Throughout the times, there have been many games which have been created for the sole purpose of entertaining the individual or groups of individuals, ranging from board games, video games to computer games. This article will focus on many different genres of computer gaming. There are a lot of genres within the gaming category, so we will focus on just the most popular ones.
Action games are games which require the use of quick reflexes, timing and possibly accuracy to achieve certain goals. Most action games emphasize on fighting or combat, but there are sub-genres of the action category which are popular, like fighting games and first-person shooters. Fighting games are mostly one on one combat with another player or a player versus the computer.
There are many combo's, special attacks and chains of attacks and blocks which all depend on the buttons which the players press. First person shooters, however, are 'shoot-em-up' games which consist of the screen displaying whatever the character in the game perceives, which brings the player into the character's world, allowing the players to control them and determine actions accordingly.
There are usually teams or an objective to achieve, such as defeating a target or eliminating the other team. Players need skill, accuracy and quick reflexes to win the match or achieve the objective. This is one of the more popular genres.
Role Playing Games, (or RPG's) cast the player in the world of the character completely. They are usually 'adventurers' with a specific skill they are particularly capable of, while it is melee fighting, utilizing a bow and arrow, casting enchanted magic spells, healing and 'buffing' other players or being stealthy and agile.
Many of these games feature monsters which the adventurers need to overcome, and can be played single-handedly or in a group or 'party'. Sometimes these games have an online feature which you can invite other friends and players to play and assist you in a goal or achieve common goals within a group.