Genre – FAQ Writer Rankings

This page analyses writing by game genres:

  1. Master Genre
  2. Selected Sub-Genres

1. Master Genre

1.1 Action
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Kao Megura (Chris MacDonald) 6035 53 113
2 DJ Tigresa (Tigresa Steel) 5674 255 22
3 BSulpher (Brian P. Sulpher) 5218 75 69
4 ASchultz (Andrew Schultz) 4571 94 48
5 Kirby021591 4448 20 222
6 DEngel (Daniel Engel) 4291 116 36
7 CWall (Christian Wall) 3601 25 144
8 War Doc (Kevin Butler) 3556 79 45
9 A I e x (Alex Eagleson) 3448 14 246
10 Vesperas (Brian David Kacaba) 3332 15 222
11 antseezee (Chris Zawada) 3314 35 94
12 JCulbert (John Culbert (tigeraid)) 3305 42 78
13 Basel (Basel Al-Shehab) 3206 114 28
14 peach freak (Tim Brastow) 3140 21 149
15 EChang (Edward Chang) 3043 36 84
16 me frog (Colin Scully) 2955 16 184
17 DJellybean (Dingo Jellybean) 2937 13 225
18 CyricZ (Scott Zdankiewicz) 2931 17 172
19 JChristopher (Joseph Christopher) 2807 39 71
20 marshmallow 2711 27 100

6646 different authors have written about Action games.

1.2 Adventure
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 CVXFREAK 4580 38 120
2 ChandooG (Adnan Javed -aka- AJ) 4439 19 233
3 Outbreak 4241 27 157
4 Mysticcat (Phan Nguyen Khanh Dan) 2979 13 229
5 Minesweeper (Nathan Norris) 2789 15 185
6 Nemesis (Brett Franklin) 2606 35 74
7 DjSiXpAcK14 (Benn Linger) 2563 12 213
8 Kayama 2506 27 92
9 Kirby021591 2482 8 310
10 THayes (Tom Hayes) 2253 72 31
11 CyricZ (Scott Zdankiewicz) 2190 14 156
12 Conquerer (Andrew) 2040 14 145
13 El Greco 1962 5 392
14 Patt3rson (Nikki Kuppens) 1921 26 73
15 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 1897 14 135
16 B.lu4R (Raul Morales) 1890 5 378
17 kylohk (Lo Kai Yan, Alasdair) 1855 7 265
18 Estil 1726 14 123
19 Stinger 3:16 1639 20 81
20 RMcGregor (Rob McGregor) 1627 10 162

2103 different authors have written about Adventure games.

1.3 Driving
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Wolf Feather (Jamie Stafford) 5384 101 53
2 MKim (Mark Kim) 1641 16 102
3 Nemesis (Brett Franklin) 1096 24 45
4 Widgeon Infantry (Neil Stump) 1041 8 130
5 Da Hui (Frank G) 716 6 119
6 me frog (Colin Scully) 688 3 229
7 Warhawk (Stephen “Warhawk” Harris) 655 10 65
8 Minesweeper (Nathan Norris) 602 7 86
9 Octoferret (Pierre Maris) 563 7 80
10 A I e x (Alex Eagleson) 518 3 172

815 different authors have written about Driving games.

1.4 Puzzle
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 DEngel (Daniel Engel) 4614 12 384
2 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 3392 17 199
3 ASchultz (Andrew Schultz) 2233 22 101
4 Syonyx (marc lalonde) 2151 2 1075
5 CyricZ (Scott Zdankiewicz) 1602 11 145
6 Dallas 1121 5 224
7 Shdwrlm3 895 6 149
8 A B C 856 23 37
9 Pop 675 3 225
10 Poopnug148 (Ben-Jamin Daly) 649 2 324

752 different authors have written about Puzzle games.

1.5 Role-Playing
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Split Infinity (Damir Kolar) 11937 34 351
2 A I e x (Alex Eagleson) 10775 33 326
3 Psycho Penguin (Captain Charisma) 9423 22 428
4 DSimpson (Dan Simpson) 7064 26 271
5 SinirothX (Nick Henson) 6188 5 1237
6 DJellybean (Dingo Jellybean) 5798 12 483
7 TFergusson (Terence Fergusson) 5460 13 420
8 ASchultz (Andrew Schultz) 4922 42 117
9 Red Scarlet 4909 55 89
10 SOng (Scott Ong) 4904 9 544
11 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 4680 35 133
12 shoecream (Jonathan Chang) 4135 4 1033
13 strawhat 3974 14 283
14 OKong (Oliver Kong) 3815 15 254
15 IKelley (Ian Kelley) 3554 19 187
16 Kain Stryder (Nick Valent) 3328 18 184
17 TestaALT (Andrew Testa) 3308 11 300
18 Apathetic Aardvark (Jason) 3196 15 213
19 EChang (Edward Chang) 3196 45 71
20 Cyril (Stephanie Nutter) 3094 13 238

4122 different authors have written about Role-Playing games.

