There are literally thousands if not millions of online games today, each with their own unique aspect that tries to draw you to them. There are also quite a few types of online games out there, and there will almost always be one that fits your entertainment needs, whether it be a RPG (RolePlaying Game), a FPS (First Person Shooter), a Adventure platform game, or a simple browser game to quickly play during a break.
Easily over one hundred million people play online games around the world. Age, gender, race, disability, none of this matters when it comes to online games, there is a game for everything and everyone. Say for instance you want to snowboard, there is a Online game for that, how about a mystery game where you have to explore a ruin to find clues to why the people there have disappeared. There is a game for that as well. Four of the most popular game types out there would have to be:
#1: MMORPGs – Thousands of these are out there, from pay to play, free to play, or micropay systems, there is something for someone in any budget. And each game is uniquely different then the other, whether it be race and class selection, or perhaps the items you can find, or even create. While others may let you have the option of even creating your own class and race. Almost all of them have a detailed story, along with many quests in the game that tell the story to you as you complete the quests and talk to the NPCs(Non-Player Characters) throughout the game. Easily the most expansive of the game types, they are also the most popular, with WoW(World of Warcraft) being one of the biggest out there today. However just because World of Warcraft requires a monthly fee, doesn’t mean there are not other games out there that are free to play that are not very good as well. All you have to do is put in a search into any search engine for free mmorpgs, and you will come out with thousands of sites that will show you some of the games out there online.
#2: FPS – Hundreds of these reside online as well. Stemming GCLUB from the need to shoot things in flashy ways. Thousands of different guns and other weapons have been introduced in the various FPS games found throughout the online world. From traditional ones like the M16 or the AK47, to fictional ones such as a plasma rifle, or beam saber. These can vary greatly in what they are offering to the user, and are not always JUST about shooting and killing things. Well I lied, all of them are, but what I am trying to get at is that the games in the FPS category can be educational as well. Such as the games based off of WW1 WW2, and the Civil War, and many other historical events. Some FPS games are more adventure then shooting things. Where you do have weapons and can kill things, but at the same time, the game allows you the latitude to choose not to and maybe take a more stealthy approach to the situation. First Person Shooters are up there with MMORPGs when it comes to Online popularity. Because we all know, blowing stuff up is fun.
#3: Action/Adventure games – I don’t know if a lot of you know what I am talking about when I mention Myst, but it was one of the best in this category. There were no monsters to kill around every corner, or fearsome opponents to beat, rather it was pure exploration, you had to find hidden clues, dodge deadly traps, find keys, explore the world and find your way to your goal. The game let you take several routes to your objective and later when these types of games developed, you could have many different endings depending on how you met the goals set by the game. Great for thinkers, and people with good memories, and observation skills. I personally was not a huge fan of these, but Myst was fun for me. Great for anyone who wants to spend a little time exploring a world and finding a surprise at every corner.