Game Genres

The Evolution of Video Game Genres

Steam & Game Stats Updated: January 22, 2021 @ 2:02am Our on-going goal with Steam is to improve the service we offer customers. We believe that by sharing this data, we'll be able to spot problems earlier, improve the Steam service more efficiently, and ultimately build better products and experiences. Genre of a game is decided by the resemblance found and listed under a common heading, here, FIFA and PES will come under Sports-Genre Game. Lists of all Game Genres. Here we have listed the main genres when it comes to categorising games. Game Genre: Action. The action category has some sub-categories and they are listed below. A video game genre helps define a games common challenge. It is a way of listing video games that have similar gameplay characterizes, and is also a great way of discovering new gaming content. Many games belong to more than one genre. For instance, a lot of First Person games are also listed as a Shooter.

THE EVOLUTION OF VIDEO GAME GENRES VIDEO GAME GENRES ARE USED to CATEGORIZE VIDEO GAMES BASED ON THEIR GAMEPLAY INTERACTION, DEFINED BY A SEt OF CHALLENGES. WHILE SOME GENRES CAME Out iN THE BEGINNING, SEVERAL VIDEO GAMES PIONEERED AND SEt tHE STANDARD FOR SUCH GENRES, CHANGING THE INDUSTRY IN tHE PROCESS. FIGHTER A-A PLATFORM FIRST PERSON SHOOTER (FPS) SHOOTER ACTION/ ACTION- ADVENTURE ADVENTURE ROLE-PLAYING GAMES MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE D ROLE-PLAYING GAMES (MMORPG) (RPG) SIMULATION STRATEGY RACER MuSic PUZZLE SPORTS 1952- OXO iS THE FIRST KNOWN COMPUTER GAME. A1961 SPACEWAR! 1972 -- PONG IS THE FIRST VIDEO GAME TO ACHIEVE WIDESPREAD SUCCESS. 1975 DND 1976 COLOSSAL CAVE ADVENTURE T1976 SEGA'S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP 1976 NIGHT DRIVER ATARI FOOTBALL 1978 SPACE INVADERS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN TURNING VIDEO GAMES INTO A GLOBAL INDUSTRY, INSPIRING DOZENS OF MANUFACTURERS TO ENTER THE MARKET. *' 1981---- DONKEY KONG 1982 ATARI VIDEO CUBE 1984---- KING'S QUEST I: QUEST FOR THE CROWN PIONEERED THE MODERN ADVENTURE GAME GENRE. *1985 SUPER MARIO BROS POPULARIZED THE SIDE-SCROLLING GENRE. '1985 TETRIS IS BROUGHT TO THE US AND POPULARIZED THE GENRE, ESPECIALLY ON HANDHELD SYSTEMS. 1986-- THE LEGEND OF ZELDA INTRODUCED ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GAME SERIES EVER. 1987 DOUBLE DRAGON IS A BEAT 'EM UP SUB-GENRE OF FIGHTER. MADDEN NFL BECOMES THE BEST SELLING SERIES OF THIS GENRE. *** 1989 PRINCE OF PERSIA'S ANIMATION QUALITY WAS A HUGE LEAP FORWARD. 1989 SIMCITY PIONEERED A NEW GENRE OF VIDEO GAMES WHICH 1992 WOLFENSTEIN 3D LAUNCHED AND POPULARIZED THE FPS GENRE. WERE OPEN-ENDED. 1992 DUNE II: THE BUILDING OF A DYNASTY POPULARIZED AND SET THE STANDARD GAME MECHANICS FOR THE REAL TIME STRATEGY (RTS) GENRE. 1992-- STREET FIGHTER II POPULARIZED THIS GENRE. 1993 DOOM PIONEERED REALISTIC AND IMMERSIVE 3D GRAPHICS AND NETWORKED MULTIPLAYER GAMING. A 1996 - TOMB RAIDER IŞ AN ACTION-ADVENTURE GAME THAT INFLUENCED THE 3PS GENRE. 1996 PARAPPA THE RAPPER IS THE FIRST MODERN RHYTHM GAME. grand theFt 1997 GRAND THEFT AUTO SERIES 1997 ULTIMA ONLINE 1998 --- DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION POPULARIZED THE GENRE. -> 2004 WORLD OF WARCRAFT WAS THE BEST-SELLING PC GAME AND THE MOST POPULAR MMORPG. 2005 GUITAR HERO SERIES POPULARIZED THIS GENRE. 2006 GEARS OF WAR POPULARIZED DEDICATED COVER SYSTEM. 2006 Wii SPORTS IS BEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME, INTRODUCING MANY NON-GAMERS TO GAMES. Top VIDEO GAME Sales [in MİLLIONS] BY GENRES $65 $60 $55 HOUSEHOLDS THAT PLAY $50 VIDEO GAMES $45 68% $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10 $5 MARIO KART WII CALL OF DUTY: THe LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME TETRIS WiI SPORTS DUCK HUNT NINTENDOGS SUPER MARIO BROS. MODERN WARFARE 2 POKEMON RED /GREEN /BLUE SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL Sources: VG Chartz Edutube Online Education Wapedia.mobi Associated Content The ESA Gamers Dig Art Information provided by: http://www.rentersinsurance.org RENTERS NSURANCE ロロロ

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Video game genres are used to categorize video games based on their gameplay interaction, defined by a set of challenges. While some genres came out in the beginning, several video games pioneered and... set the standard for such genres, changing the industry in the process. Let’s start our journey in the early 1950′s and shoot our way through the 2000′s in this timeline

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  • Stealth Game: These games lean towards emphasizing trick and precision in striking over the more obvious and unconcealed shooters. Examples are: Metal Gear series, IGI series etc.
  • Survival Games: These games start with a minimal resource with the player, in a hostile condition, along with open world situation with the objective to collect resources, craft tools, artilleries and arms & protection, in order for the survival of the player as the game proceeds.
  • Shooter Games: In these games, players draw on a range of weapons for contributing in the action that takes place at a distance.
  • Platform Games: These games are set in three-dimensional (3D) environment where the player guides the character through the obstructions for advancement in game.