If you have been a gamer for a long time by now you must know all about games. However, if you have only been actively playing offline games, which are games that you have to play by either downloading the whole game to your PC or laptop or by installing the game, you might not know much about online games. However, it is actually not an area which is very hard to understand. Therefore, for a person new to the online gaming concept it is not hard to grasp. Even for a person who is new to the whole idea of gaming, online games is a safe place to start playing.
Nevertheless, before you switch on to game mode you should get a little idea about some of the genre or types of games that are available to play online.
Action games are games where you have to engage in activities such as shooting, fighting, running. That means in these games you have to deal with a lot of physical challenges. For example, if the game involves shooting and you are looking for bad guys to shoot if you cannot aim and shoot as soon as you spot the bad guy you will be shot. So, if you are someone interested in playing these kinds of games you should engage in them.
These casual games are those which you can play with leisure. You do not have to face any physical challenges in these games as they are about solving puzzles, answering trivia and even finding hidden objects. These are games you can complete leisurely and are ideal if you want to take a small break while you are working.
In role-playing games you get the opportunity to act as some imaginary character in the game. These could involve fantasy based games where you have to fight with trolls, demons, etc. There is even multi player option available for these games.
As the name implies these games are based on sports such as football, soccer, cricket, etc. You can play the game as teams. You will need to know about the sport though.
Simulation games are games where you do not have to move forward as in a normal game as these are usually created to recreate real life activities such as construction, making food, etc.
Now that you have an idea about some of the game types or genres available in online gaming you can decide which game you want to play and start playing.