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Genres

Broady divides the gaming world into several categories or genres: action, real-time strategy, simulations, sports, driving, and role-playing.

Action games, sometimes called “first-person shooters” typically thrust the player into the role of a would-be superhero assigned to take out an enemy or save civilization. Perennial bestsellers in this category include Quake (from ActiVision), Doom (GT Interactive), Half Life (Sierra Online), and Unreal (GT Interactive). The games listed above are all rated Mature 17 are considered to contain a great degree of “realism,” which is often a euphemism for “gory graphics.” Online gaming arenas often feature this type of game, and the players there are usually intense and quick. Parents should be especially cautious about letting their kids play this type of games.


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