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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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DOS (1996)

A sliding puzzle game similar to classic picture puzzle games however instead of completing an image you slide numbered blocks...

1602 A.D. Windows Front Cover

Windows (1999)

This release combines the original game Anno 1602: Creation of a New World and its German-only add-on Anno 1602: Erschaffung...

1701 A.D. Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

1701 A.D. is part three of the ANNO / A.D. series and combines the most successful aspects of 1602 and...

Amstrad CPC (1985), Oric (1984), Thomson TO (1985) and Thomson MO (1985)

1815 is a strategic war game. It takes place during the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. The display of the game...

1830: Railroads & Robber Barons DOS Front Cover

DOS (1995)

Based on Avalon Hill's board game of the same name, 1830 is a railroad empire building game that is along...

Windows (2006)

1848 is a classic hex-based wargame set during the era of the Hungarian Independence War of 1848-49, a period that...

1869 DOS Front Cover

DOS (1992) and Amiga (1992)

Trade goods between ports all over the world in this economic simulation game. As a 19th century merchant newcomer, the...

1914: The Great War Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Two campaigns of fifteen missions, which are based on real battles of World War I, each puts the player in...

19-2: Opération Antigang Browser Front Cover

Browser (2013)

19-2: Opération Antigang is a tower defense variant featuring 32 levels, and a multiplayer mode. This Facebook game was inspired...

J2ME (2004)

1941: Frozen Front is a turn-based strategy game shown through a top-down perspective. The gameplay is identical to 1805: French...

ZX Spectrum (1984)

1984: A Game of Government Management is a financial management game which gives you the chance to be the Chancellor...

DOS (1993)

1993tris is one of the more innovative Tetris-clones, similar to Columns.Your objective is to kill flies. Blocks consisting of four...

DOS (1994)

1995Card+ is a single-player, shareware version of the Japanese game Hanafuda, literally 'Flower Card'. This game is known by other...

DOS (1987)

1998 Amerika is a shareware game similar to Risk but instead of using a map of the world and fighting...

NES (1992)

Four Japanese high-school students were camping at the countryside, when they suddenly saw an UFO landing nearby. Before they managed...

Windows (2004)

1Check is a freeware strategy game where your goal is to remove as many balls as possible from the starting...

ZX81 (1982)

1K ZX Chess is a single-player chess game. Certain rules are omitted (castling, en passant capture, pawn promotion), as the...

Atari 2600 (2005)

This cartridge contains six of the 1 kilobyte entries and one 4 kilobyte entry from the 2005 Minigame Competition with...

ColecoVision (1984)

This is a game based on the movie, 2010: The Year We Made Contact.You are an astronaut aboard the Discovery...

Atari 8-bit (2014)

2047 is a remake of 2048, created for the "NOMAM Basic Ten-Liners 2014" competition. The entire code, written in the...

Commodore 16, Plus/4 (2014)

2048 is a puzzle game where the idea is to make the number 2048 appear on a 4 x 4...

Browser (2014)

2048 is a single-screen puzzle game played on 4x4 grid. The game begins with two tiles each numbered "2" on...

Browser (2014)

This is single-screen puzzle game completely identical to Gabriele Cirulli's 2048. The difference is purely graphical: the numbers on the...

20 Pferdespiele Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

20 Pferdespiele is a mini games collection. Most of them are variants of classic games with background pictures showing horses....

Windows (1995)

20 Squares is a shareware computer conversion of an Ancient Egyptian board game, probably dating back even before the pyramids....

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