter games, where the player is able to experience the basic senses of the character he’s controlling – immersive and fun at the same time.
- Fighting Games
If you just need in avenue for you to let off steam, fighting games may be the answer. Fighting games involve the player choosing from a variety of characters they can use for a head-on battle – be it with an AI or a real person. You get to unleash special moves and dodge the enemy’s attacks until one of you comes down to 0 HP, thus ending the round.
- Survival Horror
Do you find yourself thinking “I can do better than them!” whenever you watch horror movie characters struggle? Here’s your chance to prove yourself! Survival horror is a genre that aims to provide the player with an eerie, suspenseful environment. Usually, the person has to accomplish a certain objective while making sure that he or she survives – after all, with these games, there’s always something lurking in the dark.
- Role-Playing Games
Games are our escape from mundane day to day life. Role-playing games provide gamers with an alternate life, with the player taking on a character and living that character’s life through various quests and battles. This genre paved the way for MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games). It’s essentially an RPG, but with thousands of people and their unique characters playing alongside you.
- Casual Games
If you’re just looking to pass the time, casual games may be an option. Most of these games can be downloaded on to your phone for idle playing and are fairly easy to learn. Some are even “clickers” – games that can only be furthered by repeatedly clicking on an object. More than anything, these games’ main goal is to aid you to overcome your boredom.
However, these are not the only available genres on the market – some games even mix genres to create hybrids with unique flairs. With thousands upon thousands of these games at your fingertips, you’ll be sure to find the perfect game that hits all the right spots – game on!.