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Capcom genres are unique genres Capcom applies to their own video games for advertising in Japan. Usually each IP is designated its own genre but sometimes have more than one and the genres are printed on each game's front boxart.

The use of making up genres is part of Capcom's common practice of giving unique names to concepts or game mechanics such as, “Partner zapping”, the “Crossover System”, and recently “Isolated view”. While the most major titles in the Resident Evil series use “Survival Horror”, there have been instances where Capcom staff described specific games as other new genres such as "Dramatic Horror" for Resident Evil 6.

The following is a list of genre labels on Resident Evil and other Capcom games:

Name Genre Translation
Major releases & Outbreak series サバイバル ホラー Survival Horror
Gun Survivor series (Resident Evil Survivor, Resident Evil Survivor 2 CODE:Veronica, Dino Stalker, Resident Evil Dead Aim), Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles サバイバル ガンシューティング Survival Gun Shooting
Resident Evil Confidential Report サバイバルタクティクスゲーム[1][2] Survival Tactics Game
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles ホラー ガンシューティング Horror Gun Shooting
Biohazard Chronicles Value Pack ガンシューティング Gun Shooting
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D サバイバル アクション Survival Action
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City サバイバルシューテー Survival Shooter
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps 対戦型 シユーター Versus Battle Shooter
Dino Crisis パニック ホラー Panic Horror
Devil May Cry スタイリッシュ ハードアクション Stylish Hard Action
Onimusha 戦国サバイバル アクション Sengoku Survival Action
Clock Tower 3 ホラー アドベンチャー Horror Adventure
Haunting Ground ゴシック サイコホラー Gothic Psycho-horror
Dead Rising ゾンビパラダイスアクション Zombie paradise action