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Chapter 1. First Steps > Game Genres

Game Genres

A game genre is a type or category of game. As with movies, there are many game genres, and they are often hard to classify. Some games may fit in more than one genre. Here's a list of the most popular genres.

Action— An action game has moving objects and focuses on your timing, reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and quick thinking to achieve a good score. Most games have some action in them but aren't necessarily considered “action games.” Space Invaders and Half-Life are good examples of action games.


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