I'm looking for more games like the ones mentioned above. Especially one like Jagex's Arcanists where not everyone has the same spells/weapons.

To be clear, I'm not asking for recommendations. I just need the genre so I have something to search for.

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    Well the title seemed to be asking one question, but the body seemed to be asking another. That's why I asked for clarification :)
    – Vemonus
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 13:42
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    We're historically very bad at defining what games are. We can tell you what a term means, but expecting is to slot specific games into terminology is generally a rather opinionated exercise.
    – Frank
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 14:11
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    @Frank Not really an off-topic question I think but really low research effort... If you google for "Worms genre" it's literally the first thing shown in wikipedia.
    – Jutschge
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 14:15
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    @JasperCatthoor they are called artillery games due to the nature of the gameplay not want is actually firing a projectile. They are called Artillery games due to having to calculate trajectory of your shot over a long distance like artillery do in real life.
    – Ramirez
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 14:26
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    @Jasper: Artillery fire is usually despicted just as the bazooka in Worms: a canon fire high in the air, and the projectile fall with a bell-like curve (ex. mortar). If Arcanist's spells works similarly to weapons in Worms (usually fire in the air, and touch the enemy when it fall back down), then the only difference is in the graphic despiction. The fact that it look like a fireball instead of a canonball doesn't matter for the mechanic classification.
    – DrakaSAN
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 14:27

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The genre of games you are looking for are very widely known as Artillery Games.

These types of games are called artillery games due to the nature of the game where the players have to calculate shots over potentially very long distances and readjusting your aim based on previous shots, much like artillery do in real life to make shots.


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