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Video Game Uses and Gratifications as Predictors of Use and Game Preference
Unformatted Document Text:  Video game U&G 29 Table 2. Video Game Genre Categories Genre Definition Examples Action-Adventure Games where you go on an adventure Resident Evil, Tomb Raider Arcade Games based on original arcade games PacMan, Frogger, Pinball Card/Dice Games that have an element of chance Solitare, Vegas Fever 2000 Classic Board Games Video game versions of old-time favorites Monopoly, Checkers Fantasy/Role Playing Games that let you assume a character role Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Diablo Fighter Games that focus on martial arts or hand-to-hand combat Mortal Kombat, Tekkan Puzzle Games that can be solved, no element of chance Tetris, Free Cell Quiz/Trivia Games that test your knowledge Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire Racing/Speed Games that focus on going fast Super Mario Kart, Grand Turismo, Need for Speed Shooter Games where you shoot other characters Quake, Duke Nukem SIM Games where you create a simulation Rollercoaster Tycoon, SimCity Sports Games based on athletic teams and events Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, NBA Jam Strategy Games that use strategic planning skills Command & Conquer, Civilization, Age of Empire

Authors: Sherry, John. and Lucas, Kristen.
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Video game U&G 29
Table 2.
Video Game Genre Categories

Genre Definition
Examples
Action-Adventure
Games where you go on an adventure Resident Evil, Tomb Raider
Arcade
Games based on original arcade
games
PacMan, Frogger, Pinball
Card/Dice
Games that have an element of
chance
Solitare, Vegas Fever 2000
Classic Board Games
Video game versions of old-time
favorites
Monopoly, Checkers
Fantasy/Role Playing
Games that let you assume a
character role
Final Fantasy, The Legend of
Zelda, Diablo
Fighter
Games that focus on martial arts or
hand-to-hand combat
Mortal Kombat, Tekkan
Puzzle
Games that can be solved, no
element of chance
Tetris, Free Cell
Quiz/Trivia
Games that test your knowledge
Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a
Millionaire
Racing/Speed
Games that focus on going fast
Super Mario Kart, Grand
Turismo, Need for Speed
Shooter
Games where you shoot other
characters
Quake, Duke Nukem
SIM
Games where you create a simulation Rollercoaster Tycoon, SimCity
Sports
Games based on athletic teams and
events
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, NBA
Jam
Strategy
Games that use strategic planning
skills
Command & Conquer,
Civilization, Age of Empire


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