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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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Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Prince Laharl awakens to find his father, King Krichevskoy, dead, and his throne being stolen from him. Now the prince...

Disgaea DS Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Disgaea DS is a port of the PSP version. While it still has the same story from its predecessor, it...

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2003) and PlayStation 3 (2013)

After a two-year sleep, Prince Laharl awakens to find his father, King Krichevskoy, dead and the Netherworld in the middle...

Atari 2600 (1983)

You've seen it at circuses but can you keep those plates spinning on top of those skinny sticks?In Dishaster, you...

Disney Board Games Master J2ME Front Cover

J2ME (2008)

Disney Board Games Master is a collection of three board games: Checkers Reversi 4-in-a-RowEach game exists in seven different variants:...

Disney Guilty Party Wii Front Cover

Wii (2010)

Guilty Party is a mystery party game for the Wii. Played much like a family board game, players each pick...

Disney•Pixar Monsters, Inc.: Scream Team Training Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

Monsters, Inc.: Scream Team Training is a collection of mini-games. The player is in the role of a new intern...

Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventure is a puzzle game that uses and teaches chess to beginning chess aficionados. The player navigates...

Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - The Lost Games Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2001) and Macintosh (2001)

For younger gamers (5 and up), The Lost Games, based on Disney's Atlantis movie, contains four minigames:Submergency Urgency!: In this...

Windows (2000) and Macintosh (2000)

Disney's Dinosaur Activity Center is a collection of five games games with gameplay similar to parts from the film. Their...

Disney's Hades Challenge Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

Disney's Hades Challenge uses properties from Disney's 1997 animated movie Hercules as a backdrop for an adventure game through ancient...

Game Boy Advance (2004)

Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: Hamsterviel Havoc is a platform shooter and strategy game with some kart racing levels. The...

Disney's Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

You are Lieutenant Jim Hawkins. It's been a couple of years since your adventures on the Treasure Planet. You have...

Distant Armies: A Playing History of Chess Amiga Front Cover

Amiga (1988)

Think you've played chess before? Even those who are experts at computer chess should take a look at this game....

Windows (2010)

Distant World is a space strategy game consisting of (depending on the size of the known universe) a galaxy with...

Amiga (1991) and Commodore 64 (1991)

Ditris is a straight Tetris variant without gameplay additions besides a split-screen multiplayer mode. Differently shaped blocks fall from the...

Windows (2004)

Thousands of years ago someone invented chess. Ever since, various board and mind games were starting to pop out of...

Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948-1973 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2001)

This game is made in the same style as the Battleground series from the same developer. Its 22 scenarios are...

Divinity: Dragon Commander Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Divinity: Dragon Commander is set long before the other games in the Divinity series. The player takes the role of...

Windows (2013)

As a poor street urchin you one day find an egg in the street. The egg hatches and a Djinn...

Djuphavsjakten Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

On a small island in the ocean live two brothers, the old captain Styrbjörn and the oceanographer Herman. One day...

DK: Jungle Climber Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2007)

Donkey Kong and his extended family are taking a vacation on Sun Sun Island. All of a sudden, they spot...

DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2005)

Cranky is hosting the Jungle Jam contest. Before the contest can begin, King K. Rool steals the medallions. It's up...

D.N.A. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

D.N.A. is a color-combination game. The gamefield is a microscope plate with proteins, cells and viruses floating. The objective is...

Dnieper River Line Commodore 64 Front Cover

Commodore 64 (1984), Apple II (1982), Atari 8-bit (1982), TRS-80 (1982), Commodore PET/CBM (1982), PC-88 (1984) and FM-7 (1983)

The Dnieper River Line is a fictionalized engagement between German and Russian forces in the Southern Ukraine in late 1943....

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