composers compose scores and soundtracks, designers design landscapes and characters, writers write often complex and elaborate stories, all of these media belong to the general category of art and require both talent and skill to execute effectively.
It is all about the intentions behind the created video game. There is video games created only by artists (like Bad Corgi game by Ian Cheng) but also there is Counter Strike and GTA, which is part of pop culture, just like any other Hollywood movie, which is not considered as an art piece.
Building on that logic, most other arts (such as fine art or music) are interpreted differently from person to person. Games are no different in this matter. Art is subjective and saying that everyone should have a uniform experience of a piece of art ruins the core principles of art.