Pub Quiz Questions – Video games

A handy list of pub quiz questions based around the theme: video games. Answers are below.

Questions:

  1. What are the cheats for 1,000 and 50,000 simoleons in SIMS?
  2. How many Grand Theft Auto games are there in the main series, and who is the main developer/publisher of the series?
  3. What does MMORPG stand for and what is the most popular MMORPG in the world in 2020?
  4. Where does the name ‘Pokemon’ come from and how many Pokemon are in Generation I?
  5. What are the bestselling single video game and highest grossing video game franchise of all time?
  6. Name the 3 playable characters in the Red Dead Redemption series.
  7. What sort of animal is Sonic, and what colour do his eyes go when he turns into Super Sonic form?
  8. Name any two playable characters from the Tekken series.
  9. In which war are Call of Duty I, II and III set, and when are the Black Ops games set?
  10. Which video game was adapted into a film in 2016 starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons? Is the game played in first- or third-person perspective?

Answers:

  1. ‘Rosebud’ / ‘kaching’; ‘motherlode’
  2. 7; Rockstar Games
  3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game; World of Warcraft
  4. Portmanteau of ‘pocket monsters’; 151
  5. Minecraft; Mario
  6. John Marston (RDRI), Jack Marston (RDRI) and Arthur Morgan (RDRII)
  7. Hedgehog; red
  8. There’s a long list. The ones that appear in all Tekken games are:
    1. Kazuya Mishima
    2. Marshall Law
    3. Heihachi Mishima
    4. King I/II
    5. Kuma I/II
    6. Nina Williams
    7. Paul Phoenix
    8. Yoshimitsu
    9. And Panda is also an easy guess.
  9. WWII; ’60s Cold War
  10. Assassin’s Creed; third-person

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