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What Are the Main Types of Video Games?

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What Are the Main Types of Video Games?

In 2020 a survey concluded that there were over 3.1 billion gaming enthusiasts around the globe. With that in mind, it’s safe to say that playing video games is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Another reason why playing video games is popular is that there are so many video game genres, so anyone can discover a game they like. 

Today, we will look at the most popular types of video games and tell you some of the best video games to play in that genre. 

Incremental or Idle Games

If you’re an avid gamer and love playing video games but can’t always find the time to do so, idle games are the way to go. Idle games require minimal activity and can now be played on just about any device. The goal of these types of video games is to farm a certain currency and then upgrade special features to allow you to make more of that currency while you’re away.

 Here are the most popular idle games:

  • AdVenture Capitalist
  • Cookie Clicker
  • Realm Grinder
  • Clicker Heroes

Be sure to look for video game tips that will make your gameplay a lot more efficient, as the higher the level, the more difficult it will be to upgrade certain features. 

Racing Games

Of all the types of video games, racing games are among one the most popular. Nowadays, you can find hundreds of different racing themes, but the most popular themes are cars, motorcycles, and trucks. Unfortunately, knowing how to play video games that involve racing can be a little tricky, so expect to crash a lot!

 Best video games of this genre:

  • Need for Speed Underground II
  • FIA European Truck Racing Championship 
  • MOTO GP 2020
  • Forza Motorsport

Keep in mind that there are sub-genres to racing games that include popular titles like Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Racing, and Lego Racers. These types of video games are a lot more fun than traditional racing games as they focus less on realism and more on fun gameplay.

Strategy Games

These types of video games involve a lot of thinking and planning as the goal is to conquer or beat your opponents without losing. There are several sub-genres for strategy games like Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), Turn-Based, and Real-Time Strategy. 

Here are some of the most popular strategy games:

  • Civilization VI
  • League of Legends
  • Age of Empires
  • Empire Earth

In order to enjoy playing video games of this genre, you’ll want to play with other people since playing against an AI isn’t as fun. 

What Types of Video Games Do You Play?

These were the most popular types of video games out now. But, as you can imagine, there are still many other video game genres. So, if you don’t like one genre, move onto the next! 

Did you enjoy reading this blog post? If so, be sure to check out our other video game-related topics. We are confident you’ll find another article that’ll pique your interest!


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