Millions of people taking up video games to escape from the monotony of their lives. There’s a growing portion of the population that now considers themselves gamers. With the rise in popularity, there’s a rise in different game genres that you’ve probably never considered.
Hit the pause button on whatever you’re playing and check out these 3 genres on the rise.
Simulating the Real World
Believe it or not, a lot of people take solace from the daily grind by delving into a simulation. A simulator captures what it’s like to live a different life. There’s a simulation for just about everything: farming, accounting, flying planes, or doing the impossible.
It’s a good way to remove yourself from this world when you have an itch to get away from it all. It’s the opportunity to express a “could’a-would’a” and look at what life may have been if you had taken up truck driving.
Simulation may not be the most thrilling, but it sure is immersive. Take a look through a different lens on life, maybe you’ll like what you see.
Shoot ’em Up (FPS/TPS) Game Genres
Third-person shooters and first-person shooters aren’t new genres, but they’re certainly on the rise. These games never have an off-trend, and they’ll continue to be one of the biggest selling points for the gaming industry. There’s just something about blasting your opponent or hordes of mobs that’s so satisfying.
It could be the pandemic or something else, but shooting games help take the edge off. Just about everyone’s stressed nowadays, and this is the perfect chance to unwind. So, load up and shoot out.
Puzzle and Party Games
People have been trapped inside with each other for a year at this point. With quarantines and the pandemic, you’ve probably gotten pretty familiar with your friends and loved ones.
A lot of families have taken that time to embrace the pandemic’s forceful close-living. In a not-so-distant past, families would pull out board games and a bowl of snacks to entertain the kids or guests for Friday nights.
Now, there are a puzzle and party games baked right into your favorite console. Classics like chess, Monopoly and trivia games are all available on most gaming platforms.
If you’re interested in playing more traditional and whacky games, check out GameMine.
Just Hit Start
Video games are growing to be massively popular among all age groups. With that growth, there’s a rise in games you may not have played before. These game genres are an absolute blast to play alone or with friends.
Check out from reality and get sucked into a simulation game. Shoot away all of your frustrations with a shoot-’em-up game. And if you’re still stuck in quarantine with your family, try some puzzle or party games.
Are you interested in learning more about which games to play? Check out our other articles on video games.