3 Game Genres That Never Dip in Popularity

3 Game Genres That Never Dip in Popularity

If you’re like me and have played hundreds of video games over the years on numerous devices and platforms, you may have found that there are a few genres you seem to play more than any others. 

If so, you’re not alone. 

According to the latest statistics on many of today’s most reputable data-gathering sites I’ve visited, three of the most popular online gaming genres that most players seem to prefer more than any others are role-playing (RPGs), puzzlers, and classics (slots/tablets/cards) normally found at casinos. 

These three genres very rarely dip in popularity, and I can understand why. 

Some players may only enjoy playing hit titles from one of these genres, but others, like me, like to mix it up and enjoy playing from all three genres for different reasons. 

These are the genres I keep on returning to, and seem to get the most enjoyment out of.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why these three entertainment genres and their associated subgenres never get tired. 

Three popular genres that always seem to remain popular

I’ve played enough content and conducted enough of my own research to know why everyone is playing these games. 

Although there are over ten main genres out there (and multiple subgenres), only three genres stand out from the crowd more than any others and resonate with players of all ages and backgrounds.

You will also find that certain individual titles are classed as having more than one genre. 

Take Call of Duty, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Red Dead Redemption 2 and many other blockbusters like this. Most people would call these RPGs, but they actually fall into several genres and subgenres. 

These can also be called action, adventure, first-person shooters, or something else, not just RPGs. 

It’s similar at today’s most trusted iGaming websites. They have thousands of feature-rich online slot machines and hundreds of traditional favourites like blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker, and roulette, which can all be described as casino classics when generalising them.  

The best new casinos available online today tend to have games from multi-award-winning providers who have crafted realistic content with authentic animations and sound effects that enhance the experience to make it more immersive.  

The majority of content you can find on iGaming sites is computer-generated, and the rest that’s steamed live in real-time 24/7 isn’t computer-generated. 

Without further ado, the three most popular genres are the following:

  1. RPGs (shooters, action, adventure, etc.)
  2. Puzzlers (wordsearch, mahjong, crosswords, solitaire, sudoku, etc.)
  3. Classic casino table and cards (blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, craps, etc.)

Other popular online genres to look out for in this multi-billion-dollar global entertainment industry are Live Dealer, Dice, Crash, Scratchies, Bingo & Lottery, First-Person Live Dealer, and Progressive Jackpots.

That’s not forgetting New & Exclusive, Low/Medium/High Volatility (Low to High RTP% rates), 1024 Win Ways, and Branded, to name a few. 

Why are these three genres so popular?

Without delving too deep into the complicated psychology behind why these three genres remain a constant favourite, I’ll only point out a few obvious reasons. 

The main reason is that I and many other like-minded people of all ages and backgrounds get pure enjoyment from playing them. It’s that simple. 

Today’s best cutting-edge digital content allows us to really immerse ourselves in amazing 3D-rendered worlds and environments. They let us forget the real world for a few hours and experience a different reality from our chosen character/avatar’s perspective. 

They often require quick reflexes and the ability to think quickly, make the right decisions and defeat the bad guys, whether that’s a street criminal, ruthless cowboy, zombie, or evil alien creature. 

The classic table & cards and puzzlers mentioned above are more about using logic and reasoning, problem-solving skills, completing challenges, and fun brainteasers that get our blood pumping in a different way. There’s something in all three genres to suit all types of enthusiasts’ needs.

Not all gamers respond in the same way to these genres. For example, I’m not too bothered about puzzlers like sudoku, crosswords or word searches, but I don’t mind the occasional hidden object games. 

When you look at the data, it’s safe to say that live dealers, titles, progressives, feature-rich titles, and branded titles are on the rise. They are definitely here to stay and will become a firm favourite with people, and remain so, for many years to come.

Final thoughts

Before deciding what to play when you next get some free time, perhaps consider the genre before anything else. 

I’ve found that thinking about which genre I enjoy helps me to decide what to play, and then I tend to stick with that genre until I get bored. Then, I try another genre to see what that has to offer. 

There’s so much to choose from today, and there are so many options when it comes to which devices you can play them on. I can’t stand gaming on a mobile device and prefer watching the action unfold over a much bigger PC monitor, but you might be different. 

The great thing is that you have the choice today, which hasn’t always been possible. 

Most content today can be accessed across multiple platforms and devices, meaning playing our favourite titles is now more accessible and convenient than ever. 

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