Video game genres

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  • City-building game
    City-building games are a genre of simulation video game where players act as the overall planner and leader of a city, looking down on it from above, and being responsible for its growth and management strategy.
  • Amateur flight simulation
    Amateur flight simulation refers to the simulation of various aspects of flight or the flight environment for purposes other than flight training or aircraft development.
  • Eroge
    An eroge (エロゲ or エロゲー erogē, pronounced [eɽoɡe]; a portmanteau of erotic game: (エロチックゲーム erochikku gēmu)) is a Japanese pornographic video game.
  • Real-time strategy
    Real-time strategy (RTS) is a subgenre of strategy video games where the game does not progress incrementally in turns.
  • Turn-based tactics
    Turn-based tactics (TBT), or tactical turn-based (TTB), is a computer and video game genre of strategy video games that through stop-action simulates the considerations and circumstances of operational warfare and military tactics in generally small-scale confrontations as opposed to more strategic considerations of turn-based strategy (TBS) games.
  • Interactive fiction
    Interactive fiction, often abbreviated IF, is software simulating environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment.
  • Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game
    Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) mixes the genres of real-time strategy and Massively multiplayer online games, possibly in the form of web browser-based games, in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
  • Business simulation game
    Business simulation games, also known as economic simulation games or tycoon games, are games that focus on the management of economic processes, usually in the form of a business.
  • Wargame (video games)
    Wargames are a subgenre of strategy video games that emphasize strategic or tactical warfare on a map, as well as historical (or near-historical) accuracy.
  • Visual novel
    A visual novel (ビジュアルノベル bijuaru noberu), also known as a sound novel, is an interactive game, featuring mostly static graphics, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage).
  • Platform game
    Platform game (or platformer) is a video game which involves guiding an avatar to jump between suspended platforms and/or over obstacles to advance the game.
  • Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter game
    Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter game (MMOFPS) mixes the genres of first-person shooter and massively multiplayer online games, possibly in the form of web browser-based games, in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
  • Space flight simulation game
    A space flight simulation game is a genre of flight simulator video games that lets players experience space flight.
  • Project Eden
    (For other uses, see Project Eden (disambiguation).) Project Eden is an action-adventure video game developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive.
  • 4X
    4X is a genre of strategy-based video and board games in which players control an empire and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate".
  • Nonviolent video game
    Nonviolent video games are video games characterized by little or no violence.
  • Metroidvania
    Metroidvania is a subgenre of the action-adventure video game with gameplay concepts similar to the Metroid series and the Castlevania series (specifically from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and onward).
  • List of video game genres
    A video game genre is a specific category of games related by a similar gameplay characteristic.