175 Best Video Game Trivia Questions For Kids & Adults (2023)

Bond with your friends and family with these fun video game trivia questions. Stroll down memory lane, see if you know all the lingo, and learn fun facts about everything from Pokemon to Nintendo.

How to Play Video Game Trivia

It’s time to test your knowledge!

  • Split into two teams and ask these video game trivia questions to an individual from each team. (The person who answers first gets the point.)
  • Or just quiz a friend and see how many they can get right.

Who will “level up”? Let’s find out!

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Bonus: Let the winner pick the next video game to play!

Easy And Classic Video Game Trivia

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1. What classic arcade game was developed and published by Namco in 1980?

Pac-Man

2. What classic racing game favorite was first released in 1992?

Mario Kart

3. Who is Mario’s love interest in the Super Mario franchise?

Princess Peach

4. Who is on the cover of Madden 24?

Quarterback Josh Allen

5. In “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” what real life war is it set in?

The Cold War

6. What game was set in a post-apocalyptic world after a global nuclear war? It was released in 1997.

Fallout

7. What classic video game released in 1981 by Nintendo follows the adventures of a gorilla?

Donkey Kong

8. What classic puzzle game was first released in 1984?

Tetris

9. What video game is the sequel to Galaxian and was published by Namco in 1981?

Galaga

10. What science fiction strategy game centers on the galactic struggle for dominance among four species? It debuted in 1998.

StarCraft

11. What classic arcade game did Atari release in 1981?

Centipede

12. Released in 2006, what online game platform has a virtual currency called Robux?

Roblox

13. What game revolving around driving was first released in 1997?

Grand Theft Auto

14. What year was Minecraft released?

A. 2009

B. 2010

C. 2011

D. 2012

Answer: C- 2011

15. Mario from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, was originally named Jumpman and was created for what game?

Donkey Kong

16. Originally released in Japan in 1985, what game involves the main character with his brother Luigi?

Super Mario Bros

17. What infamous code originated in the game Gradius and is still used in many games today? Hint: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, and start)

Konami Code

18. What game, released by Taito in 1978, had the objective of defeating aliens with a moving laser?

Space Invaders

19. Who is the playable character and protagonist in Legends of Zelda?

Link

20. What is the fastest-selling video game console of all time?

The Nintendo Switch

21. Who is Sonic the Hedgehog’s sidekick?

Tails

22. What classic fighting game was first released in 1987?

Street Fighter

23. What popular handheld game console was released in 1989?

The Nintendo Game Boy

90s Video Game Trivia Questions

90s video game questions and answers

24. What popular blue character was introduced by Sega in 1991? (Hint: He’s speedy)

Sonic the Hedgehog

25. What console was originally released in 1994 and could play audio CD’s? (Hint: Not Nintendo)

PlayStation

26. What 90s game caused controversy for its graphic violence and led to the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)?

Mortal Kombat

27. This game is considered one of the first pioneering first-person shooter games and was released in 1993. What is it?

Doom

28. What groundbreaking first-person shooter game for the Nintendo 64 revolutionized multiplayer gaming?

GoldenEye 007

29. Originally a hugely popular arcade game, what game eventually ported to home consoles?

Street Fighter II

30. What game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was one of the first games to use 3D graphics?

Star Fox

31. This horror game popularized the survival horror genre. What was it?

Resident Evil

32. What is the 1997 role-playing landmark video game for PlayStation that follows Cloud Strife and his allies?

Final Fantasy VII

33. What first-person shooter game’s main character fights against an alien invasion? It is controversial for its adult themes and humor.

Duke Nukem 3D

34. What game features the iconic heroine Lara Croft and helped popularize 3D platformers?

Tomb Raider

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2000s Video Games

Video game trivia quiz of the 2000s

35. What brought the rhythm game genre to mainstream popularity?

Guitar Hero

36. What series of life simulation video games was released in 2000? It became a cultural phenomenon?

The Sims

37. Featuring a magical princess, what was the highest-rated game of the 2000s?

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

38. What 2007 game popularized the use of portals in puzzle-solving gameplay?

Portal

39. What survival horror game popularized the over-the-shoulder camera angle for third-personal shooters?

Resident Evil 4

40. This 2001 first-person shooter video game (where players battle aliens) was a launch game for the Xbox.

Halo: Combat Evolved

41. What game revolutionized the multiplayer online role-playing game genre?

World of Warcraft

42. The fourth installment of this series breaks away from the World War II setting and is set in modern times. What game is it?

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

43. What became the best-selling PC game of all time in 2002?

A. Myst

B. The Sims

C. Grand Theft Auto

D. Halo: Combat Evolved

Answer: B- The Sims

44. What gaming system in the 2000s used a game controller that featured full motion sensitivity and movement. It focused more on family-friendly games.

The Wii

45. Which company dominated the hand held video gaming market in the 2000s?

Nintendo

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Modern Video Game Trivia Facts

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46. What popular game was inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale?

