People who play computer games learn the type (genre) that interests them. Then, they select options that fit the genre before buying. However, a person who wishes to gift a computer game to a family member or friend may want to observe the recipient’s game to minimize the risk of giving the wrong kind.

Computer game genres include: combat, adventure, fantasy, strategy, sports, simulations, and teaching. While it is not a complete list of genres, these types are in the top ten. The combat mainly attracts children. They often include violence, anger, and realistic carnage. Look for an age rating and parental feedback on the game, and especially get the approval of a youngster’s parents before giving away such a game. Note that repetitive use mimics repetitive teaching.

An adventure game can appeal to boys or girls, and they tend to follow the same adventure lines found in movies about pirates, secret agents, or lost worlds. In game form, go on an adventure instead of just watching the movie. Fantasy does the same in a mythical setting that can include wizards, witches, dragons, hobbits, zombies, etc. Experience the competition with a sports game. Games are aligned with a particular sport, such as soccer, and sometimes allow a player to play the role of a favorite royal sports figure.

A simulation game teaches and allows the player to experiment with turning on and using the equipment. For example, you can replicate the experience of getting on a Cessna 172 aircraft, turning it on, and then flying it. This simulation realistically shows the player how to operate the aircraft and simulates the flight. A strategy game goes further to immerse the player in a world setting (or fantasy world). Usually played online, the strategy pits the player against the powerful computer that the game producer uses to apply artificial intelligence to defeat the player. This type usually takes days and perhaps months to complete. The player matches his wits with the computer in a realistic setting, until he decides to stop. The player thinks about the strategy after the game ends, if the game was challenging and fun. The player can research new techniques and form a plan for their next move to defeat the computer when the game is resumed.

Match the genre of the computer game to the player before gifting a game to a family member or friend. You could become someone’s hero. # Tag1writer

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