Genres define the interactions a video game offers. Perhaps a puzzle needs to be solved, a narrative pursued, a role developed or a strategy to collect resources. These are the ways that we play in the worlds and other spaces that games create.
Video games are unlike other types of media because they are an encounter between an interactive experience and a person. Game Genres are one of the four ways we help you find the sorts of interactions that are the best fit for your family:
- Style of Play: How you want to play games together (Split-Screen, Co-operative, Competitive, Online).
- Game Genres: Which interactions and game structures you enjoy (Adventuring, Racing, Puzzling, Strategising).
- Game Components: The elements that you play with and the kind of world you are playing in (Dice, 3D, 2D, Cards).
- Curated Lists: What themes you want to engage with (Trust, Identity, Justice, Hope, Love).
If you are looking for different types of games for your family, or trying to identify what it is about your favourite games that make them a brilliant fit, considering Genre is really helpful. Different genres help identify what it is a game offers you that you enjoy, so you can both understand it and find new options.