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.
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.
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.
Interactive fiction, often abbreviated IF, is software simulating environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment.
Real-time strategy (RTS) is a subgenre of strategy video games where the game does not progress incrementally in turns.
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.
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.
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).
4X is a genre of strategy-based video and board games in which players control an empire and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Space flight simulation game
A space flight simulation game is a genre of flight simulator video games that lets players experience space flight.
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).
Nonviolent video game
Nonviolent video games are video games characterized by little or no violence.
List of video game genres
A video game genre is a specific category of games related by a similar gameplay characteristic.