genre is the type of game, novel, movie, or music. they are like categories or themes but are very specific. some examples of music include hip-hop, classical, techno, jazz, rap, rock and roll, metal, childrens', and so on. some examples of novels and movies include action, adventure, horror, mystery, sci-fi, romance, drama, cartoon. examples of video games include platform, racing, strategy, rpg, shooting, action/adventure, mmorpg, dancing, simulation. the genres of games and movies are always changing and debatable.