4 Game Genres You Should Give a Go Soon

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Game Genres

More and more people are starting to appreciate video games as an art form and as a hobby in its own right. It wasn’t too long ago that there was a certain stigma over those who played games, but times are certainly changing. We are even seeing video games make it to the main stages at events across the world. In fact, eSports, which is competitive gaming, is even played at the Olympics now!

Many people assume that shooters such as Call of Duty are the only types of video games out there, but that is not the case. If you’re looking to get involved with gaming, then the following game genres could appeal to you.

Strategy Games

There are many different strategy games out there that are popular for gamers. One of the main reasons it’s so popular is that there can be many different types of strategy games across many different sub-genres. You can play military strategy games that are focused on WW2, or you could play a space empire management game that can be much more in-depth.

The possibilities within the strategy game genre is truly endless. You should be able to find something that suits your interest, and if not, there will likely be something out there that will soon captivate your heart.

You can even play online casino games these days. Traditional casino games were some of the first strategy games that ever existed, alongside chess. Now, you can play these games online, either against strangers or with friends. The upside is that you can gamble with real money, much like in a physical casino, except you can do it from the comfort of your own home.


Some of the earliest video games that ever existed came in the form of platformers. The biggest example of a platformer game is probably Mario or even Sonic. If you didn’t know, these are classic games that involve you taking control of a character through a series of levels. Usually, this is a side 2D angle, but there are 3D platformers out there.

There usually aren’t too many controls to these games, which makes them appeal more to newcomers to video games, as well as experienced gamers. If you haven’t played a platformer, you should consider trying a classic one and then a modern one, so that you can compare how they have changed over time.

There are many small developers that produce indie platform games, which are usually some of the most creative types of games out there. You will be able to find indie platform games on most systems, such as PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC.

Simulation Games

Let’s talk about simulation games. There are many simulation games out there, from city management games such as City Skylines, to sports simulations such as FIFA, although it’s about to change its name to EA Sports FC. The football simulation game has been known as FIFA for three decades, but it is going through something of a revamp, which means it could be a great time to get involved.

You will find that pretty much every sport will have a video game counterpart. If you are a big fan of a niche sport, or anything at all, then you will likely be able to find a video game counterpart. There is even a game called Goat Simulator, if you’re someone who likes pretending to be a goat, I guess?

If sports aren’t your thing, then trying a simulation game such as the Sims could be something fun to try. These life simulation games allow gamers to have a chance to build and manage virtual worlds that mimic, or simulate real-life environments. You can often do a lot in these games in terms of customisation, which means that every game is different to the last one you tried.

Like we mentioned above, you will be able to play a simulation of almost anything. A popular game released recently was a game called PowerWash Simulator. This is a game where you just power wash houses and vehicles. As in, it is your job to clean up virtually, and it was a best seller with great reviews! Look around to find out what appeals to you, whether mowing a virtual lawn for a few hours or taking on an entirely new life.

Action Adventure

Action adventure games are some of the most popular games out there. You have likely heard of a few of these, such as Tomb Raider. These games are so action-packed and cinematic that they often get a movie or TV series developed about them. We have seen this with Tomb Raider a couple of times, and more recently with Assassins Creed and Uncharted, to name just a few.

Enough about their big-screen counterparts. Let’s talk about why they’re popular as games. These games often combine action and exploration elements while maintaining a solid core story along the way. Almost all of these games will involve some element of puzzles, allowing you to uncover secrets across a sprawling and cinematic environment.

These games are usually quite friendly with new gamers, too. That’s because, unlike some genres of games, you can adjust the difficulty mode. Take the recent Star Wars: Jedi Survivor game as a great example of this. This game can be quite challenging to experienced games on the Jedi Grandmaster difficulty but offers a much more relaxed experience on the Story Mode difficulty. As you can imagine, this difficulty allows gamers to just play for the story rather than worry about the difficulty and challenge of the game.

If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, then this could be a great game to try out in this genre, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan, or even a sci-fi fan in general. If not, consider what sort of setting you enjoy with movies you watch, and you will likely be able to find a game that matches your interests.