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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Company of Heroes: Anthology Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2012)

The compilation Company of Heroes: Anthology contains all previously release games in the Company of Heroes series. The games included...

Company of Heroes (Collector's Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A specially packaged version of Company of Heroes that includes some extras not found in the standard retail version.The Collector's...

Company of Heroes: Game of the Year Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A re-release of the Company of Heroes that includes 2 new skirmish maps: Seine River Docks and Beaux Lowlands.

Company of Heroes (Gold Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

A compilation of the original Company of Heroes and the expansion Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts.

Company of Heroes Gold - Limited Edition  Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

This compilation contains: Company of Heroes Company of Heroes: Opposing FrontsAdditional content is an exclusive Dog Tag.

Company of Heroes (Limited Edition) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

This Limited Edition was only released in Europe and includes: Company of Heroes Exclusive Steelbook-packaging WWII Survival Guide Camouflage and...

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Opposing Fronts is a stand-alone expansion for Company of Heroes. It introduces two new factions: the British 2nd Army and...

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is the second stand-alone expansion for Company of Heroes.The add-on contains three new single-player...

Complete Chess System DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993) and Amiga (1994)

Complete Chess System is a Chess game that allows you to play a match against your computer. The game comes...

The Complete Great Naval Battles: The Final Fury DOS Front Cover

DOS (1996)

The Final Fury is a compilation of all previous titles from the Great Naval Battles series: Great Naval Battles: North...

The Complete Universal Military Simulator DOS Front Cover

DOS (1993), Amiga (1993) and Atari ST (1993)

The Complete Universal Military Simulator is a compilation which brings together UMS: The Universal Military Simulator along with its sequel...

Complica DX ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (2015)

Complica DX is a "4 aligned pieces" board game with a twist: Whenever a column is already full, dropping a...

Computer Acquire Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980), Atari 8-bit (1981), TRS-80 (1980) and Commodore PET/CBM (1980)

Computer Acquire is adapted from the board game Acquire by Avalon Hill. As in most games of high finance it...

Computer Air Combat Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980)

Computer Air Combat is a simulation of aerial warfare during World War II. Players can choose from flying American, British,...

Computer Ambush Apple II Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), Apple II (1985), Atari 8-bit (1984) and Macintosh (1987)

Computer Ambush (Improved Version) is a computer tactical simulation of squad vs squad combat in France during World War II....

Computer Baseball DOS Front Cover

DOS (1983), Amiga (1986), Commodore 64 (1983), Apple II (1981), Atari 8-bit (1984) and Macintosh (1986)

Computer Baseball is a game of both strategy and statistics. Managers manipulate pinch hitters, infield positions, relief pitchers and base...

Computer Battlegames Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1982), ZX Spectrum (1982), VIC-20 (1982), TRS-80 (1982), Commodore PET/CBM (1982), BBC Micro (1982) and ZX81 (1982)

Computer Battlegames is a book containing the following type-in games: Robot Missile: the player has to guess in four tries...

Computer Bismarck Apple II Front Cover

Apple II (1980) and TRS-80 (1980)

A naval combat wargame recreating the hunt for the Bismarck, fit onto the Apple ][ platform. The entire North Atlantic...

Amiga (1992) and Atari ST (1992)

This is another adaptation of the eponymous board game by Avalon Hill.The game is set in Europe at the start...

DOS (1984) and TRS-80 (1984)

Avalon Hill's classic strategic board game in its first commercial adaptation. Choose a country to play as, and attempt world...

Computer EastFront Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

Computer EastFront is an adaptation of the board game EastFront. It is a hex based wargame that simulates the Eastern...

Macintosh (1994)

The Computer Edition of Risk Deluxe: The World Conquest Game is a Macintosh-exclusive, expanded edition of The Computer Edition of...

The Computer Edition of Risk: The World Conquest Game DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Amiga (1989), Atari ST (1989), Commodore 64 (1989) and Apple II (1989)

The Computer Edition of Risk: The World Conquest Game is an official conversion of the classic Parker Brothers board game....

The Computer Edition of Scrabble Brand Crossword Game DOS Front Cover

DOS (1989), Apple II (1989) and Macintosh (1987)

Perhaps the earliest "official" version of Scrabble for the PC. This adaptation of the classic word puzzle game allows up...

Computer Football Strategy Atari 8-bit Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1983), Atari 8-bit (1983) and TRS-80 (1983)

Computer Football Strategy is modeled after Avalon Hill’s board game based on American style football. Players can select from a...

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