Multiplayer Game Types

TypeDescriptionPlayersPersistenceGame Examples
FPSFirst person shooter<= 256NoQuake 2
Unreal Tournament
Counter Strike
Battlefield
Call of Duty
Tribes: Ascend
M.A.G.
RTSReal-time strategy game<= 8NoCommand and Conquer
StarCraft
WarCraft
Homeworld
MMO
Massively multiplayer online gameThousandsYes, generallyEve Online 1)Eve Online describes itself as "an open-ended Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG)." It does not fall cleanly into one of the more specific types below so we'll just call it an "MMO" for now - https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/About_EVE_Online
See more specific MMO examples below.
MMORPGMassively multiplayer online role-playing gameThousandsYes, character development, items.Ultima Online
EverQuest
World of Warcraft
Guild Wars
Rift
Elder Scrolls Online
MMORTSMassively multiplayer online real-time strategy gameThousandsYes, player bases, leader boards.Shattered Galaxy
Battle Pirates
War Commander
Tiberium Alliances
MMOFPSMassively multiplayer online first person shooterHundreds to thousandsYes, character development, items, leader boards.Planetside
Firefall
Defiance
Global Agenda
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arenaLeague of Legends
Defense of the Ancients
Smite
AirMech
SandboxMultiplayer sandboxYes, player and world stateMinecraft
MMOSMassively multiplayer online sandboxYes, player and world state.Trove
Roblox

 

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