150 Very Best Video Game Trivia Questions

150 Very Best Video Game Trivia Questions

Video games have provided entertainment and escapism for all ages for over half a century. The industry has a deeply fascinating history that only continues to evolve, and what better way to learn a new thing or two than with a video game trivia quiz!

If you’re looking to challenge your video game knowledge or pick up some interesting facts about video games, these video game trivia questions will really test your mind!

Whether you’re an arcade gamer, first-person shooter enjoyer, or life-sim fanatic, there’s something for everyone in this quiz.

Easy Video Game Trivia

What year was the PlayStation 1 released?

Answer: 1995

How many Pokèmon does Generation 1 feature?

Answer: 151

What is the name of the first commercial arcade video game machine?

Answer: Computer Space (1971)

What is the best-selling video game of all time?

Answer: Minecraft

What is Mario’s homeland called?
Mushroom Kingdom

What product did Nintendo make before video games?

Answer: Hanafuda playing cards

What is the name of the first video game to be played in space?

Answer: Tetris

What does Pokèmon stand for?

Answer: Pocket monsters

Who is Sega’s mascot?

Answer: Sonic

What is the best-selling video game console of all time?

Answer: PlayStation 2

Which video game did Mario first appear in?

Answer: Donkey Kong (1981)

Did the N64 or Sega Saturn release first?

Answer: Sega Saturn

What is Crash Bandicoot’s younger sister called?

Answer: Coco Bandicoot

What type of weapon does Sora wield in Kingdom Hearts?

What is the name of Link’s horse in The Legend of Zelda series?

Answer: Epona

What year did the first Mortal Kombat release?

Answer: 1992

What is the highest-selling arcade game of all time?

Answer: Pac-Man

What is Kirby’s main ability?

Answer: Copy

What was the last ever game to be released on the Nintendo Wii?

Answer: Just Dance 2020

What is Cloud’s sword called in Final Fantasy 7?

Answer: Buster Sword

What type of animal is Tortimer in Animal Crossing?

Answer: Tortoise

What is the name of Nintendo’s first VR headset?

Answer: Virtual Boy

Who is the protagonist in Assassin’s Creed 2?

Answer: Ezio Auditore

Which company owns Fortnite?

Answer: Epic Games

How many swords does Geralt of Rivia carry?

Answer: 2

How many protagonists are in Grand Theft Auto 5?

Answer: 3

What game did the memorable quote “I took an arrow to the knee” come from?

Answer: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Who is the main playable character in the original The Last of Us?

Answer: Joel Miller

How many playable characters are in the original Super Smash Bros.?

Answer: 12

What is the name of the wearable computer featured in the Fallout series?

Answer: Pip-Boy

What is the best-selling handheld console of all time?
Nintendo DS

What came first, the original Silent Hill or Resident Evil?

Answer: Resident Evil

What console did GoldenEye 007 release on?

Answer: N64

What is the name of the green crystal that appears in The Sims franchise?

Answer: Plumbob

What is the currency of the Animal Crossing games?

Answer: Bells

What is the original Red Dead Redemption a spiritual successor to?

Answer: Red Dead Revolver

What year did the first Call of Duty game release?

Answer: 2003

What is Samus’ full name in the Metroid series?

Answer: Samus Aran

39. What animal is Knuckles from the Sonic the Hedgehog series based on?

Answer: Echidna

What year is the main story of Fallout 3 set in?

Answer: Year 2277

Who is Zelda’s alter ego in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time?

Answer: Sheik

What movie is Among Us based on?

Answer: The Thing

Which famous actor plays the anti-hero Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077?

Answer: Keanu Reeves

What is the name of the popular Pokémon augmented reality mobile game?
Pokémon Go

What is Joker’s real name in Persona 5?

Answer: Ren Amamiya

What is the most expensive game ever made?

Answer: Star Citizen

What is the currency of Roblox?

Answer: Robux

What platform was the original Doom first released on?

Answer: MS-DOS

What does PUBG stand for?

Answer: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Medium Difficulty Video Game Trivia

What is the name of the theme music that plays in the final battle against Sephiroth in Final Fantasy 7?

