Favorite Genre of gaming

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Poll: Favorite Genre of gaming (60 votes)

Action/Adventure 52%
FPS/TPS 30%
Racing 7%
Sport 5%
Tactical 10%
Platformer 23%
Fighting 10%
Puzzle 5%
Stealth 18%
Survival Horror 17%
Other 38%

You can choose several if you can't decide :D

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#1 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

SHMUPs, fighting games and strategy games. I love me some arcade racing games like Project Gotham Racing and Burnout aswell.

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#2 Posted by ZEYAAM898 (1921 posts) -

Basically I like anything with personalization.

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#3 Posted by contracts420 (1956 posts) -

I have to go with the stealth genre. Even games with a stealth component are instantly made better for it. Some of my favourite games of this generation are Dishonored, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Splinter Cell Double Agent, Hitman Absolution and The Last Of Us. All of which have a healthy dose of stealth and always keep me coming back for more.

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#4 Posted by MirkoS77 (12773 posts) -

@contracts420: yea, I agree. I'm surprised at how well done the stealth was in TLoU. Some of the best I've seen. Impressive for not even being dedicated to the genre.

For me I'd have to say isometric RPGs (Fallout 2). They really no longer exist except as indie titles. I'd love to see one with a AAA budget. Man how I miss good old fashioned isometric games.

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#5 Edited by monowasp (273 posts) -

FPS will always be my favorite.

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#6 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

@contracts420: yea, I agree. I'm surprised at how well done the stealth was in TLoU. Some of the best I've seen. Impressive for not even being dedicated to the genre.

For me I'd have to say isometric RPGs (Fallout 2). They really no longer exist except as indie titles. I'd love to see one with a AAA budget. Man how I miss good old fashioned isometric games.

I like it when it's optional, i am really surprised how it was in Tomb Raider, even though it's not a stealth game. You could take guys out without them knowing it. Which i thought was awesome

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#7 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

I really enjoy a lot of FPSs and RPGs, but I think my favorite is just straight up action/adventure.

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#8 Posted by Randolph (10542 posts) -

Despite all the missed opportunities from this gen for both the J and W flavors, nothing get's me excited quite like a grand journey in a well crafted RPG.

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#9 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -

My tastes have gotten simpler as I've gotten older. Where I used to love epic RPGs with their grand stories and clinging to shadows in stealth games, this generation I've enjoyed nothing more than simplistic shooters with massive explosions and punching dudes in the face. The new style beatem ups like Batman: Arkham and Sleeping Dogs are hands down my favorite nowadays.

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#10 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22931 posts) -

@El_Zo1212o said:

My tastes have gotten simpler as I've gotten older. Where I used to love epic RPGs with their grand stories and clinging to shadows in stealth games, this generation I've enjoyed nothing more than simplistic shooters with massive explosions and punching dudes in the face. The new style beatem ups like Batman: Arkham and Sleeping Dogs are hands down my favorite nowadays.

That really tight combat engine that the Arkham games rolled out has to play a big part in that. And my tastes are very similar to what you describe.

I still enjoy Bethesda's RPGs though. I liked Fallout 3 and Skyrim quite a lot. Though at a point, they become daunting. It feels strange to have 30 hours put into a game and be, like, 4% complete.

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#11 Posted by Jacanuk (12320 posts) -

How can you forget RTS/TBS in the list.

But i prefer Stealth, RTS/TBS, adventure games

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#12 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Platformers and RPGs.

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#13 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

Genre Splicing !

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#14 Posted by GamingTitan (657 posts) -

I Love Love Love a good stealth game

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#15 Edited by PumpkinBoogie (3375 posts) -

I'd say action/adventure definitely dominates my gaming preference/collection (though I do gets down w/ some racing and fight genre, too). Within that sub-genre, I also love point & click games. I also love board/card/casino games, too.

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#16 Posted by coolbugh16 (25 posts) -

i love adventure

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#17 Posted by lensflare15 (6607 posts) -

A ton, but I'm usually pretty spread out with the game genre's I play. Really love Platformers, Open World, rpgs (though I'm only just recently diving deeper into the genre), fighting , racing, fps/tps, rts, and others.

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#18 Posted by UpInFlames (13301 posts) -

You omitted major genres like Strategy, Adventure, Role-Playing and Simulation and yet put Tactical (which is not a genre)?

Anyway, my favorite is Turn-based Strategy. I've also been enjoying Tower Defense a whole lot in the past few years which has definitely become a favorite. Other favorite genres include RPG, Adventure and FPS.

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#19 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

Im less into genre as much as open world/branching paths/multiple endings. As long as it uses those design choices I will probably like it regardless of the genre.

