Up For Debate - Which Is Your Favourite Video Game Genre?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Apr 23, 2017 2:00 PM

While everybody here on Game Debate has one key thing in common (we all love video games), we all also have wildly differing views on just what types of games we can enjoy. New genres are springing up all the time, while old favourites have been given new leases of life thanks to the thriving indie scene.

We’ve now got so many genres of game, covering all types of interests, that saying you outright dislike all games is akin to saying you’ve never watched a movie you’ve enjoyed. It’s not just gung-ho shooting and boss battling.There’s literally something for everyone, whether it be a visual novel about dating pigeons, or a scarily accurate simulation of being a car mechanic.

Naturally enough, we all gravitate towards our favourites, and there are some genres which are capable of pulling us back in, time and time again. For me it has to be adventure games in any shop or form, and I’m seldom happier than when I’m idly clicking a screen, trying to pick apart clues.

So in the interests of knowing which is the most beloved to GD’ers, I thought we could open the floor up and have a vote, letting you have your say on what you think is the best, most diverse genre around.

For the sake of simplicity, and so you don’t have an absolute army of choice, I’m going to keep the poll limited to the super genres rather than breaking them down into the specifics. For example, visual novels, graphic adventures and text adventures will all come under the umbrella of Adventure, and stealth games and third-person shooters will fall into the Action category. Apologies if I miss any major ones out, but hopefully your favourite genre is covered here. If you don’t believe it is, just vote for Other and let me know in the comments section below.

Which Is Your Favourite Video Game Genre?

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08:26 Apr-30-2017

Simulation (mainly military simulation: arma series)
after that comes those RPG, action, shooter, adventure, etc

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07:23 Apr-26-2017

FPS for me. I like RPG's , action, survival horror and fighting well enough, but there's nothing like a good FPS to blow off some steam and get that adrenaline going.

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03:13 Apr-26-2017

Stuck between sim and rpg (eventually went with rpg). No one for MMO, I mean I'm antisocial and I still play them, never seemed that bad.

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04:13 Apr-25-2017

If I had to choose one that'll definitely interest me, its RPG (action RPG to be precise)
but my favourite genre is the Stealth games genre, but thats a mixed bag, you never really know what kind of game you'll be getting. But with a modern RPG, more often than not, even if it isnt that good, its good filler.

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13:37 Apr-25-2017

yeah, i like stealth games too

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18:44 Apr-24-2017

Western RPGs. No offense to JRPGs, but they're just too grindy for me. After that, probably FPS games.

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12:01 Apr-24-2017

wheres racing genre ?

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15:00 Apr-24-2017

Most Racing genre are classed as sport from my experience. not sure why though :P

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19:08 Apr-24-2017

Or sometimes classified as Sim games. I know iRacing is considered a Sim.

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20:43 Apr-24-2017

Well technically nowadays no game is single genre, it might have a main genre of a sort, but still they are all multi-genre.

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08:41 Apr-24-2017

real time strategy and racing arcades :)

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08:17 Apr-24-2017

Action RPG, Tactical RPG, Adventure and Turn-Based Strategy. I rarely play FPS and RTS games, but they can be pretty fun.

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07:09 Apr-24-2017

Where"beat 'em up" genre? DmC, Bayonetta, akrham series.

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15:18 Apr-24-2017

I would have to say those would be classified as action games.

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06:43 Apr-24-2017

For me it is Action-RPG for singleplayer and FPS for multiplayer. But there is a difference between a classical RPG(like Fallout 2, you don't do something, you make your character do it and he/she succeeds based on his/her skills, players skill isn't important) and an Action-RPG(like TES, you do everything with your own skill, characters skills just make it easier). I think that should be included in poll.

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06:29 Apr-24-2017

I guess it's fair enough for RPG to win the place. Many modern games adopting this RPG elements as we try to pretend to the character in game and not looking for enemy patterns or trick, while role playing mean you are pretending to be. We always love to pretending to be somebody else don't we LOL

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04:28 Apr-24-2017

Action, Open world, stealth etc

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03:34 Apr-24-2017

Definitely RPG (JRPG to be precise) ^_^

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12:07 Apr-24-2017

J stands for jizz? xD

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20:43 Apr-24-2017

Japanese :D

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04:11 Apr-25-2017

xD
Never knew Andy Samberg was that kind of guy :0

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02:22 Apr-24-2017

For me genre doesn't matter as long as the game is done well.

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14:26 Apr-24-2017

Same here. Except I never tend to play even the best of the best strategy games.

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00:53 Apr-24-2017

RTS's and 4x Strategy games are my favorites, followed closely with FPS's and Hack and Slash titles.

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23:07 Apr-23-2017

A good RPG is my favorite, followed by hac and slash and strategy.

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22:07 Apr-23-2017

Can't beat a good RPG but I also like fast-paced shooters :)

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21:25 Apr-23-2017

RPGs are my favorite followed by platformers and action

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20:04 Apr-23-2017

I love management games so I suppose that falls under Simulation. Shooters, action role-playing, sports, and Racing are close in my top five.


Hated:
Platformer
MOBA
TBS

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19:37 Apr-23-2017

Wish I could say RPG, but FPS are the ones that "last" longer for me and the price is mostly lower too.

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