A victory is a win attained by overcoming formal tests. Victories break play up into campaigns, scenarios and tasks, and when a player fails to attain a victory the result is defeat. If you fail to beat the boss, you start the level again. If you concede a goal, you have to score two to win. Defeat has consequences.
Conditions of victory are explicit and derived from the game rather than the player. The rules of fencing dictate how victory is determined, as do the rules of Counter Strike. Single player or co-operative games set challenges for victory in terms of level or mission completion, which result in the player replaying the mission if they are defeated. Multiplayer competitive games set up rules that bring players into conflict with each other, and the resulting score defines who is the victor.
- Competitive Dynamic
- Epic Win
- Positive Win