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Classification of video games Video games can be classified into several distinct categories Though video games are all basically the same thing a computer program that is made to entertain people Arguably one of the first video games was Pong on Atari but since then video games have changed so radically that you can almost forget they are only games when you are playing them In Todays world Video games range from various console gaming systems like Nintendo 64 and Microsofts Xbox hooked to televisions to handheld gaming systems that can be carried in your pocket like Nintendos Game boy Video games are most often classified into groups that represent what kind of system they are played on like games that are made for computer systems or games that are made for consoles Video games can be put into many different categories based on the way they are played First person shooter games like Quake are much different then puzzle games like Tetris The main categories of video games consist of Adventure games puzzle games role-playing games first person shooter games simulation games sports games and strategy games Strategy games most closely resemble the game chess where you must manage a small army consisting of different sorts of soldiers ie Pawns and knights You the player can command a space colony on another planet or Manage a theme park In strategy games you use your mouse or game pad to manipulate the simulated world the video game creates For example in one of the latest strategy games Roller coaster tycoon you can build a theme park and manage every aspect of it from engineering and building of roller coasters and other attractions to the cleaning of the restrooms with janitors This is usually done from a third person view meaning you are looking from above Adventure games are more like a book you follow a story in a movie type format You can
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