Types Of Video Games That You Can Play

Nowadays, video games have become one of the ways to kill boredom and have some quality time. Video games not only provide us with quality entertainment but also improve our skills and reflexes. For instance, some video games require great reflexes and tactics for survival whereas some games require the use of one’s mind.

Video games can be played across various platforms such as

  • Playstation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PC

In today’s world, there are lots of video games that we can play. All these games are subdivided into various genres. The genres of video games can be.

  • Massively Multiplayer Online
  • Simulations
  • Adventure
  • Real-Time Strategy
  • Party
  • Action
  • Stealth Shooter
  • Combat
  • Open World
  • Survival

In this article, we shall be discussing each type that one can play.

Massively Multiplayer Online

This particular type of video games includes battle Royale games. Games such as Call of Duty Warzone, Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Apex Legends. These types of games can usually be played across all platforms i.e. In Fortnite, a PC player can play against a player on a Playstation. These types of games have only 1 winner per match. That one winner can be either a single person or a team. These types of games usually require skills as well as a decent connection. The players interact with real players rather than bots and hence skills are necessary to tackle combat.


This video game genre includes various games that are equipped with real-world vehicles and gadgets. Within this category, we can include Grand Theft Auto and Call Of Duty. Within these games, players are granted the ability to own different vehicles and operate them. Some of these simulations help the player learn the mechanics of each vehicle in the real world. Some simulators are also used to train people such as Airplane Simulators are used to train pilots before they take actual flights.


The most played single-player games are usually adventure games. In this genre, the story revolves around the character that is controlled by the player. Examples of this genre include Unchartered, The walking Dead, God Of War and many more. Players are given various missions that they have to complete. Sometimes there are small puzzles within the game that are required to be solved to advance to the next level.

Real-Time Strategy (RTS)

One of the best examples of this type of video game is Dota. These types of games involve the collection of inventory and building of an army or empire to combat other players in real-time. In some games, players take turns in combat but within these games both the players have to attack or defend themselves simultaneously. Hence, this type of video game requires great skills and tactics for increasing the chance of survival.


This genre includes games that can be played with a lot of players. Some of these games require Kinect or Motion sensors. Players interact in the real world and their actions are followed by their respective characters within the video game itself. Examples of such games include Mario Party, Kinect Sports and many more.


Quick reflexes are required for action games. These games include a variety of characters that the players can choose to represent themselves. The most common examples of such video games are Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and Tekken. Players jump right into action after choosing the character of their own.

Stealth Shooter

This genre is excellent for those who wish to play silently within the world. Hitman is one of the most common games in this genre. Some other games can also be included in this genre such as commandos, dishonored, sniper elite and many more. Stealth is the only choice in these games to maximize the fun otherwise if a person wishes to create chaos and play it’s his choice.


These games include boss fights and different waves of one or more opponents. The best example of this genre is the God Of War. Some fighting games can also be added within this category. The boundaries within these games are usually limited and players have to fight for survival.

Open World

This type is considered one of the best types of video games of all time. Within open-world games, players are spawned into a virtual world of the game. Within that, the players can choose to explore the world, complete missions or interact with strangers to complete side quests. The leading examples of such types of video games include Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. Some other examples are Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed and many more.


 The genre is pretty much self-explanatory, within these types of video games players have to survive for as long as they can. Some games include the completion of various missions whilst some include the collection of resources and crafting of various tools. Examples of such games include Minecraft, Outlast, Resident Evil and many more.


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