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Strategy

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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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Black & White: Creature Isle Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Plenty of new features are available in this expansion pack to Black & White: New Creature Pets allow your creature...

Black & White Deluxe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2002)

This is the full version of Black & White combined with Black & White: Creature Isle. Nothing else is included....

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2007) and PlayStation 3 (2007)

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War has players take control of a mercenary for hire during the legendary English / French...

Windows (2004)

Blanda is a word guessing game.A game consists of 10 individual words to guess. At each of those guesses, you...

Atari ST (1992)

Blat is a one player freeware block game that resembles Columns. As in Columns blocks in groups of three falls...

Blazing Heroes SEGA Saturn Front Cover

SEGA Saturn (1995)

You are Aragon, the prince of Mystaria. Long time ago, your father was one of the twelve mighty warriors who...

Blinds Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Blinds is a puzzle-solving, isometric view game. As the Blinds' God you must help them to recover their stolen eyes...

DOS (1992)

Would you like to try playing RISK without knowing how many armies your opponent controls? Here is your chance.Blind Wars...

Blingster Battle BREW Front Cover

BREW (2008)

In this mobile puzzle/action game, players are tasked with matching colored blocks together to form bigger clusters. Once linked, clusters...

Blipzkrieg Browser Front Cover

Browser (2011)

Blipzkrieg is a fast-paced, retro-themed real-time strategy game. In 29 levels the player controls a character in a battle suit...

Bliss Island Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006), PSP (2006) and Xbox 360 (2008)

Bliss Island is an action-puzzler where you play a character called Hoshi (a Zwooph), who using blasts of air from...

Blitzkrieg Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003) and Macintosh (2008)

Blitzkrieg is a real-time strategy game with three campaigns during World War 2. During the campaigns the player keeps its...

Blitzkrieg 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

As its predecessor, Blitzkrieg, Blitzkrieg 2 is a real-time strategy game set during World War 2 featuring three campaigns. Typical...

Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Blitzkrieg 2 Anthology is a compilation of the following games: Blitzkrieg 2 Blitzkrieg II: Fall of the Reich Blitzkrieg 2:...

Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation is the second official expansion pack for the World War II themed real time strategy game Blitzkrieg...

Blitzkrieg Anthology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

A 5 CD compilation which includes the original Blitzkrieg, the two expansions: Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon and Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder, plus...

Blitzkrieg Anthology & Green Devils Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

This retail compilation contains: Blitzkrieg Blitzkrieg: Iron Division Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder Blitzkrieg: Green Devils

Blitzkrieg at the Ardennes DOS Front Cover

DOS (1990) and Amiga (1989)

Blitzkrieg: Battle At The Ardennes is a conversion of the 1965 board game Blitzkrieg from Avalon Hill. In stead of...

Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Burning Horizon is a stand-alone add-on for the original Blitzkrieg game. Blitzkrieg is a real-time WW II tactical level game...

Blitzkrieg Exclusive Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Blitzkrieg Exclusive Pack is a compilation that includes the following 2 add-ons for Blitzkrieg: Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon...

Blitzkrieg: Green Devils Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Blitzkrieg: Green Devils is the third add-on to Blitzkrieg. It contains 2 campaigns in which the player commands German troops....

Blitzkrieg II: Fall of the Reich Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Blitzkrieg II: Fall of the Reich is an add-on for the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg 2. The player can...

Windows (2004)

Blitzkrieg: Operation North is an add-on for the real time strategy game Blitzkrieg. You will take part in more than...

Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The second Add-On to Blitzkrieg has a 18-mission campaign with the American tank legend general George S. Patton. The campaign...

Blitzkrieg Strategy Collection Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

This compilation contains: Blitzkrieg Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon

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