Most Addictive Video Game Genres

The Top Ten Most Addictive Video Game Genres

Fighting

They are fun but can be addictive at times - ElSherlock

First-Person Shooter

Best overall genre. I mean, when you've got games like Overwatch, Farcry, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Borderlands, etc, you're not too shabby.

NO! THIS GENRE IS TERRIBLE!

Role-Playing

Man, I must have spent at least like more than 1500 hours on these games, especially MMORPGs. Good times.

Nothing beats World of Warcraft. - Kenny_McCormick

2-D Platform

2D precision platformers such as VVV, Super Meat Boy, and Celeste are some of the most satisfying and rewarding games out there. They're also really dang fun to speedrun. - Atham

Action
Adventure
Hack 'n Slash
Action-Adventure

So many good games in this genre. Games with the best stories and gameplay in gaming.

Puzzle

Portal has to be the best game of this genre.

Who doesn't like Tetris right? - Kenny_McCormick

Open World

There's so much to do and explore in these games that you can easily sink hundreds of hours into them - Atham

Gotta love the freedom these games give us.

The Contenders

MMORPG

I've spent thousands of hours playing MMORPGs, and I'm not the only one, most people spend that much time playing them. Definitely the most addictive.

Best RPG sub-genre!

Shoot 'Em Up
Battle Royale

It was fun and addictive until Fortnite came along.

Stealth
Sports
Beat 'Em Up
Survival

My favorite of them all for sure. Games like The Forest, Subnautica, Rust, Stranded Deep, Mist Survival and Ark have kept me occupied and entertained for so many hours.

This might be the most addictive genre - ElSherlock

Simulation

Love this genre, there's so many good games that came out in the last few years on Steam.

Horror
Real-Time Strategy
Educational

Is it weird that I like this Genre?

Rhythm
Sandbox

The open-ended nature of sandbox games give them infinite replayability. Games like Minecraft are incredibly addicting. - Atham

Third-Person Shooter
3-D Platformer
Dating Simulators
Match-3
Gacha
Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)
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