Fortnite

47. What game holds the record for the most voice actors in a video game? It’s over 1,000.

Grand Theft Auto V

48. What game was originally going to be a turn-based strategy game, but became an action RPG?

Diablo

49. This game was the first to have a musical score that changed based on the player’s actions. What was it?

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

50. What popular tile-matching game was originally created as a browser game in 2012?

Candy Crush

51. What online role-playing game takes place in the world of Azeroth?

World of Warcraft

52. The character Master Chief from what video game series was originally going to be a character named “Marathon Man” in a different game?

Halo

53. What game was originally going to be called “Quiver” before being changed?

Half-Life

54. What game was originally going to feature characters from the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie “Bloodsport.”?

Mortal Kombat

55. What game was originally a student project? It got picked up by Valve Corporation and turned into a full game.

Portal

56. What new Play Station 5 video game explores the Harry Potter world in a time long before the books and movies?

Hogwarts Legacy

57. What new game explores the world built by author George R.R. Martin? (Hint: Author of Lord of the Rings)

Elden Ring (Play Station 5)

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58. What was the game Pac-Man originally going to be called but was changed due to fear of vandalism?

Puck-Man

59. The first video game was created in 1958 by a physicist named William Higinbotham. What was it called?

Tennis for Two

60. What are the three top-selling video game franchises of all time?

Mario, Pokemon, and Grand Theft Auto

61. What is the fictional language in “The Sims” series?

Simlish

62. What classic game was released on over 65 different gaming platforms?

Tetris

63. What was the most expensive video game ever made costing $265 million?

Grand Theft Auto V

64. What was the longest-running video game series? It was first released in 1971, designed to teach about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life.

The Oregon Trail

65. What was the first video game to be played in space on a Russian cosmonaut’s Game Boy?

Tetris

66. Name three of the first six video games to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2015. (Bonus points if you name all six.)

Pong, Doom, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, World of Warcraft

67. The most expensive virtual item ever sold was from the game Entropia Universe. How many million dollars did it sell for?

$6 million

68. What is the highest-grossing arcade game of all time?

Pac-Man

69. What is the best-selling video game of all time? (Not a franchise)

Minecraft

70. What American football video game released in 2008 was the last console game to be released on the original Xbox?

Madden NFL 09

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Video Game Console Picture Trivia

Name the video game console pictured.

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71. PlayStation

72. Nintendo Switch

73. Game Boy

74. Super Nintendo

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75. Atari

76. Wii

77. Xbox

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78. Sega Genesis

79. Guitar Hero

Video Gaming Lingo Trivia

Can you guess what all of these terms and acronyms mean?

Video game trivia questions and answers about terms and lingo

80. AFK

Away from keyboard

81. IDK

I don’t know

82. Noob

Beginner

83. OP

Overpowered

84. Lag/lagging

When your internet connection slows

85. Sandbox game

You can do anything or create anything in an open world

86. RPG

Role-playing game (not to be confused with role play)

87. Camping

Sitting in one place (as opposed to roaming)

88. Cooldown

The time you have to wait to use your ability (or do something) again

89. Easter Eggs

Hidden messages or features in games

90. GG

Good game

91. Glitch

A problem in the programming

92. Grinding

Doing the same thing over and over again to level up

93. HP

health or hit points

94. Mod

An add-on or modification of the original feature (typically user created)

95. NPC

Non-playable character that the game controls

96. PvP

Player Vs Player

97. Ragequit

When someone gets extremely upset at a game and immediately stop playing.

98. Cheesing

An exploit or tactic which either avoids or significantly reduces the challenge of certain situations.

99. Tank

Lots of health or armor

100. XP

Experience points

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Minecraft Trivia Quiz

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101. Who is the creator of Minecraft?

Markus Alexej Persson (Also known as Notch)

102. What is the most valuable resource in Minecraft?

Netherrite (hardest to get and strongest gear)

103. What’s the easiest food to get in Minecraft?

Chicken

104. What’s the hardest food to get/make in Minecraft?

Cake

105. What do Creepers do?

They explode near players

106. What color is a creeper?

Green

107. What is the purpose of the dimension called “The Nether”?

To gain resources you can’t get in the overworld

108. What is the Overworld?

Above the ground dimension

109. How do you traditionally win Minecraft?

You kill the ender dragon.

110. What does the Minecraft enchanting table do?

It is a block used to imbue tools, armor, weapons, and raw waterials with special abilities.

111. What biome is rare to find and has mushroom cows?

Mushroom Island

112. What resource do you need to craft a torch?

Coal (combine with sticks)

113. What’s the name of the blue ore used for enchanting?

Lapis (Lazuli)

114.

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Steve (boy) and Alex (girl)

115. What is the biome called that has bamboo and Pandas?

Bamboo Jungle

116. What’s the most plentiful resource in Minecraft?

Dirt

117. What company currently owns Minecraft?

Microsoft

118. What does the Ender chest do?

You can have multiple chests and your belongings from one chest will also be in another. (And you can carry with stuff in them)

119. When you are low on health, how do you replenish?

Eating food (or the Potion of Healing)

120. What is a mob?

A Large group of non-playable characters.