1.6 Simulation
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 KChang (Kuo-Sheng (Kasey) Chang) 1372 17 80
2 timski (Tim) 792 4 198
3 Briareos_Kerensky (Briareos Kerensky) 767 6 127
4 MRadford (Michael Radford) 418 2 209
5 J Woodrow 319 3 106

174 different authors have written about Simulation games.

1.7 Sports
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Psycho Penguin (Captain Charisma) 3044 10 304
2 Rashidi (John Markisch) 2702 14 193
3 JChamberlin (Jim Chamberlin) 2341 23 101
4 THayes (Tom Hayes) 2022 15 134
5 Mike Truitt (Michael A. Truitt) 1805 27 66
6 CaptainCAWisma (Daniel Fookes) 1699 3 566
7 Guitarfreak86 (Richard J. D. Arnatt) 1443 8 180
8 BSulpher (Brian P. Sulpher) 1443 27 53
9 JPaterson (James Paterson) 1409 8 176
10 Sweetpimp324 (Chris Ruiz) 1266 34 37

1399 different authors have written about Sports games.

1.8 Strategy
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 JChamberlin (Jim Chamberlin) 3992 20 199
2 kylohk (Lo Kai Yan, Alasdair) 2852 6 475
3 Mister Sinister (David) 2783 19 146
4 Luigi and Tails (Seb Haque) 2755 4 688
5 MNeidengard (Mark Neidengard) 2726 6 454
6 JChristopher (Joseph Christopher) 2712 5 542
7 KChang (Kuo-Sheng (Kasey) Chang) 2448 18 136
8 PyroFalkon 2080 13 160
9 Deuce ex Defcon (Staley) 1959 8 244
10 Ikusagami 1945 3 648

1849 different authors have written about Strategy games.

2. Selected Sub-Genres

Sub-genres listed here are those which at least 150 different authors have written for.

2.1 2D: Action
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 BSulpher (Brian P. Sulpher) 2816 22 128
2 NMorgan (Nicholas S. Morgan) 2044 12 170
3 DJ Tigresa (Tigresa Steel) 1895 73 25
4 Meowthnum1 1691 15 112
5 WWalker (William Walker) 1465 21 69
6 THayes (Tom Hayes) 1441 4 360
7 Snow Dragon (J. Eubanks) 1404 18 78
8 peach freak (Tim Brastow) 1388 10 138
9 CMoriarty (Colin Moriarty) 1230 18 68
10 Kirby021591 1069 7 152

862 different authors have written about 2D: Action games.

2.2 3D: Action
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Kirby021591 1927 6 321
2 me frog (Colin Scully) 1551 7 221
3 CWall (Christian Wall) 1074 5 214
4 ZoopSoul (David McCutcheon) 962 3 320
5 CAHowell (Jason Howell) 955 5 191
6 kylohk (Lo Kai Yan, Alasdair) 954 1 954
7 GLC (Wojciech Dworak) 852 6 142
8 Deathborn 668 792 2 396
9 GavLuvsGA 758 7 108
10 MysticWeirdo (Warren Grieder) 743 5 148

593 different authors have written about 3D: Action games.

2.3 Action Adventure: Fantasy
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Kirby021591 3529 11 320
2 A I e x (Alex Eagleson) 2744 8 343
3 GregoR 2352 8 294
4 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 2035 15 135
5 B.lu4R (Raul Morales) 1431 5 286
6 aaxe (tlc) 1303 10 130
7 davogones (David Butler) 1261 7 180
8 CWall (Christian Wall) 1242 3 414
9 CyricZ (Scott Zdankiewicz) 1218 7 174
10 Mysticcat (Phan Nguyen Khanh Dan) 1167 3 389

768 different authors have written about Action Adventure: Fantasy games.

2.4 Action Adventure: Horror
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Outbreak 4241 27 157
2 CVXFREAK 4089 34 120
3 ChandooG (Adnan Javed -aka- AJ) 3486 13 268
4 Mysticcat (Phan Nguyen Khanh Dan) 2327 9 258
5 DjSiXpAcK14 (Benn Linger) 2296 11 208

491 different authors have written about Action Adventure: Horror games.

2.5 Action Adventure: Modern
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 glenster 2187 2 1093
2 RARusk 1803 6 300
3 Robert Carr 1590 2 795
4 Gaseous Snake (Mark Fletcher) 1363 8 170
5 GTA3 Addict 1348 3 449

406 different authors have written about Action Adventure: Modern games.