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#20 Posted by Flubbbs (4903 posts) -

RPG and 3rd person shooters

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#21 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

Action-adventure, puzzle, strategy, driving/racing, and FPS (but only when done right)

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#22 Edited by byof_america (1863 posts) -

Rts and tbs are my top two. Strategy games are awesome, especially when you can start beating the hardest lvl comp

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#23 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

and don't forget local co-op, I know its not a genre but whats the point of gaming if I can't share the experience with My Adam !

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#24 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -

@ZZoMBiE13: Arkham evolved the beat em up in the way that Halo and Timesplitters did the FPS. It was bound to happen eventually, but one never really expects the first attempt to be so perfectly successful.

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#25 Posted by chicknfeet (15630 posts) -

None of the above. I am a fan of RPG and simulation games. I love JRPG's like Persona and simulation games like Rollercoaster Tycoon. So fun ^_^

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#26 Edited by Pikminmaniac (11211 posts) -

If I had to pick just one, it's be the platformer, but I'm also extremely fond of Action/adventure and Fighters as well

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#27 Edited by touchscreenpad (220 posts) -

I have no idea where Devil May Cry 3 falls under but I think it's under Action/Adventure. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

But generally I like any third-person game as long as it's not turn-based or something like a point-and-click style of gameplay.

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#28 Posted by TAMKFan (33258 posts) -

Platformers, fighting games and some Action/Adventure

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#29 Posted by sukraj (27386 posts) -

FPS/TPS

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#30 Posted by anab0lic (374 posts) -

RPG, SRPG, FPS, RTS, MOBA and most stuff from Nintendo <3.

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#31 Edited by Kinthalis (5503 posts) -

Uhm, where's RPG, Where's Strategy?

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#32 Posted by Some-Mist (5631 posts) -

shmups and then point and click adventures.

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#33 Edited by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

crap, i see i forgot to put RPG in there

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#34 Posted by GodModeEnabled (15314 posts) -

No RPG?

:O

Anyways that is my vote, it would be RPGS, Horror, FPS, Stealth, Action/adventure for me.

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#35 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19715 posts) -

platformers, beat 'em ups, action/adventures, shmups, run 'n gun, arcade racers, fps, tps, and space sims.

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#36 Posted by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

Hard for me to say because I enjoy a wide variety of genres but since my favourite games are mass effect 1-3, I will have to say RPG.

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#37 Posted by MirkoS77 (12773 posts) -

@El_Zo1212o said:

@ZZoMBiE13: Arkham evolved the beat em up in the way that Halo and Timesplitters did the FPS. It was bound to happen eventually, but one never really expects the first attempt to be so perfectly successful.

You have to get your Avy back, Z. Wasn't it from that DS game.....what was it? Hotel 51 or something? Hard to recognize you.

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#38 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (22931 posts) -

@chicknfeet said:

None of the above. I am a fan of RPG and simulation games. I love JRPG's like Persona and simulation games like Rollercoaster Tycoon. So fun ^_^

I, too, enjoy a good management sim. Roller Coaster Tycoon was a great one. Also enjoyed Prison Architect recently.

You gonna give Space Base DF-9 a whirl? It's not strictly management sim, but it shares a lot of the DNA of one. Of course it's still a bit busted as Early Access games often are, but it's already showing a lot of potential. I can't wait for a more evolved build.

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#39 Posted by t1striker (1549 posts) -

Umm where are the best genres RPG, and Strategy. At least you have action/adventure in there.

My favorite genre is definitely the RPG genre, with action/adventure/stealth right behind mainly due to Metal Gear.

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#40 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (3915 posts) -

I'm a platform gamer myself,but I don't mind if it has action/adventure in it,back before that I was obsessive with open-world,but I quit from it and rarely retake that step

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#41 Posted by PAL360 (28853 posts) -

WRPG

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#42 Edited by Leftel (104 posts) -

RTS, JRPG and MOBA.

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#43 Posted by DanishSnow (88 posts) -

Stealth.

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#44 Posted by BigCat2K20 (274 posts) -

Stealth, Fighting, Action/Adventure, arcade (old school games), survival horror (thank you Dead Space) & FPS/TPS. If I only pick one, I'd feel like an total meathead!

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#45 Posted by Tqricardinho (477 posts) -

Action/Adventures and TPS.

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#46 Posted by mjf249 (3000 posts) -

Action-adventure for me.

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#47 Posted by GiantAssPanda (1885 posts) -

ARRRRPGS!

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#48 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

i picked sports, racing and Action Adventure, i should have chosen RPG's aswell

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#49 Posted by SavoyPrime (41098 posts) -

RPGs, action/adventure, and cover-based shooters.

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#50 Posted by Jasurim (481 posts) -

I love myself a good RPG, but I also enjoy playing some action adventure games as well. A little mix of the two is never a bad thing either.