What are all the different game genres that we have today?

By Arris
Mar 15, 2002
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  1. Ok here are the ones that I am familiar with...
    • First Person Shooter (FPS)
    • Real Time Strategy (RTS)
    • Sports
    • Simulation (including Flight, Sim series)
    • Racing
    • Role Playing Game (RPG)
    • Strategy
    • Arcade
    • Adventure

    I know occasionally there are games that don't fall into one of these categories or fall into multiple categories but these don't define a new genre...
    Have a missed any or are these all of them? :confused:
  2. erwin1978

    erwin1978 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 327

    Some of these genres can bleed into other genres. Take for example Platform games; these games can be considered adventure games.
  3. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,537   +92

    Platform....
    That is one I didn't mention...
  4. Epidemic

    Epidemic Newcomer, in training

    you cant put flight sim in another category, it is it's own category.

    Sim city, sim planet

    Silent serviceII

    MS flight simmulator even deserves its own category. Boooooring.
    give me an f16, yf23 and I will fly cross country but when I get board of flying I can go blow up a tree or fly mach2.5 at treetop level. Muhwahahahahahah.

    But FPS is my world now.
  5. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate Newcomer, in training Posts: 321

    never, never forget: Turn Based Strategy! :D
    look at all those names!:
    Heroes Of Might And Magic
    Worms
    Civilisation


    for me, RPGs are divided into 2 groups: AD&D style and console style. ;)
  6. uncleel

    uncleel Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,145

    It is it's own category, flight simulation. It's easy to treat flight sims as a form of FPS air combat. Rather than learn the " boring" basics of piloting; flight path, instrumentation,vectors, etc.
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