2.6 Action Adventure: Sci-Fi
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 FAQ GOD (AForsander) 876 1 876
2 Deathborn 668 870 2 435
3 CyricZ (Scott Zdankiewicz) 598 3 199
4 Deflux (Bobby Michael) 595 1 595
5 _Tim_ (T. Bennington) 587 3 195

275 different authors have written about Action Adventure: Sci-Fi games.

2.7 Action: Beat-‘Em-Up
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 JCulbert (John Culbert (tigeraid)) 1253 12 104
2 GLC (Wojciech Dworak) 927 7 132
3 Tiamat 916 1 916
4 Jiyu Aifu (Kevin Picheco) 886 6 147
5 JChristopher (Joseph Christopher) 759 11 69
6 DJellybean (Dingo Jellybean) 721 1 721
7 Muni Shinobu 680 26 26
8 MQuiambao (Mondu Quiambao) 662 2 331
9 RamzaBeoulve259 (Andrew Yip) 618 2 309
10 BNii (Brian Nii) 608 4 152

821 different authors have written about Action: Beat-‘Em-Up games.

2.8 Action: Fighting
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Kao Megura (Chris MacDonald) 3800 30 126
2 Psycho Penguin (Captain Charisma) 3304 10 330
3 MZielinski (Mike Zielinski) 2457 8 307
4 Basel (Basel Al-Shehab) 2448 103 23
5 EChang (Edward Chang) 2447 20 122
6 SOng (Scott Ong) 1975 5 395
7 CaptainCAWisma (Daniel Fookes) 1799 5 359
8 JChamberlin (Jim Chamberlin) 1732 20 86
9 Shouji (K`) 1644 21 78
10 striker64 (Brian Landry) 1477 5 295
11 DJ Tigresa (Tigresa Steel) 1435 50 28
12 KLantis (Kailu Lantis) 1368 4 342
13 jchensor (James Chen) 1280 5 256
14 rr a ven 1272 19 66
15 Sweetpimp324 (Chris Ruiz) 1266 34 37
16 MTRodaba2468 (Matt Rodabaugh) 1155 29 39
17 SayainPrince (Chris Quigley) 1151 6 191
18 Dan GC (Dan) 1110 24 46
19 ReCharredSigh 1103 7 157
20 Civ Magirus (Caleb “TheCivilOne” Hankins) 1100 38 28

2056 different authors have written about Action: Fighting games.

2.9 Action: Shooter
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 El Greco 3223 16 201
2 peach freak (Tim Brastow) 2058 13 158
3 Aaron Baker 1595 13 122
4 CyricZ (Scott Zdankiewicz) 1467 8 183
5 antseezee (Chris Zawada) 1316 10 131
6 marshmallow 1279 12 106
7 Dark Id (Ryan Kelly) 1207 4 301
8 AUrbina (Artemio Urbina) 1174 3 391
9 Thuyker (Thuy) 1133 4 283
10 War Doc (Kevin Butler) 1094 33 33

1549 different authors have written about Action: Shooter games.

2.10 Driving: Racing
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Wolf Feather (Jamie Stafford) 2169 34 63
2 MKim (Mark Kim) 904 9 100
3 me frog (Colin Scully) 688 3 229
4 Warhawk (Stephen “Warhawk” Harris) 655 10 65
5 A I e x (Alex Eagleson) 518 3 172
6 Player Guy Forever 516 5 103
7 TownRanger (Leslie Y.W. KEUNG) 411 6 68
8 GreenFlag (Jordan Stopciati) 399 3 133
9 Kirby021591 383 2 191
10 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 349 7 49

544 different authors have written about Driving: Racing games.

2.11 GT / Street: Driving
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Wolf Feather (Jamie Stafford) 2633 52 50
2 Widgeon Infantry (Neil Stump) 939 7 134
3 Nemesis (Brett Franklin) 826 13 63
4 Da Hui (Frank G) 539 2 269
5 MKim (Mark Kim) 489 4 122

193 different authors have written about GT / Street: Driving games.

2.12 Hardware
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 stonedwal (Matt Keller) 1450 3 483
2 Joni Philips 1213 11 110
3 the Scribe (Sam Pettus) 1200 1 1200
4 Madroms (E. LOZANO) 789 2 394
5 LuigiPapa (Luigi Papa) 724 1 724

209 different authors have written about Hardware: games.

