Game acronyms

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An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of a multi-word name. Acronyms are often used in place of the complete names of games because they tend to be very long, especially with sequels.

Game Name acronyms

Acronym Complete Game Name Platform
A
AoE Age of Empires Mac, Windows, DS
AoM Age of Mythology Mac, Windows
B
BF Battlefield 1942 Mac, Windows
BF2 Battlefield 2 Windows
BGE Battleground Europe Mac, Windows
BW Starcraft : Brood War Windows, Mac
C
C&C Command & Conquer Mac, Windows, PSX
CoD Call of Duty Mac, Windows, N-Gage, PS3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
CoH City of Heroes Windows
CoV City of Villains Windows
CS Counter-Strike (Half-Life) Windows, Xbox
CS:S Counter-Strike: Source (Half-Life) Mac, Windows
D
DoD Day of Defeat (Half-Life) Windows
DoD:S Day of Defeat: Source (Half-Life) Windows
E
ET Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Mac, Windows, Linux
ETQW Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Mac, Windows, Linux, PS3, XBox 360
F
FF Final Fantasy NES, SNES, PSX, PC, PS2, GCN, 360
G
GOW Gears of War Mac, Windows, XBox 360
GT4 Gran Turismo 4 PS2
GTA Grand Theft Auto Windows, PS3, GBC, Dreamcast, XBox, XBox 360, PSP
H
HL Half-Life Windows, Dreamcast, PS2
HL2 Half-Life 2 Mac, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3
HoMM Heroes of Might and Magic Mac, Windows
K
KOTOR Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Mac, Windows, XBox
M
MGS Metal Gear Solid Windows, PS3, PS2, GameCube, PSP
MoH Medal of Honor PSX
MoHAA Medal of Honor: Allied Assault Mac, Windows, Linux
P
PD0 (or PDZ) Perfect Dark Zero Xbox 360
PGR Project Gotham Racing Xbox, Xbox 360
PSO Phantasy Star Online Dreamcast, GameCube, PC, Xbox
PSU Phantasy Star Universe PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Q
QW Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Mac, Windows, Linux, PS3, XBox 360
R
RoN Rise of Nations Mac, Windows
RTCW Return to Castle Wolfenstein Mac, Windows, Linux, PS2, XBox
S
SC Starcraft Mac, Windows
SC2 Starcraft 2 Mac, Windows
SC2K Sim City 2000 Mac, Windows, Dos, SNES
SCURK Sim City Urban Renewal Kit Mac, Windows
SC3K Sim City 3000 Mac, Windows, Linux
SC3KU Sim City 3000 Unlimited Windows, Linux
SC3KWE Sim City 3000 World Edition Windows, Linux (outside of North America)
SC4 Sim City 4 Mac, Windows
SMAC Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Mac, Windows, Linux
SMB Super Mario Bros. NES
SMB2 Super Mario Bros. 2 NES
SMB3 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES
SMW Super Mario World SNES
SotC Shadow of the Colossus PS2
SSB Super Smash Bros. N64
SSBB Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii
SSBM Super Smash Bros. Melee GameCube
STSU Star Trek: Shattered Universe PS2
SWBF Star Wars: Battlefront Mac, Windows, PS2, PSP, XBox
SWGB Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Mac, Windows
SWGBCC Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns Mac, Windows
SWJKII Star Wars - Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Mac, Windows, XBox, GameCube
T
TF2 Team Fortress 2 Windows, Xbox 360, PS3
TFT The Frozen Frozen - Warcraft III expansion. Also known as FT Mac, Windows
TR Tomb Raider Mac, Windows, Dreamcast, GameCube, DS, GBA, PSX, PS2, Saturn, Xbox, Xbox 360
THAW Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Windows, GameCube, GBA, DS, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360
THPS Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Mac, Windows, Dreamcast, GBC, GBA, N64, N-Gage, PSX, PS2, Xbox
THUG Tony Hawk's Underground Windows, Gamecube, GBA, PS2, XBox
U
UT Unreal Tournament Mac, Windows, Linux, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox 360
UT2K4 / UT 2004 Unreal Tournament 2004 Mac, Windows, Linux
UT3 Unreal Tournament 3 Mac, Windows, Linux, PS3, Xbox 360
W
W:ET Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory Mac, Windows, Linux
WC3 Warcraft 3 Mac, Windows
WW2OL World War II Online Mac, Windows
WoW World of Warcraft Mac, Windows

Game Genres

Acronym Game Genre
FPS First Person Shooter
MMOFPS Massively Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter
MMORPG Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
MORPG Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
RPG Role Playing Game
RTS Real-Time Strategy
SHMUP SHoot 'eM UP (Vertical or Horizontal scrolling shooter game)
TBS Turn Based Strategy

Game Platforms

Acronym Platform
DS Nintendo DS (Nintendo)
GBA GameBoy Advance (Nintendo)
GBC GameBoy Color (Nintendo)
GCN Nintendo GameCube (Nintendo)
GEN Sega Genesis (Sega)
GG Sega Game Gear (Sega)
N64 Nintendo 64 (Nintendo)
NES Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo)
PC Windows PC (Microsoft)
PS2 PlayStation 2 (Sony)
PS3 PlayStation 3 (Sony)
PSP PlayStation Portable (Sony)
PSVITA PlayStation Vita (Sony)
PSX PlayStation (Sony)
SAT Sega Saturn (Sega)
SMS Sega Master System (Sega)
SNES Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo)