No, not all video games are as harmful as we would like to think. On the contrary, the greatest universities in the world have studied the benefits of video games on the physical and mental health of players of all ages. The proof by 5!

We already knew that video games like afk arena tier list  are no longer so bad for the health of players. The WHO says so . Better, some would even have a positive effect on well-being, according to a study by the University of Oxford which debunks some received ideas. We therefore offer you 5 games that prove that your mom may have been wrong to worry and that yes: you have to let the children play (a little) video games!

To better understand the effects of video games on the human brain, German researchers from the Max Plancq Institute and the St. Edwig-Krankenhaus University of Medicine in Berlin conducted a study on two groups of adults whose brain volume by MRI. One is allowed to play a 3D adventure game (Mario 64) for 30 minutes a day for 2 months. The other, no.

Result: the “group of gamers” showed an increase in gray matter in certain parts of the brain responsible for orientation in space, memory, strategic planning and even motor reflexes! 

What if shooting bad guys improves vision? This is the question that Daphne Batelier and researchers from the University of Rochester asked themselves in 2009. For their study , they compared two groups of players. On the one hand, players accustomed to simulations (The Sims 2, in this case) and on the other, a group of fans of action/FPS games (for “First Person Shooter”) like Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 , where the player must shoot anything that moves.

According to the conclusions of the study, the latter benefit from a 58% “boost” of their “contrast sensitivity function”, that is to say their ability to discern subtle changes in brightness in a picture. For seekers, it’s locating and aiming at an enemy that trains the player’s eye. According to them, this kind of game could even be used to correct certain vision problems.

Pokémon GO , become the best real trainer

No, Pokémon GO didn’t disappear in a single summer . If its launch was a real phenomenon, with gatherings of tens and hundreds of people to catch rare Pokémon, the game is still very popular today. The updates are numerous, new creatures arrive regularly and you can face teams like a real trainer thanks to the arenas.

Genshin Impact , a next-gen RPG

Action-RPG with a large open world, Genshin Impact arrived on PC, PS4 and mobile in September 2020 and met with immediate success. The goal of the game is simple: build your team, do many quests, fight creatures and level up your characters to make them stronger. The aesthetic is close to Japanese anime and the rhythm of the game is dynamic.