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Video games lexicon :

Video game types :


Strategy game in real time.


First Person Shooter.

Tactical Shooter :

The Tactical Shooter games simulate realistic combat, which makes tactics and caution more important than quick reflexes.

RPG games :

A role-playing game is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting and generally evolve during the parties (gain of experiences and abilities, ...).

Racing games :

Racing gams are games in which the player takes part in a racing competition with any type of land, air, or sea vehicles.

Space Opera games :

Space Opera games are games which take place in space with the player(s) control vessels, stations and or planets.

Survival Horror :

Survival Horror are games which focuses on the survival of the character control by the player. The ambiance plays an important role in this type of games.

Board, puzzles and card games :

Games which involve playing on a board like chess, or with cards or reuniting pieces.

Stealth games :

Games where the character controlled by the player must sneak into guarded areas to fulfill the objectives of the game.

Beat'm all :

Games in which the player must defeat all enemies appearing in front of the character he is controlling.

Platform games :

Platform games are a type of video game in which the player controls a character jumping or climbing between solid platforms at different positions on the screen.

Sport games :

Sport games are video games where the player control an athlete or a team and must win against others atheles and teams.

Strategy games :

Strategy games are games in which the player will have to use a strategy to fulfill the objectives of the game, which couldn't be achieved otherwise.

Construction and management games :

Types of video games in which the player will have to manage the finances, the constructions, the expansion, the moral, ... of a population or a faction in order to win the missions of the game.

Turn by turn games :

Games where each player play one at a time : While a player plays, the others must wait for their turn to move their pieces, characters, ...

Real time games

Contrary to the turn by turn games, in the real time games, everybody play in the same time : Exampe : FPS, combat games, real time strategy games, ...

Sub-genre of video games derived from famous games :

Here are the most known sub-genres of video games existing :

Quake-like :

Video games similar to the video game Quake.

Doom-like :

Video games similar to the FPS Doom.

Diablo-like :

Video games similar to the legendary role playing game Diablo.

Sim-city-like :

Video games similar to the famous video game Sim-City.


Video games similar to WipEout, which means : racing games where the players can fire on their opponents and destroy them with different weapons and traps.


Video games similar to the famous game Tetris.