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Platformer / Action Adventure

Platformers are characterized by their heavy use of jumping and climbing to navigate the player’s environment and reach their goal. Action-adventure is a hybrid genre, and thus the definition is very inclusive, leading it to be perhaps the broadest genre of video games, and can include many games which might better be categorized under narrow genres.

Shooter / Battle Royale

In shooter games (or simply shooters), players use ranged weapons to participate in the action, which takes place at a distance. Most shooters involve violent gameplay; lethal weaponry is used to damage opponents. However, some shooters, such as Splatoon, have non-violent objectives.

Fighting / Beat'em Up

Fighting games center around close-ranged combat typically one on one fights or against a small number of equally powerful opponents, often involving violent and exaggerated unarmed attacks. Most fighting games feature a large number of playable characters and a competitive multiplayer mode.

Survival / Survival Horror

Survival games start the player off with minimal resources, in a hostile, open-world environment, and require them to collect resources, craft tools, weapons, and shelter, in order to survive as long as possible.

Action / MMO RPG

The action role-playing game or action RPG is a type of role-playing video game that incorporates real-time combat as opposed to turn-based or menu-based, often borrowing elements from action games or action-adventure games.


A role-playing game made in Japan but has since encapsulated a new kind of game not just made in Japan. Some games include Chrono Trigger for the SNES, Final Fantasy VII, and many more.


Life Simulation games (or artificial life games) involve living or controlling one or more artificial lives. A life simulation game can revolve around individuals and relationships, or it could be a simulation of an ecosystem.

Strategy / Tactics

The moniker “real-time strategy” (RTS), usually applied only to certain computer strategy games, (however, this genre is probably the most well known of strategy games and is what most websites mean when they say “strategy games”) indicates that the action in the game is continuous, and players will have to make their decisions and actions within the backdrop of a constantly changing game state.

Racing / Sports

One competes against time or opponent using some means of transportation. Subgenres include racing simulators and kart racing.


A video game console emulator is a type of emulator that allows a computing device to emulate a video game console’s hardware and play its games on the emulating platform.