Titles where the primary element consists of you controlling the actions of the protagonist directly, often requiring quick reflexes and rewarding accuracy and timing.
Typical sub-genres: stealth, hack & slash, platformer, sandbox, survival/horror
Titles where the primary element involves one-on-one combat between two characters, often requiring extensive use of button combinations to be successful
Typical sub-genres: boxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling
Titles where the primary element involves exploring a world while solving puzzles and often engaging in combat. Key elements often include growing one or more characters in power and abilities with multiple choices which can lead to dramatically different results in the future.
Typical sub-genres: action, dungeon crawler, tactical
Titles where the primary element is to manage the activities of elements of the game to reach a desired outcome or emulate a fictional reality
Typical sub-genres: construction and management, dating, hunting and fishing, life, vehicle
Titles where the primary element emphasizes thought, precision, and planning to achieve victory, and typically incorporate strategic and/or tactical elements.
Typical sub-genres: real time, tower defense, turn based