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Genre: Grand strategy

Group Description

This sub-genre of strategy games primarily deals with grand strategy, i.e. military strategy on a large scale that focuses on co-ordination of resources, economy, and management of a nation's infrastructure. Grand strategy games emphasize these aspects as the main challenge, with the tactical aspect (battles) playing a secondary role.

Note: 4X games (e.g. Civilization) should not be included in this group, even though they may have grand strategy elements. Only games that focus on military grand strategy are allowed.
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Computer Diplomacy1984DOS, TRS-80The Avalon Hill Game Company2.94
Romance of the Three Kingdoms1985Amiga, DOS, FM-7, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNES, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.95
Colonial Conquest1985Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.95
Risk1986DOSPanther Programs3.50
Nobunaga's Ambition1986Amiga, DOS, FM-7, Game Boy, Genesis, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii U, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.46
Genghis Khan1987Amiga, DOS, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000KOEI Corporation3.62
Nobunaga's Ambition II1988DOS, FM-7, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000KOEI Corporation4.05
Kyōran no Ginga: Schwarzschild1988FM Towns, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000Kogado Studio, Inc....
Storm Across Europe1989Amiga, Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.3.65
Zan: Kagerō no Toki1989PC-98, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx CDTaito Corporation3.93
Bandit Kings of Ancient China1989Amiga, DOS, FM-7, FM Towns, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000KOEI Corporation3.61
The Computer Edition of Risk: The World Conquest Game1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSLeisure Genius3.59
Schwarzschild II: Teikoku no Haishin1989MSX, PC-88, PC-98Kogado Studio, Inc....
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness1990FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, WiiKOEI Co., Ltd.3.94
Zan: Yasha Enbukyoku1990Genesis, PC-88, PC-98Telenet Japan Co., Ltd....
L'Empereur1990DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000KOEI Corporation3.93
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.87
Risk1991Macintosh, Windows 3.xVirgin Games, Inc.3.00
Sengoku Kantō Sangokushi1991TurboGrafx CDIntec Inc....
Taiheiki1991TurboGrafx CDIntec Inc....
Medieval Lords: Soldier Kings of Europe1991Commodore 64, DOSStrategic Simulations, Inc.4.27
WinRisk1992Windows 3.x2.60
Joshua1992FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000Panther Software Inc.4.00
Zan II: Towns Special1992FM TownsWolf Team...
Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf1992DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SEGA CD, SNES, TurboGrafx CD, WiiKOEI Corporation3.22
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Selected Covers

Nobunaga's Ambition II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Nobunaga's Ambition II
Colonial Conquest Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Colonial Conquest
L'Empereur DOS Front Cover
Front cover for L'Empereur

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Taiheiki
Title screen
Screenshot from Zan II: Towns Special