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Strategy

Description

In its broad sense, the strategy genre encompasses games that emphasize problem-solving. Thinking and planning are necessary components of strategy; they can be used for such diverse purposes as preparing and positioning troops to gain advantage in a war, or figure out the principle of a puzzle. While adventure games may include puzzles, they focus on following a linear story while occasionally dealing with obstacles rather than being entirely dedicated to problem-solving. Puzzle, chess, and card games fall under the strategy category.

In a more specific (and more common) sense, strategy games refer to a genre that puts the player in command of an armed force (sometimes an entire nation), trying to gain the upper hand in a conflict either through diplomatic means or warfare. Strategy games can be either turn-based or real-time.

Managerial simulations that involve competition with the computer AI are classified as both simulation and strategy games. Strategy war games may also include role-playing elements.
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0D Beat Drop Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

0D Beat Drop is a falling block puzzle game with musical elements similar to the Lumines titles (the beat matching...

1000 Amps Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2012) and Macintosh (2012)

1000 Amps is a monochrome puzzle game played as a platformer. The player controls Plug and has to restore the...

1000 Best Solitaire Games Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

1000 Best Solitaire Games is a collection of over ninety shareware card games which between them provide over a thousand...

1000 Words BREW Front Cover

BREW (2004) and J2ME (2004)

1000 Words is a word puzzle game set in ancient Greece. A young apprentice of Xerxes gets the opportunity to...

1001 Tangram Puzzles  Windows Front Cover Selectsoft.com

Windows (2006)

1001 Tangram Puzzles is a single player game in which the player places tiles into a picture outline.There are one...

Browser (2013)

In celebration of what Google and others consider the 100th anniversary of the modern version of the crossword puzzle, Google...

101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy Windows Front Cover

Windows (1998)

101: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy is a turn-based strategy game set during World War II were the player takes...

1066 Browser Front Cover

Browser (2009)

1066 is a turn-based strategy game developed to complement the 1066 historical drama documentary commissioned and aired by the UK...

10 Days Under the Sea Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

10 Days Under the Sea is a hidden object game with a treasure hunt theme, where valuables have to be...

Windows (1998)

10six Online is an on-line only action/adventure game, meant to become the world's first 1 million player game. It runs...

10 Talismans Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), iPhone (2012) and iPad (2012)

10 Talismans is a match-3 game where you have to swap tiles for forming a chain of minimum 3 tiles...

12 Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

12 is a compilation title of twelve small games on the Nintendo DS. They range from puzzle to top-down shooting,...

Windows (2003)

123 Free Memory Card Games is a single-player, freeware, card game. It was released as a 'taster' game to promote...

Windows (2003)

123 Free Puzzle is a single-player, freeware, card game. It was released as a 'taster' game to promote TreeCardgames compilation...

Windows (2003)

123 Free Solitaire For Children is a single-player, freeware, card game. It was released as a 'taster' game to promote...

12 O'Clock High: Bombing the Reich Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

12 O'Clock High: Bombing the Reich is a detailed simulation of the Allied strategic bombing campaign against Germany in World...

Windows (2002)

12th Century BlackJack is a single player Blackjack game.The game has medieval style graphics and sound effects combined with a...

1503 A.D.: The New World Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

1503 A.D.: The New World is, like its predecessor, a 2D-strategy game where the player colonizes a new world. The...

1503 A.D.: Treasures, Monsters and Pirates Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The official expansion to 1503 A.D.: The New World adds graphics, game options and scenarios. Three new campaigns, twelve additional...

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

1552 Tenka Tairan is a war strategy game set during the Sengoku period of the Japanese history. The three campaign...

DOS (1994)

The game simulates the 15 Puzzle, a sliding puzzle that consists of numbered square tiles located on 4x4 board in...

15 Puzzle Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2009)

15 Puzzle is a simple slider puzzle game which features five different puzzles, each with it's own difficulty ranging from...

DOS (1996)

A collection of sliding picture puzzles. You can chose from 3x3 or 4x4 grid sizes and select from several pictures,...

DOS (1996)

A sliding puzzle game similar to classic picture puzzle games however instead of completing an image you slide numbered blocks...

1602 A.D. Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This release combines the original game Anno 1602: Creation of a New World and its German-only add-on Anno 1602: Erschaffung...

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