Top 15 Free Premium WordPress themes for Gaming? Which One Is Right For You
The world of gaming is getting bigger and bigger every day with new AAA titles beginning to rival movies when it comes to the amount of people interested in them. Therefore, it is required for more and more gaming websites to be around to be able to keep up with all the gaming news that is coming out. We’ve got sequels, AAA titles, new Indie games getting more limelight than ever and the general gaming universe taking a massive leap forward into the mainstream.
We therefore have decided to gather a group of 15 wordpress themes for you to base your website around. These all have gaming elements whether it’s the colour palette, the title or the design of the theme, they all have aspects of a gamer’s website.
Mezzanine as you can see, offers a beautiful user interface that highlights the use of large imagery in the background and hovering buttons that truly give the website a clean, modern and responsive feel.
Games Awe is a theme that sticks to the more traditional ideals with two columns, one for catching up on posts and the other for the content itself. It offers a blue and black colour palette that works well t
Games Zone is a beautiful offering that utilises a large imagery carousel that a hovering green button to allow you to view more. It’s a theme that uses the width of a page well and keeps it clean and minimal.
Game Zone is of a similar name but deters from the other design in that it uses slightly smaller images and doesn’t havea particular colour palette that it’s with as it uses many in the example.
Games Dir offers another carousel theme which we are seeing be rather popular among the WordPress themes. Two columns enables you to see more information and articles also which is good user experience.
GameMods outdoes our previous theme by using three columns as opposed to just two which means even more content is viewable to the viewer. It’s not a minimal or beautiful design but is certainly one that is good for a gaming website.
Zekch is a beautiful site that uses large imagery as it’s main focal point. Then these images can be cycled through and then clicked on to access different articles throughout the site. It’s a technique that would work well for either the most popular articles or particular articles you want to highlight such as exclusives or breaking news.
HungryOrks is the most fun design on our site using a very cartoonish, rustic and fantasy feel to it’s aesthetics. This gives it a design that would possibly be more suited towards a fantasy-based gaming site or maybe even an advertisement for your own game that involves a similar design style.
GameBlog is one of the more basic designs on this list. It doesn’t offer any particular incredible features to it’s design but it minimal, uses large sans serif fonts and utilises the full width of the page which is always a positive in our books.
The imaginatively named Games theme is another theme that uses the carousel idea to promote it’s highlight articles which is something we at GeeksZine know works well having tested many sites before. The red theme stood out to us as an interesting choice which is why it is on our list.
Paraxe isn’t precisely a gaming theme, however we couldn’t not have it on our list. It advertises itself as being customisable to support any WordPress catgeory. However the reason it is on our list is due to the beautiful Parallax header that we are seeing some of the best designed sites out there use lately. It enables the header and background to scroll simultaneously at different speeds.
Remorut is on our list because it offers up a new style of image/article promotion. It shows a vertical scrolling method as opposed to the usual horizontal and uses an interesting colour scheme whilst doing this.
OldGames is a great WordPress theme because it offers up a really retro feel to it’s design without feeling outdated or old-fashioned. It uses a grid background which gives the retro feel but then large, high definition imagery which keeps it modern and appealing to younger users.
GamePlay is yet another theme on our list which beautifully utilises a carousel image system to advertise it’s websites. It offers some great graphics to use on your website too such as the ones you can see in the example image above.
Cramp is one of the top rated free examples on most sites we scoured. It offers up a very bright, purple theme to it’s layout and uses some well-designed and different graphics and iconography. It’s a very alternative design style to the others, however uses the carousel effect we’ve seen time and time again.