Answer: One-Winged Angel

What is the name of the first commercial home video game console?

Answer: Magnavox Odyssey

What game inspired the original Street Fighter?

Answer: Kung-Fu Master (Spartan X)

What color was Spyro originally supposed to be?

Answer: Green

What 2 games is R.O.B the Robot’ compatible with?

Answer: Gyromite and Stack-Up

What genre of game is Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn?

Answer: MMORPG

What name was Roblox originally known as?

What was Lara Croft’s name before it was changed?

Answer: Laura Cruz

What is the first best-selling game on the Xbox 360?

Answer: Kinect Adventures!

What is the name of World of Warcraft’s 4th expansion?

Answer: Mists of Pandaria

What is Sega’s most successful console to date?

Answer: Sega Genesis/Megadrive

What fungi is responsible for turning humans into zombies in The Last of Us?

Answer: Cordyceps

Is Geralt of Rivia’s silver sword used to slay monsters or humans?

Answer: Monsters

What is Solid Snake’s real name?

Answer: David

What is classic Lara Croft’s favorite meal?

Answer: Beans on toast

Which game is set in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay?

Answer: Life is Strange

What does Nathan Drake’s ring say in the Uncharted series?

Answer: Sic Parvis Magna

How many colossi are featured in Shadow of the Colossus?

Answer: 16

What game has received the most awards to date?

Answer: The Last of Us Part 2

What Sega Dreamcast game features a teenage martial artist known as Ryo Hazuki?

Answer: Shenmue

What is Sonic the Hedgehog’s middle name?

Answer: Maurice

What is the name of Kratos’ axe in God of War?

Answer: Leviathan Axe

What is the primary enemy type called in Kingdom Hearts?

Answer: Heartless

Who are the two protagonists of Resident Evil 2?

Answer: Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield

What is Yennefer’s signature scent in The Witcher series?

Answer: Lilac and gooseberries

Who is Noctis’ love interest in Final Fantasy 15?

Answer: Lunafreya

What is the name of the wooden mask who accompanies Crash in Crash Bandicoot?

Answer: Aku Aku

What game is the quote “do a barrel roll” from?
Star Fox

Which famous actress voices Kairi in most of the Kingdom Hearts games?

Answer: Hayden Panetierre

How many playable characters are in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Answer: 36

Who is the mascot character of Overwatch?

Answer: Tracer

Which company develops the Dark Souls series?

Answer: FromSoftware

What is the default title of the protagonist in Elder Scrolls VI: Oblivion?

Answer: The Hero of Kvatch

How many full heart containers do you need to obtain the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

Answer: 13

Who voices Jonsey from Fortnite?

Answer: Troy Baker

How many controller ports does the GameCube have?

Answer: 4

What is the name of the first level in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater?

Answer: Warehouse

What is the best-selling game of all time on the PlayStation 2?

Answer: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

What is the name of the video game series that features a kangaroo wearing boxing gloves?

Answer: Kao the Kangaroo

How long was Link asleep in the Slumber of Restoration in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

Answer: 100 years

What launched first, the Nintendo DS Lite or the Nintendo DSi?

Answer: Nintendo DSi

Who is Diddy Kong’s girlfriend?

Answer: Dixie Kong

What console was the original Ecco the Dolphin developed for?

Answer: Sega Genesis/Megadrive

Blinx: The Time Sweeper was available on which console?

Answer: Original Xbox

What are victims of the second stage of the cordyceps infection known as in The Last of Us?

Answer: Stalkers

What triforce does Link wield in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time?

Answer: Triforce of Courage

What is the name of the giant griffin-like beast in The Last Guardian?

Answer: Trico

How long was the development time for Metroid Dread?
15 years

What is the name of the recurring dog NPC in the Fallout series?
Answer: Dogmeat

What are the 3 starter Pokémon in Pokémon Pearl/Diamond?

Answer: Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup

Hard Video Game Trivia

What was the last game to be released on the Sega Dreamcast?

Answer: Puyo Puyo Fever

What was the first video game to feature DLC?

