Video Game Acronym Dictionary


Have you ever wondered what all those abbreviations or gamer terms mean? L33t, GG, FPS, RPG, HUD, and many more can be overwhelming to understand. Parents especially struggle to know what in the world their children are saying!

I decided to make a dictionary of sorts that I will be updating frequently with new terminology for those who are lost. If you find one you would like added, please leave it in the comments and I will be sure to do so!

God bless, and let me know if you are still stuck on any acronyms.


Consoles

3DS or DS

Nintendo (portable gaming device)

Wii or Wii U

Nintendo

Switch

Nintendo

PMG3 

Power Mac G3 (Apple)

PS 

PlayStation  (Sony)

PC 

Windows PC (Microsoft)

360

Xbox 360 (Microsoft)

Common Gaming Abbreviations

AOE

Area of Effect

ARPG

Action Role-Playing Game

BOE

Bind on Equip

CCG

Collectible Card Game

DLC

Downloadable Content

DOTA

Defense of the Ancients

DPS

Damage per second

F2P

Free to Play

FPS

First Person Shooter

JRPG

Japanese Role-Playing Game

LFG

Looking for Group

LoL

League of Legends

LOS

Line of Sight

MMO

Massively Multiplayer Online

MMOG

Massively Multiplayer Online Game

MMORPG

Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game

MOBA

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

NPC

Non-Player Character

PUG

Pick up Groups

PvP

Player versus Player

RPG

Role-Playing Game

RTS

Real-Time Strategy

SIM

Simulation Games

TBS

Turn-Based Strategy

TCG

Trading Card Game

TPS

Third Person Shooter

WTB

Willing to Buy

WoW

World of Warcraft

XP

Experience Points