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Battle Royale
fight involving many combatants that is fought until only one fighter remains standing
Capture the Flag (CTF)
multiplayer mode where players infiltrate the opposing team’s base, steal a flag, and attempt to cross back to their own side
Educational game
game that is developed primarily to educate rather than as entertainment, or a game that has educational value
FPS (First Person Shooter)
a type of video game whose gameplay involves shooting enemies and other targets and in which a player views the action as though through the eyes of the character they are controlling
Hack'n'Slash
RPG with an isometric POV where you kill lots of monsters at once
indie
independently produced game
MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game)
any story-driven online video game in which a player, taking on the persona of a character in a virtual or fantasy world, interacts with a large number of other players
MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena)
a genre of online real-time strategy video games in which two teams of characters compete head-to-head with the goals of protecting their home base and destroying the towers, turrets, or other structures of the opposing team’s stronghold
Multiplayer
any game that allows more than one player
RPG (Role-Playing Game)
a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting
RTS (Real Time Strategy)
a sub-genre of strategy video games in which the game does not progress incrementally in turns
sandbox
game category with an open world environment, without a set goal, letting player do whatever they want
adventure
single or linked set of games
simulator
games in which enjoyment is derived from deep immersion in a new (simulated) world
campaign
linked series of game "incidents", usually set in an internally consistent game-world and featuring a recurring cast of player and non-player characters
arcade game
coin-operated game machine
dungeon crawl
type of video game that is based around exploring a dungeon or similar setting, defeating monsters and collecting loot
single-player
game that can only have one player at a time
mad slasher
type of gamer at the extreme end of the "Combat Monster" and "Hack and Slash" spectrum
narrativist
games in which enjoyment is derived from creating a good story
gamist
games in which enjoyment is derived from facing and overcoming challenges
rhythm game
genre of video games requiring the player to perform actions in time to the game's music
free to play (F2P)
a game which you can play without paying for it
pay to play (P2P)
a game which you must buy to be able to play it
pay to win (P2W)
a game which in theory is free but offers many boosters which make game much easier for real money
pan european game information (PEGI)
system of rating games to give them proper age restrictions
player vs environment (PVE)
fighting computer controlled enemies
player vs player (PvP)
fighting enemies controlled by real people
recruit a friend (RaF)
a way of inviting new players to the game which gives the person inviting some in game rewards
raid leader (RL)
the person who started the group and commands another players during the fight
random number generator (RNG)
random events in a game i.e. if killed boss will drop an item
experience points (XP)
a unit of measurement used in games to determine how much more is needed to gain new level and make character stronger