The Expanding Genres of Games

One thing that Video Games have in common with Movies, Television and Music is their are many different genres of games. Over the years the genres of games created have expanded leaving a game for almost everyone. The very first video game called Pong was considered a table tennis sports game. Asteroids created a Multidirectional Shooter, Galaga, Galaxian and Centepeid created the fixed shooter games, Donkey Kong, Pitfall, and Super Mario Bros. opened the door to what would become platformer games, While Pacman unleashed maze games. Frogger was considered just an arcade game, Heavyweight Champ, and Karate Champ made way for the fighting games. Their was Gran Trek 10, and Space Race in the Racing genre, RPG's were introduced from table top rpg games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Moria, and Dungeon. And now the list keeps growing and growing and most games now are multi genre games, ecsp. when it comes to Action, Horror and RPG games. For Instance a game can be a Horror-Shooter, or Action-Adventure, or even an Action-RPG.

Here is a List of Video Game Genres, if your a seasoned player tell me what your favorite genre of games you like to play. If your new to video games Tell me what genre you may be interested in and maybe we can help you find a great game to start of with.


1. Arcade- Donkey Kong, Pacman, Frogger, Centiped, Galaga, and Asteroids, Pong, Dig Dug.


2. Action- God Of War, Darksiders, Assassins Creed, Farcry, Bayoneta, Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row, Castlevania, Devil May Cry, Metroid, Sunset Overdrive, Infamous, Prototype, Batman: Arkym Series, Bully, Max Payne, Hitman, Manhunt, Driver, Mafia, Bloodborne


3. Adventure- Red Dead Redemption, Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row., God of War, Darksiders, Spyro The Dragon, Ratchet and Clank, Banjo Kazooie, Zelda, Days Gone.


4. Fighting- Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter, Tekken, Soul Caliber, Dead or Alive, Virtua Fighter, Injustice, Bloody Roar, Primal Rage, and Killer Instinct, Marvel VS Capcom.


5. Platformer- Super Mario Bros, Sonic The Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Banjo and Kazooie, MegaMan, Twisted Sisters, Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Prince of Persia, Vectorman, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Little Big Planet, Ori and the blind forest.


6. Horror- Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Silent Hill, Deadspace, Outlast, Until Dawn, Fatal Frame, The Evil Within, Layers of Fear, F.E.A.R., Left 4 Dead, Dead Island, Castelvania, State of Decay, Doom, Friday the 13th, Clock Tower, Days Gone, Five Nights at Freddys, Manhunt, Twisted Metal, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Dead By Daylight, The Last of Us, Days Gone.


7. Role Playing Game- Final Fantasy, Fable, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Starwars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Dark Souls, Diablo, Star Ocean, Xenosaga, Kingdom Hearts, The Witcher, Eternal Sonata, Pokemon, Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Baldurs Gate, Bloodborne,


8. First Person Shooter - Halo, Call of Duty, Grounds, Fallout, Farcry, Half Life, Doom, Goldeneye 007, Wolfenstein, Deus Ex, Bioshock, Apex Legends, Team Fortress, Duke Nukem, Quake, Rainbow Six, Medal of Honor, Battlefield, Unreal Tournament, Crysis, Overwatch, Destiny, Borderlands.


9. Sports- Madden NFL, NHL, FIFA, WWE, Mario Golf World Tour, Super Mario Strikers, Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Mario Tennis, Mario Vs Sonic Olympics, Wii Sports, Pong.


10. Racing- Need For Speed, Pole Position, Cruisin U.S.A., Midnight Club, Gran Turismo, Forza, Mario Kart, Crash Team Racing, Project Cars, StarWars Pod Racers.


11. Hack N Slash- Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Darksiders, Castelvania, God of War, Dantes Inferno, Star Wars: Force Unleashed, Diablo.


12. Strategy- Halo Wars, Command and Conquer, Civilizations, Age of Empires, Heroes of Might and Magic, Plants Vs Zombies, Clash of Clans,


13. Simulation- The Sims, Roller Coaster Tycoon , Zoo Tycoon, Sim City, Ace Combat, Farming Simulator, Nintendogs, Spore, Animal Crossing, Farmville,


14. Puzzle- Tetris, Candy Crush, Bejeweled, Portal, Myst, Angry Birds, Doodle God,


15. Story Based Game(Graphic Adventures)- The Walking Dead A TellTale Series, Jurasic Park Telltale Series, Back To the Future Telltale Series, The Batman Telltale Series, The Game of Thrones Telltale Series, The Borderlands Telltale Series, The Wolf Among Us, Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, Until Dawn, Layers of Fear, Life Is Strange.


16. Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO)- Halo Online, Grand Theft Auto Online, Call Of Duty Online, Destiny, Player Unknown Battelground, Fortnite, Red Dead Online,.


17. Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG)- Final Fantasy 14, World Of Warcraft, DC Universe Online, Starwars: The Old Republic, Star Trek Online, Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout76, Neverwinter.


18. Rhythm Games- Paparappa tha rapper, Guitar Hero, Rockband, Dance Dance Revolution, Beat Saber, Beatmania, Just Dance, Dance Central, Rocksmith.


19. Hide And Seek Games- Hello Neighbor, Five Nights At Freddys, Baldis Basics, Granny.


20. Sandbox Game- Minecraft, Lego Worlds, Roblox, No Mans Sky, Ark: Survial Evolved.


21. Battle Royal- Player Uknowns Battlegrounds, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty.


22. Survival- Ark: Survival Evolved, Farcry, Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Assassins Creed, Horizen: Zero Dawn, Red Dead Redemption, Fallout, Dont Starve, How To Survive, State of Decay, No Mans Sky.


23. Maze Games- Pacman, Bomberman, Mouse Trap,


24. Run N Gun- Contra, Vectorman, Earthworm Jim, Cuphead.


25. Beat Em Up- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Streets of Rage, Battletoads, Double Dragon, Bayonetta, The Warriors, Fighting Force, Final Fights.


26. Spaceship Shooter- Galaga, Galaxian, Asteroids, Starfox,


27. Third Person Shooter- Gears of War, Resident Evil, Max Payne, Army of Two, Armored Core, Destroy All Humans, Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row.


28. Stealth Combat- Deus Ex, Assassins Creed, Hitman, manhunt, Dishonored, Splinter Cell, Metal Gear Solid, Tenchu Wrath of Heaven, Theif, The Last of Us.


29. Idle Games- adventure Capatilist, Egg Inc, Idle City Empire, Cell to singularity.


30. Text Adventure- ??????


31. Trading Card Games-Pokemon TCG Online, The Elder Scrolls Legends, Hearthstone, Yugioh Duel Links, Magic The Gathering Online. Shadow Era, Digimon Digital Card Battle.


32. Battle Arena- League of Legends, Smite, Heroes of the Storm,


33. Tower Defense- Kingdom Rush, Plants Vs Zombies.