My Top 10 Video Game Genres

Over the years I have been making a bunch of Top 10 lists for games on most of the consoles I own, as well as my out of the norm subjects, such as developers, and ESRB ratings.

Now I will be taking a look at all the games that have made my top 10 lists and finding out what genres occur the most often, for I am curious which genre’s I seem to favor, and this seems like a pretty good way to find out.

I’m gonna go nuts, and even break them all up into sub-genres.

So of all the many, many genres that have appeared on my top 10 lists, here are the most common ones!

#10- First-Person

The first-person genre is the first on this list. 8 games played through the eyes of the character you’re playing as made my top 10 lists.

#9- Action RPG

Action games with RPG elements made my lists 11 times.

#8- Japanese-Style, 3D, and Shooter

There’s a three-way tie for the number eight spot! Japanese-style, like JRPG’s, 3D games, usually associated with platforming, and types of shooters made my lists 12 times!

#7- Arcade

Anyone over-the-top, crazy fun time games made my lists 14 times.

#6- Open-World

20 games that allow you to wander over a vast world made the lists.

#5- Role-Playing

26 RPG’s made the lists.

#4- Action Adventure

Going on an adventure while killing a bunch of stuff? 33 games did this very well.

#3- 2D

Games played in the realm of two dimensions made my lists a whopping 56 times!

#2- Platformer

Good ol’ jumping around on stuff, making your way from left to right (usually). This classic genre made my lists 58 times.

#1- Action

Simple, yet effective. If there’s any type of excitement in the game you’re playing, chances are it’s considered an action game, which is why it popped up a massive 83 times among my lists.

 

And there you have it! Looking at these 10, I am not surprised by the results, and I am certainly pleased with them!

I will update this lists as needed in the future.

 

 

 

Richie Ramone’s “Entitled”- Reminding Us Why We Fell In Love With Punk Rock

The third drummer of the legendary punk band, the Ramones, has been touring around with his new band for quite a few years now. His first album, Entitled, which came out a while ago, is simply incredible.

Punk has changed to a very different sound, and has almost died out all together by now. But this album brings back that classic punk sound circa the 70’s/80’s. Basically, he takes what the Ramones did, modernizes it, and gives us an intense punk album…the way punk should be.

The guitar tones are excellent. The drums tight and also great sounding. He’s not a great singer, but it works with the sound, giving us even more of a blast of that great old punk sound.

And if I’m not mistaken, Richie Ramone wrote and recorded all the instruments except for the bass guitar, so that’s awesome. We know he still has it and he’s eager to remind the world why punk is such a great form of music.

If you’ve been missing the punk glory days and have been itching to hear something new that resembles it, then this is the album for you! It’s definitely worth checking out.