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There are good agents, like Elite Beat Agents and bad agents, like Agent Smith.
A staple in modern shooters. They hide, crawl, creep, climb and jump, and are usually pretty weak but hard to hit.
Alert is a state a game may enter after the player has been overtly detected by enemies, and often brings increased enemy opposition (in numbers, aggression, etc.) while a cooldown timer or meter appears by which the player can gauge the expiration of Alert.
Games with stories that involve aliens invading the main character's home planet.
Gameplay system where choices in actions and dialogue affect the alignment of the protagonist on a spectrum toward opposite poles. Changes in alignment often modify the course of the narrative, player abilities, and gameplay options.
The revolution of British colonists in North America that led to the creation of the United States. The war lasted from 1775 to 1781.
The Walt Disney company founded the Ducks in 1993 after the success of the Mighty Ducks film.
Usually refers to the end of the world.
The study of and search for remains of human culture and history (or that of other civilizations).
The Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League. The Coyotes recently set franchise records by winning the Pacific Division and making it to the Western Conference Finals in the 2011-2012 season. It was their first time going past the first round of the playoffs.
First starting out as simple machines throwing stones, artillery has evolved greatly and is an important weapon in war.
Assassins are people who are tasked with the action of violence against peoples, though their general aims are to be discreet and as minimally violent as possible in order to remain discreet if necessary.
Baditude is being "edgy" in an obviously forced or fake manner. Games with baditude often feature excessive swearing, gratuitous violence, and content meant to shock or offend.
A banker is the owner, operator, and/or teller at a bank.
Games that have been banned, or refused a rating for one reason or another.
A private military contractor group in the Deus Ex universe. Many of Adam Jensen's adversaries in Deus Ex: Human Revolution are Belltower soldiers.
Billboards are used in many games as either a form of advertisement or as something to smash through.
An organization formed by the US Government with the purpose of investigating and ultimately putting an end to Bio-Organic Weapons.
Bookworms are the characters who always have their face buried between the pages of a book. It doesn't matter if it's a mystic spellbook or just a tattered paperback, they'd rather read about an epic adventure than have one.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
In the Fallout series a bunch of Brahman made their way to the United States before the bombs fell. Afterwards they mutated and gained an extra head and four more stomachs.
The Brooklyn Nets (formerly known as the New Jersey Nets) are a professional basketball team that competes in the NBA.
The Brotherhood of Assassins is a secret society that has existed for almost a thousand years, and which fights from the shadows against the Templar Order to protect mankind's free will.
A faction in the command & Conquer series. The Brotherhood is a secret ancient society or cult.
A military organization who see themselves as the technological saviors of The Wasteland. They are the descendants of the scientists and soldiers who managed to take refuge during the Great War, the conflict that caused the world to descend into an apocalyptic wasteland.
Capitalism is an economic system that supports private property and financial gain.
The 3rd stage after being spotted in the Metal Gear Series.
Videogames with extreme or controversial content will often be altered for release in certain countries, usually to comply with local laws or prevent cultural misunderstandings.
A creature in the Fallout universe that is made up of a random mix of certain species mutated with the Forced Evolutionary Virus.
The Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA, is an arm of the US government devoted to espionage activities. The Agency plays a significant role in plenty of games.
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