10 WordPress Themes for Video Games

classic video games (by Patrick Q)

Welcome to video game week here at (Anti) Social Development. Since I accidentally published this article a couple of days ago instead of saving the draft, you may have received a list of some of these links in your feed reader or email. Doh! I usually like to do my themes article on Wednesdays but decided to start the week with themes because of this error.

Some of these themes are designed for videos rather than specifically for video games but I think a video game blog would include videos for walkthroughs and game demos.

And I don’t have video game blog but I do love to play video games. I just wish I had more (any) time for them.




Super Mario


Gamers Theme

Donkey Kong


Super Mario Land

Atari Command

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  1. Jim says

    Awesome list!

    I’m partial to the two Mario themes. Especially that old school one. :-)

    eGamer is probably my favorite of the rest of them. CounterForce scares me. ;-)

    Thanks Kim!

  2. says

    What I like about some of these themes is that, even though they’re designed with videogames in mind, you could probably tailor them to other topics.

    Although why anyone would want to amend the Mario ones would be beyond me… ;-)

    Danny Brown´s last blog post – Closing Down for Earth Hour

    • says

      Hi Danny – Don’t mess with Mario ;-)

      Some of these theme are designed for video rather than game sites but I thought they would work for this list.

  3. says

    well Kim i got the link on my reader and then i tried to visit and there was a 404. i was sure it was coming :) i would also like to add that e-gamer is not free but it’s an excellent plugin indeed. anyways i really like the theme of the week as you might have guessed :D

    stratosg´s last blog post – TweepMe: Good or bad?

    • says

      Hi Stratos – I couldn’t believe I hit publish. I’ve done it before but usually caught it immediately before it hit the RSS feed. This time it could have been 30-60 mins before I realized. I was doing too many things at the same time.

      The theme of the week was partly inspired my our game conversations :-)

    • says

      Hi Madhur – It wasn’t easy to find all of these – I thought there would be more themes out there. I think I need to make the ultimate one :-)

  4. says

    I actually downloaded the egamer theme and was going to use it for a photo blog, but its sitting in the themes directory gathering dust because I went and bought a really cool theme that is pretty well complete plug and play. A hell of a lot better than the Thesis theme I bought awhile back.

    Sire´s last blog post – Thesis Theme Is Just Not Flexible Enough

    • says

      I like the theme you are using now. :-) I like Thesis but mentioned on your site the issues that I have with it. You have to know CSS and hooks to make a unique looking theme out of it.

      • says

        Yep, that’s exactly why I didn’t like it. I reckon it’s fitting that I now use it on my Load Of BS blog :D I absolutely love my new theme. Just the other day I noticed that the color of the link wasn’t quite right, so I go into the dashboard and with a couple clicks of the mouse I’ve changed the color.

        Sire´s last blog post – There Is No Way In Hell That A Man Can Please A Woman

  5. says

    I love this templates. With wordpress and all the above, making a game site is easier than ever! Thanks for the post waiting for more like this!

    • says

      Hi Penny – There really aren’t any themes specifically designed for review sites – some of the ones that revolve around videos might be the best to take a look at.

  6. eric rumble says

    Another great gaming theme you might consider adding to your list is the GameNow Theme – http://www.wpnow.com/themes/gamenow.html

    I recently purchased it for a client and its usability is great, even comes with a built in gaming review system. It could also be used for non-gaming sites as well which is nice.

  7. says

    Some fantastic themes here, I especialy love the Mario ones as they are so colourful and perhaps even atmospheric… make you happy just to see them!

  8. says

    While I know that this list is old, it still is a valid collection of gaming themes. I have used egamer for several sites and has been a favorite for some time. I will give some of the others a look.

  9. says

    I saw this list from a long time ago. I ended up making a website that has just this. It contains free themes and premium themes.

    You can check it out at videogamewordpressthemes.com

  10. says

    Wow.. Those designs are brilliant. Thanks for sharing Kim. My favorite is the first one, eGamer. That one looks so damn clean but elegant and dark. Awesome design. And suddenly i saw my old time favorite video game, Donkey Kong Country on your theme list. That is also awesome to try out and might gonna recommend to my brother if he ever plans to build a WordPress blog.


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