A game in which the player ignores the game's objectives so as to explore the game's environment. Sandbox games are also referred to as nonlinear or open-ended. The Grand Theft Auto series allows for open-ended play.
shoulder buttons (noun)
These buttons are positioned at the top of a game controller and are designed to be easily accessible to a player's index or middle fingers. This contrasts with the main buttons on the controller which are intended for the player's thumbs.
simulation game (noun)
Refers to games that attempt to accurately depict situations and experiences one might have in the real world.
These are details about a game that might ruin a player's enjoyment, such as information about the ending of the game's story.
stealth (noun or verb)
A type of game in which remaining undetected is one of the main features. Metal Gear Solid is a series of games involving stealth.
suppression fire (adjective)
This refers to the strategy of using overwhelming fire power to prevent enemies from firing their weapons and forcing them to take cover.
tactical (noun and adjective)
A type of game in which the player must use tactics and strategies to survive and complete the game's objectives.
A perspective in which the player has an overhead view of the characters and events within the game.
unlimited ammo (noun)
This is a feature in many games that must be unlocked with a cheat code. The code allows the player's character to have limitless ammunition.