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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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Dark Universe DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

You take the role of the leader of an alien race trying to prevail against the corrupt human government. Build...

Darkwind: War on Wheels Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

Darkwind: War on Wheels is a wargame in a persistent world that is best described as a hybrid game, taking...

Dark Wizard SEGA CD Front Cover

SEGA CD (1993)

300 years ago, the high priest of the Kingdom of Cheshire tried to disturb the balance of good and evil...

Darwinia Linux Front Cover

Linux (2005), Windows (2005) and Macintosh (2005)

In Introversion's second sci-fi computer-themed game, you once again find yourself as a hacker. Unlike Uplink, however, Darwinia focuses on...

Darwinia+ Xbox 360 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2010)

Darwinia+ is a tweaked Xbox Live Arcade release of both Darwinia and Multiwinia. The game takes place entirely inside a...

Macintosh (1990), PC-98 (1991), FM Towns (1991) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

Darwin’s Dilemma is a puzzle game, the goal is to push matching creatures together. Make enough matches, and the creatures...

Windows (2003)

This game was released in celebration of the 20th birthday of German TV station RTL. Each of the players take...

Browser (2006)

Das Mattscheiben-Puzzle is a jigsaw puzzle game where the player can choose between nine different motives with German comedian Oliver...

Browser (2006)

Das Mattscheiben-Quartett is a variant of the classic Happy Families card game. In this variant the player goes against a...

Browser (2005)

Das Mattscheiben-Quiz is quiz game with trivia questions about the German TV and radio show Kalkofes Mattscheibe. The game is...

Windows (2004)

Das Original Malefiz-Spiel is the official PC version of the board game Malefiz. The rules: Every player (up to four)...

Das süße Eisbär-Baby Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Since 2007 Germany's boulevard papers have a new favourite subject: an polar bear baby named Knut who lives in a...

Das verrückte Labyrinth Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Players step into the role of a young archaeologist and begin an adventurous journey through the mysterious labyrinth on their...

Windows (2001)

Das verrückte Labyrinth is the PC version of the eponymous board game. The randomly generated game board consists of square...

Windows (2005)

In this little strategy game your task is to activate all lights on the playfield. The problem is when you...

CD-i (1992)

David and Goliath is a an educational title for children in which they learn about the classic story from the...

DOS (1994)

Davidic Matchup is a Concentration game, focusing on the teaching of David, from the Bible.Gameplay is similar to Concentration, where...

J2ME (2006)

The Da Vinci Code: Light Puzzle is the first of four mobile games based on the movie based on Dan...

Da Vinci's Secret Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Da Vinci's Secret is yet another matching game where the player has to connect 3 or more colored balls, this...

Dawn of Discovery Windows Front Cover

Windows (2009)

We write the year 1404 and the emperor is sick. Only the horizon promises healing so Lord Richard Northburgh attempts...

Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2009) and Wii (2009)

Dawn of Discovery is a Nintendo Wii and DS entry in the long-running German ANNO / A.D. series strategy series...

Dawn of Discovery: Venice Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

Dawn of Discovery: Venice is the first add-on to Dawn of Discovery. As the name suggests, the add-on sends you...

Dawn of empire Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Dawn of empire is set on the continent Pangueon which is ruled by the dynasty Shina. Because of corruption Shina...

Dawn of Fantasy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2011)

Dawn of Fantasy is an online strategy game which adapts various characteristics of browser games. The basic gameplay is reminiscent...

Commodore 64 (1984) and Apple II (1984)

This second game of C.S. Lewis' Narnia fantasy series is based on the third book. It has board game type...

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