People who play computer games learn the types (genres) that interest them.
Then, they choose a choice that suits the type of game genre before they buy. However, a person who wants to give a gift of a game or computer game to a family member or friend may want to observe the recipient's game to minimize the risk of giving the wrong type.
Genres of games or computer games include: combat, adventure, fantasy, strategy, sports, simulation, and teaching. While not an exhaustive list of genres, these types make the top ten.
Battle Game Genre
The Battle Game genre attracts mostly for boys. They often include violence, anger, and realistic carnage. Look for age ratings and parental comments about games, and especially, get approval from parents of young people before giving a genre of such games as a gift.
A type of adventure game genre 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 the form of a game, experience adventure rather than just watching movies.
The Fantasy genre does the same in a mythical setting that may include witches, wizards, dragons, hobbits, zombies, etc. Experience competition with sports games. The games are in tune with certain sports, such as football, and sometimes allow the game's players to play the role of favorite real sports figures.
A simulation game teaches and allows the gamer experience to turn on and use equipment. For example, you might play the experience of getting into a Cessna 172 plane, turning it on and then flying it.
This Simulation game realistically shows gamers how to operate a plane and simulate flight. A strategy game goes the most to immerse gamers in a world scenario (or fantasy world).
Usually played online, this strategy game pits players against powerful computers that game manufacturers use to apply artificial intelligence to beat players.
This type of genre often takes days, and possibly months to complete. The player matches his wits with the computer in a life-like setting, until he decides to quit. Gamers think about the strategy of a game after the game is over, whether the game is challenging and fun.
Game players may research new techniques and devise a plan for the next steps to defeat the computer as the game resumes.
Customize the genre of computer games with gamers before you give game gifts to family members or friends. You might be someone's hero.