Games are inherently interactive. I have only included those I stumbled on during my research. If you think I am missing some essenitial games contact me at:


Serious Games

 a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. The "serious" adjective is generally prepended to refer to video games used by industries like defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, and politics.




Story Exploration Games (SEGs)

Games where the narrative unfolds through exploration.


Role Playing Games (RPG)

 game in which each participant assumes the role of a character that can interact within the game's imaginary world.


Mobile Games

Interactive Narratives made for the Mobile Phone Format


FMV Games

 video game that relies upon pre-recorded video files (rather than sprites, vectors, or 3D models) to display action in the game. 


Life Simulation

a diverse super-category of video games generally designed to closely simulate real world activities.


Interactive Fiction (IF)

Interactive fiction, often abbreviated IF, is software simulating environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment.



Interactive genre featuring text based stories and interactivity aided by static or sprite based visuals.


AUGMENTed Reality GAmes (ARG)

an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by virtual elements.