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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The Cosmic Balance Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1982) and Atari 8-bit (1982)

Design your own starships and send them out for combat against the computer player. With limited space for equipment, a...

Cosmic Bugs Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

Cosmic Bugs is the precursor to the game Water Bugs. An updated outer space version of the likes of Qix...

Cosmic Hero Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1994) and Atari 8-bit (2004)

Cosmic Hero is a timed futuristic game using Sokoban concept. The spacecraft carrying a substance required to save the Earth...

Windows (2002) and Macintosh (2002)

Cosmic Memory is a Concentration game with a space theme. A number of monitors is presented to the player. Each...

Cosmic Stacker Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Cosmic Stacker is a simple game where you insert figures (colored rings and stars) into each other and make them...

Cosmic Supremacy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

Cosmic Supremacy is a free tick/turn-based massively multiplayer space strategy game with a 3D interface. It belongs to the category...

CosmiCube Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2010) and Macintosh (2010)

Reminiscent of classic games such as Marble Madness, the goal of CosmiCube is to help the ball to its goal...

Cosmic Wars NES Front Cover

NES (1989)

Cosmic Wars takes you back to the Gradius universe as the 650-year long alliance between the Gradius empire and the...

Cosmic Wartoad ZX Spectrum Front Cover

ZX Spectrum (1985)

Is there anything uglier than a human female? The Rygellian Slime Beasts know that their enemies the Cosmic Wartoads believe...

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle Wii U Front Cover

SNES (1993), Wii (2008), Wii U (2015) and Arcade (1992)

Cosmo Gang: The Puzzle is a follow-up, but otherwise unrelated, to Cosmo Gang: The Video. Gameplay is similar to Tetris,...

Linux (2009) and Windows (2007)

Cosmos Remake is a remake of Cosmos, a classic game originally released for the ZX Spectrum system.In Cosmos, the player...

Cossacks: Back to War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Cossacks: Back to War is the second standalone add-on to Cossacks: European Wars, adding more nations (Switzerland and Hungary) with...

Cossacks: European Wars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000)

Cossacks European Wars is a real time strategy (RTS) wargame based in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Emphasis is placed...

Cossacks (Gold Edition!) Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

The Cossacks Gold Edition combines the original Cossacks: European Wars and its add-on Cossacks: The Art of War in one...

Cossacks II: Battle for Europe Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Cossacks II: Battle for Europe is an stand-alone expansion pack for the real time strategy game Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars....

Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Front Cover

Windows (2005)

The sequel to Cossacks, Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars is set in the 18th–19th century and involves Europe and parts of...

Cossacks: The Art of War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

Expanding the world set by Cossacks European: Wars, Cossacks: Art of War contains five new campaigns set in Prussia, Austria,...

Countdown Amstrad CPC Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1985), ZX Spectrum (1986), Amstrad CPC (1986) and BBC Micro (1986)

Countdown is a Channel 4 TV show which has continued into the 2010s, despite the death of original host Richard...

Counter Action DOS Front Cover

DOS (1997)

Counter Action is a real-time strategy released when, due to success of Command & Conquer, many clones started to appear....

Commodore 64 (1984)

Counter Attack is inspired by the board game Connect 4 where two players take it in turns to place a...

Windows (2010)

Count On Me is a bubble-popping game based on additions. At the start the window is filled with bubbles of...

County Fair Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

County Fair is a building construction and management game with a funfair theme. It superficially resembles games such as Theme...

Cover Girl PSP Front Cover

PSP (2009)

Cover Girl is aimed at a female audience and it is described as a 'way to become a Truly Fabulous...

Cover Girl Strip Poker Commodore 64 Front Cover

DOS (1991), Amiga (1992), Commodore 64 (1991) and CDTV (1991)

Yet another strip poker game. What is there to say about it? Well, here you can play with up to...

3DO (1994)

The player enters a saloon ready to play some cards. The game contains 4 different types of card games to...

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