121. What a potion table called?

A brewing stand

122. How many minutes make up one full Minecraft day-night cycle?

20 minutes

123. What are diamonds used for in Minecraft?

Armor and weapons

124. How do you find Netherite?

You mine it in the Nether. (Best material for armor and weapons)

125. What is the most useful resource in Minecraft?

Wood (You need it to build a crafting table, which makes the other things)

126. What time of day do zombies spawn?

Night

127. What’s the difference between creative mode and survival mode?

In Creative Mode, you have infinite sources and you can not die.

128. What is the toughest thing to defeat in Minecraft?

The Ender dragon

129. How many health points do you start with in survival mode?

20 Health points

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Pokemon Video Game Trivia

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130. In what year was the Pokemon franchise created?

1995

131. What does a Steel Pokemon do?

The steel pokemon type has obviously a strong defense.

132. Pokemon is based on which country’s stories and legends?

Japan

133. What type of Pokemon is Garchomp?

Dragon/Ground

134. Which Pokemon is featured as their iconic mascot?

Pikachu

135. Pikachu was designed after which real-world animal?

A squirrel

136. What type of Pokemon is Pikachu?

Electric

137. What type of Pokemon is Mudkip?

Water

138. What is the smallest Pokemon?

The Flabébé is a cute little flower Pokémon that is only 10cm tall.

139. How many Pokemon types are there?

18

140. What’s the largest Pokemon?

Eternatus (Some also say Celesteela)

141. Pokemon Go was created for people to do what?

The primary goal is to get out and collect Pokemon.

142. What type of Pokemon is Scizor?

Bug/Steel

143. Which popular offline activity evolved from the franchise?

Card trading

144. While the anime series has been running for more than 25 seasons, how long was it meant to originally run for?

1 season (it was purely promotional)

145. What is the main character’s name in the series?

Ash Ketchum

146. In Japan, what is Pokemon known as?

Pocket Monsters

147. Is Pokemon played on PlayStation or Nintendo?

Nintendo

148. Who are the greedy thieves in Team Rocket?

Jessie, James, and Meowth

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149. Which console came first?

A. N64

B. Sega Saturn

C. PlayStation

Answer: B. Sega Saturn

150. What was the first game, released in 1981 to feature a jump button?

Donkey Kong

151. What was the name of the first console game to feature a health bar?

Dragon Buster (1985)

152. What was the first game to feature motion controls?

Heavyweight Champ (1976)

153. What was the first game to feature a crafting system?

King’s Quest (1984)

154. What was the first game to feature fully destructible environments?

A. Dig Dug

B. Red Faction

C. Worms

D. Blast Corps

Answer: A- Dig Dug (1982)

155. What was the first game to feature an achievement system?

A. Halo

B. E-Motion

C. Rock Band

D. Doom

Answer: B- E-Motion (1990)

156. What was one of the first games to feature a morality system?

A. Doom

B. Pillars of Eternity

C. Hogwarts Legacy

D. Fable

Answer: D- Fable (2004)

157. Name the game that introduced quick-time events to the gaming world.

A. Shenmue

B. Heavy Rain

C. Until Dawn

D. The Quarry

Answer: A- Shenmue (1999)

158. Name the first game to feature a day and night cycle.

A. Dragon Quest III

B. Warcraft 3

C. Dragon’s Dogma

D. V Rising

Answer: A- Dragon Quest III (1988)

159. Which was released first, Mortal Kombat or Tekken?

Mortal Kombat

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More Video Game Trivia Quiz Firsts

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160. Released in 2018, what was the first console game to feature ray-tracing technology?

Battlefield V

161. What was the first video game in 1970 to feature an open world?

Jet Rocket

162. What was the first game to feature both a map system, a save system, AND heart symbols for the health bar?

The Legend of Zelda (1986)

163. What was the first game to feature a boss battle?

Dungeon & Dragons (1975)

164. Name the first video game to feature a human female protagonist.

Metroid (1986)

165. Name the first video game to feature voice acting.

Dragon’s Lair (1983)

166. Name the first video game to feature a multiplayer mode.

Spacewar (1962)

167. Name the first video game to feature 3D graphics.

Wolfenstein 3D (1992)

168. What was the first video game to be adapted into a movie in 1993?

Super Mario Bros.

169. What was the first game console to allow players to play online?

Sega Dreamcast (1999)

170. Name the first video game to feature a dance pad.

Dance Dance Revolution (1998)

171. Name the first sandbox game.

Elite (1984)

172. Name the first ever first-person shooter game.

Maze War (1974)

173. What was the first video game to feature a scrolling background?

Jump Bug (1981)

174. Name the first video game to feature motion-capture technology and was released in 1992.

Mortal Kombat

175. When Nintendo started, what did it first sell?

Playing cards (source)

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