Pros and Cons of Video Games

Pros and Cons of Video Games


The Pros and Cons of Video Games

Video games can make careers for many people, and for other people, it can be a hobby that takes up half their day. There are many pros and cons of video games, many people can control them, but many cannot. Here are some pros and cons of video games for you that can assure you safety and be safe.

Pros Cons
Video games can improve your education. It has been proven that when teachers use games to teach students they see improvement in test scores. 

Video games can also improve teamwork and the ability to be responsible. It also improves our ability to solve and manage problems more easily. 

Video games improve job skills. There are many games that can help you get a job later on in life like job simulator, farming simulator,[etc.]  Also if you are very good at video games you can go pro in many leagues like MLG, overwatch league, dream hack. Those can give you 92k a year!

 Most video games have an online mode where you can talk to other people that are playing the same game as you.


The cons of video games can be violence. Research shows that people who play violent video games lack the part of the brain of self-control.

According to Video Games: Pros and Cons, “Kids with internet-connected games can easily hang out” with friends after school without ever leaving home. But this type of virtual get-together is no replacement for actual face-to-face interaction.¨(Utah valley pediatrics) This means that people are getting addicted and are not going outside.

According to the article 13 Video Games Pros and Cons. ¨Video games can become an addiction. If that occurs, other levels of psychological stress may also appear. Gamers may suffer from low self-esteem, have social anxieties, or even suffer from depression. Excessive gaming can also inspire feelings of guilt and shame. Uncontrolled gaming can also enhance the signs and symptoms of other mental disorders that may be present.” []


Video games can make you a career and make you a lot of money. There are many good and bad parts of video games. It can become an addiction or just a simple hobby. Many people enjoy video games but it may not be as amusing to some people. These are some of the pros and cons of video games.


Video Games: Pros and Cons from Utah Valley Pediatrics 

13 Video Games Pros and Cons by Louise Gaille