video game


General English


  • noun a game played on a computer, with action shown on a video display


  • A computer program in which one or more users interact with the computer and/or other players, for amusement or competition. Such programs may be of varying complexity, and some feature faithfully realistic simulations of complicated activities such as aircraft piloting. Also called computer game, or game.
  • A video game (1) with rich graphics, as opposed, for instance, to a game having mostly text or simple images.

Media Studies

  • noun an electronic or computerized game, usually controlled by a microprocessor, played by making images move on a computer or television screen or, for hand-held games, on a liquid crystal display