Whether you enjoy social interaction, sports, puzzles, or travel, there is a game that can give you the fun-filled recreation you deserve. Compare this list with key categories that catch your eye, and you’ll see suggestions for games that may interest you! Also, figure out your gamerDNA with the Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology here.
I like sports.
EA Sports developer offers a spectrum of sports genre video games including FIFA soccer video games, as well as Madden NFL and Tiger Woods PGA Tour. For a complete listing, click here.
I like being social and meeting new people.
Party games are specifically designed for multiple players. Such games include Mario Kart, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Sing Star. MMORPGs (massively multi-player online role playing games) are also ideal for social interaction and offer vast platforms for meeting new people. For a complete listing, click here.
I like inventing things and solving real-world problems.
Alternate reality games (ARGs) challenge players to solve real-world problems at a planetary scale. Such games include Jane McGonigal’s World Without Oil, EVOKE, and Superstruct. These edutainment games invite you to be a part of finding solutions while playing games. For a complete listing, click here.
I like realistic challenges.
Simulation games are designed to closely simulate aspects of real life: such as construction—SimCity and Caeser games, management—SimLife, Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, and Spore, and vehicle operation—NASCAR, Orbiter, Spy Hunter, Road Blasters, Flight Simulator X and Rock ‘N’ Roll Racing. For a complete listing, click here.
I like engineering and solving puzzles.
Real-time strategy (RTS) games compel you to build and engineer structures, vehicles, and artificially intelligent beings. You must also simultaneously solve puzzles and strategize to protect your holdings. Examples of RTS games are Starcraft, the Warcraft series, the Age of Empires series, Dawn of War, and Dune II. For a complete listing, click here.
I like to read.
Many games incorporate rich storylines with a legacy of lore and culture. MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XI, and Star Wars: The Old Republic have historians who write and implement story in these games. For a complete listing, click here.
I like action and suspense.
Maze, pinball, platform, fighter, shooter, stealth, and survivor games give loads of action, as players must survive nonstop waves of conflict to win. For a complete listing, click here.
I like traveling and exploring new places.
MMORPGs have huge worlds with many continents for a diverse platform of traveling escapades. For a complete listing, click here.
I like quick, easy games.
Social application games like Angry Birds incorporate a casual atmosphere with loads of fun in a short amount of time. For a complete listing, click here.