Overview of Computer Games Personal computer games (PC games) are the games played on a personal computer using interface devices such as keyboard and mouse, a joystick or gamepad. Additionally sound may be provided through speakers or headphones. The term computer game should not be messed with video games, console games, and arcade games. Video games and console games are usually connected to a TV, while arcade games are available in public spaces. At the outset, games were played at an arcade have evolved to be PC games played at home. This has made it possible to develop games of longer duration, and has done away with the requirement of inserting coins.