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What Is/Are Your Favorite Video Game Genre(s)?


Still Fandom Trash
Jul 7, 2015
Furthest Ring
There are many, many, MANY different genres in the world of video games. Everything from the normal adventure and action games, to the difficult rouge-lite and RPG genres, and even to virtual board games and dating sims. And with new games being made constently, who knows how many genres will be created? So, what is your favorite genre, or favorite genres? Which do you enjoy most? Or do you not have one? Share your opinion here!

Honestly, myself, I like sandbox games and simulators. The open feeling of running around a huge world is so exciting yet so relaxing, in a way. Especially if its in nature. Also, simulator games can be anything, and they can be even the strangest of things. They can be weirdly enjoyable!

I also really like certain farming games. Nothing like Farming Simulator (Which contradicts my earlier genre choice XD) or FarmVille, but more like Harvest Moon and Rune Factory.


The Rodent King
Jun 15, 2011
The Tree
I'm a racing game man. I pride myself in always winning my races :cool:

And also I just generally love open world games. I can waste days playing open world driving games.


Hello Sweetie!
Jun 18, 2011
Live-action adventure games for me, I enjoy other types of games as well, but those are the ones that really stick out for me


I can smell you
Aug 15, 2015
Walmart, Isle 7
Attack helicopter
Hmm, well the genres I seem to play more often are Hack n Slash, Adventure, J/RPG and platformers. I'm trying to get myself into the horror genres like Silent Hill and Resident Evil.


Jul 18, 2012
I feel like just with music, it all changes from time to time. Some days, I'm totally into platformers and only that, then I go through a period of time where I'm only into racing games, then fighting games, then RPG, etc. and eventually go full circle.
Oct 14, 2013
  • 3D collectathons - Super Mario Galaxy, Banjo-Kazooie, etc etc
  • Puzzle games - Tetris Attack, Quell and many many others
  • Point and click adventures - Monkey Island games, Back To The Future in 5 parts and others
  • Action adventure games - Diablo games, LoZ games, etc

Those are the game types I like the most. Master of Orion is one of my favourite games ever but it's one of the only 4X games I like. So I can't say I like the genre. But the above genres I like a lot. As well as select games from other genres.

You could say the overall theme of the games I like it thinking a lot to beat them and less about fast finger reflexes to win.
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Aug 9, 2015
I generally like a bit of everything, depends on my mood at the time. Racing games are good for when I'm feeling competitive, puzzle games for when I want to relax, adventure games if I have a lot of time, platformers if I don't... I'll pretty much give it all a go ;)


Eating Link since 1987
Jul 27, 2010
The Wind Temple
I tend to lean towards action-adventure, platforming, and RPGs when it comes to games. Occasionally I'll also play games in the racing, rythm, simulator, fighting, and first-person shooter genres. I generally like my games to have a balance between being mentally demanding and relying on manual dexterity.


default setting: sarcastic prick
Dec 17, 2012
when i first started playing vidya, the vast majority of games fit into three genres
  • platformers
  • space shooty
  • pacman
i'll always have a soft spot for those. i used to play a lot of jrpg, 2.5D beat-em-ups, and RTS - but not so much any more now that getting 60 hours in to a game will sometimes take months.

my new favorite genre is "consumable in 15-30 minute chunks and costs $15 or less"
Dec 16, 2014
Milwaukee WI
half centaur
  • Survival Horror/Action Horror
  • FPS
  • RTS
  • ARPG
  • 3rd person shooters
  • Racing games though I haven't been into that many as of recently. Last great racing game I played was Motorstorm RC.

Azure Sage

March onward forever...
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If a game has an open-world adventure, I'm likely sold. I love being able to walk around and explore a wide-open space. I enjoy action/adventure RPGs a lot, like Monster Hunter. I absolutely love Monster Hunter. Fighting games are enjoyable, but I always get tired of them eventually. But they're a whole lot of fun for a while, for sure.


i never knew daylight could be so violent.
Apr 12, 2012
somewhere, I suppose.
a mystery inside of an enigma wrapped in a soft fuzzy blanket of I don't even know what
I'm an absolute J/RPG and dungeon crawler junkie, especially if the plot is immersive, the world is ripe for exploration, allows deep customization for my party and is punishingly difficult. Etrian Odyssey is everything I want in a game series, combining all elements flawlessly, although the plot is usually held together by a shoestring until 3/4ths of the way in.

I also enjoy a good platformer and strategy game every once in awhile, too.
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