Video Games come in many different types and Genres. Here’s a list of some of what kind of Video Games there are, how they’re defined, and some examples:
Action- This Genre focuses fast-paced gameplay, combat, hand-eye coordination, and reaction time. Example: Mass Effect(url) and Legend of Zelda: Orcarina of Time(url)
Adventure- These Video Games tell the story of its character or characters on a literal adventure. Examples: Watch Dogs(url) and Red Dead Redemption(url).
Fighting- These games focus on fighting another player. They usually focus entirely on combat. Examples: Street Fighter(url) and Super Smash Bros(url).
Racing-This Genre usually consists of vehicles competing against other vehicles on a series of different tracks, where the goal is to reach the end before everyone else. Examples: Mario Kart(url) and Need for Speed(url).
Role Playing Games(RPGs)- These are the games in which one or more players take on an imagined persona. This genre of gaming generally puts the player in direct control of a character, or group of characters, abilities, items, or skills. The RPGs is known for their stories of epic proportions and long length. Examples: Pokemon(url) and World of Warcraft(url).