Answer: Total Annihilation

What is considered to be the first ever horror video game?

Answer: Haunted House (1982) for the Magnavox Odyssey

Who was the original owner of the Buster Sword?

Answer: Angeal Hewley

Which video game franchise has the most sequels?

What was the last console that Sega released?

Answer: Dreamcast

How many unique Moons in total can you collect in Mario Odyssey?

Answer: 880

What year was the first FIFA game released?

Answer: 1993

What was Spyro originally called?

Answer: Pete

What console was Nintendogs originally supposed to be on?

Answer: Nintendo Gamecube

What is the furthest date you can reach in Animal Crossing: New Leaf?

Answer: December 31, 2050

What was the maximum number of daily quests you could do per day prior to Patch 5.0.4 in World of Warcraft?

Answer: 25

What was the US launch price of the Gameboy Color?

Answer: $69.99

When was Atari 2600 discontinued?

Answer: January 1, 1990

What was the first best-selling game in December 2021?
Call of Duty: Vanguard

Who is on the cover of FIFA 2002?
Answer: Thierry Henry

How many events are featured in the Athens 2004 game?

Answer: 24

What type of Pokémon is Ampharos?

Answer: Electric-type

What year was Sega founded?

Answer: 1960

What type of food is Pac-Man based on?

Answer: Pizza

What popular American family restaurant did Atari’s founder establish?

Answer: Chuck E. Cheese’s

How many Nomir Chests are in God of War Ragnarök?

Answer: 35

What game did Sonic first appear in as an air freshener?

Answer: Rad Mobile (1991)

What is the highest score a player has gained on the arcade edition of Super Mario Bros.?

Answer: 1,262,800 points

What is the real name of Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain?

Answer: John

What was the first game to introduce a proper saving system?

Answer: The Legend of Zelda

Who holds the Guiness World Record for the biggest video game collection?

Answer: Antonio Romero Monteiro with more than 24,000 games

What is the world record for the fastest speedrun of Super Mario Bros.?

Answer: 4:54.798

What was the original profession of the inventor of the Game Boy?

Answer: Janitor

What item do you receive after obtaining all 900 Korok seeds in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

Answer: Hestu’s Gift

Which band earned more money from Guitar Hero royalties than album sales?

Answer: Aerosmith

What is the most-played game of all time based on player count?
PUBG: Battlegrounds

Who was the youngest esports millionaire from a single tournament?

Answer: Jaden Ashman at 15 years old

Who is on the cover of Madden NFL 2005?

Answer: Ray Lewis

What is the best-selling Wii-U game of all time?

Answer: Mario Kart 8

Which video game contains the most amount of collectables?

Answer: Donkey Kong 64 with 3,821 collectables

What animal was Yoshi originally supposed to be?

Answer: Horse

How much bigger than Earth is Minecraft’s map?

Answer: 18 times bigger

What is a group of Endermen called in Minecraft?

Answer: A haunting

What game is widely considered to be the worst ever made?

Answer: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

How many copies of Wii Sports were sold?

Answer: 82.90 million

How many games were available on the Virtual Boy?

Answer: 22

Who is known as “The Father of the PlayStation”?

Answer: Ken Kuturagi

Who was Sega’s first mascot?

Answer: A spaceship called Opa-Opa

Which video game console has the highest number of games?

Answer: PlayStation 2

When was Google Stadia discontinued?

Answer: January 18, 2023

What game has been ported the most?


Which video game has the most endings?

Answer: Star Ocean: Second Evolution with 100 endings

Which Xbox game has the most achievements?
Halo: The Masterchief Collection with 700 achievements

How many villagers does Animal Crossing: Wild World feature?

Answer: 150

What was Minecraft originally called?

Answer: Cave Game

What is the earliest known mobile game?

Answer: Tetris

What was the first home console to feature proper internet capabilities?

Answer: Dreamcast

Final Thoughts

The world of gaming has come a long way in the last several decades, and its evolution only continues to impress and inspire. Hopefully, you learned some cool new trivia about video games in this quiz!

Or, if you were able to answer all these questions correctly, you truly are a video game connoisseur!

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