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About category icons

Within the header of our reviews you may see a small icon identifying the primary category the game being reviewed belongs to. Those categories are identified below:

action or arcade game Action or Arcade
adventure game Adventure
board game Board
card game Card
escape game Escape
fighter game Fighter
hidden object game Hidden Object
interactive art game Interactive Art
interactive fiction game Interactive Fiction or Text-based
music game Music
physics game Physics
platform game Platform
point-and-click game Point-and-Click
puzzle game Puzzle
simple idea game Simple Idea
simulation game Simulation
sports game Sports
stunt game Stunt
tactical or strategy game Tactical or Strategy
time management game Time Management
tower defense game Tower Defense
webtoy Webtoy
word game Word
seasonal xmas game Xmas


Anonymous June 21, 2011 4:25 PM

The one thing I really would love on this site is a "Random" game button. I don't mean games that are random; but since there are sooo many games on this website that I won't even see unless I go through hundreds of archives, I would like a button that brings up a random game from any category. That way, old games that are great but haven't been played in a while can be played by many again.

[We already have a recommendation icon pallet that will give you a random game from all categories. They are pulled from among the top rated games, so you are to be sure find old games that are great but haven't been played in a while, just like you're asking for. Our random recommended palette is next to the Top Rated in the left sidebar. -Jay]

granderouge January 4, 2012 5:51 PM

It would be great to be able to do some kind of advanced research, for example to cross-check "puzzle game" with "top rated" and "online". Also, I would love it if there was a function that suggests other games that we might like based on the one we are playing. That would be very nice ;-)



Often, in the reviews, you can find suggestions on what the games compare to--besides providing amazing entertainment in and of itself (if I must say so myself!)

In addition, if you really love a game and want a suggestion for another like it, just ask in the comments...it's more than likely you'll get several answers from real people (who are always better at suggesting things than what a ratings matrix can do).


granderouge January 6, 2012 6:12 PM

Great! Can't wait to find the "you might also like" function! ;-)


I really like the new download or browser icons. very helpful. Well done!


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