Genre is a term used to describe a category of gameplay. "Genre" is derived from an 18th century French word meaning "kind" or "sort".

Video games are categorised into their various genres based on their particular style of gameplay.

Examples of video game genres include:

Shoot 'em up
Turn Based RPG
Third Person Adventure
Survival Horror
God Games

See Lecture 9 Tutorial PDF for more information regarding genres.

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