Genres

Every game in the VGDB database is assigned a genre. This is our system for organizing the world's video games into genres.

  • Action
    • General
    • Shooter
      • First-Person
        • Arcade
        • Tactical
      • Third-Person
        • Tactical
        • Arcade
      • Light Gun
      • Shoot-'Em-Up
        • Horizontal
        • Vertical
        • Top-Down
      • Rail
    • Platformer
      • 3D
      • 2D
    • Fighting
      • 2D
      • 3D
    • Rhythm
      • Dancing
      • Music
    • Beat-'Em-Up
      • 3D
      • 2D
    • Pinball
    • Arcade
  • Action Adventure
    • General
    • Open-World
    • Survival
    • Sandbox
    • Linear
  • Adventure
    • General
    • 3D
      • Third-Person
      • First-Person
    • Point-and-Click
    • Visual Novel
    • Text
  • Miscellaneous
    • Compilation
    • Party / Minigame
    • Trivia / Game Show
    • Exercise / Fitness
    • Edutainment
    • General
    • Board / Card Game
    • Application
    • Gambling
    • Demo Disc
  • Puzzle
    • Action
    • General
    • Logic
    • Matching
    • Hidden Object
    • Stacking
  • Racing
    • Arcade
      • Automobile
      • Other
      • Futuristic
    • Simulation
      • Automobile
    • General
  • Role-Playing
    • Action RPG
    • Japanese-Style
    • Roguelike
    • General
    • Trainer
    • Western-Style
    • Massively Multiplayer
  • Simulation
    • Virtual
      • Virtual Life
      • Career
      • Pet
    • Vehicle
      • Combat
      • Train
      • Civilian
    • General
    • Flight
      • Combat
      • Civilian
    • Space
      • Combat
      • Civilian
    • Marine
      • Combat
      • Civilian
  • Sports
    • Individual
      • Nature
        • Hunting
        • Fishing
      • Athletics
      • Bowling
      • Other
      • Horse Racing
      • Golf
        • Arcade
        • Sim
      • Combat
        • Boxing / Martial Arts
        • Wrestling
      • Tennis
      • Ski / Snowboard
      • Billiards
      • Skate / Skateboard
      • Surf / Wakeboard
      • Biking
    • General
    • Team
      • Soccer
        • Sim
        • Arcade
        • Management
      • Football
        • Sim
        • Arcade
      • Basketball
        • Sim
        • Arcade
      • Baseball
        • Arcade
        • Sim
      • Ice Hockey
        • Arcade
        • Sim
      • Volleyball
      • Other
      • Futuristic
      • Rugby
      • Cricket
  • Strategy
    • Real-Time
      • General
      • Tactics
      • Defense
      • Command
      • MOBA
    • Turn-Based
      • Card Battle
      • Tactics
      • General
      • Artillery
      • 4X
    • Management
      • Government
      • Business / Tycoon
    • General