Top 10 Ways Video Games Are Good for You

Never played video games, but considering it? Here are some fantastic reasons why you SHOULD play video games.
The Top Ten
1 Relieves Stress

After a very stressful day, I sink down in my bed, turn my PS3 on, grab my controller, and play for an hour or two. Afterwards, I feel much more relaxed and happy.

This is very true. My dog died a little while back, so playing ARK: Survival Evolved made me feel better.

2 Improves Reflexes

It's no secret that playing video games helps improve your reflexes. So if you play a sport, like football or basketball, playing video games can help you. Just don't play too much, though, or you'll just become fat.

3 Exercises Your Creativity

I play video games for the same reason some people read books: you can become more creative. While reading, you not only become wiser, but you also gain more creativity. The same thing applies to video games. There are many people who create theories and etc. for video games.

4 It is a Good Way to Get New Friends

If you have problems getting friends, playing online provides you with the opportunity to make friends from all across the world.

5 Help You Become More Intelligent

While playing video games, you gain the ability to think quickly as the game proceeds. For most video games, you must always think of a strategy before rushing and doing something that you might regret.

6 Teaches Historical Facts

Some games, especially the shooters, are based in historical times. While some things are changed, most remain the same, so you might improve in history.

Do you mean Assassin's Creed, which takes place during the French Revolution?

7 You Can Apply Video Games to Real Life Situations

For instance, I play this online game, Goodgame Empire. It is based in Medieval times. You have your own castle, army, etc., and you can join alliances. Alliances can go to war with each other, so while playing the game, you are learning how to avoid/cause war and ways to win them.

Also, a guy made an excellent video on World of Warcraft, where he said that playing the game will help you understand the economy better. You can check out the video yourself. His YouTube username is TheGameTheorists. He also made lots of other great videos as well.

8 Improves Eyesight

I have to agree with this comment because every single person says it is bad for your eyes. Thanks for something to tell my mom.

Depending on your brightness, if you turn it down little by little, it will eventually get better.

9 Promotes Teamwork

In some games, you have to team up to win, so you practice good teamwork.

Video games are a great way to play online and connect with others.

Capture the flag takes teamwork, or in search and destroy, it takes teamwork and planning out with your team.

10 Improves Attention Span

In some games, you might have to do a tedious task over and over again, such as constantly fighting and failing a boss battle. But after a long time of playing video games, it will barely bother you.

Yes, video games have helped me improve my attention span in school, which is surprising really.

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11 Improves Hand-Eye Coordination
12 Promotes Strategic Thinking

In a stealth game, you have to plan out what route you will take. If you fail, you have to map out a new route. It's all about trial and error.

When there is a hard level that you can't beat, you have to think of a new way to beat the level.

13 Exercises Your Fingers
14 Develops Reading Skills
15 Keep You Entertained

If they are fun, it boosts your morale and makes you not as depressed if you are depressed.

16 Improves Muscle Memory

In Geometry Dash, you have to go through a whole level on a whim that you will win, but you fail many times. After a while, you will remember it without even looking at some parts of the level.

17 Teaches You Life Skills
18 Makes Learning Fun
19 Helps Family
20 Teach Morals and Lessons
21 Improves Memory
22 Calming
23 Can Get You to Exercise
24 Slows Aging
25 Promotes Goal Completion
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