Are video games permissible? You act out a story, listen to music, and sometimes worship false gods within them.
Video games of themselves are permissible. However, it's the haram elements you find in video games (violence,magic etc) that makes the specific games which contain them impermissible.It also becomes impermissible if they waste time and keep you from doing what is obligatory in Islam. https://islamqa.info/en/2898