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What genre would the "Choose your own story" mobile games fall under?

I keep seeing adverts for games like Choices and Episode. I was wondering what genre these would fall under? I assume it is RPG, the Wikipedia definition for RPG seems to be quite liberal: A role-...
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What genre is A Plague Tale: Requiem?

I am not a competitive gamer; when I play, I play for fun, playing casually and solving the puzzle that is the game. I have played A Plague Tale: Innocence as well as A Plague Tale: Requiem for almost ...
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What's the term for the combat used in games like Ghost of Tsushima and Spider-Man?

Is there a term for the combat mode used in games like Ghost of Tsushima and Spider-Man? Specifically, where attacks are telegraphed, and choosing and timing your response are important. These games ...
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What is the genre of HoN/DotA/LoL?

Some people call it Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), Valve is calling the upcoming Dota 2 a Action RTS (Real Time Strategy) and I've seen some using Action RPG. Has the community come to an ...
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What is the term for a game where crossing the stage fills out the area unoccupied by units?

What is the name of this 2d game (genre) where the unit controlled by the player (here a blue circle) tries to cross the stage without getting hit by the enemies (here in red) and if it succeeds, any ...
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What FPS subgenre is DOOM Eternal?

I'm trying to figure out how to find more games similar to Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal. The problem is lots of google results seem to return FPS games like Call of Duty and Battlefield. Although Call ...
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What genre have the games like Travian?

The Travian itself describes it as realtime strategy. But looking at the classic one like Dune 2 or StarCraft, Travian is definitely something else. The Wikipedia has nice list of categorization but ...