Types of games
Gaming genres tend to be shortened into acronym form, but of course, it can be tough to figure out what those acronyms mean if you aren't tuned into the lingo. So let’s break a few down.
An RPG is a "role-playing game." It’s any game where you take control of a character and develop their skills and abilities. One of the oldest and most influential tabletop RPGs is D&D, or Dungeons & Dragons.
An MMORPG is a “massively multiplayer online role-playing game”—an enormous game where people from all over the world play as characters going on adventures, such as World of Warcraft.
RTS (“real-time strategy” game) is a type of game where you essentially build things (like kingdoms, items, etc.), while simultaneously destroying other things (like kingdoms or items built by another player or the game itself). The action takes place in real time. StarCraft is an important example in the genre.
A MOBA (“Multiplayer Online Battle Arena”) is a similar game type to RTS, but with less building (sometimes none at all) and more fighting. The fighting takes place in an arena, hence the name. League of Legends is a popular MOBA.
FPS stands for “first-person shooter.” These games (such as Call of Duty) are pretty notorious, but the name is a tad misleading. While this genre does include most military-themed and horror games, not every FPS game involves guns or violence. Essentially, it’s an FPS game if you’re playing from the first-person perspective—you usually only see your character’s hands and/or what’s in those hands.
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