Popular Video Game Genres
This article is all about all forms of games in particular. For video games played over a user’s computer, refer to Video Game. In other applications, refer to the Game (disambiguation). Computer and Video Game Console is the common names for video games. Video Game Consoles are mostly used to play video games such as Super Mario, Donkey Kong, etc.
Real-time and turn-based video games, also known as RTS (Real Time Strategy) and Action Games are multiplayer games. Most multiplayer games are turn-based. Some of the well-known action games are Command and Conquer, Age of War, Territory War, etc. Some real-time strategy games such as StarCraft are entirely browser games.
The next type of game is a Role Playing Game. In Role Playing Game, players assume the role of a fictional character. They have to earn and gain experience points, buy and equip their characters, and make use of many different strategies and weapons to progress through the game. Again, the popular World of Warcraft is an excellent example of such a game. There are many famous RPGs such as Secret Wars, Vampire Clans, and etc.
Lastly, there are card games such as Chess and Mental Chess. These are usually played by small groups in single player mode. Often, these board games require advanced knowledge of how to strategize. Usually, players compete against each other using real people’s cards. These board games are often considered a gateway into the world of strategy games.
Another form of gameplay includes bluffing. Bluffing is a means of deceiving one’s opponent by making strategic and tactical mistakes while playing cards. Bluffing is often required while playing cards in a multiplayer game such as Texas Holdem.
Generally, playing cards have been a crucial part of many gaming experiences. In fact, video games involving these cards such as Magic: The Gathering has become incredibly popular. There are many games involving these cards. Some of these include Classic Card Games, Caribbean Solitaire, and so on.
Another type of game that combines elements of luck, strategy, and physical skill is gambling games. Gambling games involve players using real money or playing virtual poker to wager a variety of objects. These can be coins, pieces, or other physical items. Some of these games include Texas Holdem, Blackjack, Roulette, and so forth.
One of the most popular games played involves playing cards with dominoes. Dominoes have been around since at least 1812, when they were first invented in Italy. In many card games using dominoes, players spin their dominoes through the deck. The object is to drop the dominoes that are on top of the deck.
Video games in this genre generally employ action and adventure. Strategy is a major component as well. Many games in this genre involve using dice to determine outcomes. A great deal of skill is required.