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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Windows (1998)

Adventures With Chickens is a single person shareware puzzle game with both educational and shoot 'em up elements.The player takes...

A Dwarf's Story Windows Front Cover

Windows (2010)

The dwarfs are trapped below ground. You, the Avatar, are having odd dreams. The Wiseman says this is prophesied that...

Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos PSP Front Cover

PSP (2006)

Aedis Complex: Generation of Chaos is the fifth in the series of Generation of Chaos series and a follow up...

AEGIS: Guardian of the Fleet DOS Front Cover

DOS (1994)

AEGIS: Guardian of the Fleet is a simulation of the U.S. Navy's Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser. It features over...

Aeon Command Linux Front Cover

Linux (2014), Windows (2014), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2013), Android (2013) and iPad (2013)

Aeon Command is a 2D real-time strategy game played from a side view and set on a single movement plane...

Ærena: Clash of Champions Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2013), Macintosh (2014), iPhone (2014), Android (2014) and iPad (2014)

Ærena is a tactical turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy universe. It is played between two heroes aboard a...

Atari ST (1992)

Aerius is a puzzle game in which the objective is to clear all the colored blocks from the game area....

Aerobiz Supersonic SNES Front Cover

SNES (1993), Genesis (1994) and PC-98 (1993)

You have just been elected as the CEO of a brand new airline company that must compete against 3 other...

Aevum Obscurum Android Front Cover

Linux (2000), Windows (2006), Macintosh (2000), iPhone (2009) and Android (2009)

Age of Conquest is a medieval strategy game about world domination in 1300 Europe. You take the reigns of a...

A Fairy Tale Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (2009) and Macintosh (2009)

An evil being is threatening the fairy village so the Chief of the Fairies sent Delfbert, Will and Angelica to...

Commodore 64 (2008)

Affili8! was developed for the annual Mini Game Competition and was an entry for the 2k size category. A clone...

A Force More Powerful: The Game of Nonviolent Strategy Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

A Force More Powerful: The Game of Nonviolent Strategy is a game about strategic nonviolent struggle. In each scenario, the...

Amiga (2006)

Africa is a strategy game where the world powers (played by up to five human or CPU players) compete for...

DOS (1986)

The Allied forces take on the forces of Germany to gain control of the Suez Canal in African Desert Campaign....

DOS (1994)

Afrika is a German shareware strategy game for up to three players set in the colonial period in Africa.Playing France,...

Amiga (1991) and Atari ST (1991)

Afrika Korps is a turn-based wargame which simulates the activities of Deutsches Afrika Korps (DAK) in North Africa during 1941-43...

Afrika Korps vs. D-Day Windows Front Cover

Windows (2004)

Afrika Korps vs. D-Day is a compilation which includes: Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps D-Day

PlayStation (2001)

Afro Ken: The Puzzle is a puzzle game where you control a dog who has to align afros by color...

After Dark Games Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1998), Windows 3.x (1998) and Macintosh (1998)

After Dark Games is a spin-off from the successful After Dark screensaver collections. It features the following eleven original games:Hula...

Afterland iPad Front Cover

iPhone (2015), Android (2015) and iPad (2015)

Afterland is a collectible card game with a Gothic theme. It is set in Afterland where the balance between light...

Against Rome Windows Front Cover

Windows (2003)

Against Rome is a real-time strategy game set in the peak era of the Roman Empire. Players can represent Teutons,...

A Game of Dwarves Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Sent on a quest by his father the King, a Dwarven prince strives to reclaim his lost land, defeat his...

A Game of Dwarves: Ale DLC Pack Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Ale Pack is a downloadable content (DLC) for A Game of Dwarves, which features: The Ale Tree. Having a worker...

A Game of Dwarves: Pets Windows Front Cover

Windows (2013)

Pets is a downloadable content (DLC) for A Game of Dwarves, which features: Five new companion pets: drakeling, wolf, cat,...

A Game of Dwarves: Star Dwarves Windows Front Cover

Windows (2012)

Star Dwarves is a downloadable content (DLC) for A Game of Dwarves, which features: Two new dwarven fighter classes: the...

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