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?
How many Pokèmon does Generation 1 feature?
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?
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?
What does Pokèmon stand for?
Answer: Pocket monsters
Who is Sega’s mascot?
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 is the name of Link’s horse in The Legend of Zelda series?
What year did the first Mortal Kombat release?
What is the highest-selling arcade game of all time?
What is Kirby’s main ability?
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?
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?
How many protagonists are in Grand Theft Auto 5?
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.?
What is the name of the wearable computer featured in the Fallout series?
What came first, the original Silent Hill or Resident Evil?
Answer: Resident Evil
What console did GoldenEye 007 release on?
What is the name of the green crystal that appears in The Sims franchise?
What is the currency of the Animal Crossing games?
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?
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?
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?
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 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?
What platform was the original Doom first released on?
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?
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?
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?
Is Geralt of Rivia’s silver sword used to slay monsters or humans?
What is Solid Snake’s real name?
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?
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?
What is Sonic the Hedgehog’s middle name?
What is the name of Kratos’ axe in God of War?
Answer: Leviathan Axe
What is the primary enemy type called in Kingdom Hearts?
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?
What is the name of the wooden mask who accompanies Crash in Crash Bandicoot?
Answer: Aku Aku
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?
Who is the mascot character of Overwatch?
Which company develops the Dark Souls series?
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?
Who voices Jonsey from Fortnite?
Answer: Troy Baker
How many controller ports does the GameCube have?
What is the name of the first level in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater?
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?
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?
What is the name of the recurring dog NPC in the Fallout series?
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
What was the last console that Sega released?
How many unique Moons in total can you collect in Mario Odyssey?
What year was the first FIFA game released?
What was Spyro originally called?
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?
What was the US launch price of the Gameboy Color?
When was Atari 2600 discontinued?
Answer: January 1, 1990
Who is on the cover of FIFA 2002?
Answer: Thierry Henry
How many events are featured in the Athens 2004 game?
What type of Pokémon is Ampharos?
What year was Sega founded?
What type of food is Pac-Man based on?
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?
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?
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.?
What was the original profession of the inventor of the Game Boy?
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?
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?
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?
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
How many villagers does Animal Crossing: Wild World feature?
What was Minecraft originally called?
Answer: Cave Game
What is the earliest known mobile game?
What was the first home console to feature proper internet capabilities?
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!