Dreams with video game playing typically suggest some sort of escape from reality, from your day to day tasks. If you know that you are totally absorbed in the game and ignoring others in the game, it reflects that others may feel neglected since you are into something else not shared. Depending on the type of video game being played in the dream, the purpose of playing, as well as the people whom you are playing with, and affect the interpretation of the video game playing dreams.
We will go through some of the most common video game dream interpretations and what they may represent.
If the dream is solely about the game play and you have just recently played, the dream may simply be your mind refreshing its experience without hidden meanings.
Dream About Online Video Game with Others
To dream that you are playing a online video game or MMO like WoW (World of Warcraft) or others suggests that you need better social life. You seek that kind of belonging from a dream online world.
When you cooperate with a friend to take down a boss inside the video game, suggest that you need to work with others to tackle challenging and complicated tasks
To grind or repetitively killing monsters in the game, suggest the daily grind of waking life. This interpretation is more true if you feel bored or annoyed in the dream with the game.
When the dream world focuses and revolves around PvP or player killing, the dream may reflect the brutality of your waking life. You are transferring some of your frustration to take it out on other people who simply want to enjoy the game.
Dream About Different Types of Games
When the dream’s focus is about playing certain type of games by itself, then the dream interpretation becomes based on the nature of the game.
Strategy, RTS, City building simulation Games:
If the dream features games like Clash of Clans, Starcraft…, it represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do.
First Person Shooter or FPS Games:
Dreaming about playing a FPS game like CounterStrike, Halo…, it represents your desire to unleash your anger towards others. Consider checking out the gun dream interpretations.
Role Playing (RPG) or Adventure Games:
Dreams that feature role playing or adventure game like Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, suggest that you do not want to confront the waking issues that you experience. You would rather live the life of a video game hero. If you are killing or defeating certain monsters like zombies or robots in the game dream, they could represent the issues that you refuse to face in waking life.
Building Adventure Games:
Games like Minecraft or Terraria that requires creative building and adventure, reflects your inner need to express yourself.
Dreaming about racing games suggest that you live in a past paced environment. You need to be number 1 to get ahead and win the races.
Reflects your desire to take risks and gamble.
Suggests that you need to come face to face and confront people whom you have issues with.
Dream About Actual Game Play
Depending on what happens inside the game, they can typically have additional waking life interpretations.
To Fight a Boss or Attempting Difficult Quest or Task:
Reflects that you are undergoing difficulty and challenges in waking life. Continue trying and you can persevere. However, if you keep on failing, perhaps your preparation is not enough to finish off your project.
Dying inside a Video Game
Suggests a temporary failure that you have with the “game of life”. You will have more opportunities to try again, do not give up too early and too easily.
Lost inside a video game:
It signifies you actually feeling lost in the real world. However, since video game world is “not real”. You may be confused about the make up world that your surroundings has for you. This can reflect you feeling lost or confused about certain rules or expectations others have for you. For example, if your parents really want you to take up some career like doctor or lawyer, but you really do not want to. You may dream about lost in a video game. Where the dream signifies both being lost from other people’s expectations and trying to escape from reality.
Leveling Up in a Video Game:
To get a sense of progress inside a game, suggest that you are learning new skills and “becoming stronger” and experienced in the daily grind of life. You may be ready to take on more complicated and challenging tasks.
Finally, treat all symbols that typically occur in a dream and placed them in the setting of a video game. For example, a dream that focuses on the volcano lava and fire of a video game. Suggests the anger and rage you have buried deeply, in a parallel world hidden away from the waking life. These symbols are typically hidden so well under your subconscious that they are not seen by others.
Dream About Being Video Game Characters
To see or dream that you are a character in a video game, and that you do not have any control over yourself. Suggests that you are feeling controlled and manipulated by others similar to a robot dream. You have your own personality and decision making power stripped out of you, and replaced with a make up identity by others doing their bidding.
To dream that your real life has turned into a video game like Sword Art Online implies that you seek ambition and drive. Perhaps you want to feel alive again and see that your daily grind as boring and repetitive. However, if you experience “real” dangers when you enter video game worlds in dream, it suggests that you need to be more alert in waking life.
If you have control over your own actions while being a Video Game hero, consider the hero that you have become in the dream. These character represent role models with traits or purposes that you want to inherit. For example, if you dream about being a hero that saves the world in a RPG, you may actually want to do something great that “save” the people from their situations. Consider the ultimate goal of the hero as well, video game characters like “Mario” can suggest that you seek love or that your EX girlfriend has been taken or entered a new relationship.
Dream About Competitive Video Game Tournaments
Dreaming about competing in a competitive video game playing, suggests that you take your hobbies seriously. You want to prove that your general skills are better than others.
Dreams about witnessing or watching a competitive tournament or video, suggests that you envy the players who live their passions. However, if you feel bored about the competition, it suggests that you look down on the people who are playing and their chosen lifestyle.