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Video games focusing on close combat and defeating several enemies at a time. Beat 'em ups focus on hand to hand combat while hack and slash focuses on the use of melee weapons. Examples: Devil May ...

Domain: Video games; Category: Fighting games

Video games with an environment made of two-dimensional platforms. Gameplay consists of the controllable character traversing the platforms, usually by jumping, to arrive at his destination. Example: ...

Domain: Video games; Category: Characters

The first-person shooter features the character partaking in combat, usually with projectile weapons, while being controlled by the player from the first person perspective. Examples: Doom, Team ...

Domain: Video games; Category: First person shooters

The role-playing video game traces its humble roots to the tabletop role playing games. Typically the player chooses a role (including a skill set) for his player character and then plays the whole ...

Domain: Video games; Category: Role playing games

A contraction of shoot 'em up, called shooter-type games in Japan. The player controls a character or vehicle and shoots enemies down while avoiding projectiles. Some are harder than others. Example: ...

Domain: Video games; Category: Shmups

The player uses a pointer device, most often a gun, to shoot down enemies appearing on a screen. May or may not actually use light to detect whether or not enemies were hit. Example: Duck Hunt.

Domain: Video games; Category: Fighting games

Like a first-person shooter, but the navigation of the player character is not under the player's apparent control. The player takes a predetermined route or is determined by factors that the player ...

Domain: Video games; Category: First person shooters

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