80 Absolutely Beautiful Video Game Wallpapers

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From the earliest video game such as Pong in 1972 to the recently released Halo Wars released this year, the video game industry has progressed rapidly in terms of graphics, interactivity and the likes. Today, computer video games are no longer limited to the young and tech savvy generation. People of all ages are coming to appreciate the entertainment value and appeal of a variety of video games ranging from platform to action adventure games.

Video games has evolved from mere 2D platform games to a couple of interesting game categories. Gathered from the more commonly played video games genres, it is our pleasure to present 80 Amazing Video Game Wallpapers across the different game consoles.

Fightings

Fighting games have been around early in the video gaming history. Some of the earliest fighting games include Street Fighter and King of Fighters. More likely than not, the mass appeal for fighting games stems from adrenaline rush a game player gets when he or she unleash a devastating finishing blow!

Street Fighter IV
via creativeuncut

Street Fighter – Chun-Li VS Guile
via Orioto

Street Fighter – Chun-Li Style
via Artgerm

Dynasty Warrior
via bestgamewallpapers

Action Adventure

Combining intense action with intriguing adventure, action adventure games attracts gamers who seek not only the excitement but also a great storyline for the game. Today, most games from all genres have adopted the approach to include in a great story-telling element to make games more interesting than ever.

Assassin’s Creed
via creativeuncut

God of War II

Tomb Raider: Underworld
via AJMS

Bioshock
via Wallpapers World

Terminator 3: The Redemption

Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

Onimusha 3: Demon Siege

Prototype
via bestgamewallpapers

Ecco the Dolphin – Big Blue
via Orioto

Role-Playing Games (RPG)

This is the kind of games where the characters are essentially what makes or breaks the gameplay. Action makes up part of the game, but what motivates a gamer to continue on with the usually long gameplay of an RPG is a good storyline revolving around a group of intriguing characters. A famous example? The Final Fantasy series.

Final Fantasy X – Yuna
via creativeuncut

Phantasy Star IV – Group Work
via Orioto

Diablo 3
via TheWallpapers

First-Person Shooter

Gamers get to walk around in the game world with a view as if he or she is looking through the eye of the character. The earliest first-person shooters are Quake, Wolfenstein and Doom. Today, the Halo series is the most popular one.

Star Wars Battlefront II
via Wallpapers World

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Unreal Tournament III

Halo 3: Finish the Fight

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
via bestgamewallpapers

Far Cry 2

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Turok

Half-Life 2

Fallout 3
via TheWallpapers

Multi-player Online

Multi-player online games is a more recent type of games that came about with the growing technology of the internet. World of Warcraft is one such games that most people would have heard of in the recent years. The critical success of multiplayer online games lies on the fact that the characters that one is interacting with online is real instead of artificial intelligence (AI).

World of Warcraft
via bestgamewallpapers

Ultima Online: King Reborn

Guild Wars Nightfall

Gears of War 2
via TheWallpapers

Platforms

Who have not heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Marios, Megaman and the likes? These are the earliest kind of games available in the video game industry before the 3D video games generation. Although the gameplay is simple, these games are so addictive that you could spend hours and hours trying to beat your last score!

Sonic the Hedgehog Series
via Wallpapers World

Sonic the Hedgehog
via Orioto

Megaman – City Borders

World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Super Mario World

Kid Icarus

Donkey Kong Country

Super Aleste

Castlevania

Racing

For those of you old enough, did you remember how you try to move from side to side avoid all sorts of obstacles with a 2D-shaped car of some sort as you cruise along a 2D track? Well, that was two decades ago. Racing games of today have amazing 3D graphics (not to mention highly in-depth audio quaity) that not only allows gamers to race per se, but also enable them to uniquely customize their vehicles as well.

Need for Speed Undercover
via bestgamewallpapers

Need for Speed: Undergound

Driver: Parallel Lines

Need for Speed: Prostreet
via TheWallpapers

Race Driver: Grid

Burnout Dominator
via Wallpapers World

Real-time Strategy

This is a particular type of strategy games that allows the players to see an overhead view of a warzone so as to control the battle units. One of the most popular game of this particular genre is the Command & Conquer series, which was released in 1995. Other well-known ones include Starcraft, Warcraft and the Dune series.

Starcraft II
via TheWallpapers

Command & Conquer 3
via bestgamewallpapers

Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Simulation

Simulation games are games that try to mimic the real-life scenario as far as possible. Microsoft Flight Simulator series was a highly sophiscated and realistic simulation video game that even the a typical gamer may get frustrated playing them. Fortunately, most simulation games are less than realistic today, in order to fulfil their purpose as an entertaining game.

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
via bestgamewallpapers

Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies

Brawlers

Gamers get to control a main character in the game and essentially destroy or beat up everything in his or her way. Simple enough?

God Hand
via Wallpapers World

Devil May Cry 4
via bestgamewallpapers

Devil May Cry 2

Music Video Games

Music video games are increasingly popular these days, and has even contribute a major role to the evolution of gameplay. New game controllers such as the guitar for the Guitar Hero series was developed to enhance the interactivity of gaming. The Rock Band series even came up with a full set of electronic drums, bass guitar, microphone and electronic guitar to compete against Guitar Hero.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
via Wallpapers World

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
via bestgamewallpapers

All Stars

Last but not least, as a treat from us, the wallpapers below consist of different game characters across games in a single wallpaper. It’s always fun to see what happen when they cross games and maybe fight each other!

Super Smash Bros. Series
via Bonus-kun

Super Smash Bros.
via UdonCrew

Kingdom Hearts II
via creativeuncut

Mortal Kombat Armageddon
via DiLaRa94

Super Smash Bros
via Wallpaper Abyss

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Street Fighter – Street Jam
via UdonCrew


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