Test Your Video Game Genre Knowledge with This Quiz!

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12 Questions

What is the main objective in strategy games?

What is the difference between game genres and game mechanics?

What is the purpose of some games besides entertainment?

What is the main characteristic of action games?

What is the main objective in adventure games?

What is the main objective in puzzle games?

What do simulation games simulate?

What is the main objective in sports games?

What is the main characteristic of strategy games?

What are some popular game genres?

What is popular music?

What are some Latin and Caribbean-influenced music genres?


Video Game Genres

  • Strategy games involve controlling a large group of characters to perform tasks or build structures for increasing their power or numbers. The player needs to use their abilities in a strategic way to capture rival territory or destroy enemy structures.
  • Games are categorized by platform or interface as differences in technology can lead to distinct gameplay and aesthetic features.
  • Some terms describe game mechanics rather than referring to a specific genre, but they are often used to describe games as if it were a defining genre.
  • There are some games developed for additional purposes besides entertainment.
  • Popular music is any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media.
  • Latin and Caribbean-influenced music genres are popular.
  • Games are categorized by time periods.
  • Some popular genres include action, adventure, puzzle, simulation, sports, and role-playing games.
  • Action games involve fast-paced gameplay.
  • Adventure games are story-based and involve exploration and puzzle-solving.
  • Puzzle games require critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Simulation games simulate real-world activities.
  • Sports games simulate real-world sports activities.


Do you consider yourself a video game enthusiast? Test your knowledge of video game genres with this quiz! From strategy games to sports simulations, this quiz covers the most popular genres and their defining characteristics. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just getting started, challenge yourself to see how many video game genres you can correctly identify.

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