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Types of games

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:03 pm
by Bill MacKenty
From wikipedia:

1 Action
1.1 Platform games
1.2 Shooter games
1.3 Fighting games
1.4 Beat 'em up games
1.5 Stealth game
1.6 Survival games
1.7 Rhythm games

2 Action-adventure

2.1 Survival horror
2.2 Metroidvania

3 Adventure

3.1 Text adventures
3.2 Graphic adventures
3.3 Visual novels
3.4 Interactive movie
3.5 Real-time 3D adventures

4 Role-playing

4.1 Action RPG
4.2 MMORPG
4.3 Roguelikes
4.4 Tactical RPG
4.5 Sandbox RPG
4.6 First-person party-based RPG
4.7 Cultural differences
4.8 Choices
4.9 Fantasy

5 Simulation

5.1 Construction and management simulation
5.2 Life simulation
5.3 Vehicle simulation

6 Strategy

6.1 4X game
6.2 Artillery game
6.3 Real-time strategy (RTS)
6.4 Real-time tactics (RTT)
6.5 Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA)
6.6 Tower defense
6.7 Turn-based strategy (TBS)
6.8 Turn-based tactics (TBT)
6.9 Wargame
6.10 Grand strategy wargame

7 Sports

7.1 Racing
7.2 Sports game
7.3 Competitive
7.4 Sports-based fighting

8 Other notable genres

8.1 MMO
8.2 Casual games
8.3 Party game
8.4 Programming game
8.5 Logic game
8.6 Trivia game
8.7 Board game or card game

10 Video game genres by purpose

10.1 Advergame
10.2 Art game
10.3 Casual game
10.4 Christian game
10.5 Educational game
10.6 Esports
10.7 Exergame
10.8 Personalized game
10.9 Serious game