User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

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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Windows (2007)

Attempting to render a visual reproduction of this game's subject would be a waste of processor power considering that the...

DOS (1983)

A stock market simulation for 1-4 players, each with a starting investment of $5000 and a straightforward goal: become filthy...

Black Gold DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and J2ME (2007)

Four oil companies (each of which can he human or computer controlled) do battle to dominate the lucrative oil industry,...

Black Gold DOS Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1991), Atari ST (1991) and Commodore 64 (1992)

This managerial simulation for up to 4 players has the same title as the game from reLINE, but in this...

NES (1992)

The unlicensed Blackjack plays just like the ‘American Blackjack’ rules found in the casino compete with all the things you...

Commodore PET/CBM (1978)

Blackjack is a digital version of the classic card game. The player can bet each turn up to 25000 dollars....

DOS (1984)

When IBM first conceived the PC, they had the foresight to design the four playing-card suites right into its built-in...

DOS (1983)

Yet another early conversion of the classic casino game, based on a previous version written for the Compucolor II. The...

Commodore 64 (1988)

In this game game one to twenty human players can challenge the computer in the famous card game Blackjack. Setting...

DOS (1993)

Black Jack '2000 is a computer version of the popular card game of the same name. The game features three...

DOS (1993)

Blackjack Plus is a shareware card game. When the player registers the shareware game they are sent Blackjack Plus Professional,...

Atari ST (1991)

Black Jack Plus 3 is a highly customizable Black Jack game in medium resolution for up to seven players. Computer...

Windows (1999)

Blackjack Trainer is a single-player, shareware card game aimed at teaching the basics of the game to beginners. The game...

Black/Matrix SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1998)

The cosmic battle between angels and demons ended in the demons' victory. They took control of the world and reversed...

Dreamcast (1999)

Black/Mtrix Advanced is an enhanced version of Black/Matrix. The game is set in a world which is controlled by demons,...

Black/Matrix II PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002)

Rage was one of the four Great Generals of the Demon Army, but he was slain in a battle against...

PlayStation (2004)

Black/Matrix OO ("Double O") is a remake of Black/Matrix Zero featuring a heavily reworked and expanded story, numerous additional endings,...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

This installment of the Black/Matrix series is set in the same universe, a world which is populated by angels with...

Black Moon Chronicles Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Black Moon Chronicles is a strategy game based on the comic book series of the same name. The player is...

Atari ST (1988)

Black Orchid is a strategy game in a fantasy setting, in which the forces of good and evil try to...

Black Sheep iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Black Sheep is a brain-teasing puzzle game where you have to help a black sheep escaping from the feed lot...

Black & White Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2002)

Spiritual descendant of the Populous games, Black & White is a 'god' game in which players take the role of...

Black & White 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2009)

The sequel to Lionhead's open-ended god game, Black & White, attempts to offer more focused gameplay and larger scale. The...

Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

During the final battle of Black & White 2 where you put an end to the reign of the Aztec,...

Black & White 2 (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

This collector's edition contains: Black & White 2 One bonus creature: The Tiger A 28 minute Making of Black &...

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