What 7 Popular Game Genres Do to Your Brain

3. Sports, racing and fighting games

Scientists call them useless since the skills developed while playing these games are in no way applicable in reality. But what if we told you that playing these games professionally can make you a wealthy person? Yes, they may not have any “real” benefits, aside from improved critical thinking, but if you can get paid for playing them, how is it not the same as becoming an athlete?

4. Casual games

Even mindless timekillers have their niche. Something like the Fall Guys, for example, will not help you develop any useful skills at all, but by just snatching that crown, you get that sweet dose of dopamine, which is more than a cubicle job can ever get you. Taking breaks is very important!.