2.13 Massively Multiplayer Online: Role-Playing
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Skye7707 (Devon Kerkhove) 681 8 85
2 gaidin000 526 1 526
3 Terekane of Darkness (Jonathan) 435 1 435
4 Magic Mario (Kevin Bray) 404 2 202
5 hockeyguy8 (Marley Marlfox) 387 1 387

277 different authors have written about Massively Multiplayer Online: Role-Playing games.

2.14 Miscellaneous: Puzzle
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 DEngel (Daniel Engel) 4313 5 862
2 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 3072 13 236
3 ASchultz (Andrew Schultz) 1945 21 92
4 Dallas 1121 5 224
5 Shdwrlm3 841 4 210

354 different authors have written about Miscellaneous: Puzzle games.

2.15 Role-Playing: Action RPG
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 PapaGamer (Barry Scott Will) 1517 6 252
2 me frog (Colin Scully) 1316 2 658
3 Yami Shuryou (Ryan Hennerbichler) 1129 5 225
4 BF_Gamer (Bob Frak) 1094 7 156
5 kylohk (Lo Kai Yan, Alasdair) 1030 1 1030
6 Gray Fox (Alan Quirino) 927 5 185
7 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 820 7 117
8 SS3 Grown Trunks (Trunks Vegita) 795 5 159
9 mstieler (Marshall Stieler) 791 3 263
10 CMoriarty (Colin Moriarty) 788 3 262

655 different authors have written about Role-Playing: Action RPG games.

2.16 Role-Playing: Console-style RPG
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Split Infinity (Damir Kolar) 10846 31 349
2 A I e x (Alex Eagleson) 7489 23 325
3 Psycho Penguin (Captain Charisma) 7032 15 468
4 SinirothX (Nick Henson) 6188 5 1237
5 DJellybean (Dingo Jellybean) 5641 11 512
6 TFergusson (Terence Fergusson) 5460 13 420
7 SOng (Scott Ong) 4641 8 580
8 strawhat 3760 12 313
9 DBM11085 (Devin Morgan) 3373 24 140
10 Red Scarlet 3206 27 118

1796 different authors have written about Role-Playing: Console-style RPG games.

2.17 Role-Playing: PC-style RPG
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 shoecream (Jonathan Chang) 3693 1 3693
2 DSimpson (Dan Simpson) 3326 10 332
3 SWCarter (Steven W. Carter) 940 4 235
4 Naranek Angmar (Duncan Clay) 651 3 217
5 Ellusion 556 1 556

158 different authors have written about Role-Playing: PC-style RPG games.

2.18 Sports: Alternative
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 THayes (Tom Hayes) 2003 14 143
2 Mike Truitt (Michael A. Truitt) 1724 24 71
3 Aaron Baker 1037 8 129
4 Pyro Vesten (Steven Ryan) 914 2 457
5 Deadmeat X (Evert van Aart) 649 1 649

210 different authors have written about Sports: Alternative games.

2.19 Sports: Traditional
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Rashidi (John Markisch) 2702 14 193
2 Guitarfreak86 (Richard J. D. Arnatt) 1402 7 200
3 Psycho Penguin (Captain Charisma) 1255 3 418
4 AJE 1030 6 171
5 BSulpher (Brian P. Sulpher) 1020 17 60
6 Action Joe (Joe Burlington) 993 2 496
7 Garibaldi84 958 15 63
8 Leif Powers 845 3 281
9 Myke 841 4 210
10 JPaterson (James Paterson) 739 6 123

752 different authors have written about Sports: Traditional games.

2.20 Strategy: Breeding/Constructing
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 MNeidengard (Mark Neidengard) 1668 2 834
2 josher1212 (Joshua D.) 792 2 396
3 kirbyroks (Josiah Herrington) 662 4 165
4 Deathborn 668 658 1 658
5 EChiu (Edmund Chiu) 531 2 265

273 different authors have written about Strategy: Breeding/Constructing games.

2.21 Strategy: Real-Time
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 kylohk (Lo Kai Yan, Alasdair) 2852 6 475
2 Luigi and Tails (Seb Haque) 2755 4 688
3 JChristopher (Joseph Christopher) 2712 5 542
4 Deuce ex Defcon (Staley) 1959 8 244
5 JChamberlin (Jim Chamberlin) 1876 5 375

449 different authors have written about Strategy: Real-Time games.

2.22 Strategy: Turn-Based
# Author Total Size (KB) Number of FAQs Average Size (KB)
1 Mister Sinister (David) 2783 19 146
2 Ikusagami 1945 3 648
3 A I e x (Alex Eagleson) 1720 4 430
4 AstroBlue 1369 4 342
5 Victory (Chris) 1252 4 313

446 different authors have written about Strategy: Turn-Based games.

Data last updated Sunday 22 January 2006.

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